Director of Curriculum and Instruction-Drury High School

Location: Drury High School

This is an annual internal posting for current NAPS faculty members. The following position is stipended per the NATA contract and is for the school year only.

Job Goal:         To help teachers translate curriculum goals and objectives into meaningful learning experiences for each student in the high school.

Supervision:    Reports to the Building Principal and the Superintendent. Supervises personnel as designated by the Principal or Superintendent.

Performance Responsibilities:

1.      Assume leadership of the building when the Principal is unavailable.

2.      Supervise and provide substitute teacher coverage of classes on a daily basis.

3.      Coordinate with team leaders on the evaluation and revision of the curriculum.

4.      Coordinate with team leaders on the use of collaborative planning time.

5.      Coordinate instructional practices in all departments and grade levels.

6.      Communicate and meet with parents about attendance, curriculum, and/or instructional issues.

7.      Help create and implement student scheduling.

8.      Work with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Williams College to place prospective students.

9.      Evaluate teachers.

10.  Aid in the interviewing and hiring of new faculty and staff during the school year and during the summer.

11.  Aid in implementation of testing (MCAS, Accuplacer, AP, senior final exams, and other assessments as needed).

12.  Aid in issues related to discipline.

13.  Aid in creating and implementing of Professional Development.

14.  Meet with other administrators to discuss school policies and issues.

15.  Meet with Guidance to discuss student scheduling.

16.  Facilitate relations among faculty and staff to improve student placement and performance. (For example, SPED and individual classroom teachers)

17.  Facilitate and coordinate the use of data by teachers and teams in the school.

18.  Meet with the media to provide information and public relations as necessary.

19.  Assist administration in dealing with professional issues as related to faculty and staff.

20.  Serve on Handbook Committee.

21.  Serve as member of School Council, attend meetings after school, prepare to present at meetings.

22.  Serve as member of Core (Behavior Team) and BEST (Building Early Support Team), attend meetings, prepare to present at meetings.

23.  Serve as member of SSMT (School Safety Management Team), attend meetings after school, prepare to present at meetings.

24.  Serve as member of the ILT (Instructional Leadership Team), attend twice-monthly meetings after school, prepare to present at meetings.

25.  Attend School Committee meetings as necessary.

26.  Attend major school events, including but not limited to class night, graduation, awards ceremonies, banquets, etc.

27.  Attend summer planning sessions (a minimum of two days).

28.  Teach classes as necessary (a minimum of two classes per year).

29.  Design and implement professional development for staff.

30.  Perform other duties as directed by the Principal.

The Committee's policy of nondiscrimination will extend to students, staff, the general public, and individuals with whom it does business; No person shall be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to a public school of any town or in obtaining the advantages, privileges, and courses of study of such public school on account of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness.

Required:        Department of Education Certification as a Teacher. At least three years of prior work experience as a Teacher. Masters Degree with strong concentration in curriculum development.          

Preferred:         More than three years of prior work experience as a    Teacher. Prior work experience as a curriculum coordinator or equivalent. Advanced graduate study, C.A.G.S., or doctorate in curriculum development.

Physical Requirements:                 The position requires a moderate amount of walking, standing, sitting and climbing stairs and step stool whenever necessary.  Activities also include moderate physical exertion in body movement such as reaching, bending, twisting, grasping, pushing, and pulling of objects.  The position requires lifting objects of 20 pounds on a frequent basis, and over 20 pounds occasionally.  There is a frequent requirement of fine manipulation associated with the required use of a computer, typewriter, keyboard, calculator, and other business machines. 

Environmental Conditions:           The occupant is required to work indoors.  The regular chemical solvents are toners, inks, and cleaning fluids.

Applications due: July 8, 2022

Start Date:

Stipend per the NATA contract

Charlene Volff
Phone: 413-776-1458
Fax: 413-776-1685
10 Main Street, Second Floor, North Adams, MA 01247