The will be replacing two outgoing assistant superintendents this summer and have used their departures to reconfigure the job descriptions.
. Lee Warras, who has been working for the district under contract after retiring a few years ago, is also leaving to enjoy retirement.
The pair was tasked with managing curriculum development, assessment oversight and needs, technology and continuing education for teachers.
Rather than hire another assistant superintendent, the duties have been split in a variety of ways. The district has developed two positions named Directors of Curriculum, Superintendent Tom Harwood recently told Patch.
One will be in charge of pre-kindergarten and elementary curriculum, instruction, assessment and technology. The other will be in charge of the same areas for the secondary level, so sixth grades through graduation.
Beels said she believes splitting the work into two positions is ideal. It will allow each director to really focus on there area without feeling as if the other area is being neglected, she said.
For her the focus has always been a bit heavier on the elementary end becuase she believes establishing strong educational base will lead to success in the later academic years, she said.
Applications are being accepted for the positions through May 31 and administrators are hopeful to fill the positions before Beels officially leaves, Harwood and Beels said.
The hope is Beels will be able to help both people transition into the many ongoing projects and application processes and acclimate them to the desires of the district, she said.
Additionally, Harwood will be taking on the oversight of district policies, which have been handled up to this point by Warras. This will allow the two new positions to concentrate solely on curriculum and instruction.
Both of the new directors will report to . Dean is also still transitioning into his job as he finishes out the school year with Birmingham Public Schools, where he is the assistant superintendent for human resources. Currently he is working both jobs until the end of the school year.
The district is in a vastly different situation this year as the school year comes to a close as far as hiring administrators and principals. .