Director of Secondary Education


  • Responsible for providing leadership and vision for the curriculum, instruction and professional development programs.  This includes the planning, development and production of curriculum materials, processes and best practices that are evaluated and acknowledged to be highly effective in improving student outcomes.
  • Ensures that the district/school education objectives are aligned to state frameworks and to instructional practices that yield the highest standards of student achievement and instructional excellence.
  • Support and enhance the educational process in grades 6-12.



  • Valid Kansas license for Building and District Leadership
  • Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership or related field
  • Previous teaching and administrative experience – minimum 3 years
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as a member of a team, excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience with curriculum development, alignment, implementation and evaluation.
  • Knowledge and experience with effective instructional practices.


Reports to Superintendent



Human Resources at the Secondary Level

  • Responsible for all general personnel functions including staffing, hiring, counseling, policy administration and record keeping for all certified and paraprofessional staff.
  • Collaborates with building and district administration in the recruitment, interview, and selection processes; makes final recommendations for all personnel to the HR department and Superintendent.
  • Processes recommendations for employee non-renewal or termination of licensed employees and paraprofessionals; assembles substantiating information for dismissal of employees and arranges any necessary conferences and hearings.
  • Evaluate building principal’s performance; and provide support


Curriculum and Instruction, Data

  • Provide leadership in all areas of curriculum and instruction, and will coordinate and facilitate all such activities at the secondary level..
  • Remain current in education research that will enhance instruction and promote the school to implement strategies for students.
  • Responsible for the development, facilitation and implementation of all curriculums at the secondary level.
  • Ensure that appropriate program evaluation is carried out in all curricular areas.
  • Co-Chair the district’s Curriculum and Professional Learning Huddle.
  • Responsible for textbook selection and ordering process, resources and materials to support accomplishments of educational goals at the secondary level.
  • Supports the AVID initiatives at the secondary level.
  • Interpret data for administration and faculty and assist them in using data to drive decision making for improving student achievement.


Professional Learning

  • Serve on the district Professional Development Council and will be responsible for all the coordination activities of the Council.
  • Provide effective staff development activities that incorporate the mission of the school, program evaluation outcomes, and input from teachers and others.
  • Co-Coordinate the Teacher Induction Program and district orientation programs and activities of new teachers and administrators.
  • Responsible for and facilitate the district-wide Title IIA budget and goals.



  • Encourages and provides support to enhance the interface between curriculum and technology in the district.
  • Develop and maintain open communication with schools, home and community.
  • Perform other assignments as required by the Superintendent and Board of Education.


Staff Supervision

  • The director will supervise the district Secondary Librarians, Counselors and Social Workers.


Physical Requirements

  • Requirements may include prolonged sitting or standing, physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull or push heavy objects or materials, climbing stairs, stooping, bending and reaching: also includes travel.



  • Performance of this job will be evaluated by the superintendent in accordance with current Board policy and State law.

Liberal USD 480

Job Start Date: July-1-2019
Applications Due By: January-1-2020

Job Contact Information

Kristyn Reust - - (620)604-1037

Employer Information

Liberal USD 480

Unified School District #480

401 N. Kansas Avenue     Liberal, Kansas 620-604-1010

USD 480 is a school district with 130 years of history, pride and tradition, including state championships in numerous sports, award-winning“That” Liberal Band, an AVID National Demonstration School, a Spanish/English dual language program, a community early learning m center, and a strong collaboration with Seward County Community College.  But in 2018, we began a new era. As an original member of the Kansas State Department of Education’s Redesign initiative, we emphasize #everylearnereveryday.  

Through a strong community presence and numerous partnerships with local businesses and organizations, our schools focus on personalized learning, project-based learning, and giving back to the community what they have so graciously given us with the construction of new facilities.  In 2014, the Liberal voters overwhelming supported a $127.8 million school bond that resulted in five brand new schools and major renovations to existing buildings across the community- the largest bond project in Kansas at the time! The addition of these schools helped us address overcrowding at neighborhood schools and created state-of-the-art learning environments that students, staff, parents, and community are proud of!

The campuses of USD 480 include:

Central Office (401 N Kansas) - Superintendent and other district-level personnel

Education Service Center (624 N Grant) - BOE, Newcomer’s Center, SPED, warehouse

Bright Start Early Learning Center (preK) - 836 S Jordan Ave

Meadowlark Elementary (grades K-5) - 1200 N Calvert

MacArthur Elementary (grades K-5) - 925 S Holly Drive

Prairie View Elementary (grades K-5) - 615 Warren Ave

Cottonwood Elementary (grades K-5) - 1100 W 11th Street

Sunflower Elementary (grades K-5) - 310 W Pine

Seymour Rogers Middle School (grades 6-8) - 721 Griffith

Eisenhower Middle School (grades 6-8) - 2000 N Western Ave

Liberal High School (grades 9-12) - 1611 W 2nd St

Employer Address: 401 N. Kansas Ave. Liberal, Kansas

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