Elementary Curriculum and Instructional Specialist

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Midland Public Schools
Position Details: 

Primary Responsibility:

Provides system-wide leadership in the development, assessment, and maintenance of elementary and preschool educational programming within the district. The Specialist reports to the Associate Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.  The specialist collaborates closely with principals and building leaders, teacher leaders, and curriculum office staff to meet the following responsibilities:

  • Ensure high quality learning experiences for all students to maximize learning, achievement, and personal growth
  • Provide leadership in the areas of core curriculum, instruction, and assessment including: curriculum development, assessment development, alignment to required standards, implementation of research and evidence-based practices, multi- tiered system of support, instructional resource review and procurement, and other activities that promote teacher growth and student learning
  • Plan and implement high quality professional learning for staff in collaboration with teacher leaders, principals, and other curriculum office leaders
  • Provide leadership in data collection, analysis, and action planning
  • Provide guidance and support to the Midland Public Schools International Baccalaureate Programme
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate staff (teacher leaders, teachers, learning coaches, office professionals, and others)
  • Collaborate closely with principals, teacher leaders, and other staff regarding school improvement and building level initiatives
  • Monitor and evaluate all educational programming to ensure effectiveness
  • Assist in the development and coordination of budgets related to curriculum office functions including state and federal grants
  • Provide supervision and leadership to the Science Resources Center regarding all aspects of operations
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Salary/Benefit Information:

$82,138 - $96,633 (based on the 2018-2019 salary schedule)

Full time – 240 days per year/48 weeks

Full benefits


Starting Date:

July 1, 2019


Educational Background:

A master’s degree is required. Both undergraduate and graduate work must be of exceptionally high quality.  Evidence of strong professional development in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment are desirable.


Educational and Work Experience:

At least five years of teaching with excellent quality is preferred.  Evidence of experience and leadership in the areas of curriculum, assessment, instruction, program evaluation, supervision, and mentoring/coaching are desirable.  Previous administrative experience with evidence of leadership strength is desirable.



A valid Michigan Teaching Certificate and Michigan Administrative Certificate (or willingness to obtain within state timelines) are required.  The candidate must meet all requirements for continuing education as outlined under section 1246 (1) of the Revised School Code.


Other Qualifications:

  • Effective communication and public relations skills
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals and facilitate teams
  • Ability to collaborate with business and the community to develop partnerships
  • Evidence of innovation and solutions-based thinking
  • Exceptional organizational and planning abilities
  • Knowledge of learning theory, research-based and evidence-based educational practices, and current trends in education


Application Procedure:

When applying for a position with the Midland Public Schools, interested candidates must complete an application in order to be considered an official applicant. (Internal candidates: Please feel free to complete the shorter internal application if you have access to a networked school computer, otherwise, the detailed application will be necessary.)


To complete the application process, you will need to complete the online application at www.midlandps.org. Your application will be retained in active status for one school year. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you for further information and a possible interview. Please do not send paper documents! When completing your application, you will submit your documents electronically. If you cannot upload your documents, be prepared to provide this information should you be called for an interview. Note: You assure that we have a complete record of your candidacy if you upload all materials yourself.


Thank you for your interest in the Midland Public Schools.

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