Director of Teaching and Learning (closes 1/1/24)

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JOB TITLE:  Director of Teaching and Learning


  • Master’s Degree with course work in curriculum and instruction
  • Valid teaching certificate in Administration and Supervision
  • At least five years successful teaching and/or administrative experience
  • Such alternative qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable

REPORTS TO: Superintendent of Schools

RECEIVES GUIDANCE FROM:  Superintendent of Schools

JOB GOAL: To direct activities contributing to quality instruction for students through the development and improvement of the instructional staff, instructional activities, instructional materials, and curriculum


  • Twelve month year
  • Salary and work year to be established by the Board

EVALUATION:  Annually in accordance with provisions of administrative personnel


  • Facilitates the formulation of a philosophy and objectives for the instructional program
  • Guides the development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum and instruction
  • Interprets the curriculum and its philosophy to the board, the administration, the staff, and the general public
  • Directs the creation of and edits for publication all materials prepared by and to be distributed among the     instructional staff
  • Secures and distributes instructional materials, textbooks, and other instructional resources for evaluation by the instructional staff
  • Coordinates the study and evaluation and, as appropriate, recommends new instructional materials, textbooks, methods, and programs
  • Collaborates with Student Services Director regarding implementation of MTSS
  • Monitors effectiveness of PLCs
  • Coordinates the efforts of pupil service staff and instructional service staff in improving and updating the curriculum for all levels of student talent
  • Supervises and coordinates the instructional program for state law and accreditation
  • Supervises the gifted program through the Coordinator of Gifted Programs, the library-media program through the library-media personnel, and all instructional staff
  • Develops and monitors district’s assessment program and reports results to district personnel, the board of education, the community, and the Nebraska Department of Education
  • Up-to-date on research
  • Directs the development of and, as appropriate, recommends the addition of new courses, grade placement of courses, credit allowed for courses, and graduation requirements
  • Administers vocational programs
  • Coordinates the development of instructional hour requirements for subjects and disseminates information about school schedules.
  • Represents the district in local, state, and national meetings and organizations related to curriculum, instruction, and staff development
  • Coordinates distance learning program for the district
  • Coordinates, with other directors, the district’s staff development program and assists building principals in its implementation
  • Develops & supervises implementation of ESSA grant (Title I)
  • Assists in facilitating and coordinating the utilization of instructional technology
  • Directs, coordinates, and assists building principals in the supervision of instruction through observation, evaluations and the formulation of growth goals for staff members
  • Assists the building principals in the coordination of traveling teachers
  • Responsible for the development and coordination of the district’s instructional budget including curriculum, professional development, assessment, library/media, and Title I, IIA, IVA
  • Prepares drafts of needed board policy and administrative rules and regulations for areas of responsibility
  • Supports building principals in effective implementation of district instructional model and grading practices
  • Supervises and evaluates members of the teaching and learning team
  • Performs other tasks as may be assigned

OTHER REQUIREMENTS (Intellectual, Sensory):

  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Effective leadership and organizational skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Conflict management skills
  • Public relations skills
  • Skills in supervision of personnel


Zone 3

Additional Information

Start Date – July 1, 2024

Salary:  Please see our Salary Schedule (

Contact Information

Norfolk Public Schools
512 W Phillip Ave
Norfolk, Nebraska 68701

Kathy Hoile
(p) (402) 644-2500 1112
(f) (402) 644-2506

How to Apply

Please apply through the Norfolk Public Schools website:


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