Denver Public Schools
Job Description
Early Education Instructional Superintendent
Central Office
Traditional 235 work days
FTE: 1.0
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Essential Functions and Objectives:
-  The Instructional Superintendent for Early Education is responsible for supervising, evaluating and supporting the Early Education Center Principals and others to become instructional leaders through the implementation of the strategic plan.
-  Believes that the needs of students come first and understands how innovative, creative, and specialized instructional programs support student learning. Is committed to improving personal performance.  Manages change and resources with the end goal of preparing as many young learners as possible for school success.   
-  Demonstrates a focus on building shared best practices in working with our youngest learners.  Is willing to promote the value of early education through advocacy and strategic communications. Serves as an Early Childhood expert for the IS team as whole to ensure district-wide appropriate practice 
-  Monitor district early education classrooms to ensure that instruction is consistent with developmentally appropriate practices, the chosen curriculum, District/Early Childhood standards, and Board of Education policy.
-  Collaborate with the Curriculum, ELA, Special Education, ARE Departments and other district departments to ensure that an appropriate, effective instructional program is provided for three-, four-, and five-year-olds.
-  Ensure compliance with all state, federal and district guidelines.
-  Prepare required reports for local, district, state and federal agencies and programs. 
-  Supervise and evaluate the performance of personnel assigned to the Early Education Instructional Superintendent (Early Education Center Principals, Head Start Director, Academic Managers); assist in the recruitment and selection of such personnel.
-  Work with our internal and university partners on teacher and principal pipeline and training efforts.
-   In conjunction with the Program Director for Community Partnerships, provide strategic leadership on shared Professional Learning for DPS Early Education teachers and Early Education providers in the community (Road to Reading Partnership).       
-  Other Duties as assigned                
Knowledge & Other Qualifications:
-  Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to lead a high-performing team                                                                                
-  Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals, establish priorities, and organize resources                                                                          
-  Superior leadership, coaching and mentoring skills                                                                                  
-  Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with district and school leaders, faculty, staff and students.                                                                          
-  Self-starter/leader who can anticipate department needs in a proactive (versus, reactive) manner                                                                               
-  Demonstrated experience managing and completing multiple projects (full life-cycle project planning and implementation                                                                                
-  Demonstrated experience performing as an effective leader and team player, and recognizing and resolving conflicts or potentially controversial situations through diplomacy                                                                              
-  Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations                                                                                  
-  Strong knowledge of effective instructional and assessment practices for early education students, strategies for teaching English Language Learners, and management skills.                                                                            
-  Proficiency in budget management; legal compliance; HR management.                                                                        
-  Ability to participate effectively on local and state committees related to early childhood education.                                                                                                                                               
Education and Licensure Requirements:
 -  Master's Degree in Early Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Child Development                                                                                                  
-  A minimum of five (5) years of experience as a building Principal or in education leadership in a comparable role, preferably one involving early education and/or early childhood special education.                                                                       
-  Colorado Administrative license                                                                            
-  Driver’s license and appropriate auto insurance                                                                            
About Denver Public Schools:
Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.  
Under the leadership of Superintendent Tom Boasberg and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at  
Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.
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