Director - Mehlville R-IX School District
Position: Director
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: K-12 Social Studies Director
Job Location: Mehlville School District
Beginning: Jul 01, 2023
Deadline: Apr 07, 2023**
District: Mehlville R-IX School District
St Louis, MO 63125
Telephone: 314-467-5100
Job Description:
K-12 Social Studies Director - 2023-2024
(also include 
World Languages and Physical Education/Health)

Position Summary: Coordinates planning, development, professional development, implementation and evaluation of curriculum & instructional practices for K-12 students.  Provide leadership and coordination to create an aligned & articulated instructional program for the following areas:

  • Requires valid Missouri teaching certification; 
  • Social science certification preferred, but not required for this position
  • Other content areas of certification will be considered, including World Language or Physical Education
  • Advanced degree required (Masters degree or above)
            Special Knowledge/Skills:
  • Ability to work collaboratively with classroom teachers and to coordinate a district-wide educational program and to interpret data and identify performance gaps
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to deliver high-quality professional development to various audiences
  • Knowledge in high-impact instructional strategies (Marzano, Hattie, etc.)
  • Understanding of research-based educational practices and ability to lead implementation of practices with various teams 
  • Understanding of curriculum design and best practices (Understanding by Design)
  • Understanding of evidence-based student grading practices
  • Minimum of three years as a classroom teacher
  • Minimum of three years experience in social science, world language or physical education
  • Experience serving as content area chair, coordinator or leadership position preferred
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate the review, development and revision of all previously listed educational programs and related curriculum documents and materials, including but not limited to curriculum guides.
  • Work cooperatively with other directors, coordinators, building administrators and instructional coaches to develop and supervise instructional programming.
  • Plans, improves and oversees district curriculum and curriculum based assessments in appropriate curricular areas.
  • Use evaluative findings (including student achievement data) to examine curriculum and instruction program effectiveness.
  • Involve instructional staff in evaluating and selecting instructional materials to meet student learning needs.
  • Develop and conduct or arrange for professional development sessions, including sessions on delivery of instruction, enriched learning in classroom settings and new instructional practices in social studies.
  • Disseminate information regarding current research and significant developments.
  • Observe classroom instruction and provide feedback and assistance to classroom teachers to facilitate improvement and innovation as appropriate.
  • Help support high quality grading practices (ie Standards Based Grading, competency based, etc.) at various grade levels.
  • Attend & present at various professional development sessions.
  • Assist in communicating information to family and community members about programs in the curriculum as needed.
  • Support school teams as they monitor implementation of their school improvement plans.
  • Oversee academic assessment procedures, both formal and informal assessments, to monitor student progress and rates of student achievement.
  • Guides the instructional staff in developing short-term and long-term classroom goals and assists in determining priorities and timelines for implementation.
  • Assists w/ implementation of evidence-based practices.
  • Building the capacity of school-based teams in the context of continuous improvement.
  • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
  • Keep informed of & comply with district policies and regulations.
  • Performs such tasks and assumes other responsibilities as Executive Leadership may assign from time to time.                 
Qualified individuals apply for position on-line application by visiting: 

Mehlville School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and E-Verify Participant

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.