Associate Superintendent of Instruction

Friday, November 15, 2019
Holland Public Schools
Position Details: 

Holland Public Schools

Vacancy Announcement                                                                                           

POSITION TITLE:                     Associate Superintendent of Instruction

LOCATION:                              Holland High School

STARTING DATE:                    February 1, 2019; Preferred transition plan starting January 2020.

COMPENSATION:                    $93,000 - $115,000; Based Upon Experience and Education Level

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:     Full-Year Employee

REPORTS TO:                           Superintendent of Schools

PRIMARY JOB GOAL:  Holland Public Schools seeks an Associate Superintendent of Instruction to oversee School Improvement.  Key requirements of this position include working with district and building level teams to develop the internal capacity to support and sustain curriculum reform, implementing research-based instructional practices, and data analysis and Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) resulting in substantial improvement in student achievement.


  • Master’s Degree in Curriculum Design, Curriculum & Instruction or Urban Education from an approved college or university, preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience as a classroom teacher and/or administrator in an urban school setting or experience working alongside urban schools
  • Demonstrated curriculum knowledge and the implementation of literacy and math strategies
  • Demonstrated successful experience in multi-cultural understanding
  • Documented evidence with substantially closing student achievement gaps and raising performance for all learners
  • Experience building effective teams along with exceptional coaching skills
  • Documented evidence of developing district and/or school improvement plans
  • Demonstrated knowledge of working with state and federal program grants
  • Demonstrated skill in providing executive coaching support to instructional coaches
  • Experience with School Advance, 5D+ and PIVOT preferred
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize numerous work assignments and tasks while meeting establish timelines
  • Must meet the requirement of School Safety Legislation – 2005 PA 129-131 and 139 (Complete FBI Fingerprints are required).



  • Provides guidance in selecting and developing school leaders with an emphasis on instructional leadership through curriculum reform, school improvement and instructional strategies to address student achievement gaps
  • Works with district and school leadership teams to identify and implement effective turnaround strategies based upon performance-based data and longitudinal growth models
  • Facilitates the development of focused professional staff development and effective use of professional learning communities
  • Prioritizes school improvement grant interventions and alignment of resources from state and federal programs to achieve maximum results
  • Assesses current intervention plans and makes recommendations to the Superintendent for changes in organizational processes and procedures
  • Identifies and analyzes qualitative and quantitative data to assess student, teacher and administrator performance to define goals and drive decision-making
  • Experience with MI-School Data, Eidex and STAR preferred. 
  • Consistently inspires excellence and promotes a culture of excellence/high expectations for all
  • Facilitates the District Continuous Improvement Team in the identification and implementation of district/building level reform initiatives
  • Works with building/team leaders to ensure compliance with state/federal program requirements and completion of Michigan Department of Education program evaluations
  • Assists the district and building level teams in curriculum mapping and implementation of the common core standards through strong curriculum alignment
  • Facilitates the implementation of effective Response to Intervention Strategies and assessment of impact of such strategies for effectiveness and replication
  • Engages with community-based initiatives with a focus on kindergarten readiness, high school readiness and college/career readiness
  • Fosters parent and community involvement in the school improvement planning process and evaluation
  • Implements clear protocol for effective team problem-solving for planning, analysis of student progress, curriculum coordination, and instructional intervention
  • Aligns district/building level work with District Strategic Plan
  • Recognizes that change must be customized and unique to each school setting
  • Collaborates with the superintendent to evaluate building level leadership.
  • Regular, reliable, and punctual attendance is an essential function of the job.
  • The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed controlled substance abuse in the workplace throughout his/her employment in the district.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Internal and external candidates should apply online at: by November 15, 2019 by 4:00 p.m. or until filled. 


Holland Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation or transgender identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category. Everyone is welcome at our school events as well. Call 494-2005 and we will make reasonable accommodations for disabled persons. Inquiries regarding our district's non-discrimination policies should be directed to:  Karen Sherwood Deputy Superintendent, Holland Public Schools, 320 W. 24th St., Holland, MI 49423 (616) 494-2025.