Teacher Lead Interventionist
STRIVE Prep is a Denver-based community of public charter schools that challenges every student to strive for college and thrive throughout life by helping them to discover and develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to succeed in college and beyond.
We seek dedicated educators that live STRIVE Prep’s core values every day:
Core Beliefs – Achievement
- Commitment 1: I commit to celebrating academic and personal success for all.
- Commitment 2: I commit to holding myself and others accountable to high expectations.
- Commitment 3: I commit to bringing passion and joy to my work.
Core Beliefs – Justice
- Commitment 1: I commit to intentionally disrupt inequity, bias, and systems of oppression.
- Commitment 2: I commit to creating an environment of safe body, mind, and heart.
- Commitment 3: I commit to building a community where each person can bring their full, authentic self.
- Commitment 1: I commit to the belief that we grow and get smarter through effort and by making mistakes.
- Commitment 2: I commit to showing up Con Ganas, where we never give up even when the work is hard.
- Commitment 3: I commit to showing up with integrity and doing the right thing even when the road is tough.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Review and evaluate student Reading achievement information in order to place students in appropriate academic interventions.
- Analyze district assessment data in Reading to understand students’ needs in order to select and recommend evidence-based instructional interventions to implement.
- Collaborate with teachers and coaches for the purpose of increasing student achievement by ensuring best instructional practices are being implemented, and differentiated instruction is being used to meet the needs of every student.
- Lead engaging, data-driven instruction in English Language Development utilizing a demonstrated knowledge of language acquisition, bilingualism, and culturally responsive pedagogy
- Maintain the Intervention/ELD data dashboard to measure the effectiveness of programming and services in order to evaluate the impact on student achievement.
- Plan and teach approximately five periods per day (ELD and Reading), as directed by the School Leader.
- Teach daily student interventions (ELD and Reading), providing individualized instruction based on student needs.
- Analyze student data and use it to provide student feedback and set goals.
- Collaborate with other teachers, school leaders, the English Language Development Director, Director of Intervention, Director of Middle School English Language Arts, and the special education team to ensure that instruction meets the needs of each learner.
Guides the implementation of MTSS across the school including, but not limited to:
- Vision and cadence of MTSS meetings
- Overseeing the implementation of interventions which includes frequent communication and collaboration with teachers around student intervention plans, intervention strategies, and intervention curriculums
- Monitoring teachers’ collection, tracking, and analysis of progress monitoring, implementation of interventions, alignment of interventions with students’ areas of identified need
- Ongoing collaboration and communication with school leadership and the network Student Services Team in order to ensure continuous improvement with school-level implementation
- Developing and facilitating trainings for school staff
- Using collaborative problem solving meetings along with student performance (e.g. progress monitoring, benchmark, etc.) data to identify necessary Achievement Block schedule changes
- Lead a student advisory at the beginning and end of each school day, and serve as the main point of contact and advocate for students in an advisory of approximately 30 students.
- Establish systems and routines in order to create a safe, purposeful, and welcoming classroom environment focused on learning.
- Communicate regularly and often with families to both solicit their input and share student social and academic progress.
- Provide supervision of students during before and after school activities (arrival, dismissal, breakfast, lunch, and break).
- Participate in family and community events, including twice-annual parent conferences and at least one student enrollment event or activity.
- Own the success and achievement of all scholars in the school.
- Attend and participate in weekly staff and grade level meetings.
- Participate in regular instructional coaching meetings and content-based department meetings.
- Participate in STRIVE Prep’s Summer Training Institute as well as professional development throughout the school year.
- Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree
- Experience leading MTSS teams
- 2+ years as a Special Education Teacher or Interventionist
- Achieve Qualified English Language Arts Teacher status (teacher’s license not required) within six weeks of starting through one of the approved channels outlined by the Colorado Department of Education
- In addition, all teachers at STRIVE Prep must be fully qualified to provide English Language Acquisition (ELA) services through one of the following means: the DPS ELA Training Program, advanced coursework, or a Colorado endorsement. Teachers who are not ELA qualified at the time of hire will be required to complete the DPS ELA training program during their first two years of employment at STRIVE Prep.
- Speaks Spanish and/or has experience working with English Learners
- Demonstrated success working with students of color
- 5+ years as a Special Education Teacher or Interventionist
- A strong passion for diverse populations. You know the work is hard, and you get up each day excited that you have the privilege to teach our future leaders.
- You are a culturally responsive teacher who plans each learning opportunity with student needs, interests, and readiness in mind.
- Data drives your decisions! You use data to make instructional moves that improve or enhance student learning.
- You know the power of books and are committed to building the love of reading in students.
- Journeying with emerging bilinguals on their pathway to English language acquisition is food to your soul. You are well versed in teaching English language development and know the various proficiency levels.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
- Competitive compensation package.
- Annual performance-based raises.
- Participation in the Colorado PERA retirement program, including a PERA 401k contribution option.
- Funding of 100 percent of individual medical benefits and a wide range of insurance plans.
- Approximately eight weeks of summer vacation, approximately four weeks of school holidays and vacations, and eight days of paid time off annually.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION:
STRIVE Prep works to make a college preparatory education for all students in our community the norm, rather than the exception. To achieve this we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse team by maintaining hiring and recruiting processes that are free from bias and seek to provide each candidate with a unique and equitable opportunity for employment.