Keep informed about current legislation, educational developments, and research literature in health/physical education by participating in state and national professional organizations and by attending appropriate conferences and staff development sessions; disseminate professional information and materials to the teachers in MISD schools.
Provide leadership in the development, review and update of curriculum for health/physical education grades PK-12; produce curriculum documents.
Plan, organize and/or conduct staff development sessions for teachers and/or administrators in the field of health/physical education.
Prepare health/physical education budget and bids and monitor the subsequent expenditure of funds.
Participate in the development and/or implementation of plans of action for evaluation and refinement of the health and physical education program.
Promote a positive school organizational climate by assisting campuses through presentations of district programs to parent/community organizations.
Serve as a resource person to campuses in making site-based decisions in the areas of health and physical education and interdisciplinary curriculum development.
Visit campuses to survey campus and principal needs; provide support in the SBSDM process for the implementation of the health/physical education program on each campus; observe actual classroom teaching performance in order to gather data for program evaluation and refinement.
Work cooperatively with principals and teachers by observing classes, conducting follow-up conferences, and demonstrating effective teaching strategies for instructional improvement.
Meet with elementary principals and secondary health and physical education department chairpersons to obtain input on issues related to physical education and provide assistance in addressing problem areas.
Provide information to principals to ensure that the required materials are available for program implementation.
Promote a positive tone for school/community relations by working with parents and other community individuals in activities such as Jump Rope for Heart, Elementary Track meet and PE Showcases.
Possibly serve on state committees to address or revise curriculum and materials issues.
Keep Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Support Services and Executive Director for Elementary informed regarding the status on all projects or initiatives undertaken and of directives or requests received internally or externally.
Promote the continuous enhancement of a climate conducive to open communication and productive work with schools and the department of Instruction Support Services.
Foster collaborative educational efforts among staff by supporting the district’s philosophy and mission and its commitment to site-based shared decision-making.
Work with and keep principals and other administrators informed on matters that pertain to the health/physical education program in the respective schools.
Demonstrate loyalty within a team approach to District initiatives; perform other duties assigned by immediate supervisor (primary evaluator).