The Instructional Leadership Specialist collaborates with district and school leaders to facilitate and execute the district’s Strategic Plan with fidelity and integrity. An Instructional Leadership Specialist is expected to spend 50% of their work schedule in classrooms actively engaged in modeling, coaching, co-teaching and/or demonstrating standards-based best practices, 30% of their work schedule reviewing data, leading team meetings, presenting professional development, facilitating professional learning communities, and 20% of their work schedule instructing students. Instructional Leadership Specialists will we evaluated through the SEEDS process, including Principal 8.
Letter of Interest that describes the following: expertise in impacting teacher practice, analysis and use of student data, leadership skills,
implementation of student learning goals, and the instructional planning process in your school.
A copy of your valid, professional teaching license.
Resume with complete history of professional work experience. Name and contact information of three (3) professional references.
After the initial review, candidates will be notifed if they are approved to proceed to the next phase of the application process.
Members of the Academic Department will come on-site to observe the candidate either leading the learning of adults or instructing students. This observation is non- evaluative.
Panel Interview Inclusive of Performance-Based Tasks:
Candidates will receive a data set prior to the interview. Completion of this task will require the candidate to analyze the data and communicate their findings to the interview committee.
During the interview the candidate will present the data analysis, explanation of student growth, and answer questions that allow the candidate to articulate their expertise related to the duties detailed in this posting.
Candidates that have successfully completed the process will be designated as Highly Qualifed Instructional Leadership Specialist candidates. Principals with vacancies will interview these candidates, in collaboration with their Chief School Officer. After this interview the Principal and the Chief School Officer will determine if a candidate is selected for employment as an Instructional Leadership Specialist.
If after the principal interview, a candidate is not selected for immediate placement then they will be placed in the pool of eligible applicants.
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Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. Springfield Public Schools is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discrimination on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. The Senior Administrator of Human Resources, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Springfield Public Schools, 1550 Main St. Springfield MA, 011103, 413-787-7100, ext. 55428, has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating Springfield Public Schools efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Springfield Public Schools may be referred to Kathleen O’Sullivan or to U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone 800-421-3481.
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