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Director of Pre-K/Elementary


Under limited supervision, performs a variety of supervisory and administrative tasks in monitoring and assisting the programs for Pre-K-5 education. Employee directs and supervises programs and services for students in Pre-K-5 education. Employee monitors the overall effectiveness of programs and ensures all are implemented within federal, state and local regulations. Employee supervises a group of Pre-K-5 employees.




Helps Wilkes County's Pre-K Program develop, maintain, and expand services to individual students who might benefit from the blended pre-kindergarten educational programs which promote personal and academic growth for disadvantaged children.

Provides guidance to Pre-K teachers with learning environments and curriculum implementation.

Provides support and guidance to Pre-K staff and administrators undergoing the licensure process as required by the Division of Human Resources.

Assumes overall responsibility for the preparation of necessary reports concerning the Pre-K Program.

Coordinates, articulates, and is responsible for the writing and submission of the More at Four Plan and all versions or amendments to the basic project.

Consults with Directors of supporting programs to discuss matters affecting program implementation, student placement and eligibility, and budget issues.

Works with subcontractors and key community support agencies for appropriate articulation and program implementation.

Serves as liaison between the school system and other agencies on projects related to preschool and literacy.

Maintains an ongoing evaluation of the program's effectiveness and recommends adjustments and changes as necessary within the framework of the multiple funding guidelines.

Plans, schedules, and coordinates leadership and staff development opportunities for Pre-K personnel.

Conducts an annual needs assessment as basis for project development. Makes recommendations for the expansion of new programs based on identified student needs.

Coordinates sanitation, fire, and building inspections with the county officials, maintenance staff, and school personnel.

Meets regularly and consults with members of the staff to discuss matters affecting all students taking part in the program.

Keeps informed of new research and trends related to Pre-Kindergarten-5th grade by reading professional materials and attending conferences and/or seminars.

Completes random moment in time studies as required by MAC program guidelines.

Initiates and oversees curricular and instructional programs designed to improve instruction and student achievement, kindergarten through 5th grade.

Coordinates and integrates the K-5 curriculum and instruction programs with principals and elementary instructional specialists.

Initiates and maintains effective liaison with other school districts and with independent schools in order to keep abreast of new educational developments and ideas.

Assists in developing strategic plans for improving student achievement.

Proposes budgetary needs for implementation of instructional programs.

Assists in the development of school improvement plans; assists principals with school-based staff development plans.

Maintains open communication with all levels of the school system hierarchy; serves as liaison between schools and the various departments within the Central Office.

Maintains regular contact with other directors to exchange ideas, share information and develop plans.

Performs other related work as required.




Master's degree in Education or a related field and 6 to 9 years of experiences as a program administrator; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge; skills and abilities. State licensure.




Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment including computers, copiers, etc. Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle. 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 compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or composite characteristics of data, people or things.

Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving instructions, assignments or directions to subordinates or assistants.

Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondence, reports, forms, articles, proposals, contracts, etc. Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, reports, forms, evaluations, policies, 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. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical or professional languages including medical, legal and counseling terminology.

Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add and subtract; multiply and divide; utilize decimals and percentages.

Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving of instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with emergency situations.




Considerable knowledge of local, state and federal policies and procedures regarding Pre-K education.

Considerable knowledge of the County and School Board policies, procedures and standards regarding education.

Considerable knowledge of the organization and communication channels of the school system.

Considerable knowledge of the ethical guidelines applicable to the position as outlined by professional organizations and/or federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.

Considerable knowledge of the current literature, trends, methods and developments in the area of Pre-K education.

Considerable knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization and administration.

General knowledge of the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.

Skill in counseling and developing staff.

Ability to assess the needs of students.

Ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate large programs.

Ability to develop and implement policies, procedures and standards for services offered.

Ability to maintain complete and accurate records and statistics and to develop meaningful reports from that information.

Ability to effectively express ideas orally and in writing.

Ability to make oral presentations before large groups of people.

Ability to exercise considerable tact and courtesy in frequent contact with the public.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.


REPORTS TO:     Associate Superintendent

FSLA STATUS:    Exempt


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 to this job.