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Professional Learning Specialist - Elementary

Company: Danville Public Schools
Location: Danville
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Professional Learning Specialist - Elementary JOB STATUS: OPEN POSTING DATE: 02/08/2021 DEADLINE DATE: ` Applications will be screened on receipt and interviews of candidates who meet the qualifications--will be conducted as soon as possible, with selection to follow quickly thereafter. POSTING NUMBER: 002168 NATURE OF POSITION: Under the leadership and supervision of the Director II - Professional Learning, the Professional Learning Specialist - Elementary will assist in creating a consistent implementation of the core curriculum and for supporting a continuous learning community for teachers, principals, and support staff. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:


  • Designs and facilitates high-quality professional learning opportunities to enhance educators' leadership, cultural competency, organizational, communication, problem-solving, and outcomes-oriented skills in collaboration with the Director II - Professional Learning
  • Provides systematic evaluation and analysis of the effectiveness of professional learning activities and programs
  • Maintains district professional learning schedules and records in compliance with federal, state, and local requirements
  • Develops programs and activities that reflect input from needs assessments, program directors, teachers, administrators, parents, and business leaders
  • Coordinates program components of professional learning related to support services training, teacher training, management training, leadership development, restructuring, school improvement, and state-mandated programs
  • Provides leadership in working with principals and district-level staff in planning and implementing district training programs and addressing related district goals and objectives
  • Promotes innovative approaches in education that significantly restructure the teaching/learning process
  • Interfaces with the business community, institutions of higher learning, and professional organizations to coordinate professional learning opportunities
  • Serves as the school district liaison for effective communication of the professional learning objectives and programs to the local and broader community
  • Disseminates information regarding district training, certification requirements, and available resources
  • Coordinates the utilization of external training consultants
  • Performs other duties as required by the Director II - Professional Learning and/or Chief Academic Officer

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Proven record as a master teacher. Demonstrated knowledge of theories of effective teaching. Thorough knowledge of the Virginia SOL. Content area knowledge and integration of SOL. Current in content, scientific/research-based instructional theories, practices, and strategies. Demonstrated ability to observe and evaluate teaching practices. Ability to relate easily to teachers and administrators and to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and with a variety of groups. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent presentation skills. Knowledge of theories related to the adult learner. Ability to observe and assess the transfer of training and learning into practice. Above average organizational skills. Ability to problem-solve independently. Proficient in the use of technology. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited undergraduate program in education supplemented by a master's degree in education administration or a related field preferred. Must hold or be eligible for Virginia teaching license with endorsement in appropriate area(s). Minimum of five (5) years of successful classroom/teaching experience. Successful experience in teaching/training adults.-- START DATE: As soon as possible after selection SALARY / STIPEND: Salary Range: $67,933 - $98,503 annually, depending on experience and advanced degrees. Danville School Board pays the employee cost, in full, for state-mandated life insurance; and in part for state retirement and health insurance. Other benefits - sick, personal, and annual (vacation) leave. TO APPLY: Complete a Danville Public Schools online application for "Licensed" positions. Follow all instructions on the DPS "Employment Opportunities" page to apply for this specific position

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