For forward-thinking administrators and educators opportunities abound in the School District of Philadelphia. The School District of Philadelphia (SDP) is committed to transforming the education opportunities it offers the city’s 200,000 school-aged children. The district seeks proven instructional leaders with outstanding interpersonal skills who have a passion for working with schools, principals and communities and who are committed to ensuring all students achieve. Serving a population as diverse as ours requires creativity, commitment and vision. Will you join us?
Quality school leadership contributes significantly to student achievement. Assistant Superintendents for the School District of Philadelphia supervise and support a network of 20-30 school principals. Assistant Superintendents are expected to promote high quality instructional practices; provide instructional leadership direction; and coach, mentor and support principals as they grow their leadership skills. The work of Assistant Superintendents is an integral part of the classroom-by-classroom, school-by-school effort to reform instruction and increase student achievement in every school. Assistant Superintendents are responsible for helping to select and assign principals, supporting differentiated professional growth and building the leadership capacity of the District. Collecting, analyzing and using multiple sources of data to guide continuous improvement of schools within their purview is an important function of this job. Assistant Superintendents are also expected to help assess school climate and to assist principals with the development of school improvement plans.
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