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Director of Curriculum and Instruction At The Primary School Bachelor's Degree Job

11 months ago Education / Teaching Job East Palo Alto   243 views
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The Director of Curriculum & Instruction will develop and support ongoing implementation of our preschool through 8th grade academic model across our current and future sites. The Director will both work closely with school leaders to implement academic programming, and collaborate with other program leads- early childhood, health, and parent programs - to ensure the academic approach fits with our comprehensive vision of whole child and family support.

We currently operate one school site in East Palo Alto, CA, which serves children from preschool to 2nd grade, and will eventually grow to 8th grade. This fall we will open our second site, in Hayward, CA, with preschool students.


  • Design and development of curriculum and instructional model
  • Codify and vertically align core curriculum and instructional practices to meet Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards; align to professional development and coaching
  • Strengthen integration and intervention systems to meet the needs of diverse learners
  • Set academic and social emotional learning standards and goals across all grades
  • Build out and prepare academic model for late elementary and middle school
  • Build cultures and structures to support data driven practice
  • Identify and develop ways to use instructional technology to differentiate learning and drive accelerated outcomes for students
  • Refine and ensure formative and summative assessments are aligned to model
  • Coach and support school leaders to implement academic model with fidelity
  • Develop school leadership growth and development framework
  • Coach current school leaders to grow in leadership competencies and implement an effective program that meets target outcomes
  • Provide leadership coaching for high potential teachers to become future school leaders
  • Provide targeted development and training staff on instructional practices
  • Develop clear standards and expectations for instructional practices across grades and blocks of the day; align to professional development and coaching
  • Collaborate with school leaders to identify, develop, and selectively deliver effective professional development and teacher coaching
  • Build cultures and structures to support data driven practice
  • Identify and spread best practices across schools
  • Refine and manage performance management system for teachers and school leaders
  • Develop a teacher performance management system that includes regular classroom observation and feedback, goal setting and tracking, and formal evaluations.
  • Design and support implementation of a comprehensive teacher rubric for all levels and determine performance criteria for promotion

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Company Description
The Primary School is expanding the boundaries of traditional education. Our holistic model weaves together education, health, and family support services to ensure underserved children have the system of care they need to lead meaningful and emotionally, mentally, and physically healthy lives. The Primary School was founded in 2015, and we received seed funding by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a major national philanthropy.