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Newton Public Schools Asst. Superintendent Elementary Educatio in Newton, Massachusetts

The Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education position is responsible for supervising, evaluating, and supporting fifteen Elementary Principals. Supervises on an ongoing basis the District's educational philosophy, goals, and objectives into active terms that directly benefit each school. Assists the Superintendent in providing leadership in developing, achieving, and maintaining the best possible educational programs services for each school. Supervises operations for Summer School, SPACE Summer Program, and home schooling students. Serves as a key member of the central administration team. Serves in the absence of the Superintendent as the Chief Executive Officer of the District. Education, Training and Experience: Doctorate degree (PhD) in education preferred; ten years of progressively responsible experience in public school administration and management. Preferred experience shall include teaching experience plus five or more years of successful leadership experience at school and/or district level as a Principal, Department Head or Director; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, ability and skills. Special Requirements: Massachusetts Driver's License Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Licensure as a Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent Knowledge, Ability and Skill: Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the philosophies, principles, practices, and procedures of public school administration. Practical knowledge of administrative, managerial and supervisory practices and techniques. Thorough knowledge of the organization and current operations of the school district. Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations governing school districts in Massachusetts. Thorough knowledge of the operations of local government including taxation and other sources of revenue. Considerable knowledge of the current literature, trends, and developments in the field of computer operations and instructional technology. Thorough knowledge and skill in seeking grants. Understanding of educational practices, research, and national/state/local initiatives, including Massachusetts Ed Reform, Time and Learning, Massachusetts Student Testing; and ability to frame issues for discussion, reach timely decisions and implement change. Ability: Ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to develop long-term goals and objectives. Ability to make administrative decisions in accordance with laws, ordinances, regulations and school system policies and procedures. Ability to organize work-flow and coordinate activities. Ability to make oral presentations before large or small audiences including School Committee meetings. Ability to research data and to compile narratives or reports from information gathered. For complete job description, please refer to