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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. 

  • Under the direction of the Director of Professional Development, plan, implement, facilitate, and evaluate professional development activities and events, including but not limited to workshops, district inservice days, conferences, and the Professional Development Offerings Booklet.
  • Provide leadership for teachers in implementation of the district-wide effective instructional practices, data analysis, and targeting instruction to meet needs of individuals and student groups.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Professional Development to develop, implement, and evaluate professional learning opportunities for all USD116 employees.
  • Provide leadership and support for the Instructional Coaching program to provide job-embedded professional development related to effective teaching practices.
  • Recruit and mentor in-house National Board Teacher Certification (NBTC) candidates.
  • Coordinate with the Director of Professional Development to plan, implement and evaluate the New Teacher Mentoring Program, including New Teacher Orientation, Induction, and professional development offerings.
  • Collect and analyze teacher t data from professional development activities, support the development of the district continuous improvement plan and monitor progress.
  • Work as part of a district improvement team to ensure the implementation of district initiatives as part of district continuous improvement.
  • Lead professional development for administrators related to continuous improvement including, but not limited to, Balanced Literacy, the Danielson Framework for Teaching, classroom walkthroughs, effective instructional strategies, and instructional leadership.
  • Plan and prepare materials and resources for professional development workshops, including booklets, flyers, and workshop folders.
  • Plan and facilitate the district’s annual Young Authors’ Celebration.
  • Coordinate set-up of facilities for professional development activities and special events.
  • Provide pre-approval for the accurate accrual and monitoring of Board Credits for all teachers.
  • Coordinate professional development with external partners to successfully train staff on refining or adding new resources.
  • Ensure that teachers, presenters, and partners participating in staff development activities receive stipends, honorariums, and contractual payments in a timely manner.
  • Work as part of a team for the planning and preparation of all district in-service activities.
  • Communicate positively and clearly with a wide variety of administrators, teachers, Central Office personnel, and community members.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendents, or the Director of Professional Development.



  • Minimum Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university, with training in administration, curriculum development and instruction, and/or professional learning. Equivalent experience in educational leadership will be considered to meet this requirement. 
  • National Board Certified Teacher preferred, but not required


  • Minimum of 5 years of successful teaching experience 
  • Knowledge of and experience with best practices EC-12 education
  • Strong work ethic as a member of a team
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, and meet deadlines
  • Proven experience as a collaborative leader and motivator who possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Familiarity with professional development initiatives such as: 
    • New Teacher Induction and Mentoring
    • District Institute Days 
    • Optional professional development offerings 
  • Professional development facilitation experience preferred
  • Ability to handle multiple major projects at once

LICENSES/CREDENTIAL: Current Illinois Professional Educator License 

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