Instructional Support Literacy Specialist (Secondary Interventionist) 6th-12th
(This position is for the 2021-2022 school year)
Literacy Specialist-SECONDARY INTERVENTIONIST (6-12)
About Lotus School for Excellence:
Lotus School for Excellence is a K-12, college-prep public charter school with a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) focus.
All employees at Lotus School for Excellence (LSE) work together to create academic, social, and ethical leaders. The thoughts reflected in this description provide structure to the responsibilities and accountability for this position. However, LSE expects to employ professionals who will work beyond job descriptions, creating both a fulfilling career environment and successful outcomes for our students.
Secondary Interventionists will create exceptional outcomes and opportunities for 6-12 students by providing high-quality, rigorous and engaging interventions in collaboration with classroom teachers and specialists under the direction of the MTSS Coordinator.
- A strong passion for diverse populations.
- Culturally responsive teaching aptitude for planning rich learning opportunities with student needs, interests, and readiness in mind.
- Data-driven approach. You use data to make instructional moves that improve or enhance student learning.
- Well versed in teaching English language development and knowledge of the various proficiency levels.
- Experience with diverse populations and Title One schools.
- Review and evaluate student achievement information in order to place students in appropriate academic interventions.
- Analyze all assessment data to understand students’ needs in order to select and recommend evidence-based instructional interventions to implement.
- Collaborate with and coach teachers 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.
- Model engaging, data-driven professional learning utilizing a demonstrated knowledge of language acquisition, bilingualism, and culturally responsive pedagogy.
- Create data dashboards to monitor student progress and measure the effectiveness of intervention programming and services in order to evaluate the impact on student achievement.
- Demonstrated record of success as a teacher using interventions, providing individualized instruction based on student needs resulting in increased student achievement for all.
- Regularly attend meetings to review student data and use it to provide student feedback and set goals.
- Understand ROI’s and ability to recommend changes to time, intensity or duration of interventions based on progress monitoring data.
- Collaborate with special teams, including English language learners and the special education department to ensure that instruction meets the needs of each learner.
- 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).
- Own the success and achievement of all scholars in the school.
- Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings.
- Participate in regular instructional coaching meetings and content-based dep meetings.
Education and Related Work Experience:
- Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree
- Experience with MTSS teams
- 2+ years as a teacher, with preference for experience as an Interventionist
Licenses, Registrations or Certification:
- Achieve Qualified English Language Arts Teacher or Math status (teacher’s license not required) within six weeks of starting through one of the following channels outlined by the Colorado Department of Education:
- A valid Colorado Teacher License in the applicable endorsement area;
- Sufficient college coursework (or degree in the content area).
Condition of Employment
As a condition of employment, the individual selected for this position will be expected to complete the APS-sponsored Linguistically Diverse Educator (LDE) Certificate Program within the first three years of employment. New hires are expected to begin this program during the 2020-2021 school year.
Reports to: MTSS Coordinator
Job Type: Full-time (186-day schedule)
Compensation and Benefits:
- $45,000 – $67,468.91 / year (BOE)
- Participation in CO PERA program, including a PERA 401k contribution option
- Funding of 100% of individual medical benefits and a wide range of insurance plans
- Approximately 9 weeks of summer vacation, 4 weeks of school holidays/vacations, and 8 days of PTO annually