Director, Learning, Achievement & Administration - Rockville - job 854335

Montgomery County Public Schools

Date: 06/11/2021

City: Rockville, Maryland

Employment type: Full-time


At the direction of the area associate superintendent and in collaboration with other Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) staff, works to assure quick, effective responses to local school needs related to instructional leadership, effective teaching and learning, and student performance. The director of learning, achievement, and administration (DLAA) will supervise a portfolio of schools and be responsible for coaching, holding principals accountable, and building the capacity of principals to improve teaching and learning in schools through modeling and encouraging innovative and effective instructional leadership. The DLAA will support and collaborate with the principal to ensure day-to day academic and operational school functions and local school student performance goals align with those of MCPS, ensuring that the needs of all significant stakeholders in schools are addressed.


Meets Maryland state certification requirements for Administrator I and II and completion of Observing and Analyzing Teaching I and II or completion within one year of position start date.


Strong understanding of the school improvement planning process, leading for equity, leading high performing teams, and leading professional development. Ability to lead and manage a large team of school system experts to provide prompt response to issues related to student performance. Knowledge of adult learning and proven ability to provide effective professional development. Thorough knowledge of the A&S Professional Growth System including the application of the evaluation process and the leadership standards. Demonstrated ability to motivate, support, coach, and supervise, and evaluate school system employees. Thorough knowledge of building the capacity of school leaders for the purpose of improving program quality and instructional practices in closing the achievement gap. Ability to develop principals¿ instructional leadership capacity through coaching. Outstanding written and oral communication and analytical skills. Ability to build partnerships among significant stakeholders. Uses educational technologies that support teaching and learning and the monitoring of school progress. Ability to use multiple sources of data to diagnose schools strengths and needs and provide differentiated support to schools. Knowledge of effective master scheduling. Knowledge and application of the three MCPS Professional Growth Systems (PGS).


Master¿s degree from an accredited college or university with certification in supervision, administration, or curriculum development. Three or more years of relevant experience with demonstrated experiences in improving student learning for all students and leadership as a school principal, five years¿ experience preferred. Experience leading, motivating, and managing professional staff, empowering them to creatively and effectively address instructional program needs. Demonstrated systemwide leadership experience and commitment to developing effective local school leadership. Skilled at re-envisioning, building, and managing a team, especially in a time of growth and change. Demonstrates cultural competency and a deep understanding of complex issues facing a large urban district. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience that provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills may be considered.

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