Accepting applications in School Spring until April 1, 2021.
The Elementary Curriculum Coordinator manages and coordinates the curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development in the Preschool, Alcott Elementary, Thoreau Elementary, and Willard Elementary. This includes all curriculum areas: English Language Arts; Mathematics; Social Studies, Science, Health; Social Emotional; Art; Music; Library; Physical Education; and Spanish. This position provides the system oversight, consistency, and vision for a majority of the activities related to teaching and learning processes, and facilitates implementation of the District’s mission and goals. Additionally, the incumbent collaborates with each of the other departments/divisions of the District, as appropriate, on matters related to teaching and learning, professional development, and program development; this includes elementary school educators; elementary administrators; school-based curriculum coordinators; special educators and special education administrators; all district-level employees; etc. Develops systematic approaches to improving student achievement based on testing and observation; also works with outside agencies to meet all students’ needs. Assists in implementing federal and state mandates such as No Child Left Behind, MCAS, Ed Reform, and others. Reports to and works closely with the Director of Teaching and Learning.
(Note - this position replaces and assumes duties of the current Elementary Science Coordinator)
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Coordinates all implementation of all preschool and elementary curriculum, including vetting, selection, adoption, and evaluation of all materials in English Language Arts; Mathematics; Social Studies, Science, Health; Social Emotional; Art; Music; Library; Physical Education; and Spanish.
Coordinates ordering and distribution of materials and supplies in all curriculum areas.
Keeps curriculum management database (Rubicon Atlas) current and relevant.
Implements training on all curriculum for teachers, tutors, and administrators.
Supports all preschool and elementary faculty in their implementation of the adopted curriculum.
Meets with all newly hired faculty to orient and train them on the curriculum.
Teaches in the Innovation Lab.
Coordinates and communicates with all elementary school educators; elementary administrators. school-based curriculum coordinators; special educators and special education administrators; all district-level employees; etc.
Works with the Director of Teaching and Learning to run the Elementary Steering Committee and the Elementary Principals’ meetings.
Coordinates the elementary progress reports.
Integrates special and regular education in and implements inclusionary practices.
Ensures quality programming while acknowledging the need for efficient and cost-effective systems.
Stays current with regulations and laws of the implementation of elementary education so that he/she may properly represent the system effectively in matters of compliance.
Ensures the implementation of federal and state mandates.
Sets standards of excellence and provides leadership in program development across the elementary schools.
Listens and solves problems for staff, parents, and children.
Supports the principals to develop effective teams.
Collaborates with the School’s Business, Finance, and Operations Department to keep a firm account of monthly expenses, including salaries, tuitions, and transportation. Also works with Business, Finance, and Planning to establish a fiscally responsible budget each year.
Works in partnership with the Director of Teaching and Learning on an integrated professional development plan for faculty and staff.
Writes a variety of reports.
Attends conferences, seminars, and other professional meetings for on-going and updated professional development.
Reads journals, bulletins, and other periodicals related to elementary education.
Active as a member in a professional organization in which membership is held.
Performs similar or related work as required.
Education, Training, and Experience:
Masters degree in education preferred;
Minimum of three years experience teaching elementary school with excellent performance reviews;
Successful formal or informal leadership experience at school and/or district level as a mentor teacher; teacher trainer; committee member; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, ability, and skills.
Massachusetts Driver’s License
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Licensure as an elementary school teacher
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the philosophies, principles, practices, and procedures of elementary school teaching and learning.
Knowledge of the curricula currently used is preferred, including Lucy Caulkins; Fundations; Everyday Mathematics 4; FOSS; Literacy Collaborative; Great Body Shop. Practical knowledge of administrative, managerial, and pedagogical practices and techniques.
Knowledge of the organization and current operations of the school district.
Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations governing school districts in Massachusetts. Considerable knowledge of the current literature, trends, and developments in the field of computer operations and instructional technology.
Knowledge and skill in seeking grants.
Understanding of educational practices, research, and national/state/local initiatives, including Massachusetts Ed Reform, Time and Learning, Massachusetts Student Testing; and ability to frame issues for discussion, reach timely decisions, and implement change.
Ability: Ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to develop long-term goals and objectives.
Ability to make administrative decisions in accordance with laws, ordinances, regulations, and school system policies and procedures. Ability to organize work-flow and coordinate activities.
Ability to make oral presentations before large or small audiences including School Committee meetings. Ability to research data and to compile narratives or reports from information gathered.
Internal Number: 54377
About Concord Public Schools
Welcome to the Concord Public Schools & Concord-Carlisle Regional School District’s Human Resources web page. As a district, we are focused on hiring, mentoring, and retaining a diverse faculty and staff. We have a 97% educator retention rate because of the quality of the students, community, staff, resources, compensation, and working conditions. We offer competitive salaries, excellent working conditions, an engaged and supportive community, and a wide range of employment opportunities. Health and dental benefits, mentoring, and wellness programs are just some of the benefits offered. The goal of the Human Resources Department is to provide professional, courteous, helpful, and knowledgeable assistance and support to our employees, those seeking employment, and the general public.
Point of Contact:
Director of Teaching and Learning