Nature of Work
The AIG instructional specialist/coordinator works under general supervision to perform a variety of professional work to address the academic, intellectual, social, and emotional needs of all gifted learners. This position will be a support to the AIG teachers at the school level and will coordinate all aspects of the AIG program areas.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide support to teachers in their classroom through planning, coaching, and modeling.
Create positive relationships with teachers and administrators.
Meet with principals to determine school needs in regards to the AIG program areas.
Coordinate and provide on-going staff development opportunities at the district and school levels.
Oversee the development and implementation of differentiated curriculum.
Oversee the Honors Portfolio Review process in the high school and work with teachers to ensure honors courses have the rigorous requirements necessary for that level of coursework.
Oversee the planning and implementation of the district AIG Plan.
Oversees the development of AIG protocol, guidelines, and procedures.
Ensure system-wide implementation of the local AIG plan and accountability of the AIG program.
Communicates with schools, outside agencies, and others regarding AIG program policies, procedures, and concerns.
Serves as a liaison between the AIG program and NCDPI.
Represents the AIG program at local, regional, state and/or national meetings.
Maintains electronic and hard copy data on identified AIG students to include accurate Child Count data
Serve on the Advisory Committee for AIG.
Meet with teachers during grade level planning to assist with differentiation strategies.
Stay abreast of research based instructional strategies by attending professional development sessions and reading professional educational research.
Coordinate all AIG referral, screening and identification procedures.
Work with AIG leads to ensure that all AIG folders and paperwork are in compliance.
Oversees the AIG budget, purchasing of equipment, curriculum materials and office supplies for the AIG program areas.
Valid North Carolina Teaching License
NC Licensure in Gifted Education
Master’s Degree in education preferred
Minimum of 5 years teaching experience required
Record of positive classroom experiences
Knowledge of North Carolina Standard Course of Study
Ability to conduct professional development for teachers and administrators
Ability to disaggregate, interpret, and analyze assessment data
Success working collaboratively with colleagues
Communicates effectively with administrators, principals, teachers, and parents both orally and in writing
Considerable knowledge of the county and school board policies, procedures, and standards regarding K-12 education
Essential Job Functions
Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment including computers, copiers, SMARTBoards, document cameras, etc.
Must be able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondence, reports, forms, statements, etc.
Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, reports, forms, evaluations, statements, etc. using prescribed formats.
Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form.
Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions.
Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.
Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with emergency situations.
Requires the ability to talk and hear ideas by means of spoken word.
Must be able to communicate effectively.
Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
Director for K-8 Curriculum and Instruction
Director of Secondary Education
FSLA Status: Exempt
Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this job.