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Secondary School Special Education Achievement Director

Company: KIPP
Location: Newark
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

About KIPP New Jersey

KIPP New Jersey is part of the nationally recognized "Knowledge Is Power Program" network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students for success in college and in life. In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark's South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to educate over 7,738 students in grades K-12 across 15 schools in Newark and Camden. More than 90% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced meals.

By 2025, KIPP New Jersey will have fifteen schools in Newark and seven in Camden providing a world-class education to over 11,600 students. To learn more, visit www.kippnj.org.

Job Description

The Secondary School Special Education Achievement Director is responsible for driving academic results by improving teacher and leader capacity to implement KIPP secondary special education supports in our academic programs.

Metrics of performance will be tied to goals set around the disparity in student achievement between disabled and non-disabled peers.

Job Description:

Coach and develop secondary School Leaders and Assistant Principals in developing content knowledge and instructional leadership capacity in Special Education inclusion and resource programming.

  • Engage in coaching & strategy sessions with Assistant Principals to support with curriculum internalization, data analysis, response to data analysis, planning teacher coaching experiences, etc.
  • Co-plan, observe/feedback, model coaching and professional development experiences for APs as needed.
  • Collaborate with School Leaders on the development of their Assistant Principals, and on driving initiatives that will improve academic outcomes for kids in our secondary schools.
    Lead professional development for teachers and leaders, aligned to the KIPP academic program, standards, curriculum, and assessments.
    • Engage in coaching & strategy sessions with Assistant Principals of Special Education to support with curriculum internalization, data analysis, response to data analysis, planning teacher coaching experiences, etc.
    • Co-plan, observe/feedback, model coaching and professional development experiences for APs as needed.
      Adapt and/or create curriculum and assessments to meet the demands of local context.
      • Develop a vision and curricular model for replacement ELA and math instruction at KIPP TEAM & Family
      • Determine the appropriate supports in Science and Social Studies curricula
      • Preview and review KIPP NJ & KIPP Miami ELA & math curricula and make modifications based on local context and requirements, as well as the data-based needs of students in each region.
      • Create curricular science and social studies supports as needed, with support and guidance from T&L team.
        Collaborate with the network T&L TEAM, Regional Special Education TEAMs, Room 9/10/11 on network and region-wide initiatives.
        • Engage in weekly TEAM meetings and other events.
        • Engage in other related projects as needed, e.g. school walk-throughs, network-wide professional development sessions, etc.

          Qualifications

          Must-Haves:
          • At least 2 years experience in an instructional leadership capacity
          • Experience with a constructivist instructional model
          • Strong coaching skills
          • Exceptional content knowledge in Special Education
          • Ability to build relationships, impact & influence, and motivate action

            Additional Information

            Compensation & Benefits
            In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP NJ offers a full comprehensive benefits plan, including health care, retirement, an optional subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, a school laptop and transportation benefits for TEAMmates commuting into New Jersey from the New York City area.

            KIPP New Jersey / KIPP Miami is an equal opportunity employer

Keywords: KIPP, Newark , Secondary School Special Education Achievement Director, IT / Software / Systems , Newark, New Jersey

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