Job Title: Manager, Secondary Math
Office: Office of Teaching and Learning
Date Posted: 7/16/2021
Salary Range: 1-5 / $92,748 - $104,655
NTE Date: N/A
The Office of Social Emotional Academic Development works with the Chancellor to ensure coherence in the educational experience for our students, families, and schools. Our goal is to initiate change and lead DC Public Schools into the highest performing school district in the nation. We are currently in the process of creating our next strategic plan. After engaging with over 3,000 internal and external stakeholders to help shape the future of DCPS, our draft strategic priorities include:
- Promote Equity: Define, understand, and promote equity to close achievement gaps and interrupt institutional bias.
- Empower Our People: Recruit, develop, and retain a talented, caring, and diverse team.
- Educate the Whole Child: Provide rigorous, joyful and inclusive academic and social emotional experiences for all students.
- Ensure Excellent Schools: Increase the number of high quality schools across the district by defining blended autonomies for schools and creating opportunities for innovation.
- Engage Families: Deepen partnerships with families and community.
The mission of the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) is to deliver high-quality instructional resources, enhance classroom practice and scale effective programs to increase DCPS student achievement and prepare all students for success in college, career, and (see application details) spans four core competency areas:
- Professional learning;
- Enrichments and interventions; and
- Formative assessment.
Team members support school-based staff in implementing DCPS's existing academic programs while simultaneously working to rethink and redesign school programming, academic and curricular resources and educator professional development.
STEM is responsible for leading OTL's work in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The team supports the integration of STEM initiatives within the overall DCPS Academic Plan. Additionally, the team oversees the development of mathematics and science curriculum and professional development for teachers. Finally, the team builds and maintains relationships with external organizations, such as industry partners, institutions of higher education, non-profit groups, governmental agencies, and professional societies to further STEM integration.
The Manager, Secondary Math is responsible for using their expertise in math curriculum and instruction to assist with the development of engaging curriculum and effective professional development, as well as the promotion of instructional best practices district-wide. The Manager, Secondary Math will offer a cluster-based school support model that ensures responsiveness to schools' needs and enhances instruction in the Common Core State Standards and district-wide math curriculum. They also will be charged with the ongoing implementation of LEAP (Learning together to Advance our Practice), DCPS' school-based model of professional development.
The Manager, Secondary Math will report to the Director, Secondary Math.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.
- Applies math curriculum development expertise to setting criteria and framework for developing rigorous college and career preparation curricula in DCPS secondary schools.
- Utilizes instructional, adult facilitation, and coaching expertise in content-specific pedagogy, planning, and practice to improve the effectiveness of math instruction in DCPS schools, specifically including the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and district-wide math curriculum.
- Assesses needs of secondary math teachers, content area teachers, and school leaders, including dual language and extended year programs; and assists in the development of professional development opportunities to address those needs and increase the quality of math instruction.
- Supports the delivery of school-based and district-wide math professional development through train-the-trainer, co-teaching, and co-planning models, and coordinates all necessary logistics and materials distribution.
- Creates detailed timelines for each initiative; assesses and tracks project progress regularly using various computer programs and tools; and drives project completion holding others accountable for responsibilities and deadlines.
- Helps manage the analysis and presentation of data and progress of data-driven initiatives for senior management team and external audiences; communicates progress to key stakeholder groups; and incorporates their input.
- Anticipates, identifies, and resolves complex obstacles to success of overall math programs, as well as specific projects.
- Interviews and surveys other colleagues and management teams to determine opportunities for improvement; researches specific issues; and develops detailed recommendations and implementation plans to resolve the issues.
- Builds relationships and liaises with various instructional superintendents, principals, and school-based staff to drive collaboration and project success; and interacts with and responds effectively to urgent requests from multiple internal and external DCPS stakeholders.
- Bachelor's degree and four to six years of related work experience.
- Master's degree with a primary focus in secondary math preferred.
- Work experience teaching in the classroom or operating in an administrative position in the education industry.
- Deep understanding of the close connection between curriculum, professional learning, and assessments.
- Expert knowledge of math instruction and Common Core State Standards, research-based instructional practices, adult learning theory, elements of effective professional development, and best practices in facilitation.
- Dynamic presenter with experience designing and implementing in-person and virtual professional development for adults.
- Understanding of DCPS Essential Practices/IMPACT a plus.
- Mobility and flexibility to work between several school sites and Central Office a must.
- STUDENTS FIRST: We recognize students as whole children and put their needs first in everything we do.
- COURAGE: We have the audacity to learn from our successes and failures, to try new things, and to lead the nation as a proof point of PK-12 success.
- EQUITY: We work proactively to eliminate opportunity gaps by interrupting institutional bias and investing in effective strategies to ensure every student succeeds.
- EXCELLENCE: We work with integrity and hold ourselves accountable for exemplary outcomes, service, and interactions.
- TEAMWORK: We recognize that our greatest asset is our collective vision and ability to work collaboratively and authentically.
- JOY: We enjoy our collective work and will enthusiastically celebrate our success and each other.