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Associate Superintendent, Office of Student and Family Support and Engagement

OFFICIAL TITLE: Associate Superintendent CODE: 0170 SQ/OQ: Not Applicable
WORKING TITLE: Associate Superintendent, Office of Student and Family Support and Engagement GRADE: NS MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under direction of the Chief Academic Officer, leads, coordinates, implements, administers, and evaluates a comprehensive program of student services and family engagement, including pupil personnel, school psychology, counseling, school health, comprehensive student leadership and parent community coordinators. Provides the leadership and vision for this new office that includes unification of ESOL staffing expertise with the counseling and family engagement departments. Also supports major district initiatives for student engagement including Restorative Justice and PBIS and leads the districts process for training and reporting on suspected child abuse and neglect. Serves as a liaison to Montgomery County Government, community, and private agencies.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) policies, regulations, and procedures; the student services bylaw as well as federal and state legislation relating to the provision of student services and family engagement. Knowledge of current trends and issues related to interagency services. Ability to plan, administer, and coordinate a countywide student services program. Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data relative to student learning and adjustment problems. Ability to effectively lead a district-wide family engagement strategy. Ability to lead and collaborate with others. Excellent skills in oral and written communication, organization, and interpersonal skills. Serves as system liaison for juvenile justice services, EMT, and Section 504. Develops, monitors and evaluates performance measures. Able to represent MCPS to others. Knowledge and application of the three MCPS Professional Growth Systems (PGS).
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Masters degree from an accredited college or university. Five years of successful teaching or related experience in counseling, pupil personnel work, social work, psychology, family engagement or school health. Five years of administrator experience required; three years as a school-based administrator is strongly preferred; three plus years of central administrator experience also will be considered. Administrator II requirements preferred. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Meets Maryland state certification requirements for Administrator II.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) None
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Some night and weekend work for which there is no additional compensation.


Assists in planning and integrating special programs with the MCPS instructional program to improve educational equity for all students.

Plan and direct implementation on strategies for increasing the least restrictive environment of students with special needs.

Provides oversight and direction with the development and implementation of the OSE budget.

Provides supervision to the process of allocating staff to schools.

Plans and directs services to students whose needs exceed what the general education programs can provide.

Develops and implements creative and cost effective approaches to programming for students with disabilities, birth through age 21, by coordinating and planning service delivery with private providers, county providers and other MCPS entities.

Serves as a liaison and advocate for MCPS special programs and services within MCPS and to other community service providers within the county and state.

Administers itinerant services and part- or full-time special programming for certain categories of students with disabilities within local schools, systemwide alternative centers/programs, standardized placement procedures, and diagnostic services for designated groups of students.

Reviews programs and services to make modifications needed to comply with federal, state, and MCPS requirements.

Leads the development of a large budget that includes federal and state grants and audits.

Lead and serves on system level task forces.

Participate as a member of Senior Leadership in implementing system initiatives.

Develops and maintains strong relationships with the parent and advocacy community.

Performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position.

Class Established: 9/1989
Date(s) Revised: 3/2015, 7/2016
Last Reviewed:

This description may be changed at any time.

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