Nov 10, 2019

Executive Director of Early Learning

  • Aldine Independent School District
  • Houston, TX, USA
Full-time Executive Leadership

Job Description

Executive Director of Early Learning Job Description

Major Responsibilities and Duties

Job Title: Executive Director of Early Learning

FSLA: Exempt
Reports to: Chief of Schools Pay Grade: EXDIR
Dept./School: Schools Office/ Calendar Days: 226

Donaldson Administration Building

Contract: Probationary/Term Revised: 10.21.10

The primary purpose of the Executive Director of Early Learning is to provide guidance and
oversight for implementing quality educational experiences at all primary schools (early childhood, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten); execute and maintain a developmentally appropriate program that contributes to the growth and development of students and staff.


  • Master’s degree in educational administration or a field appropriate to assignment from an accredited college or university;
  • Valid Texas Mid-Management, Principal, or Superintendent Certification or out of state
    equivalent certification and the ability to obtain Texas Certification required

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Ability to demonstrate strong internal and external support for Aldine ISD
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of all facets of public school operations, particularly the area of early childhood education
  • Highly effective organizational and consensus building skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of school district policies and procedures
  • Ability to adapt department to a changing work environment and to continuously improve operations
  • Knowledge and understanding of the change process, organizational development, conflict resolution and facilitation skills


  • Minimum three years successful teaching experience, preferably experience with early
    childhood or primary grades
  • Minimum five years of experience at the district leadership level as director or above

Instructional and Program Management
1. Design and implement a program to improve outcomes for young children
2. Supports campus principals by ensuring the District provides the necessary tools, support
systems, and institutional capabilities to improve student performance; including
kindergarten readiness

Supervisory Responsibilities
3. Identify, coordinate, and ensure primary schools are provided
with specialized training supports to staff of early learners utilizing the latest research on
successful classroom techniques for improving cognitive development and social-emotional
health of children in primary schools
4. Serves at the liaison between the primary schools and departments within the District
5. Work collaboratively with District leaders on a data-driven infrastructure plan to improve
student access an Aldine ISD Pre-K program
6. Work collaboratively with school leadership, assistant superintendents, and the Teaching
and Learning Department to improve the quality of the early childhood program
7. Establish a collaborative relationship with all departments and external providers to ensure
support of early childhood academic, fiscal, training, and facility needs
8. Protect and enhance the health and safety of all students enrolled in primary schools
9. Provide leaders updated information and research pertinent to the operation of primary
10. Provide input in the process of district budget planning
11. Assist in the development of district-wide goals, objectives, and procedures
12. Exercise proactive leadership on promoting the vision and mission of the District
Policy, Reports, Law
13. Ensure early childhood programs comply with TEA, state, federal and School Board policies
and law, regulations and requirements
14. Direct the development and maintenance of early childhood records and reports as are
necessary to keep the Executive Leadership Team, Board of Trustees, and other district
leaders informed of the district’s progress and future plans
15. Maintain campus progress update reports
16. Monitor enrollment in pre-kindergarten programs
Professional Growth and Development
17. Improve leadership skills through self-initiated professional development activities on a
continuous basis
18. Represent Aldine ISD on department-specific matters at the national, state, regional, and
local levels
19. Coordinates special projects as assigned
20. Performs other duties as assigned


Supervision of assigned staff Evaluation
The Executive Director of Early Learning’s evaluation is a responsibility resting with the Chief of Schools. An evaluation shall be completed in writing at least once during the course of each school year.

Work Environment

  • Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions, maintain emotional control under stress
  • Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: May work prolonged or irregular hours; work inside and outside (exposure to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather), exposure to noise; frequent districtwide and occasional statewide travel
  • Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals.
  • Posture: Frequent sitting and standing; occasional bending/stooping, pushing, /pulling, and twisting
  • Motion: Repetitive hand motions; frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching
  • Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); occasional physical restraint of students to control behavior

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

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