Assistant Superintendent

Sycamore Community Schools

Announcement of Vacancy
Assistant Superintendent

 Sycamore Community Schools

 Cincinnati, Ohio

Sycamore Community Schools is located northeast of Cincinnati and includes the municipalities of Blue Ash and Montgomery as well as portions of Sycamore and Symmes townships. The district celebrates its cultural and international diversity. We invite you to visit and experience Sycamore Community Schools on the district’s website:


The role of the Assistant Superintendent is to assist the Superintendent in providing leadership to all issues related to teaching and learning for grades PK-12 in partnership with appropriate district leadership. Assistant Superintendent will hold oversight of all academic/instructional services and programming and will develop management systems that ensure efficient and effective operations of the District. Assistant Superintendent will focus on ensuring that the vision for improved student achievement is initiated, planned, and implemented in collaboration with the District Strategic Plan. Assistant Superintendent will oversee the development of the curriculum and instruction in order to generate, improve, and sustain appropriate programs for pre-K-12 in collaboration with the curriculum directors.  Assistant Superintendent will ensure that student achievement and growth are the focal points of the district’s teaching and learning.  Assistant Superintendent will supervise curricular and instructional improvements in grades Pre K-12 and supervise the implementation of the strategic initiatives provided in the District Strategic Plan.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Facilitate the implementation of Sycamore’s Strategic Plan including providing leadership and guidance in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and Portrait of a Graduate in collaboration with district curriculum directors.
Assist the Superintendent in the development of policies and procedural guidelines that support the design, delivery, monitoring, and evaluation of curriculum and instruction.
Assist in the implementation of district goals and objectives provided in the strategic plan.
Provide leadership in defining and implementing comprehensive best practices and continuous improvement strategies with high expectations for performance.
Provide leadership in maintaining high standards and increasing accountability for student achievement and growth.
Supervise and lead the curriculum audit process for the district.
Promote district mission, vision, and values to staff, students, and the community.
Collaborate with central office administrators, building administrators, and department supervisors on a regular basis to direct the following:
Curriculum mapping, alignment, and articulation
Assessment practices
Research-based instructional best practices
Materials, texts, and technology resources selection
Programming audit
Collaborate with building administrators, department supervisors, subject leaders, and staff regarding the collection and analysis of student data for the purpose of providing appropriate student intervention, aligning curriculum, improving the delivery of instruction, and program evaluation. Overall responsibility to ensure alignment with district’s strategic plan in these areas.
Coordinate the collaboration and integration of the Technology, Curriculum and Instruction, and Student Services departments.
Stay current with the latest research related to curriculum, instruction, and leadership.    
Work collaboratively with building administrators and staff to determine programmatic changes to meet the needs of students.
Work collaboratively with building administrators and staff to develop and promote professional learning that ensures a high level of instruction, while minimizing time out of the classroom for staff to engage in the learning.
Establish budgets for staff development and the purchasing of textbooks and materials within district financial parameters.
Evaluate and provide mentorship to the curriculum directors.
Oversee state testing programs.
Coordinate summer school services including selection of summer school administrators and materials.
Collaborate with EMIS Supervisor and Director of Data and Analytics to ensure accurate student and staff data. 
Lead the district’s Staff Development Committee, Curriculum Steering Committee, and Curriculum Strategic Plan Project Team.
Oversee appropriate federal grants, earmarking funds for curricular projects and needs in collaboration with the Treasurer/Treasurer’s Office.
Approve student-teacher requests and homeschooling requests.
Oversee calendar development.
Assist in developing curriculum communication brochures, pamphlets, and website updates.
Assist Director of Human Resources planning professional learning for New Teacher Orientation. 
Perform all other tasks as assigned.


Directly supervises employees.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the district’s policies and negotiated agreements.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints, and resolving problems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 



Master’s degree (M.A., M.S., M.Ed.) required. Administrative experience and experience in curriculum and instruction required.


Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, colleagues, and administration.  Ability to read, analyze and interpret testing and survey results, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, agencies, teachers, or members of the school community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conforms to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to administration, staff, public groups, and/or Board of Education. 



Valid certificate/license as issued by the Ohio Department of Education



Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory based on school objectives.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents, and the community.  Ability to speak clearly and concisely in written or oral communication.  Ability to use computers where applicable.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk or hear.  The employee occasionally is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.






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