Executive Director - Appomattox Regional Governor's School

Petersburg, VA, US
Dec 21, 2020
General Description

Provides innovative instructional, administrative and operational leadership to the Appomattox Regional Governor's School pursuant to its mission, vision, and goals.

Mission, Vision, and Goals: The Appomattox Regional Governor's School for the Arts and Technology provides gifted and talented students a differentiated and rigorous education, cultivates a supportive environment that inspires unique artistic and technological visions, promotes cultural tolerance, nurtures community partnerships, and produces active, engaged citizens,

The Executive Director works with the chair of the Superintendent's steering committee and regional school board to formulate and implement the school's mission, vision, and goals to promote student academic progress,

Planning and Assessment: The Executive Director strategically gathers, analyzes, and uses a variety of data to guide planning and decision-making consistent with established guidelines, policies, and procedures that result in student academic progress.

Instructional Leadership: The Executive Director fosters the success of all teachers, staff, and students by ensuring the development, communication, implementation, and evaluation of effective teaching and learning that leads to student academic progress and school improvement.

Organizational Leadership and Safety: The Executive Director fosters the safety and success of all teachers, staff, and students by supporting, managing, and evaluating the school's organization, operation, and use of resources.

Communication and Community Relations: The Executive Director fosters the success of all students through effective communication with stakeholders.

Professionalism: The Executive Director fosters the success of teachers, staff, and students by demonstrating professional standards and ethics, engaging in continuous professional development, and contributing to the profession.

School-wide Student Academic Progress: The Executive Director's leadership results in acceptable, measurable school-wide student academic progress based on established standards.
*Salary is commensurate with experience

Essential Job Functions

(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
  • Directs and oversees the daily operation of the school.
  • Provides leadership and supervision to promote a challenging curriculum with a broad academic focus and superior student achievement levels.
  • Implements a curriculum that supports and promotes differentiated instruction and an interactive, experience-based learning environment.
  • Ensures that instructional strategies are implemented which facilitates higher levels of critical/creative thinking and problem solving for advanced learners.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of performance-based assessments to document student growth and to inform instruction.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of a master schedule that facilitate a sequence of courses in Focus areas.
  • Oversees a fair and consistent student discipline program that promotes individual accountability and responsibility in an environment of independence and freedom.
  • Captures and interprets a variety of instructional and operational data with which to evaluate program effectiveness against identified goals.
  • Provides ongoing oversight to curricular updates that support and promote college level content and differentiated instruction in an interactive/experiential learning environment.
  • Identifies and implements staffing priorities; participates in the recruitment, selection, organization, and assignment of staff.
  • Implements instructional evaluation techniques and personnel evaluation protocols.
  • Develops and communicates policies, procedures, and guidelines to staff and to the community.
  • As the school's Chief Administrative Officer, works closely with the Superintendent's steering committee and Regional School Board to prepare and execute focused and productive monthly governance meetings.
  • Works closely with superintendents to develop the annual school budget for proposal, to the Regional School Board. Manages and monitors the budget status throughout the year.
  • Ensures that school facilities are managed and maintained in manner that promotes safety and efficiency. ,
  • Directs extracurricular programs to include athletic, performing arts and academic activities.
  • Maintains awareness, and ensures compliance with federal and state statutes, policies and guidelines related to public schools and in particular the operations of, programs for the academically talented.
  • Evaluates program effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Interprets, recommends and executes or revises programs and policies.
  • Prepares and presents regular updates to constituent groups.
  • Represents the school at various conferences, hearings, community and civic forums.
  • Works with committees of teachers, citizens, parents and lay persons on specific programs, projects, or courses of action.
  • Maintains contacts both inside and outside of the region, including elected officials to execute, explain and promote programs and policies.
  • Develops partnerships with businesses to provide resources and raise funds to benefit the school.
  • Responds to concerns and appeals from parents.
  • Performs related work as required.


Significant knowledge with federal and state laws governing the education of all students and students with exceptional abilities. Exceptional verbal, written, and technical communication skills. Familiarity and proficiency using and managing Microsoft office products (i.e., word, excel, outlook, email, database, etc.) Exceptional organizational skills and time management skills. Excellent diplomacy skills in managing difficult people and difficult situations. Significant analytical and interpretive skills with regard to educational law governing student with disabilities. Excellent knowledge of the processes related to effective teaching and learning. Strong supervisory and decision making skills. The ability to manage crises situations effectively.


Required: Master's degree in school administration; eligibility for Virginia Post Graduate license with appropriate administration endorsements; gifted endorsement or willingness to obtain endorsement. Experience teaching at the high school level and in school administration; Valid Virginia Driver's License.

Preferred: Doctorate with gifted experience and a variety of experience in high school instruction.

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