District Department Chair Duties

District Department Chairs in SCSD#1 assist the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Office by recommending, developing, and implementing projects and products to achieve and support excellence in the content areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, professional development, and technology.

Department Chairs guide department members in an in-depth analysis of curriculum maps to develop a working knowledge of what is identified as essential for students and how teachers are able to support students who do not learn what is in the standards. They will also collaborate with department members to recommend and approve the use of research-based, effective programs. Department chairs will assist instructional facilitators in preparing for work in content areas. They will train staff in new initiatives and content.