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Chief Academic Officer


REPORTS TO: Superintendent


APPROVED: January 14, 2016- Order #2016-1720



To act under the general direction of the Superintendent to provide leadership in planning developing, maintaining, and evaluating the district's curriculum and instruction; to coordinate, organize, perform duties dealing with instructional support, supervision, budgeting, investments, and professional development; collaborate with instructional program leadership and is responsible for representing the best interests of the K-12 school programs; provide direct supervision of staff responsible for curriculum and instruction development; provide leadership to the District in complying with federal and state laws and regulations.



  • Plans and carries out a district-wide program of curriculum review and development.
  • Provides leadership in the evaluation of instructional methods and programs, and recommends such changes and improvements as are needed.
  • Guides individual professional development experiences for Principals via the evaluation process.
  • Supervises the instructional and professional development programs of the staff in the assigned buildings.
  • Integrates instructional programs.
  • Assists principals in the planning and implementation of effective programs of supervision and evaluation.
  • Designs, recommends, carries out educational initiatives; disseminates and interprets the results to administrators, teachers, and parents as appropriate. 
  • Supervises and coordinates the work of curriculum resource consultants. 
  • Provides guidance in the selection and use of textbooks and other instructional materials.
  • Works with teachers in the preparation of curriculum materials.
  • Acts as a liaison with other school districts, universities, and State Department personnel in order to keep abreast of new educational developments and ideas. 
  • Keeps current with educational developments and the literature in the field of education and participates in the affairs of state and national professional societies devoted to the advancement of education.
  • Collaborates with the Principals in the development and implementation of school and district Comprehensive Improvement Plans.
  • Assists with all assessment and accountability programs, data analysis and interpretation.
  • Supervises staff and departments as assigned
  • Demonstrate regular attendance and punctuality.
  • Adhere to the appropriate code of ethics. 
  • Perform other duties consistent with the position assigned as may be requested by the Superintendent.



  • Curriculum, instruction and assessment.
  • Record-keeping techniques.
  • Operation of a computer terminal and data entry techniques.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Research methods and report writing techniques.
  • Laws, rules and regulations related to assigned activities.
  • Policies and objectives of assigned program and activities.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Technical aspects of field of specialty.


  • To perform the responsibilities as previously outlined.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Operate a computer terminal.
  • Prioritize and schedule work.
  • Learn, apply and explain policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions.
  • Determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines.  Work independently with little direction.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.


  • Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking
  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing
  • Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations
  • Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching
  • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull light weights

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.



  • Master’s Degree
  • Five (5) years’ experience in the area of school leadership
  • At least three (3) years of successful teaching experience


  • Valid Kentucky Teaching Certificate
  • Certification as a school superintendent