The Director for STEM will provide PreK-12 STEM leadership focused on the development, implementation and evaluation of all STEM programs. The Director of STEM will plan, direct and evaluate District’s STEM Programs ensuring that best practices are being provided for our students as measured by improved science, technology, and mathematics performance.
The position is designed to support and enhance the educational process in grades Pre-K-12. Duties are performed in various school buildings as needed.
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
START DATE: July 1, 2019 (anticipated)
Leadership Responsibilities and Expectations:
Assist the Assistant Superintendent in providing leadership, direction, alignment and oversight for the districts’ PreK- 12 STEM curriculum/programs.
Provide leadership and support for Professional Development that is embedded in the school day pertaining to STEM
Assist District/Hiring Committee with interviews and selection of personnel as it relates to STEM
Assist schools with teacher observations with the area STEM as per the District’s APPR guidelines
Oversee curriculum development and instructional practices in all content areas of STEM
Collaboratively develop and implement enrichment opportunities for students
Expand the Robotics program
Develop, enhance and implement aligned, district-wide mathematics assessment
Support and attend community functions.
Participate on District Level Committees
Other responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction and/or the Superintendent of Schools.
Performs and completes other duties and responsibilities as specifically determined by the Superintendent of Schools/Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
Supports Board of Education policies and actions to the public and staff.
Attends meetings of the Board of Education as appropriate.
Submits items in a timely manner to the Assistant Superintendent for C &I, Superintendent of Schools and/or designee with appropriate recommendations based on thorough study and analysis.
Relationship with Community:
Promotes community understanding and support for the schools.
Is visible in the community and participates in community activities.
Qualification and Selection Criteria
NYS Certification-School District Leader (SDL/SDA)
NYS Mathematics certification required
5 years of demonstrated expertise as a teacher of mathematics preferred
3 years of successful experience as a building leader or administrator
Demonstrated track record of curriculum design and high quality instructional practices
Deep understanding of PreK-12 mathematics
Strong foundation in elementary mathematics
Responsibilities include knowledge of digital tools in mathematics, utilizing data to inform instruction, leading professional development workshops, teacher coaching
Ability to deal effectively with people and problem solve
Ability to plan and supervise the work of others
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (oral, written and digital)
Additional Salary Information: Director of STEM position is a tenure-track twelve (12) month administration position which is part of the Peekskill Administrative Association (PAA)
Internal Number: 1819-195
About Peekskill City School District
Our mission is to educate and empower all students to strive for excellence as life-long learners who embrace diversity and are contributing members of a global society.