Coordinator of Advanced Academics

Hempstead ISD | Hempstead, TX

Posted Date 7/04/2024

Primary Purpose: Provide identified gifted and talented students with appropriate learning experiences that develop potential and lead to advanced academic achievement.


Qualifications: Education/Certification:

  • Bachelor's degree from accredited university
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Curriculum/Instruction,

Education, Administration, or related field.

  • Valid Texas teaching certificate (GT Supplement Certification Preferred)
  • 10+ years of related experience to include:
    • 5+ years of teaching experience.
    • 4+ years of progressive leadership experience to include:
      • Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Directing, and Managing employees or teams.
      • Coaching, Mentoring, Developing, and Performance Managing employees or teams.


Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Knowledge of the educational needs of gifted and talented students
  • Knowledge of standards aligned to Advanced Academics, such as the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and College and Career Standards
  • Knowledge of strategies and materials for the education of gifted and talented students
  • Knowledge and skills relative to traditional and new pedagogical theories, applications, and processes which relate to effective teaching and learning across the disciplines.
  • Knowledge of curriculum design and implementation
  • Knowledge of assessment principles and design
  • Knowledge of statutory and regulatory requirements of gifted and talented students
  • Ability to develop and deliver training to adult learners
  • Ability to interpret data
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Organizational and management skills as applied to the analysis and evaluation of projects and programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Texas Education Code and ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, problem-solving and consensus-building expertise, and excellent public and human relations skills.
  • Knowledge of research methods and sources of information related to education.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, families, district personnel, business partners, and community.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and connect with a variety of stakeholders – parents, staff, and community partners.
  • Must have experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Proficient in MS Office applications
  • Knowledge of state education laws pertaining to CTE programs
  • Knowledge of Texas Student Data System Standards
  • Standards regarding College Career Military Readiness (CCMR) data reporting requirements
  • Understanding of CTE programs of study and industry-based certification requirements


Major Responsibilities and Duties


Instructional and Program Management

  • Provide vision and development for the District’s Advanced Academics program and advocate for all initiatives to increase participation amongst historically under-represented constituencies within the community.
  • Report progress toward goals, objectives, and initiatives to a wide variety of audiences, including the Board of Trustees.
  • Coordinate and monitor all Advanced Academics college-readiness initiatives across the district. Monitor annual SAT, ACT, TSI, and other college-ready exam procedures, in collaboration with the Testing Department.
  • Provide oversight to all AP teachers and facilitate professional development to increase school and student performance along with increasing participation.
  • Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of the gifted and talented program.
  • Plan a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of gifted students based on the district's goals and objectives.
  • Conduct student assessments
  • Work cooperatively with classroom teachers to address gifted student's need.
  • Coordinate and facilitate gifted student fall and spring parent meetings.
  • Develop and revise gifted curriculum annually.
  • Assist teachers in developing and providing gifted students with enriched or alternative course work through curriculum modification, compacting, etc.
  • Travel as required to fulfill responsibilities of the job.
  • Participate in campus professional learning communities (PLCs).


  • Lead the gifted and talented nomination and identification process, including the planning, testing of students, review of student data, and campus identification meetings.
  • Research current trends and best practices for the delivery of Advanced Academic services, curriculum development and implementation, teaching and support service strategies.
  • Ensure ongoing communication and collaboration with parents, students, District Stakeholders, external agencies, and the community to strengthen the effectiveness of Advanced Academics; represent the District on committees, task forces, and councils.
  • Assist with the development, management, and monitoring of Advanced Academics grant applications, awarded grants, ongoing partnerships, and memorandums of agreement.
  • Consult and collaborate with principals and school staff to ensure Advanced Academics programs are appropriately addressed in the District’s Goals and School Performance Planning.
  • Assure that department operations comply with all district policies, state and federal guidelines, and legal mandates; work with the Texas Education Agency and other government offices to ensure annual compliance requirements related to the provision of services and support, fiscal accountability, and other requirements mandated by program funding.
  • Support site administration, coaches, and specialists with advanced Academics program implementation; visit classrooms and use observation tools and data to provide feedback to teachers and document performance.
  • Organize, coordinate, and supervise campus implementation of the Texas Success Initiative (TSIA2) assessment.
  • Monitor professional development, authorization timelines, curriculum, and syllabus development for Advanced Placement courses
  • Oversee CTE data collection and analysis; verify PEIMS data entry, monitoring, and auditing; course creation and maintenance; teacher and campus support; and program improvement, development, and expansion
  • Completing Carl D Perkins Grant requirements including biannual comprehensive local needs assessment; annual application; data compilation and review
  • Ensure CTE student, teacher, and course data comply with state rules and regulations as outlined in Texas Student Data System (TSDS) Standards
  • Support CTE Instructors and staff with curriculum and certification implementation and monitor progress
  • Manage certification access and reporting platforms
  • Develop, implement, monitor policy and procedures for the CTE Dept.
  • Assist in CTE staff development training


  • Attend relevant meetings, trainings, workshops, and conferences; share information gathered for the benefit of the district
  • Develop marketing materials for CTE Programs both print and digital
  • Provide campus and teacher support as needed for course selection and curriculum needs
  • Actively recruit for Advisory Community Members and Community outreach
  • Develop working relationship with Campus Administrators and Counselors
  • Coordinate CTE Dept. Advisory Committee Meetings and maintain meeting records
  • Assist with creation of annual board report for CTE
  • Assist with management of Hempstead ISD Perkins Allocations and CTE District Budget
  • Maintain and audit CTE courses in Ascender ensuring that contact hours, course credits, service IDs, course sequence, contact hours, etc.
  • Monitor state and federal legislative impact to CTE and make recommendations to ensure compliance as needed
  • Assist to ensure equitable access to quality programs that align with workforce opportunities, include industry-based certifications, work-based learning, and dual credit access to prepare students for in-demand, high-skill, high-wage careers
  • Conduct appropriate statistical analyses to answer questions, solve problems, and identify potential areas for improvement or intervention in CTE Programs
  • Provide data quality assurance and integrity oversight as needed for CTE
  • Compile reports related to compliance activities and fiscal reporting requirements for CTE
  • Collaborate with campus, business office and Human Resources staff to collect organize and format data required submitting district data in a timely manner

 Staff Development and Other

  • Provide learning experiences that assist school staff to make meaningful decisions about teaching and learning for gifted students.
  • Disseminate information regarding current requirements of the state and federal gifted and talented programs.
  • Coordinate communication of information to parents and community members about Advanced Academics and the Gifted and Talented Program.
  • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
  • Keep informed of and comply with federal, state, district, and school regulations and policies.
  • Monitor all campuses during the administration of state assessments.
  • Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other student documents required.

Other duties as assigned

Central/District Wide
Salary Range
$55,576 - $88,771
Region 4
Application Deadline
Contact Person
MaBisha Stubblefield
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