Bastrop ISD

Intermediate and Middle School ELA/Social Studies Curriculum Specialist - Special Funded (4172) (4172)

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TitleIntermediate and Middle School ELA/Social Studies Curriculum Specialist - Special Funded (4172)
Posting ID4172


Job Title

Specialist, Curriculum

Evaluation Type



Curriculum & Instruction

Pay Grade





Date Revised

February 2019


Director of Accountability and Curriculum


BASIC FUNCTION & RESPONSIBILITY:  Provide leadership through collaborative processes to support teachers, campus and district administrators in promoting positive change and commitment for engaged learning environments in order to impact student achievement.


CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.


Instructional Management:

  • Support the implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of assigned programs for elementary and secondary education, curriculum, and/or instructional support, and ensure that assigned programs are efficiently and effectively administered.
  • Support and participate in meeting the teaching and learning objectives of the campus/department improvement plans.

 Management of Administrative, Fiscal and/or Facilities Functions:

  • Develop and maintain the District’s curriculum to ensure student learning of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
  • Facilitate development of curriculum-based assessments aligned to the depth and complexity of the TEKS.
  • Design, implement, measure, refine assigned programs and/or content areas, and assist with quality improvement efforts.
  • Create data reports from various data management systems as needed.
  • Analyze and respond to school data and educational trends.
  • Work collaboratively with instructional coaches, members of the department, and campuses to establish exemplary classroom learning environments.
  • Respond in a timely and positive manner to all requests for support from campus and district administrators.
  • Exhibit a high degree of initiative in response to requests for curricular/instructional support.
  • Model/demonstrate exemplary lesson delivery.
  • Assist teachers/teacher teams in developing instructional units that integrate content and implement meaningful use of technology as a learning tool.
  • Facilitate the development of collaborative cultures at the campus and district levels.
  • Share leadership responsibility with campus and district administrators for creating change-adept learning communities.
  • Network with out-of-district entities to ensure district practices stay current with state and national best practice trends.
  • Plan, deliver, facilitate, and implement quality professional development aligned with the district goals and initiatives.
  • Ensure continuous improvement in teacher and student performance through effective coaching cycle protocols. Assume a leadership role in the adoption and acquisition of aligned instructional resources.
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date curriculum scope and sequence documents and required and recommended resources in district designated management systems/websites.
  • Establish, monitor, and support the district’s viable and guaranteed curriculum.
  • Coordinate departmental activities with other District offices and administrators and provide assistance to requesting departments.

Organization Improvement:

  • Analyze critical needs in assigned areas and work collaboratively to implement and improve programs.

Professional Growth and Development:

  • Participate in and deliver professional development that increases effectiveness and improves district and campus performance.

Texas Academic Performance Indicators and Campus Performance Objectives:

  • Support the administration of state-mandated testing at campuses in compliance with state and federal guidelines.
  • Monitor and review campus test data and use findings to assist with planning to close achievement gaps between student groups and/or campuses.

School/Community Relations:

  • Interface with governmental agencies, business and civic organizations, and the community to provide needed information and to promote the District’s initiatives.

Organization Morale:

  • Foster positive morale by participating in team building activities and the decision-making process.
  • Communicate and collaborate with campus/department staff to enhance service delivery, program development, and customer satisfaction.
  • Maintain professional and timely communication.
  • Maintain confidentiality of student and teacher/campus performance.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Comply with policies established by federal and state law, including but not limited to State Board of Education and local Board policy.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  Provide guidance and direction to assigned staff.



  • Knowledge of TEKS.
  • Knowledge of curriculum design, implementation, evaluation, and refinement.
  • Knowledge of effective curriculum design and evaluation methodologies.
  • Knowledge of the continuous improvement principles.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the complexities of building collaborative structures in the educational environment.
  • Skill in the use of technology as a learning tool in all content areas.
  • Skill in assisting with collection and interpretation of data to assist in adjustment of curriculum to support student learning.
  • Skill in operating standard computer and software applications, including but not limited to electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations.
  • Skill in communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to develop professional trust and rapport to effectively coach teachers to improvement.
  • Ability to collaboratively locate and obtain instructional materials to support the aligned curriculum.
  • Ability to collaboratively employ a systems-perspective to maximize attainment of learning goals.
  • Ability to assist in engaging others in collective inquiry and problem solving.
  • Ability to assist in design, delivery, and integration of curriculum.
  • Ability to collaboratively analyze trends and lead improvement initiatives.
  • Ability to collaboratively plan, organize, and deliver quality professional development.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work responsibilities.


Special Education Instructional Specialists: 

  • Knowledge and understanding of differentiation strategies, accommodations, and modifications that support learners with disabilities.
  • Knowledge of the PLAAFP development and IEP writing process.
  • Knowledge and understanding of effective co-teaching strategies to increase student engagement and achievement.
  • Knowledge of the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).



ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, valid Texas Teacher Certification and three years of classroom teaching experience.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATION: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university. ESL supplement to teaching certification.



  • Maintain emotional control under stress.
  • Work with frequent interruptions.
  • Travel district-wide frequently.
  • Work extended and irregular hours.
  • Sit for extended periods of time.
  • Use computer for prolonged period resulting in repetitive hand motions.
  • Lift and/or move up to 20 lbs. occasionally.


  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior office work environment with little or no exposure to physical risk.



Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$240.64 - $388.54 / Per Day
LocationService Center

Applications Accepted

Start Date05/31/2019