89 Hayden Rowe, Hopkinton, MA [Get directions]


To be considered qualified for this position, candidates must have the following:


  1. Licensed, or eligible for licensure as an Assistant Superintendent/Superintendent by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education;
  2. Master's Degree required, and Doctorate preferred, in Administration, Education, or a related field;
  3. A state-of-the-art understanding of the teaching and learning process, assessment, technology, and standards-based accountability;
  4. An ability to articulate a clear vision of the role and importance of all components of the education system in preparing students to productively live in a global society;
  5. Experience in the area of  PreK-12 curriculum, instruction, and assessment, including the supervision and evaluation of staff, staff development, and program implementation and evaluation;
  6. Excellent communication skills; outstanding writing and editing skills a must;
  7. A proven ability to work collaboratively and build partnerships within the schools and the community;
  8. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and in conformity with state licensure requirements.


TITLE:                                  Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Professional Development

TYPE OF POSITION:         Full-time (1.0); Anticipated start date July 1, 2018; salary is regionally competitive and commensurate with education and experience

LOCATION:                         District; Hopkinton, Massachusetts

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All qualified candidates 

*Vacancy announcement amended on February 7, 2018 to reflect an extension in the application period.  Candidates who previously applied to #18-38 will automatically be considered for #18-38a.


The Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Professional Development provides focused and knowledgeable leadership in the development and implementation of the school system’s curricular programs, the ongoing assessment of those programs, and the promotion of high standards as well as student growth and achievement.  The Assistant Superintendent directs work in curriculum, instruction, assessment, teacher evaluation, grant proposal writing and administration, mentoring, instructional technology, and professional development.  The Assistant Superintendent reports to the Superintendent of Schools, and supervises and evaluates some professional teaching and subject matter leader staff, as directed.  The Assistant Superintendent acts as primary evaluator for building principals.



Duties include, but are not limited to:

1.      Works with the Subject Matter Leaders/Coordinators, the Director of Technology, and the building principals, to maintain high quality PreK-12 instructional programs, including district curriculum, instructional resource procurement, English Learner (EL) programming and instruction, special education programming, and student assessment programs;

2.      Provides ongoing, accessible support and guidance for school-based administrators;

3.      Provides leadership for the development, review, and implementation of curricula.  Supervises and evaluates staff in assigned curricular areas, and utilizes assessment data to evaluate program effectiveness and student achievement;

4.      Works cooperatively with the principals to plan, coordinate and provide professional development;

5.      Assists with the planning and implementation of the New Teacher Orientation Program, and works with principals to sustain the Teacher Induction Program;

6.      Prepares and presents reports to parents, staff, the Superintendent, and School Committee, as requested;

7.      Develops and oversees curriculum-related and professional development operating budget lines;

8.      Writes and coordinates state, federal, and private grants related to assigned curricular areas, including coordination of Title I, Title IIA, and Title IV programs;

9.      Facilitates meetings of stakeholders to establish district-wide organizational approaches to key district functions: e.g., teacher evaluation, curriculum implementation; instructional improvement; compliance with laws and regulations; policy revision, etc.

10.  Acts as Title IX Officer for student complaints;


11.  Assumes other duties and responsibilities as required by the Superintendent.

How To Apply:


To be considered for this vacancy, please reference only job posting #18-38a and your last name (as, #18-38a Jones) in the subject line, and submit:

1.    Cover letter, which should include a statement of your educational philosophy;

2.    Resume, which should contain applicable license/certification information;  

3.    Three letters of reference;

4.    College transcripts; and

5.    The contact information for three additional professional references.


Submit the above required information to:  hpsjobs@hopkinton.k12.ma.us   Please note: this address is for application materials only.  E-mail is our preferred method of application, however, if you wish to apply by mail, please send the required items to:


Human Resources (Job Vacancy #18-38a)

Hopkinton Public Schools

89 Hayden Rowe

Hopkinton, MA 01748


Incomplete submissions will not be considered.



The Hopkinton Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, genetic information, or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment in its programs and activities. The Hopkinton Public School district is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workplace.  The school system’s educational philosophy and personnel goals, including the goal of equal employment opportunity, will be considered in filling all positions.

Contact: Kim Pulnik 000-000-0000

Salary: Regionally competitive, and commensurate with education and experience

Posting date: 2018-02-07

Expiration date: 2018-02-16

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