Central Office Support Roles

Role of the Instructional Superintendent

The role of the Instructional Superintendent in the flexibility decision process is to coach and support the school leader through making informed decisions and, subsequently, implementing his/her selected resources. The IS does not approve flexibility decisions, but should coach the school leader in three key phases of the flexibility process:

IS Role

 More details on the role of the IS are available in the Equity and Opportunity: School as the Unit of Change theory of action.

Role of Academic Teams

As subject matter experts in the areas of curriculum, curriculum-aligned professional learning, assessment, and small-group instruction, support teams from Curriculum and Instruction and the Accountability, Research, and Evaluation department provide school leaders and Instructional Superintendents with guidance, support, and resources to make informed Universal Flexibility decisions. All general questions should be directed to the flexibility inbox, which is monitored by the Flexibility Team. School leader questions will be shared with the appropriate person and responded to promptly.

Role of the Flexibility Team

The Flexibility Team, comprised of several members of the Portfolio Management Team, manages the Universal Flexibility decision-making process, including the creation of resources and support materials as well as the Flexibility Decision Form and the decision data. While members of the Flexibility Team are not content experts in Universal Flexibility areas, they act as the primary owners of the work to ensure collaboration across different departments and a smooth user experience for school leaders. Furthermore, the Flexibility Team serves as a neutral party to ensure the integrity of the Universal Flexibility decision-making process and supports the District’s belief that schools are the unit of change. All general questions should be directed to the flexibility inbox. School leader questions will be responded to promptly.