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Job Title:            Director of Curriculum and Instruction                       Exemption Status/Test: Exempt/Executive
Reports to:         Superintendent                                                          Date Revised:  9/15/2021
Dept./School:     Curriculum and Instruction                                        Contract:  226 days
Start Date:          January 4, 2022 preferable; Lorena ISD will work with candidates to determine an appropriate start date.

Primary Purpose:

Responsible for the overall management of the district’s curriculum and instruction function. Lead the strategic planning and implementation of curriculum and instruction programs. Ensure that the development and delivery of curriculum and instructional programs are effective and efficient, incorporate district goals, and support student achievement.


Master’s degree in education administration, curriculum and instruction, or other appropriate postgraduate degree
Special Knowledge/Skills:
Knowledge of curriculum and instruction
Ability to interpret data and evaluate instructional programs and teaching effectiveness
Ability to manage budget and personnel
Ability to implement policy and procedures
Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills
Three years experience as a classroom teacher
3 years experience in instructional leadership roles

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Instructional and Program Management

  1. Oversee the development and delivery of curriculum and instructional programs that incorporate district goals and support student achievement.
  2. Lead the district-level decision-making process (Site-based Decision-Making Committee) to establish and review the district’s goals and objectives and major classroom instructional programs. Ensure that goals and objectives are developed using effective collaborative processes and problem-solving techniques.
  3. Monitor and reevaluate instructional programs on an ongoing basis using input from teachers and principals, applied research, and student data to determine effectiveness and improve outcomes. Recommend changes and adjustments where appropriate.
  4. Coordinate the review, development, and revision of all subject area programs and related curriculum documents and materials, including curriculum guides, course outlines, and teaching plans.
  5. Ensure that the necessary time, resources, materials, and technology to support accomplishment of education goals are available.
  6. Collaborate with curriculum specialists, principals, teachers, and other instructional staff to develop, maintain, and revise curriculum documents based on a systematic review and analysis.
  7. Collaborate with instructional leaders to development, design, and select measurement instruments to assess the effectiveness of instructional programs and pilot projects.
  8. Analyze, compile, and interpret student test data to identify trends and opportunities. Ensure that campus instructional staff receive timely data in a clear and usable format to enable them to effectively develop student achievement goals and objectives.
  9. Engage instructional staff in evaluating and selecting instructional tools and materials to meet student learning needs, including oversight of ELL, GT, and CTE programs.
  10. Actively support the efforts of others to achieve district goals and objectives and campus performance objectives (academic excellence indicators).
  11. Oversee staff development programs and provide effective activities that support instructional programs, incorporate input from teachers and principals, and are consistent with the district’s mission.
  12. Participate in the implementation of the designated teacher appraisal system.
  13. Ensure the development and implementation of procedures for security and confidentiality of state-mandated testing programs and other assessments and verify that procedures are followed and deadlines are met.
  14. Ensure that training for district test coordinators and campus test administrators are developed and conducted to ensure that tests are administered and procedures are consistently followed.

Policy, Reports, and Law

  1. Ensure compliance with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy in curriculum and instruction area, including the District Improvement Plan.
  2. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents as required.
  3. Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.


  1. Develop and administer the curriculum and instruction budget based on documented program needs and ensure that operations are cost effective and funds are managed prudently, including federal and state grants and the district equity plan.

Personnel Management

  1. Prepare, review, and revise job descriptions in curriculum and instruction department.
  2. Evaluate job performance of employees to ensure effectiveness.
  3. Select, train, evaluate, and supervise staff and make recommendations relative to assignment, retention, discipline, and dismissal.


  1. Establish and maintain a professional relationship and open communication with principals, teachers, staff, parents, and community members.
  2. Ensure that established goals and expectations related to implementation of the curriculum and instruction programs are communicated clearly, consistently, and in a timely manner.

Community Relations

  1. Articulate the district’s mission, instructional philosophy, and curriculum implementation strategies to the community and solicit its support in realizing district’s mission.
  2. Demonstrate awareness of district-community needs and initiate activities to meet those needs.
  3. Use appropriate and effective techniques to encourage community and parent involvement.


  1. Organize logistics for scheduling and conducting all testing in the district including staffing, distribution, and security.
  2. Prepare and deliver written and oral presentations on curriculum and instruction and accountability matters to the board, principals, teachers, parents, and community groups. Attend regular meetings of the board.
  3. Stay abreast of current research and best practices in curriculum and instruction and adjust plans, policies, and procedures accordingly.
  4. Use appropriate and effective techniques to encourage community and parent involvement.
  5. Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws related to curriculum and instruction. Stay abreast of state and federal public policy changes that could impact the district.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervise, evaluate, and recommend the hiring and firing of instructional supervisors and support staff in the curriculum department.*

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals
Posture: Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: Repetitive hand motions, frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching
Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
Environment: Frequent districtwide travel; occasional statewide travel
Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress
*To meet the executive exemption test, the primary duty must be management and the employee must supervise at least two full-time employees.