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Supervisor of K-12 Special Programs @ Marple Newton School District

Title: Teaching and Learning Supervisor 
Classification: Administrative
Location: Department of Teaching & Learning
Certification: Supervisor, Curriculum & Instruction or K-12 Principal Certification

Primary Function:  
  • Provides supervision to the K-12 Language Arts/English and English Language Learner staff in the District’s schools
  • Provides supervision of K-12 professional development for Marple Newtown School District
  • Provides supervision to the K-12 assessment development, schedule, and monitoring in the District’s schools
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
  • Serves as an educational leader and resource person in curriculum development and programming for the K-12 English/Language Arts, and English Language Learner Programs.
  • Supervises and coordinates and insures the administration of education programs for K-12 Language Arts/English and English Language Learners.
  • Conducts formal and informal observations and prepares written reports as assigned.
  • Coordinates and insures that the K-12 English/Language Arts curriculum is aligned with regional, state, and national benchmarks and academic standards in accordance with state and federal guidelines.
  • Plans, organizes, and directs implementation of MNSD K-12 Language Arts/English curriculum.
  • Keeps abreast of educational changes and developments by attending appropriate meetings, reading professional journals and other publications, and discussing problems or mutual interest with others in the field.
  • Provides direction in the area of educational professional development and instructional practices in all aspects of K-12 education.
  • Supervises the development, revision, and implementation of the District’s professional development programs.
  • Recommends, develops and assists with implementation of new and innovative programs.
  • Collaborates with the building principals for curriculum, assessment, and professional development concerns in areas of responsibility.
  • Work with principals and other members of the administrative team on matters related to curriculum, assessment, staff development, and budgets to support instruction.
  • Plans, organizes, and directs implementation of local and state assessment systems.
  • Supervises assessment development, schedule, and implementation.
  • Provides leadership and coordination in collecting and using assessment data to improve student learning.
  • Supervises the maintenance of accurate records on K-12 curriculum and related assessments.
  • Recommends and assists with implementation of new teacher induction programming.
  • Provides direction and support to parents, and faculty in developing instructional strategies to meet the student’s academic and individual needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Administration and Academics.
Minimum Requirements:
Masters degree with required valid Pennsylvania certification. Five-years teaching experience with leadership experience in curriculum and instruction preferred. Possesses knowledge of current trends in curriculum development, instructional practices and assessment; excellent communication and human relation skills; strong organizational skills; possesses a multi-disciplinary perspective, and has a background in technologies use in curriculum, assessment, and data collection and analysis.
Working Environment:
  • Employee works primarily inside a climate-controlled facility
  • The position is classified as sedentary in nature as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor. Sedentary work is defined as exerting up to ten pounds of force occasionally or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for intermittent periods of time; typically required to bend at the waist, reach overhead and below the waist level on an occasional basis, and to reach at shoulder level on a regular basis.
  • Routinely uses one or both hands for simple grasping and fine manipulation necessary for writing, accessing files and supplies and, operating a variety of general office equipment including telephone and copy machine.
  • Visual acuity to read correspondence, computer screen.
  • Auditory acuity to be able to use telephone, interview job candidates, conduct site meetings.
  • The ability to perform documentation and paperwork, and process written information is also required.
  • Ability to speak clearly and distinctly to communicate with staff and colleagues over the telephone and face-to-face
  • Functions at a high level and must possess the judgment, confidentiality and maturity required for making decisions that affect large numbers of staff, students and their families. The nature of the job requires dealing with sensitive and confidential information as well as broad-based information.
  • May be required to work with frequent interruptions, under stressful conditions when dealing with difficult issues involving students, staff, parents and others; to work as a team; and when dealing with teacher appraisal, program alternatives, additions and implementation, and student behavior.

The Marple Newtown School District is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, ancestry, disability, or other legally protected classification. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; and The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Inquiries may be directed to Human Resources at 610-359-4380.