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Hold a master's degree in an education field Demonstrate skills to build bridges and forge relationships between University and Public School Partners Demonstrate excellent organizational and communication skills (both oral and written) Teaching and leadership experience in P-12 schools Hold, or is eligible for, a current NC Teaching License Possess effective interpersonal and collaborative management skills necessary for providing leadership within the College and public schools; has the ability to navigate both environments Possess technology skills to facilitate communication across stakeholders
Holds or is eligible for a North Carolina teaching license.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Director of the Public School Partnership in the Reich College of Education (RCOE) at Appalachian State University is a full time (12 month) position. The Director in this position should be forward thinking, innovative, energetic, self-motivated, and hold credentials to teach in the RCOE. The Director will lead the Partnership in its vision, which aspires to sustain educational excellence in Northwest North Carolina and better prepare all P-12 students to succeed in and out of the classroom. In addition, this person will support the mission of the Public School Partnership (PSP) of a mutually beneficial collaboration between Appalachian State University and P-12 public schools in Northwest North Carolina. The Partnership ensures high quality education through inclusive dialogue, shared resources, and professional development for teachers and education students.
This position will require traveling to partnership school districts on a regular basis. As well, there be an expectation to travel to the Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork (Lab School).
Knowledge of higher education environment(s)
Demonstrated grant-writing experience and/or implementation of grant(s)
Knowledge and understanding of statewide policies and legislation; ability to articulate this information to others
Experience in arranging and conducting staff/professional development
Experience in educational technology (including Digital Learning Competencies), social media, and website design
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.