Rock Hill Schools

Instructional Specialist/Math at Central Office





Purpose Statement:

The job of Instructional Specialist is done for the purpose/s of developing student success in the assigned academics (e.g. reading, writing, language, math, social studies, science) or skills by developing and/or enhancing district approved curriculum and teacher delivery; coordinating staff development activities; preparing a variety of standard and special reports; providing information on teacher effectiveness and progress; and serving as a resource to school personnel requiring assistance with curriculum, technology, and/or lesson models.


This job reports to the Executive Directors of Elementary Education and Secondary Education.


Essential Functions

  • Assesses effectiveness of teacher’s classroom techniques and (on occasion) students’ academic learning and/or skills for the purpose of implementing remedial activities and/or providing feedback to students, parents and administration, as appropriate.
  • Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of contributing to the efficiency and effectiveness of the work unit.
  • Collaborates with school personnel, community agencies, other Instruction Specialists, etc. for the purpose of improving the quality of student outcomes by developing solutions and planning curriculum.
  • Coordinates activities within the department (e.g. staff development programs, textbook adoption, etc.) for the purpose of delivering services which conform to established guidelines and providing quality instructional programs.
  • Demonstrates methods required to perform assignments (e.g. model lessons, best practices, etc.) for the purpose of providing an effective school program and addressing the needs of individual teachers.
  • Manages programs, program development and/or grants for the purpose of ensuring success and meeting district goals.
  • Participates in meetings, workshops and seminars (e.g. staff meetings, in-services, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
  • Prepares training materials, curriculum documents and periodic/special reports for the purpose of enhancing teacher success by providing supporting materials and meeting community, district, state or federal requirements.
  • Researches a variety of information (e.g. current practices, instructional materials, methods, curriculum guidelines, pertinent laws/regulations, education code, etc.) for the purpose of developing new programs and/or master plans and ensuring compliance with local, state and federal regulations.
  • Supports classroom teachers and other school personnel for the purpose of assisting them in the implementation of curriculum and teaching methodologies.


Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities


SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applying assessment instruments; operating standard office equipment; planning and managing projects; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and using pertinent software applications.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.  Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: stages of child development; current generation teaching methodologies; content standards; state and federal laws relating to curriculum.


ABILITY is required to schedule activities and/or meetings; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using defined methods.  Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize specific, job-related equipment.  In working with others, problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans.  Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited.  Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; setting priorities; and working as part of a team, with detailed information/data; and with frequent interruptions.



Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; and monitoring budget expenditures.  Utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job’s functions. There is some opportunity to affect the organization’s services.


Working Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity.  Generally the job requires 40% sitting, 30% walking, and 30% standing.  The job is performed in varying atmospheric conditions.



Job related experience with increasing levels of responsibility is desired.



Masters degree in job related area.


Required Testing                                               

Pre-employment TB test


Certificates & Licenses

SC certification in appropriate area


Continuing Educ. / Training                              

120 renewal credits every five years



Satisfactory SLED (SC Law Enforcement Division) report;

outstanding references from current and former employers


FLSA Status


Education / Training

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