Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

De Soto Public School District

Vacancy - Posted 11/20/2020

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

The De Soto School District, located in De Soto, Missouri, is seeking an Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. This individual shall have a primary responsibility to increase student academic achievement through managing all aspects of curriculum, instruction, and assessment of the district. This position reports directly to the Superintendent.


Universal District Expectations: 

  1. Recognize that every position in the district contributes to student academic achievement and serves as a role model for all students.
  2. Lead within your department/building to create learning environments and experiences that directly contribute to student academic achievement. 
  3. Collaborate to identify and respond to student needs in order to support academic achievement.
  4. Prepare for work in a way that supports student academic achievement. 
  5. Engage in positive interactions and strengthen relationships with families and community members to support students’ academic achievement.
  6. Actively participate in district processes to support continuous improvement aimed at increased student academic achievement.


Job Functions:  For the full job description click here.


Provides continuous improvement to student academic performance.

  1. Serve as an instructional leader for the district to foster a cohesive, clear vision for teaching and learning that aligns all aspects of the district to student academic achievement. 
  2. Foster an environment that focuses on quality results while motivating, developing, and supporting staff, encouraging continuous improvement, and working effectively as a member of a team.
  3. Gather, analyze, prepare, and present data to support student academic achievement. Identify trends and patterns in building and district student achievement data which will be shared to determine resources, materials, and professional development opportunities to use to improve student academic achievement. 
  4. Work with stakeholders to develop district and building goals that contain strategies to improve student academic achievement.
  5. Lead staff in the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of district and building-level goals relating to student academic improvement.
  6. Lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of a program designed to meet the ongoing professional growth needs of the certificated staff, including oversight of a two-year mentoring and induction program for beginning teachers. 
  7. Utilize knowledge of a variety of instructional techniques to coach staff in the improvement of student academic achievement.
  8. Lead, supervise, and provide feedback to staff, and work effectively with teachers to improve instruction and increase student academic achievement.
  9. Lead, supervise, and evaluate the performance of all assigned personnel and engage staff in the development of professional growth activities designed to support individual school/district goals and programs in order to improve student academic realization.


Coordinate the district’s curriculum, instruction, and assessment programs.

  1. Lead the development, implementation, coordination, evaluation, and assessment of educational programs. 
  2. Lead the development and periodic review of curriculum, establishing the means to provide a comprehensive integrated curriculum. 
  3. Lead the district’s testing and assessment programs. 


Participate as a contributing member to the general administration of the school district.

  1. Assist with leadership for positive organizational, educational, and instructional change.
  2. Recommend modification of Board policies to the superintendent for policies related to curriculum and instruction and notify appropriate people of changes approved by the Board of Education. 
  3. Create and submit all reports and data required by state and federal law and the superintendent. 
  4. Set high expectations and model behaviors that foster mutual respect, integrity, accountability, and commitment.



610 Vineland School Rd., De Soto, MO 63020                               

De Soto, “The City of Pride”, has a population of 6,375 and is located in the southeastern part of Missouri, approximately 45 miles south of St. Louis.

District Facts:

Current enrollment-- approximately 2,700 students

Current number of certified staff—approximately 190

100% 1:1 technology integration with Chromebooks grades K-12

Honors courses and approximately 30 hours of Dual Credit courses taught by district staff

Associate of Arts/42 Hour Block partnership with Jefferson College

Basic Qualifications:

Specialist or Doctoral Degree Required

Valid Missouri Superintendent’s Certification

Successful Teaching Experience

Successful Administration Experience


We anticipate recommending a candidate to the Board during the December 17th Meeting.

Position start date: July 1, 2021


$105,000/year; 251 day contract


Full Board-paid Medical, Dental, and Life for employee

Application Materials and Process:

Applications must be submitted online through MOREAP at

To fully complete you application, please upload the following items with your online application:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Current Resume
  • Administrator Certificate
  • Three current letters of reference, including one from a current or former supervisor (external applicants only)


Application Deadline: 11:59 PM, December 6, 2020


The De Soto School District #73 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or age in its programs and activities as required by Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age of Discrimination Act of 1975 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Inquiries related to District programs and to the location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible by persons with disabilities may be directed to the De Soto School District Central Office, 610 Vineland School Road De Soto, MO 63020, or by telephone at (636) 586-1000.

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