Under limited supervision, provides oversight, leadership, and direction for the efficient operation and academic management of schools in accordance with Board policy and strategic initiatives. The Associate Superintendent, Leadership & Schools serves as a senior cabinet member, supervises the Regional Superintendents, and has regular contact with school administrators, district leadership, and Central Office staff.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are representative of this position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
· Oversees and supervises Regional Superintendents and school leaders ensuring that all team members are accountable for meeting clear expectations and supporting the implementation of the strategic plan initiatives related to the operation of the schools
· Provides strategic leadership in the design, planning, implementation, and evaluation of goals, short and long-range plans, and programs in the areas of school improvement plans and overall school performance
· Works with Regional Superintendents to closely monitor school improvement through a cycle of continuous improvement and sound management practices
· Collaborates with Chief Academic Officer to develop communication systems that ensure a smooth flow of information (both vertically and horizontally), enable concentrated energy on highest-priority goals for each school, and ensure shared best practices across schools
· Maintains a cutting-edge awareness of promising practices and innovations in programs and policies for teaching, learning, and school design that can be utilized/implemented to increase student achievement in all categories of students
· Coordinates effectively with the Chief Academic Officer to ensure standards-aligned curriculum, assessments, and instructional practices are implemented with fidelity
· Collaborates with governmental agencies, business and civic organizations, and the community to provide needed information and to promote the schools’ educational initiatives
· Supports Regional Superintendents with assessing, planning, and implementing training for principals and other instructional staff; cultivates Instructional Leaders to ensure the development of high-performing school teams that integrate a data-driven, equity-focused, and multi-tiered approach to increasing student achievement
· Performs other duties as assigned
Master’s degree in Education, Education Administration, or closely related field from a Georgia Professional Standards Commission approved accredited college or university required.
Minimum ten (10) years of progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience in a school system setting or as an executive with demonstrated successful advancement through the administrative or executive managerial hierarchy, as appropriate, required.
Experience in curriculum, instruction, and school leadership required.
Valid Georgia Professional Standards Commission approved certificate in educational leadership at level L-5, NL-5, PL-6, or above required. If a level L-5, NL-5, PL-6, or above certificate is not held, the individual must be eligible for the NPL certificate in educational leadership or meet the eligibility requirement for a Support Personnel License from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is Georgia’s third largest school system. Under the leadership of the Superintendent and the Board of Education, we prepare students for college and careers through a laser focus on rigorous, relevant classroom instruction related to each child’s needs.
The District serves over 93,000 students, 140+ schools and centers, and 15,500 employees, including 6,600 teachers. Students and parents speak over 185+ languages and represent over 155+ nations. With a laser focus, DCSD is a leader in STE(A)M curriculum with 32 certified STE(A)M schools and programs. School choice options are available in nearly 50 schools to include theme, magnet, IB, charter, and Montessori options.
Vision: to inspire our community of learners to achieve educational excellence.
Mission: to ensure student success, leading to higher education, work, and lifelong learning.
Motto: Inspire. Achieve. Excel.