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Director of Preschool – Solon City Schools


Under the supervision of the Superintendent and/or designee, the position is responsible for coordinating and managing Pre-K programs among identified school sites, families and the larger community, while integrating knowledge of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to promote equity while meeting the needs of students from diversified


Assists with keeping the communication flowing between departments, Pre-K team members and programs; scheduling meetings; helping to ensure compliance with state and federal mandates and grant application requirements; managing professional learning opportunities, and working directly with key stakeholders


Performs all tasks and duties in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code 3301-37 Rules 1-12 or any other laws or rules that supercede or revise OAC 3301-37.


Respects the rights of others and respects the privacy of others, as well as maintaining confidentiality of privileged information.


Review, understand and implement the requirements of federal mandates, Ohio Department of Education (ODE) regulations, Ohio Preschool Initiative (OPI) and OPI+ grants, including Step UP to Quality and preschool licensing requirements.


Analyze data (formal and informal); ensure compliance with OPI/VPI+ requirements as well as utilize data to drive programming decisions.


Work with the Superintendent or designee(s) to ensure coordination among health services, social services, family engagement, special education transportation and food services for preschool programs.


Work with the Superintendent or designee(s) to oversee the Pre-K program’s priorities, professional development for all staff, activities, and plans to ensure program efficiency, accountability, and concordance with district targets and strategic goals.


Develop and oversee procedures for determining materials and supplies; maintain accurate inventories of items purchased with federal, state and local funds.


Communicate, collaborate and coordinate Pre-K employees, building administrators, families, or community agencies and groups, regarding program questions, suggestions, concerns and/or compliance issues.


Work collaboratively with the Assistant Superintendent for Business & Personnel or designee to recruit, hire, and retain highly qualified Preschool Staff


Supervises and evaluates all certified and classified staff assigned to the Preschool and teachers district-wide of English Language Learners in a timely and efficient manner.


Work with the Coordinator of Communications Services to communicate Preschool programming to all key stakeholders.


Works to be a team player and creative problem solver.


Maintains a professional appearance in dress, speech and actions.


Perform other duties as reasonably assigned.


Provides supervision of and plans and implements professional development for the English Language Learner teachers.


Experience Required:


One or more of the following:

A valid principal license for grades pre-kindergarten through grade six pursuant to rule 3301-24-05 of the Administrative Code (PREFERRED) A valid intervention specialist license or education of the handicapped certificate with an endorsement in pre-kindergarten special needs or early education of the handicapped; A valid pre-kindergarten certificate or endorsement or an early childhood license with an endorsement in pre-kindergarten special needs or early education of the handicapped; A valid early childhood intervention specialist license; A valid educator license (teacher, administrator, or pupil services) issued under sections 3319.22 to 3319.31 of the Revised Code and have completed at least four courses in child development or early childhood education from an accredited college, university, or technical college.


-A master’s degree or higher, from an accredited college or university with specific emphasis in school administration, special education and/or curriculum and instruction


-Ability to establish a positive relationship with staff, students, parents and community.


-Demonstrated long range planning skills.


-Demonstrated skill in written and oral communication.


-5 – 7 years of teaching experience as an elementary educator, preferably in special education.


-Must provide evidence of a BCII investigation and FBI criminal background check.


-Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.


Wage or Salary:

Approximate Work Hours or Days: 197 days


How to Apply:


Posting End Date: 2023-04-07


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