CLASS TITLE: Chief Academic Officer

REPORTS TO: Superintendent



To act under the general direction of the Superintendent to provide leadership in planning developing, achieving, maintaining, and evaluating the district's curriculum and instruction; to coordinate, organize, perform duties dealing with instructional support, supervision, budgeting, investments, and professional development; collaborate with instructional program leadership and is responsible for representing the best interests of the K-12 school programs; provide direct supervision of staff responsible for curriculum and instruction development; provide leadership to the District in complying with federal and state laws and regulations. Oversee the District’s Special Education and Preschool Program. Coordinate with other governmental, business, and community partners.


Serve as second person in the chain of command and in the absence of the Superintendent, as the chief administrative officer of the district.

Oversee the District’s Special Education and Preschool programs.

Supervise and evaluate school principals.

Plan budgets for Title II and Title IV.

Plan and carry out a district-wide program of curriculum review and development.

Provide leadership in the evaluation of instructional methods and programs, and recommend such changes and improvements as are needed.

Guide individual professional development experiences for Principals via the evaluation process.

Supervise the instructional and professional development programs of the staff in the assigned buildings.

Integrate instructional programs.

Assist principals in the planning and implementation of effective programs of supervision and evaluation.

Design, recommend, and carry out educational initiatives; disseminate and interpret the results to administrators, teachers, and parents as appropriate.

Supervise and coordinate the work of curriculum resource consultants.

Provide guidance in the selection and use of textbooks and other instructional materials.

Work with teachers in the preparation of curriculum materials.

Act as a liaison with other school districts, universities, and State Department personnel in order to keep abreast of new educational developments and ideas.

Keep current with educational developments and the literature in the field of education and participate in the affairs of state and national professional societies devoted to the advancement of education.

Collaborate with the principals in the development and implementation of school and district Comprehensive Improvement Plans.

Assist with all assessment and accountability programs, data analysis and interpretation.

Supervise staff and departments as assigned.

Demonstrate regular attendance and punctuality.

Adhere to the appropriate code of ethics.

Performs other duties consistent with the position assigned as may be requested by the Superintendent.


Knowledge of:

Ability to:


Master’s Degree; Five (5) years’ experience in the area of school leadership; and at least three (3) years of successful teaching experience.


Valid Kentucky Teaching Certificate; Certification for Instructional Leadership Supervisor of Instruction; and Certification as a School Superintendent.

Salary Table 2 Board Approved: 10/15/2019 Order #267