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2021-2022 SY: Title I Academic Specialist (ANTICIPATED)-Brown ES

Company: Irving Independent School District
Location: Irving
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

WAGE/HOUR STATUS: Exempt

REPORTS TO: Campus Principal

PAY GRADE: Teacher Salary Schedule (187 + 2 Days)

DATE REVISED: 04/2016

Disclaimer: This is a grant funded position. Funds for this position are expected to be available up to the end of the school year. In addition to other specified conditions of employment, the applicant understands that no guarantee of continued employment, beyond the availability of the grant funds, is expressed or implied by Irving Independent School District.

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Assist the school principal in the overall improvement of the instructional program by supporting/coaching teachers in planning for instruction, including small groups, utilizing district curriculum and resources, and determining the instructional focus of the school by analyzing data.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Education/Certification:

  • Master's Degree required
  • Valid Texas Teacher's Certificate
  • Valid Texas Bilingual/ESL - Spanish Teacher Certificate preferred

Special Knowledge/Skills

  • Knowledge of curriculum and instruction
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in presenting school-base and district-wide professional development
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a complex and diverse school system

Minimum Experience:

Three (3) years of successful classroom experience

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Instructional Responsibilities

  • Plan and conduct weekly purposeful planning meetings with grade level or department teacher teams to guide content focus, instructional methodologies and intervention practices.
  • Serve as instructional coach and mentor to campus teaching staff by developing and conducting model lessons, co-teaching, or observing teachers during classroom instruction. Provide timely feedback to teachers regarding lesson implementation to target areas for growth in support of student achievement.
  • Ensure that all teachers understand the TEKS and provide support in designing lessons aligned with the TEKS and district curriculum.
  • Visit classroom teachers regularly to observe content area instruction/intervention implementation and provide timely feedback regarding observations of strengths/weaknesses.
  • Mentor new teachers and teachers new to the campus/district.
  • Provide instructional coaching by assisting teachers with implementation of district curriculum, selection of instructional materials/resources, selection of intervention techniques/programs and integration of technology within the lesson design.
  • Prepare reports using available data systems to assist teachers in preparation for addressing specific TEKS that need to be spiraled within curriculum units and assist teachers with differentiation techniques for lesson design.
  • Attend professional development opportunities and district Academic Specialist meetings for the purpose of collaborating with other Title I Academic Specialists as well as learning new information, ideas and teaching strategies.
  • Collaborate with teacher teams to identify students struggling with Tier I instruction, design tutorial schedules and assist with implementation of intervention programs as determined by the SSP process.
  • Participate in data analysis discussions with administrative teams and teacher teams to determine campus strengths/weaknesses and collaborate to determine instructional focus to address campus needs.
  • Work with the district level coordinators to audit and rewrite curriculum based on student achievement data.

Leadership Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with campus administration and teacher teams to develop an instructional coaching model that will build on improving teaching and learning. The plan should follow a continuous improvement cycle that includes training, implementing and monitoring campus/district initiatives and reflecting on learning process.
  • Actively participate in campus and district decision-making processes and discussions as it relates to curriculum and instruction.
  • Inform campus and district personnel when support is needed for course content, instructional practices/resources, and coaching/mentoring issues.
  • Provide a venue for two-way communication between the campus and the central office Curriculum and Instruction Department.
  • Maintain classroom observation records and anecdotal information for periodic discussion and review. Collaborate with administrative team to identify instructional strengths and weaknesses of the campus teaching staff.
  • Actively pursue opportunities for life-long learning and professional growth.
  • Other duties as assigned by Central Office.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSBILITIES:

None

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: Maintain emotional control and objectivity under stress. Perform tasks with frequent interruptions. Prolonged and careful attention to detail. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. May require in-district travel. Prolonged use of computer. Bending, stretching, light lifting of boxes of supplies and materials. Occasional prolonged and irregular hours.

Safety: Contribute to the prevention of accidents and injuries by observing safety rules and District policy, practicing the principles and skills taught in safety training, wearing personal protective equipment as required, reporting injuries and incidences immediately to supervisor, and being proactive in the ongoing efforts to improve and maintain workplace safety.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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