Agency – Serves as a liaison between ASDB, public school districts, and local community organizations through regular interactions with local district administrators. Develops and monitors instructional budget, including but not limited to: state appropriation; federal funds; and competitive grants and makes the most efficient utilization of resources available in providing the maximum instructional benefit to all students. Develops regulations, procedures, and plans which reflect ASDB policy and provide maximum efficiency to support the educational program for students who are Deaf, Blind, and/or Deaf-Blind. Serves as a member of the Superintendent’s administrative team. In the absence of the Superintendent, or at the direction of the Superintendent or the Board of Directors, fulfills the duties of the Superintendent.
Leadership – Provides leadership in developing, evaluating and implementing educational and instructional services in compliance with established local, state, and federal guidelines. Maintains open lines of communication and collaborative relationships with staff, parents. and community. Responds to all correspondence in a timely manner and prepares and disseminates reports required by the Superintendent. Interprets, implements, and enforces agency policy and administrative regulations. Personal conduct at all times in an ethical manner, with high integrity and transparency.
Personnel – Participates with the Human Resources Administration in the selection of quality instructional faculty. Hires, schedules, trains, disciplines, and evaluates staff. Maintains formal evaluation procedures. Promotes and participates in teacher learning and development. Supervises in compliance with agency policies all staff for which responsibility is held. Student Achievement – Responsible for all academic instruction and student progress, and meeting state academic standards. Evaluates curricula, teaching methods, and programs to determine their effectiveness and efficiency. Provides assistance of the Principals and Regional Directors as primary evaluators to link evaluation with continuous improvement to instruction and outcomes. Works with Principals, Directors and Coordinators to develop plans for assessing and monitoring the progress of students. Establishes goals and expectations for teaching and learning. Maintains a learning environment that encourages an appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity. Keeps abreast of current research and considers the implementation of innovative strategies and programs which benefit students who are Deaf, Blind and Deaf-Blind.
Other Duties – Position involves consistent travel and regular overnight stays will occur and will be responsible for some or all of the listed duties and/or additional duties that occur from time to time.