Provide leadership in the development of curriculum, including the scope and sequence of academic programs and plans for continuity and articulation from one level of achievement to the next.
Develop, articulate and disseminate department goals in coordination with district and building goals.
Study and research literature that can help improve the delivery of content and pedagogy.
Provide ongoing teaching support for all faculty within the academic discipline, including modeling, coaching and other techniques, the purpose of which is to improve instruction.
Conduct formal and informal observations that provided the high-quality feedback and guidance on how to improve instruction consistent with district APPR guidelines.
Provide staff development that enables teaches to accomplish locally identified goals, as well as goals enacted through national and state directives.
Coordinate recruitment, screening, interviewing and reference checks of job applicants to ensure employment of teachers consistent with the high standards of the district.
Plan and facilitate department meetings that address business and professional development needs.
Mentor staff as needed in matters of classroom management, personnel issues, student/parent relations and other matters that influence the effectiveness of individual teachers.
Organize and oversee administration and scoring of all standardized testing (local, state and other) to ensure appropriate training of test scorers and reliable calculation of student scores.
Analyze and interpret local and state assessment results to provide feedback that can serve as a basis for ongoing and collaborative review of student work for the purpose of increasing student achievement.
Provide leadership for the identification of program gaps and inconsistencies and subsequent changes that lead to more coherent and effective instruction.
Ensure provision of necessary support services to students based on individual student needs, coordinating with diverse stakeholders (including but not limited to ENL co-teach teams, Directors of Special Education and various Leadership Teams) to ensure delivery of required and effective services to students with special needs.
Examine, evaluate, select and recommend (in conjunction with principals, teaching staff and central office administration) educational resources including classroom supplies, instructional technology, equipment and textbooks.
Oversee procedures of purchase, inventory and safe storage of all department materials and equipment.
Develop and administer a comprehensive budget, in conjunction with building principals and district office that is consistent with the goals and objectives of the district and the needs of the discipline’s instructional program.
Cooperatively with building principals and other department directors identify teaching assignments, course offerings and sectioning decisions that promote high quality educational opportunities for all students.
Communicate with the District leadership, building principals, teacher leaders, parents, students and community members regarding important departmental matters.
Confer with the superintendent, assistant superintendents, Board of Education and other district leaders as needed to ensure that significant achievements and problems within the department are understood and acted upon in an appropriate manner.
Provide building and district publicity specialists with information that keeps the school community informed on noteworthy developments within the department.
Attend meetings of district leadership, department directors and other meetings associated with other district and building matters to gain an awareness of and contribute effectively to the development of the entire school program.
Provide high quality instruction in teaching roles as assigned by district administrative staff.
Utilize teaching responsibilities to increase personal teaching effectiveness and when appropriate, as means for effective collaboration with other teachers.
Other duties and tasks as assigned.
Minimum of five years of teaching/related field and administrative experience.
Certification as a New York State School District Administrator.
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About Niskayuna Central School District
The Niskayuna Central School District enjoys an outstanding reputation for a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum, student success, and alumni accomplishments. Our district is comprised of five elementary schools, two middle schools, and a comprehensive high school in the towns of Niskayuna, Glenville, Clifton Park, and Colonie.
Our mission is to empower each individual to make responsible choices, meet challenges, achieve personal success, and contribute to a global society.