Instructional Support Director of Curriculum and Instruction
The mission of Cardinal McCloskey Community Charter School is to address the academic, social-emotional and developmental needs of its students in a safe, supportive and trauma-sensitive learning environment. Cardinal McCloskey Community Charter School is committed to serving at-risk students, including students in foster care and students receiving preventive services. Through a rigorous program of instruction utilizing a trauma-informed, Sanctuary approach and by providing a wide range of wraparound support services, Cardinal McCloskey Community Charter School will help each student become more resilient, independent and academically successful.
During its first five-year contract, CMCCS will serve K-5th grade students, and thereafter, will expand through 8th grade. CMCCS will be a separate 501c3 education corporation, which will work closely with Cardinal McCloskey Community Services. The school will open in August 2018.
Cardinal McCloskey Community Charter School is committed to the Sanctuary Model, a comprehensive trauma-informed method for creating change and helping individuals heal from traumatic experiences. It is a whole system approach built around the framework of SELF (Safety, Emotional Management, Loss, and Future). It is designed to facilitate the development of structures, processes, and behaviors on the part of staff, children and the community as a whole that can counteract the physical and psychological wounds suffered by the children, youth, and families we work with. The ultimate outcome of a trauma informed philosophy is the creation of safe, therapeutic living and working environments for our students, families, agency members and ancillary providers, which espouse the proactive principles of growth, change, and empowerment of the individual for the betterment of the community. Each employee across our family of agencies has the responsibility to demonstrate the tenets of the Sanctuary Model in their work with students and in their interaction with other team members. Demonstrating these tenets is considered an essential responsibility for all staff in all positions across our school and family of agencies.
Director of Curriculum and Instruction (initial)
The Cardinal McCloskey Community Charter School Director of Curriculum and Instruction reports to the Principal and is responsible for day-to-day management of the school’s instructional program, including general education and specials such as Art, Music, Gym and Spanish. All general education teachers in the school will report directly to the Director of Curriculum and Instruction as will the Art, Music, Gym and Spanish Teacher.
The Director of Curriculum and Instruction, with oversight and support of the Principal, will implement curriculum planning, student assessment, professional development for teachers, and the evaluation of teachers. The Director of Curriculum and Instruction is expected to collaborate closely with the Director of Special Student Services to ensure integration of intervention services within the classroom and in accordance with student IEPs. In addition, the Director of Curriculum and Instruction is expected to work closely with the Director of School Culture, the Parent and Community Relations Coordinator and the school’s social workers to ensure the social and emotional well-being of all students. The Director of Curriculum and Instruction’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Working with the Principal in the development and implementation of the school curriculum.
- Facilitating the process to review and revise curriculum with the teaching staff
- Supporting the Principal in integrating the Sanctuary Model into the school’s programs, operations and culture. The Director of Curriculum and Instruction will be a member of the school’s Core Sanctuary Team.
- Recommending to the Principal the engagement of outside professional developers and other consultants in the development and implementation of the school curriculum.
- Observations and performance evaluations of all general education teachers as well as the art, music, gym and Spanish teacher.
- Development and supervision of teachers: weekly, monthly, and annually.
- Working with the Director of Special Student Services to oversee the implementation of the co-teaching model through supervision, staff development and evaluation.
- Supervising the organization of learning units according to level and age of students.
- Creating a timetable for internal and state-mandated external assessments in core subjects and supervision of its implementation.
- Systematization of templates and mechanisms for documentation of teacher and student work.
- Analysis of assessment data and report to teachers, parents, board and administration on the overall efficacy of the instructional program in meeting student achievement goals.
- Use of technological support for data gathering and analysis.
- Development and implementation of clear communication strategies regarding the educational program with board, parents, all teachers and administration (presence at all school-related meetings).
- Development of teacher profiles and overseeing hiring process of General education teachers, art, music, gym and Spanish teachers.
- Coordinating with the Director of Special Student Services regarding instruction of children with special needs.
- Development of the performance plan for each teacher under his or her purview.
- Participation in the Child Study Team meetings.
Expected Qualifications and Training:
- Understanding of and commitment to the mission, goals, educational philosophy and activities of Cardinal McCloskey Community Charter School, as described in the school’s charter.
- Master’s in Elementary Education or Master’s Degree from a Reading Specialist/Literacy Program;
- A minimum of 3 years’ experience as an elementary school assistant principal, staff developer or similar position in a K-5 school setting with a strong knowledge of instructional principles and practices gained through work experience and formal education;
- Minimum 5 years’ teaching experience in an elementary school setting
- Understanding of the Sanctuary Model and other effective strategies and programs to promote student social-emotional growth
- Facility with data analysis;
- Demonstrated experience in working successfully with a high need populations of students, parents and families—including students, parents and families with limited English proficiency.
- Familiarity with and/or certification in the Danielson Framework for Teaching is preferred.
- Familiarity or experience with the Sanctuary Model a plus
- Bilingual Spanish/English a plus
CMCCS is committed to the practice of trauma-informed care in accordance with the tenets of the Sanctuary Model ® through utilizing the SELF-framework for Sanctuary practice and promulgating ongoing Sanctuary professional development for trauma-informed classrooms.
How to ApplyPlease use the following link to apply: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=CMCS46&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US%3f To Apply Send resume and cover letter to: Kwilson@cmcs.org *In the subject line, please indicate your name and the position. Ex. “John Doe- Director of Curriculum and Instruction”
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