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9 Jul 2021

School Network Staff Lead Interventionist

New Foundations Charter School

Job Description

Lead Interventionist
Grades K-12 



Title:  Lead Interventionist

Reports To: Principal  

Commitment: Full-Time

Term: 10 Months, this position would be available through June 2025 based on federal funding



The Lead Interventionist will help design programming, assessments, and processes to be used by the Interventionist Team being formed to support student literacy and math instruction.  The Lead Interventionist will lead the Intervention Team, and report to the Building Principals.

Interventionists will be responsible for supporting student achievement across grades K-8 and High School in either literacy or math. The Interventionists will provide small group and/or one-on-one instruction to students identified as needing additional academic support in order to meet grade level proficiency benchmarks.


Founded by Sheryl Perzel and Paul Stadelberger, New Foundations Charter School opened in 2000. Our core principle was simple: be student-centered and growth focused. This ethos remains and at New Foundations we maintain that in order for our children to thrive as leading members of society, they must grow academically, socially, and emotionally today.

Twenty years later, New Foundations is a prominent public charter school serving grades K-12 in Northeast Philadelphia and a leader in academic excellence, social emotional awareness, and community engagement. In a constantly changing world, we continue our work to evolve and improve. We are ambitious about New Foundations’ future. We’re a great school, but we still have work to do to be better and to redefine what it means to be a great school.

Our Mission: The mission of the New Foundations Charter School is to provide students with the academic, social, and emotional foundations and skills necessary to become high-achieving, socially competent stewards of their communities. The teachers and staff of New Foundations Charter School will ensure a commitment to lifelong learning and achievement of all of our students by creating an atmosphere of caring that pervades every aspect of school life and promotes responsibility for all members of our school community.

Our Vision for Impact: In 2019, New Foundations embarked on an ambitious five year strategic plan.  The Strategic Plan’s “Vision for Impact” is that by June 2025, New Foundations will provide daily opportunities for all students to engage in rigorous academic preparation, integrated and well-rounded character development, and inclusive and expansive specials and extracurricular activities that prepare them for individualized post-secondary success.

Our Students

As an open enrollment public charter school, we seek to prepare each student for the college, career and service opportunity of their choice. New Foundations Charter School currently educates 1,500 students across a K-8 & High School campus in Northeast Philadelphia.

New Foundations has a highly diverse and representative student/family population: 57% White, 22% Black, 13% Latino, 5% Asian and 3% Mixed Races & Other; 40% Free Lunch, 30% Reduced-Price Lunch, 30% Paid Lunch.  The political and ideological diversity of our student and family body is representative of the United States as a whole.

Our Buildings 

The K-8 and High School buildings are located within walking distance of each other in the Holmesburg neighborhood of Philadelphia.  Both buildings include recent renovations and are well-maintained to provide a positive learning environment for students and staff.

Building highlights include bright and spacious classrooms, technology-enabled classrooms, science labs, gymnasiums with full size basketball courts, cafeterias and learning commons.  The buildings are near major roadways with on-site parking for staff and within walking distance from the SEPTA Regional Rail Suburban station with trains to Center City.

Our Community 

New Foundations opened in 2000 and has had a strong, positive presence in its Northeast neighborhood of Philadelphia throughout the past 20 years.  New Foundations is highly-regarded on various academic performance measures compared with other Philadelphia charter and district schools and we have an admissions wait-list of over 10,000 students.



All staff at New Foundations Charter School are expected to:

  • Embrace our mission and embody our vision for New Foundations’ future;
  • Model our core values of being student-focused, serving our community and consistently engaging in solutions-oriented and caring conversations;
  • Welcome the opportunity to be constantly challenged to grow, learn and improve;
  • Demonstrate role model mentality in all interactions and activities;
  • Have a track record of success and achievement within an environment of limited resources.

The Lead Interventionist at New Foundations Charter School is expected to:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree with a record of academic achievement;
  • Possess valid Pennsylvania teacher certification;
  • Demonstrate expertise and enthusiasm for and a track record of success  working with struggling students to meet grade level standards;
  • Preferably possess a minimum of five years of relevant teaching experience;
  • Preferably possess prior teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting.

New Foundations offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We are committed to pay equity.

This position is funded by federal pandemic relief funds that will expire at the end of the 2024-2025 school year. While the hope is to make this a permanent position, NFCS cannot commit to the position beyond that date at this time.


Intervention Leadership and Services

  • Design the Intervention Program at New Foundations that includes a research-based curriculum, as well as an assessment process that both assesses growth and identifies and tracks individual students needs.
  • Institute a process for strong communication among Interventionists and between Interventionists and teachers.
  • Oversee the individual and/or small group instruction provided by Interventionists.
  • Serve on the Intervention Teams at both the K-8 and High School Campuses.
  • Ensure the Interventionists:
    • Implement research based intervention curriculum to students with fidelity.
    • Develop individual student goals for intervention growth and monitor progress towards goals.
    • Administer school assessments and standardized assessments for progress monitoring.
    • Analyze assessments that measure progress towards academic standards and use this assessment data to inform and differentiate instructional practices.
    • Communicate student progress and performance to parents/guardians. Engage families in their children’s education by building relationships and maintaining regular communication.
    • Communicate and plan with classroom teachers, special education teachers, and other school personnel on a regular basis.
    • Maintain an effective, creative, and balanced learning environment that meets the needs of all students.
    • Enforce the school’s discipline policies and code of conduct.
    • Demonstrate genuine interest, belief, and care for students’ personal and academic success.

Professional Comportment

  • Exhibit a professional image and demeanor at all times.
  • Commit to continual professional growth.
  • Attend all professional development meetings and faculty/staff meetings.
  • Participate and support grade-level activities and school-wide functions throughout the school-year.
  • Adhere to school schedule and be punctual for work and meetings.
  • Maintain an effective and positive relationship with colleagues, staff and supervisors.
  • Professionally and effectively communicate with all colleagues, staff and supervisors.


  • Become a member of the school community, building strong relationships and being highly engaged.
  • Do whatever else is necessary or requested to provide students with the academic, social, and emotional foundations and skills necessary to become high achieving, socially competent stewards of their communities.

How to Apply

To be considered, please submit your online application on our recruitment website linked below.   If you have any questions, please contact

Bureaus: Philadelphia. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: School Network Staff.