Assistant Superintendent for Technology Education

  • NATURE AND SCOPE OF JOB: 
    To act under the general direction of the Superintendent of Schools. To direct, coordinate, organize, and perform assigned and related duties dealing with technology.


    FUNCTIONS: 

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    Directs the infusion of technology into the school setting.
    Directs training in technologies appropriate for integration into the instructional processes utilized in the district.
    Directs staff development in the area of instructional technology.
    Plans classroom follow-up after initial training.
    Develops plans to manage facilities and materials necessary to support infusion of technology into the district programs.
    Directs the selection of hardware and software.
    Develops procedures to assure that appropriate site licensing and copyright requirements are followed to assure district compliance with industry standards.
    Develops plans for the acquisition, cataloging, distribution, and maintenance of equipment and materials.
    Directs in the writing of grants to support the infusion of technology into the district at all levels.
    Identifies and directs community resources to support district technology.
    Assesses needs of staff in the area of technology infusion and develops programs to meet those needs.
    Directs and facilitates technology plans at the school and district levels.
    Directs program evaluations.
    Develops and maintains the Technology Learning Center.
    Reviews and prepares reports of the school district in compliance with the Universal Access Fund, the State Department of Education, and the F.C.C.
    Works with Staff Development Coordinator in supervising and evaluating district technology paraprofessionals and staff development staff.
    Directs, supervises, and evaluates building technology personnel in the following activities:
    Management and installation of mail servers.
    Management and installation of DNS servers.
    Management and installation of WEB, FTP, GOPHER servers.
    Management and installation of any dial-in servers.
    Management and installation of any server running IP (Intra and Internet).
    Management and installation of all network wiring.
    Management and installation of all IP numbers.
    Management and installation of all hubs, routers, switches, and all other infrastructure equipment.
    Management and installation of all AppleShare file servers.
    Management and installation of all Novell File Servers.
    Management and installation of all WindowsNT Servers.
    Directs and coordinates the district technology budget.
    Develops and coordinates with development of school district policies related to instructional technology.
    Oversees the district's student information system, including training of staff and submission of state required reports.
    OTHER FUNCTIONS:

    Researches trends and future advances in technology and works to keep district programs current with changes in field.
    Provides leadership in promoting public relations about district programs, needs, and successes.
    Develops reports to indicate district progress in the infusion of technology into the classroom.
    Directs The Technology Committee.
    Assists with screening and interviewing of technology assistants/teachers as requested by building principal.
    --EMPLOYEES ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL FUNCTIONS OF THIS JOB-- 


    JOB QUALIFICATIONS: 

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND MENTAL ABILITY:

    Knowledge of all forms of instructional technology.
    Knowledge of methods of integrating technology into the instructional process.
    Knowledge of appropriate lesson plan design in the development of curriculum units involving computer-based technologies.
    Knowledge of wide area networking.
    Knowledge of router, hubs, switches, and network design and installation.
    Knowledge of network management.
    Knowledge of IP servers including servers which provide DNS, MAIL, FTP, and WEB services.
    Knowledge of AppleShare servers.
    Knowledge of cross platform connectivity.
    Ability to develop plans to manage facilities and materials.
    Ability to utilize principals appropriate to adult learning to organize, prepare, and conduct effective staff development in the use of computer-based technologies in specific curriculum areas.
    Ability to speak clearly and communicate positively to large groups.
    Ability to write clearly and concisely.
    Ability to think critically and creatively.
    Ability to work with people of various personality types.
    Ability to prioritize and build consensus in groups.
    Possess sound emotional judgment.
    EDUCATION, LICENSE, CERTIFICATION OR FORMAL TRAINING:

    Master's Degree with endorsement in Educational Leadership or Master's Degree in Computer Technologies or related field.
    Valid teaching certificate.
    Valid administrative certificate.
    EQUIPMENT USED:
    Servers, including:PrintersNetwork equipment, including routers, bridges, switches, hubs
    Unix boxesComputers/Workstations - Windows and MAC
    NT boxesVideo Editing Equipment
    Apple share boxesWireless Communication Devices
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    Lower body strength to stand and walk throughout the work day.
    Upper body strength to lift 25 pounds and carry more than 50 feet throughout the work day.
    Have visual acuity and stamina to work at a computer monitor throughout the work day.
    ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:

    Air-conditioned building.
    Occasional exposure to weather extremes.