Dean of Student Support

Employer
KIPP New Orleans Schools
Location
New Orleans, Louisiana
Posted
Jan 24, 2021
Closes
Jan 26, 2021
Ref
1940941113
Job Role
Student
Job Description



The Dean of Student Support Services is responsible for ensuring that all students receiving special education services receive comprehensive, compassionate, and equitable services in order to achieve significant academic gains for all of our students with IEPs.



The Special Education Achievement Manager will also be responsible for supporting Deans of Student Support and Special Education Teachers in delivering data driven high-quality special education services.



The Dean of Student Support will work collaboratively with all SST Teammates (SW, Psychologist, MTSS Coordinator and SLP), Service Providers and families to provide a strong educational program for all KIPPsters.



The Dean of Student Support will lead the implementation, and management of KNOS Special Education Program, policies, and procedures.



Key DSS Leadership Skills:



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Ability to execute consistent and effective coaching cycle with sped teachers (aligned to KNOS coaching focus)



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Ability to unpack curriculum/standards & develop backwards plans to target Sped Specific instructional needs Ability to develop urgent and targeted sped teacher & personal schedules and expectations that drives urgent academic & compliance outcomes



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Ability to analyze student achievement data (Progress Monitoring & Checkpoint/Unit) and develop strategic plans that target student/teacher gaps



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Ability to manage a team of SST Members to rigorous outcomes (Sped Teachers, Social Worker, ESL Teacher, SLP & Psychologist- in collaboration with Regional Manager)



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Ability to navigate Sped Specific & KNOS Data Platforms (SER to manage & maintain student records & Tableau & Powerschool)



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Establish & maintain organization systems for IEP Meetings & IEP Student Records maintenance (SER/Binders)



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Establish & execute system audits for IEP Meetings & Student Records (SER/Binders)



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Ability to communicate and collaborate with families to ensure deep partnership & transparency in supporting student with IEP



Ability to engage and model restorative approaches to discipline with students, families and teachers serving students with IEPs



Dean of Student Support Instructional Duties:



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Engage in observation, real-time coaching & feedback cycle for ALL Sped Teachers on Instructional Coaching caseload



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Plan, Prepare and execute weekly coaching check-ins with ALL Sped Teachers on Instructional Coaching caseload



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Review and province feedback on ALL WAGS, Modified Lesson Plans & Student Materials for ALL Sped Teachers



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Develop, maintain & audit Sped Teacher urgent schedules to ensure maximized instructional minutes aligned to IEP minutes



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Manage Sped Teachers to collect, analyze & inform Re-teach plans with progress monitoring data



Dean of Student Support Compliance Duties:



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Train case-managers on how to effectively write an IEP, Track IEP Goals & hold IEP meetings



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Attend all IEP meetings within timeline & provide feedback to case-managers on 100% of IEPs before finalizing IEPS in SER



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Develop, maintain and share IEP calendar with all key stakeholders to ensure case managers are able to execute 100% of IEP meetings in timeline



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Develop and execute cycle of bi-weekly Student Records audits & provide feedback to ALL sped Teachers to ensure clean Sped Records



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Ensure that all teachers are aware of scholars ELL, IEP and 504 accommodations and modifications.



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Collaborate w/ RTI Team to develop & monitor 504 plans & organize & communicate accommodations to all teachers, families & administrators



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Manage service providers through weekly check-ins to ensure all compliance outcomes within timeline



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Collaborate with Psychologists to meet all evaluation deadlines and remove barriers through weekly check-ins



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Collaborate with Manager of ELL & Special Programs to coordinate and manage ESL & AFS/BSP services



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Collaborate with SOL to coordinate & problem solve ongoing Special Transportation challenges (Special Transportation is owned by School based SOL)







Dean of Student Support Discipline Duties:



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Collaborate with Leadership Team to consult on and monitor suspensions of all students with IEPs & execute MDR Meeting when any students exceed 10 suspensions



Collaborate with RTI Team and write behavior Intervention plans and attend all FBA/BIP Meetings



Key Sped Compliance Leadership Responsibilities:



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10/1: 100% Sped students within jurisdiction & meet compliance requirements



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2/1 Tiered Projections: Collaborate with SL, RTI Coordinator & Psychologist to develop 2/1 Tiered Projections



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2/1: 100% Sped students within jurisdiction & meet compliance requirements



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LEAP Connect Assessment Qualifications & Administration: 100% sped st. who meet requirements qualify & complete LEAP Connect assessment



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KNOS & State Testing Accommodations, Groupings & Administration: 100% sped st. receive IEP aligned accommodations & complete all assessments



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Modification of KNOS Curriculum/Student Work: 100% sped st. receive IEP aligned modifications and accommodations in core content classes



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IEP Meetings: 100% of IEP meetings are held within timelines & all documentation is completed and organized in Students Records (SER & Binder)



Student Records: Digitize, organize & maintain compliance student records for 100% of sped students

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