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Curriculum Leader - Pre-K

Date Posted: Jan 13, 2023

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Curriculum Leader, Pre-K 

Location:  Asbury Park, 16164 Asbury Park, Detroit, MI 48235 

Salary Range: $91,494 - $102,258 

Reports to: Deputy Executive Director of Early Learning 

Bargaining Unit: OSAS 

Benefits Eligible: Yes  

In accordance with the Agreement between Organization of School Administrators and Supervisors (OSAS) and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, the following vacancy is announced. 

This position is funded through Federal COVID Relief funding. The position will expire on June 30, 2023 and is not guaranteed to be funded beyond that date.  
 

Position Summary: 

A significant member of the Curriculum & Instruction and Early Learning & Montessori teams, the Pre-K Curriculum Leader leads the development, implementation, and oversight of the Early Learning curriculum and instruction across schools with Pre-K classrooms. The Pre-K Curriculum Leader also collaborates across departments to improve Pre-K access and education for the students of Detroit. This role includes overseeing a caseload of Pre-K classrooms as well as Pre-K Training and Support Coordinators (TSCs). Ideal candidates will demonstrate understanding of and experience with the following:  

  • The Creative Curriculum for Pre-K 

  • GSRP and Michigan Child Care Licensing Requirements 

  • Instructional coaching 

  • Early Childhood Specialist requirements 

 
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree  in Early Childhood Education or related field from an accredited college or university 

  • Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field from an accredited college or university preferred 

  • Valid State of Michigan Administrator Certificate, preferred  

  • Teaching Certificate in related content area – Pre-K endorsement highly preferred 

  • Early Childhood ZA/ZS Endorsement 

  • Five years Pre-K classroom teaching experience required. 

  • At least 3 years instructional leadership experience highly preferred  

Essential Functions: 

  1. Assist in the achievement of the district’s vision, mission, and values related to excellent Pre-K instruction and classroom environments. 

  1. Serve as Early Childhood Specialist (ECS) for a cohort of Pre- classrooms to provide consistent professional embedded support through instructional coaching and lesson modeling.

  1. Design and facilitate engaging, relevant professional learning workshops for families, administrators, educators, and support staff with varying levels of Pre-K experience.  

  1. Lend expertise to evaluate, craft, revise, and procure instructional materials, assessments, resources, and guidance documents for practitioners.  

  1. Work alongside teachers, leaders, and external consultants to guide the implementation of district approved Pre-K curriculum, including accompanying assessments, and instructional materials. 

  1. Collaborate with teachers and leaders in the PreK student enrollment process. 

  1. Provide leadership to, and appraise staff performance of Pre-K team members, including Training and Support Coordinators¿ 

  1. Gather and analyze data to evaluate the effectiveness of the Pre-K programs and propose refinements to strategies for improvement. 

  1. Contribute toward the development and implementation of a school improvement plan at all assigned schools; serve as a cross-content area leader to organize and implement coordinated central team school supports aligned to the SIP.   

  1. Support the implementation of programs that foster student interest and excitement for learning; positively engage Pre-K staff, school leaders, other departments, and families as partners in students’ success.  

  1. Demonstrate a commitment to antiracism and the affirmation of student and staff identities, center racial equity and inclusion, and bring practical solutions to issues of equity and inclusion in classrooms, schools and on the team 

  1. Fulfill other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.  

Security Clearance: 

Internal Applicants 

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check. 

External Applicants 

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.  

Method of Application: 

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.  

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.  

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897. 

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities.  Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or detroitk12.org/compliance.

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