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Coordinator of Elementary School Social Studies

Employer
Portsmouth Public Schools
Location
Portsmouth, VA, US
Salary
Competitive
Administrative - Central Office - Coordinator

Job Number : 3700243870

Start Date :

Open Date : 05/15/2024

Closing Date :

Job Description :

POSITION TITLE: COORDINATOR OF ELEMENTARY SOCIAL STUDIES

REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

OVER-TIME STATUS: EXEMPT PAY GRADE: 253

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the guidance of the Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction, the coordinator is responsible for providing leadership, alignment, coordination and delivery in the development and improvement of the curriculum program for the school division. The coordinator ensures that resources are available for teacher and student use and provides the necessary staff development and instructional coaching for effective implementation of the assigned instructional program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Serve as the point person for division-wide initiatives in the content area assigned.
  • Develop and update K-6th grade instructional materials including but not limited to curriculum resources, parent/student documents, digital resources, and data analysis.
  • Provide guidance in the selection of textbooks, textbook adoption committees, and other instructional materials and equipment for the assigned program.
  • Maintain a basic and supplementary list of instructional materials and ensure teachers have these materials for classroom use
  • Collaborate with the Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction to prepare and monitor the program's digital resources, materials, textbook, and general budget.
  • Develop and build assessments in the division's learning management system, review and analyze balanced assessment data for the assigned program K-6 to inform professional learning, instructional coaching, curriculum development, and monitor progress toward division goals.
  • Participate in and help facilitate collaborative meetings (e.g., PLCs) and participate in school support meetings to provide guidance and data analysis for diagnostic assessments and division assessments K-6th grades.
  • Analyze and interpret assessment data to inform SOL remediation plans and provide remediation support, as needed.
  • Participate in the state academic review processes for the state to ensure any school in need of support in maintaining accreditation is effectively supported in the process.
  • Develop and facilitate teacher, instructional coach, and building administrator professional learning in the content area, assessment practices, and effective instruction aligned to the PPS Strategic Plan and instructional model.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of instructional coaches and provide feedback to enhance their practice.
  • Work collaboratively with social studies division specialists to develop short and long-term goals for the curricular area with an emphasis on K-6 alignment and articulation.
  • Support and work collaboratively with principals and teaching staff to effect horizontal and vertical continuity and articulation of the instructional program throughout the division.
  • Observe teachers as requested by building administrators and provide immediate feedback to enhance instructional planning and delivery practices.
  • Work collaboratively with staff members in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and other departments, as assigned.
  • Update and maintain the program's website and Learning Management System (LMS) components to communicate, provide professional learning, and organize curriculum and assessment materials.
  • Serve on a variety of local and state committees, representing the school division in educational projects and initiatives.
  • Stay abreast of the most current research in the content area, instructional coaching, leadership, social-emotional learning strategies, and equitable practices.
  • Perform related work, as required.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of school administration; comprehensive knowledge of curriculum development and selection of appropriate instructional strategies and materials; demonstrated ability to assist teachers and principals to implement an effective approach to teaching social studies; demonstrated ability to develop educational programs for student achievement, accountability, and assessment; ability to develop and present ideas effectively, orally and in written form; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other administrative staff, subordinates, supervisors, the School Board, and the general public.

This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects; work requires reaching, standing, walking, fingering, and spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

The applicant shall provide a transcript that specifies graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in education, supplemented by a master's degree. Credentials shall include, at the minimum, strong academic preparation in the field of social studies. Classroom teaching experience is required. Building-level administrative experience is preferred. The applicant must hold or be eligible for administrative endorsement in Virginia.

Detailed licensure information is available from the Virginia Department of Education online at:

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

All applicants please submit an online application with supporting documents.

PORTSMOUTH PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Salary Rate Range : $79.494.41 - $127,407.60

Job Description :

The Portsmouth Public Schools prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy and childbirth, marital status or any other basis prohibited by law. (Reference: School Board Policies 2-33,4-4, and 4-6).

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