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Chief Performance Officer

OFFICIAL TITLE: Chief School Improvmnt Offc CODE: 0181 SQ/OQ: Not Applicable
WORKING TITLE: Chief Performance Officer GRADE: NS MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: The chief school performance officer plans, directs, coordinates, and review all efforts dealing with school improvement and the performance of schools.. Oversees the office of school performance, Supervises, and evaluates community superintendents. Provides administrative support to principals, provides leadership, and monitors accountability standards related to school performance and assures that effective and efficient operation of schools. Supervises the selection and evaluation of principals to ensure the implementation of MCPS curriculum and policies, allocates staff and resources to support schools, works with and responds to parent and community groups. Works closely with the superintendent, deputy superintendents and executive staff on policy development, strategic planning, and budgeting for improvement in overall MCPS performance.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Through knowledge of the Public School Laws of Maryland, the bylaws of the State Board of Education, the polices of the Board of Education of Montgomery County, MCPS administrative procedures, MCPS Program of Studies, and the MCPS Operating and Capital Budgets. Demonstrated ability in evaluating and supervising instructional programs and in using data analysis to determine program effectiveness. Knowledge of school operations. Exceptional conceptual, analytical, organizational and management skills. Excellent oral and written communications and human relations skills.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Master's degree from an accredited college or university in educational administration, supervisions, or curriculum development. Doctor's degree desirable. Experience as a principal. Experience in planning for the implementation and evaluation of accountability goals and outcome areas. Knowledge of testing and program evaluation procedures. Experience in conducting employee performance evaluations. 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 superintendent.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.)
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Uniformly heavy, but uneven workload, including frequent nights, weekends and holidays.


1. Works with the Board of Education, superintendent, deputy superintendents, executive staff, union presidents, and MCCPTA officers to ensure coordinated planning and consistent implementation of MCPS programs, priorities, policies, and related school laws.

2. Supervises, coordinates, and provides leadership to the community superintendents.

3. Initiates appropriate actions for intervention and support to individual schools.

4. Develops and manages office budget and expenditures.

5. Works with the deputy superintendent of schools and the chief operating officer to determine the K-12 budget and allocation of resources to schools.

6. Directs the allocation of staff to schools.

7. Advises superintendent and the deputies on school operational matters.

8. Provides direction and supervision to community superintendents in the principal selection and evaluation process.

9. Involved with processes of: principal selection and evaluations, investigations, promotions, and school-based staff transfers.

10. Collaborates with the office of organizational development in the identifying, planning, and delivery of training to school-based administrators

11. Works closely with and serves as a liaison between the senior staff and community superintendents to represent school/community and system interests and needs.

12. Works collaboratively with union leadership on negotiation of contracts and through resolution of employee issues.

13. Works with legal staff on personnel and other related matters as appropriate.

14. Serves as a member of superintendent's Executive Staff and performs related responsibilities.

15. Represents the superintendent or deputy superintendent of schools at meetings and events.

16. Performs related work as required.

Class Established: 03/02
Date(s) Revised: 2/07
Last Reviewed:

This description may be changed at any time.

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