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Assistant Principal of Special Education
Here's what you need to know:
KIPP New Jersey
Newark & Camden, NJ
Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
Organization: KIPP New Jersey
Contact: Leadership Recruiter
We’re looking for an Assistant Principal of Special Education for the 2018-19 school year. The Learning Specialist Coordinator / AP of Special Education leads the campus-based special education departments in providing high-quality special education programming. The LSC / AP, along with the Director of Special Education and School Leader, carries out KNJ’s vision for world-class special education services. The LSC / AP directly manages the special education team and is in constant communication with the school community as a whole. The goal at all of our campuses is for them to run efficient and effective programming for all students with disabilities so that they can meet their individual potential.Here's what you'll be doing:
Nice to Haves:
- Team Leadership: Build a strong special education team characterized by trust, investment in goals and ownership.
- Content Expertise: Execute the vision for special education by working through a diverse team of teachers and service providers; Co-chair the child study team to manage the special education eligibility process; Work alongside the regional team to execute next steps based on student population and need (this includes instructional coaching, programmatic planning and compliance management).
- Oversee RTI process within school and in partnership with regional leadership, ensure that related services/ESL services are happening and effective
- People Leadership & Performance Management: Work with members of teacher cohort to set individual goals based on school wide goals and student achievement data ; manage the performance of teachers to get outcomes for kids through O3s, observation/feedback, and professional development; Conduct weekly O3s with each member of teacher cohort focused on instructional strategies, content, feedback based on observations and holding them accountable to goals; Conduct regular classroom observations of members of teacher cohort
- Instructional Culture Leadership: Conduct weekly walkthroughs focused on identifying strengths and weaknesses for the department as a whole in order to spread best practice and action plan, conduct weekly O3s with the school leader focused on outcomes of students with special needs; uphold school leader’s vision for school culture and hold teachers and students accountable to expectations (this includes coaching around culture).
- Collaborate as a member of the school leadership team and regional leadership team to meet school goals: Conduct weekly conversations with the school leadership team focused on student achievement data for focus grade levels and ensure that there are clear next steps and strategies to drive student outcomes; attend monthly regional AP PD; provide input to school leader on vision and goals.
Need more reasons to work here?
Student Focus: Belief that all students, regardless of background, have the ability to go to and through college; demonstrated commitment to the school’s unique community
Achievement Orientation: Demonstrated student achievement results in own classroom and from teachers that he/she manages
Cultural Competence: Demonstrated ability to create inclusive environments that honors and supports a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives
Instructional Leadership: Adept at data analysis and strong content knowledge; ability to extract meaningful insights and actions from data
High Expectations: Sets and upholds high expectations for students academically and behaviorally
Backbone and heart
Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
- Certification in Special Education
In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP New Jersey offers a comprehensive benefits plan, a subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, and a laptop (Woot! Woot!), as well as subsidized travel for teammates commuting from the New York area. And 100% of KIPP New Jersey employees agree we have the best kids in the nation. So there’s that. About KIPP New Jersey
KIPP New Jersey schools are part of the nationally recognized “Knowledge Is Power Program” non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students. 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 teach over 5,100 students in grades K-12 in Newark and Camden. 92% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced price meals.
KIPP New Jersey alumni earn college degrees at more than 3.5 times the national average for students from low-income families. By offering highly effective educators with strong bonds to families, more time in school learning, services that support a variety of student needs, and a culture focused on achievement, our students are on the path to and through college. Visit KIPPNJ.org to learn more.