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Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Teaching

Assistant Superintendent

Bourne Public School District

Functional Job Description


Title: Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Teaching

Reports to: Superintendent of Schools

The Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Teaching is responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of District and School Improvement Plans to fulfill the district’s vision, mission and objectives.

The Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Teaching is charged with overseeing all elements of the Bourne Public Schools’ instructional program from early childhood through grade 12, providing a clear focus on student learning and achievement. 

Integral to the role of the Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Teaching is oversight of the vertical progression of instructional programs from grade to grade, school to school to create consistency and growth within the overall educational experience of each maturing student attending the Bourne Public Schools. 

The Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Teaching assists with budget development and expenditures for all instruction-related programs. Provides leadership of district functions related to instruction and accountability for student performance including but not limited to curriculum development and evolution, instructional leadership, professional development, learning assessment and the establishment of continuous instructional improvement driven by outcomes.

Essential Duties and Performance Responsibilities

This list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. Depending upon the individual assignment, the employee may perform all or a combination of several of the following duties:

  • Collaborate with the Superintendent, Directors, Principals and other district and building-based staff to develop and implement instructional programs to ensure a high level of student achievement.
  • Through consensus, effectively communicate instructional programs, philosophies, beliefs and policies of the district to staff, students and the community.
  • Encourage, plan, and evaluate classroom and system wide instructional technology and other innovations consistent with proven educational practice and research.
  • Facilitate collaborative groups to recommend major content resources to the District.
  • Provides oversight and guidance through a District approval process for all field-based curriculum experiences and service learning opportunities.
  • Facilitates the analysis and interpretations based on the results of District and state assessment, determine trends and makes action plan recommendations to Principal, Directors and staff.
  • Review and guide the District Educator Evaluation System.
  • Provide support and guidance to district and school leadership teams for. continuous improvement
  • Work with district staff to establish a comprehensive professional development program aligned with district objectives.
  • Collaborate with district leaders to implement an appropriate orientation and mentor program for teachers new to Bourne.
  • Assist in the recruitment and selection of system-wide instructional and non-instructional staff. 
  • Approve requests for attendance at professional meetings and conferences for teachers, administrative assistants, and educational support personnel.
  • Approve requests for attendance and reimbursement to courses for college/university credit to be paid for teachers, administrative assistants and educational support personnel.
  • Act on behalf of the Superintendent of Schools in approving and supervising home school programs.
  • Supervise the District English Language Learner program.
  • Promote and assist in the coordination of effective communication internal to the district and externally to the community.
  • Attend School Committee and Subcommittee meetings and prepare necessary reports for same as requested by the School Committee in his/her area of responsibility, and act on behalf of the Superintendent in his/her absence.
  • Write grant proposals and supervise the implementation of such grants which support system-wide needs and goals within assigned areas of responsibility.  Also, assist, encourage, and promote such grant writing by all staff in appropriate areas.
  • Provide oversight to ensure compliance with the state’s accountability system and administrative oversight for various state and federal grants related to instruction to include but not limited to Title I, Title IIA, and Impact Aid.
  • Assist and maintain the creation of all reports, records, and other paperwork as required by the School Committee, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and the Federal Government. ● Act as the District 504 Coordinator and Civil Rights Officer.
  • Act as the District Title IX Officer.
  • Act as the District McKinney-Vento Liaison
  • Perform such other tasks and assume such other responsibilities as the Superintendent may assign from time to time.

Physical Demands

Vision - Must be able to prepare and read documents and use a computer and other office equipment on a daily basis.

Auditory and Verbal Communication - Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently by telephone and in person with School Committee members, staff, students, parents and the public.

Physical Abilities - Performing this position requires extended sitting, standing and use of a computer and other school office equipment.

Extended Concentration, Excellent Recall Abilities and the Ability to Remain Calm in Stressful Situations - These capabilities are an important part of properly fulfilling the requirements of this position.


  • The Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Teaching must hold or be eligible for licensure as Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent with SEI endorsement from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education License 
  • At least five years’ experience as a school/district administrator 
  • Such alternatives to the above as deemed appropriate by the Superintendent of Schools
  • Excellent speaking, writing, and technology skills
  • Effective interpersonal and leadership skills; experience facilitating group decision-making and communication among divergent groups
  • Broad working knowledge of child development, social emotional learning, learning theory, curriculum research, testing and measurement, data analysis, strategic planning and personnel practices.
  • Ability to process, and appropriately maintain, sensitive, confidential material about employees and students
  • Ability to interact appropriately, and in a positive manner, with the School Committee, public, staff, students and community
  • Ability to work in a team environment and develop cooperative and harmonious workplace relations


Salary: To be negotiated

Terms of Employment: Independent contract agreement, 12-month work year, 

Evaluation: Evaluated annually by the Superintendent of Schools