Vacancy for the 2023-2024 School Year
- Master's degree from an accredited college or university
- Valid Supervisor's Certificate
- At least 5 years of successful teaching experience in a PreK-12 setting with demonstrated student achievement gains
- Track record of success with consistently producing dramatic student achievement gains in the classroom, school, or district
- At least 2 years of experience in a school-based or central office leadership role focused on instructional leadership, curriculum, professional development, coaching, and/or evaluation with demonstrated results of strong performance in the role
- History of effectively coaching both new and experienced teachers towards improving their ability to deliver outstanding instruction
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups and effectively communicate, both orally and in writing
- Effective summative performance evaluation rating for the current or most recent school-based position
- Comfort and fluency with the Microsoft Office suite , Google, and entering data into online software systems
- Track record and experience with data-driven decision-making, grounded in the use of staff performance and student achievement data
- A valid driver's license as well as current insurance and vehicle with valid registration
- Required criminal history background check, physical and proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to work in the U.S.
- Experience with the Science of Reading
- Experience working with low-income students in an urban school
- Experience with teaching specific student populations, as demonstrated by?
a. Teacher of English, Teacher of Reading, Teacher of Supplemental Reading and Math, Reading Specialist; or
b. Teacher of English as a Second Language; or
c. 3 years of successful teaching coach experience with demonstrated academic outcomes for at risk populations.
The Senior Lead Educator will work closely with School Leaders and other district level employees to ensure that students receive outstanding instruction in the classroom. The Senior Lead Educator holds a critical position as an instructional and evaluative leader in the district and will work closely with various central office departments to ensure all school-based staff and students are set up for success. The Senior Lead Educator will serve as a key district leader and will be responsible for making the Superintendent's instructional vision for change in alignment with the district's goals and strategic plan.
PERFORMANCE OF DUTIES:
- Supports Principal to train, manage, supervise, and coach school-based staff with a focus on providing actionable, concrete feedback
- Evaluates the progress of all school-based staff in accordance with state and district approved models and procedures
- Collects, analyzes, shares and uses data to drive school-wide academic progress
- Monitors, supports, and develops staff instructional learning experiences through targeted, results-oriented professional development experiences
- Ensures the curriculum is aligned with NJSLS and implemented with fidelity to include pacing guides/agendas
- Works with Principal and teachers to develop, manage and implement school level and individual performance goals
- Assists Principals with review of lesson and unit plans
- Supports Principals in drafting and implementing School Improvement Plans as needed
- Collaborates with other central office staff to align resources and interventions on evaluation and coaching of instructional staff
- Supports Principal with accurate, rigorous, and high-quality implementation of the Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching Evaluation Model specific to content area(s)
- Maintains detailed observation records, assesses teacher performance accurately based on evidence collected in alignment with rubric rating profiles and clearly captures areas of strength and growth during each observation.
- Provides focused, timely, and rigorous post observation feedback.
- Guides and informs the crafting and communication of district-wide professional development strategy and priorities in alignment with the districts instructional vision in close collaboration with the Office of Curriculum and Instruction and other district leaders.
- Collaborates with professional development specialists and school leaders to ensure that all new teachers are supported according to the district new teacher mentor plan.
- Provides frequent, non-evaluative observation and coaching outside of the formal evaluation system.
- Provides model lessons when necessary and runs individual or small group professional development for teachers focused on instructional growth areas including (but not limited to): instructional planning, assessment norming, content delivery, maximizing instructional time, and building a positive classroom community
- Conducts district-wide professional development for teachers
- Implements innovative best in field strategies for coaching and job-embedded individualized professional development for teachers aligned with development areas identified through the evaluation process, including modeling, practice, role plays, cueing, and other high-impact approaches aimed towards rapidly improving the quality of instruction
- Supports the Principal in implementing progressive intervention, drafting corrective action plans, and holding teachers accountable to rapidly improve performance
- Ensures that all teachers have high quality student growth objectives (SGOs)
- Will be required to support projects and initiatives in other divisions and departments throughout the district on an as-needed basis including but not limited to filling in for school based absences.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
WEAA Staff, 12 Months