Director of Foundational Literacy

Employer
KIPP Texas Public Schools
Location
Austin County, Texas
Posted
Jun 11, 2021
Closes
Jun 14, 2021
Ref
2212722254
Job Description



The Director of Foundational Literacy is an exciting opportunity for an individual with deep content knowledge of literacy at the primary school level (PreK through 4th Grade) and passion for curriculum and instruction. The Director of Foundational Literacy will play a critical role at the state-level in one of KIPPs most progressive reform efforts in order to drive improved student results, including growth and achievement, college and career readiness, and closing the achievement gap.



GENERAL ROLE DESCRIPTION



* Developing and Implementing Strategy | Create a strategy for PreK-4 literacy aligned to priorities and metrics and execute plans effectively to ensure strong literacy implementation across the state.

* Curriculum Writing | Refine our current K-4 Close Reading Curriculum to align to our students needs.

* Assessments| Create high quality, aligned, standards based formative and end of cycle assessments

* Data Analysis | Regularly analyze a variety of qualitative and quantitative data at the school-, region- and state-levels to identify strengths and gaps in the curriculum itself and/or its implementation.

* Professional Development | Plan and facilitate virtual and in-person professional development on curriculum and instruction to ensure all regions are on a path to implement the curriculum with fidelity and achieve academic goals.

* Instructional Coaching | Coach and support school administrators, teachers, and regional academic teams to set, make progress towards, and achieve academic goals. This may include occasional travel to each KIPP Texas region (Houston, Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio).



KEY RESPONSIBILITIES



The Director of Foundational Literacy responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:



* Lead implementation of state literacy priorities, including but not limited to Close Reading, Guided Reading, Writing, and Foundational Literacy, and ELA curriculum across the state for grades PreK-4.

* Lead implementation of state literacy priorities, including but not limited to Close Reading, Guided Reading, Writing, and Foundational Literacy, and ELA curriculum across the state for grades PreK-4.

* Create strategy for literacy implementation, support, and coaching across matrices and teams to reach ambitious goals in literacy across the state.

* Coach, build relationships, and support to APs, SLs, teachers, and regional academics team members across the state to ensure strong implementation of literacy programs.

* Develop, manage, and lead literacy pilots across the state to innovate and try new programs, structures, and strategies; gather data and artifacts to make state-wide programmatic recommendations for further years.

* Serve as a model of instructional coaching power moves of internalization, observation and feedback, and data- driven instruction (DDI). Coach APs, SLs, and regional academics teams members across the state in the power moves when coaching in schools.

* Conduct Texas state-wide and region-specific data analysis to guide regions around intentional data driven response in instruction.

* Plan and lead virtual and in-person literacy professional development for literacy coaches and teachers including lesson internalization, module internalization, and responding to data.

* Coach, build relationships, and support principals, assistant principals, teachers, and regional academics teams across the state to ensure strong implementation of and solicit feedback of the curriculum.

* Collaborate with other KIPP Texas academics teams (student support services, assessment & achievement) to ensure curriculum and supporting materials are accessible for ALL students, including special education and ESL/ELL students.

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