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Instructional Specialist


Under general supervision, performs a variety of professional work to assist in the coordination of the curriculum used in the school district.  Facilitates the implementation of the curriculum.



Facilitates the implementation of the curriculum.

Diagnoses curriculum needs and bringing about improvements.

Provides instructional support for individuals or groups of teachers as they implement the system-wide curriculum objectives.

Conducts in-service as needed.

Helps teachers effectively use system-wide curriculum resources.

Helps teachers implement and effectively use district and state assessment program.

Helps schools interpret the instructional program to parents and the general public.

Meets with principals, departmental or grade-level chairpersons to communicate system-wide objectives.
Completes random moment in time studies as required by MAC program guidelines.
Performs other related work as required.




Valid North Carolina Teaching Certificate required.  Master's Degree preferred.  Minimum of five years teaching experience required. Record of positive classroom experiences



Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment including computers, copiers, 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 via telephone.



Knowledgeable in the K-5 Standard Course of Study

Ability to conduct in-service staff development for teachers

Ability to disaggregate, interpret and analyze test scores

Success working collaboratively with colleagues

Knowledgeable of North Carolina Writing Assessment model


REPORTS TO:         Director of Pre-K/Elementary

Director of Middle School

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 in this job.