KIPP Colorado Schools

Denver, CO

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2020-21 School Year
Subject:  
Grade: 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Organization: KIPP Colorado Schools
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Literacy Interventionist (Secondary)

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KIPP Colorado Schools

Denver, CO

Type: Instructional
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2020-21 School Year
Subject:  
Grade: 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Organization: KIPP Colorado Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact:  
Email:

Job Description:
Literacy Interventionist
 
At KIPP Colorado Schools, all students will learn and achieve.
KIPP Colorado Schools is part of the national KIPP network of tuition-free, open enrollment college-preparatory public charter schools dedicated to preparing students from underserved communities for success in college and life.
Who we are:  KIPP Colorado Schools is a network of six high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools. We educate students in grades 9-12 at KIPP Denver Collegiate High School and KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy, grades 5-8 at KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy and KIPP Northeast Denver Middle School, grades ECE-fourth at KIPP Northeast Elementary and  students in ECE-3, ECE-4, and kindergarten at KIPP Sunshine Peak Elementary.
What we do: We set clearly defined and measurable high expectations for academic achievement and conduct in order to create and reinforce a culture of achievement and support. We know that every student is different and we personalize learning based on a student’s needs, skills, and interests. 
How we do it: Great schools require great teachers and school leaders. We empower our educators to lead school teams, and we invest in training to help them grow as professionals. Our schools provide a safe, structured, and nurturing environment with minimal distractions and more time for both academics and extra-curriculars, so our students love school and maximize their learning.
 Why it matters: Great education transforms lives. At KIPP Colorado Schools, teachers, students, and families are all united around the same goal: college and a choice-filled life. We believe that an excellent college-preparatory education will set students up for success in whatever life path they choose. Through collective hard work and commitment, KIPP students complete college at a rate that is above the national average for all students and four times higher than that of students from similar economic backgrounds.
 
About the Literacy Interventionist Role: The Literacy Interventionist is the instructional leader on campus responsible for driving the literacy mission of a KIPP Colorado school by developing and executing programs that enable students to make 1.5-2.0 years of academic growth each academic year. The Literacy Interventionist will manage and organize the school’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) program for reading, stay current with best practices for literacy instruction to educate staff, create and teach intervention groups, and support English Language Learners. This is a full-time position and will report directly to the school leader. The Literacy Interventionist will work to implement the KIPP Colorado Instructional Vision for English Language Arts, PreK–12. The position is a 10-month academic position.
 
 
Key responsibilities related to reading intervention include, but are not limited to:

 
Assessment/Goal Setting/Progress Monitoring
  • Coordinate and facilitate the school’s literacy intervention programming
    • Coordinate literacy assessment and data collection for all students
    • Interpret all results to determine targeted grouping and programming for students and manage the school-, teacher-, and student-facing goal setting process for reading growth and proficiency
    • Schedule push-/pull-out support with English-language arts teachers for students who require literacy remediation
    • Frequently communicate with key stakeholders, and the entire staff when appropriate, the progress students have made in reading
    • Plan, prepare, and deliver rigorous Tier 2 and Tier 3 reading intervention classes, specifically targeting students’ reading needs (decoding, fluency, comprehension, etc.) and supporting English Language Learners (ELLs)
    • Work closely with Learning Support teachers to provide learning materials, resources, and support in order to differentiate instruction in core classes
 
Lead Reading Intervention with Students and Support other Staff Members with Intervention
  • Execute targeted research-based reading instruction daily with students
  • Provide targeted professional development to staff members participating in reading intervention
  • Provide coaching to staff members who are participating in intervention programming.
Additional Literacy Duties
  • Frequently communicate with key stakeholders, and the entire staff when appropriate, the progress students have made in reading
  • Coordinate and facilitate the school’s independent reading program
  • Other duties as assigned by school leader
 
Additional Duties
  • Manage English Language Development programming
  • Team with other Literacy Interventionists and members of the Data and Academics Team to build out vertically- and horizontally-aligned programming and act as a professional learning community
  • Other duties, such as meeting Denver Public Schools and READ Act compliance requirements, as determined by the school leader
 
Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree required
  • Strong preference for candidates with prior experience in a charter school environment
  • ELL, Special Education, or Reading Specialist experience and training preferred
  • Specialized advanced training in reading preferred
  • At least 4 years of literacy teaching experience preferred
  • Expertise assessing reading levels based on fluency and comprehension
  • Training and experience with MTSS/Response to Intervention and research-based reading interventions
  • Knowledge of best practices in reading comprehension and decoding instruction to diverse learners
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to manage the ambiguity and multiple priorities inherent in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Proactive problem-solver who demonstrates initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and build relationships across teams
  • Strong work ethic coupled with an enthusiastic and passionate approach to one’s work
  • Commitment to the belief that all students can learn and to the mission of educational equity
 
This position will begin for the 2020-21 school year. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Employee benefits include medical, dental, participation in PERA, and a paid time-off package.

 
KIPP Colorado Schools is dedicated to equal employment opportunities and fair labor practices. KIPP Colorado Schools, KIPP Denver Collegiate High School, KIPP Northeast Denver Middle School, KIPP Northeast Elementary, KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy, KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy and KIPP Sunshine Peak Elementary provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications, and the ability to perform a job without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religious creed, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, legally protected medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, or on any other basis made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. It is our policy to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment or bias based upon these grounds.