Director, Elementary Programs PreK-5
1 month ago
Not Applicable
Full Time
South Central / Twin Falls
Job Description


Under the direction of the Superintendent, provide leadership in the development and improvement of PreK-5 instructional programs to improve student learning and the school district as a learning organization. Work to successfully solve all problems arising from elementary schools.


Master's Degree Meet state certification requirements At least six years of successful experience in elementary education Such alternatives as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable

Desired At least two years of experience in educational administration  

Salary Range:  $95,009 - $117,630, depending on level of education and administrative experience

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES include the following (or other duties assigned by Superintendent or Board) Curriculum Standards  Guide the development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum and learning standards, PreK-5.  Coordinate efforts to ensure PreK-5 curriculum is aligned with state and district standards and evaluation processes.  Coordinate all formal efforts of staff in projects of PreK-5 curriculum improvement.  Oversee development, implementation, and evaluation of assessments and instructional services for program needs, PreK-5.  Study, evaluate, and recommend adoption of new instructional materials, methods and programs, PreK-5.  Disseminate information relative to district standards and instructional program, PreK-5. Assessment/Data Analysis  Assist with implementation of federal, state, and district testing program and data analysis for PreK-5.  Assist with data analysis for grades PreK-5.  Work collaboratively to develop district wide goals and plans to meet federal and state mandates, specifically with relation to AYP.  Identify elements of the district’s student assessments for grades PreK-5 to promote individual student achievement and, in aggregate form, to promote program improvement.  Establish/maintain procedures to review and analyze data to determine student achievement for grades PreK-5.  Develop support materials to facilitate academic growth PreK-5.  Review student achievement data and develop instructional, curricular, and assessment strategies specific to the learning needs of students PreK-5.  Stay informed on research, trends, and developments in education and assessment.  Remain informed as to the operation of district instructional programs PreK-5 for the purpose of evaluating programs and improving teaching procedures. Staff Development  Promote and support professional development opportunities and training that support school improvement initiatives and processes.  Provide leadership to ensure and promote understanding of academic objectives of the district as they pertain to grades PreK-5.  Coordinate efforts with other directors and building principals to appraise and improve staff performance.  Observe teachers in their classrooms, upon request of principals, and offer insights for the enhancement of the teaching/learning situation.  Work with the District Office Administrative Team (DOAT) and the school administrators to guide the district in implementing the school improvement process. Program Implementation  Work collaboratively with schools, departments, and stakeholders in developing district-wide goals and plans to achieve those goals.  Work with administration and instructional staff to assess and implement district-approved initiatives.  Study, evaluate, and recommend adoption of new instructional materials, methods, and programs for PreK-5.  Recommend addition of new courses/programs for PreK-5.  Assume leadership role in developing curriculum and assessments for any PreK-5 course newly mandated by the legislature or the board.  Coordinate and administer programs related to after school/extended day programs.  Coordinate and administer programs related to Gifted/Talented programs, PreK-5. Program Improvement/Federal Programs  Coordinate the work and focus of curriculum special programs to help improve student achievement and learning, PreK-5. Budget Preparation  Submit and manage an annual budget based on PreK-5 instructional program needs.  Coordinate budget preparation for newly approved instructional programs as related to instructional supplies, equipment, and materials for PreK-5. Oversight/Chair  Develop and direct appropriate district committees, as assigned by Board of Trustees, Superintendent, or Associate Superintendent. Supervisory Responsibilities  Directly supervise secretary to Director of Elementary Programs PreK-5 and other assigned staff, in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws, including interviewing, recommendation for hiring, training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; and appraising performance.  

Education Required
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Experience Required
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Skills Required
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  • The District offers excellent benefits in health, vision, dental, and a life insurance policy

Equal Opportunity Employer

TWIN FALLS DISTRICT is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.