Director of MTSS (for the 2021-22 school year)
We are interested in adding relentlessly positive, high capacity people, who have high expectations for themselves and their students and who will settle for nothing less than making a life changing, life altering impact.
Please do not apply without prior classroom teaching experience!
We are looking for an individual who has a strong set of experiences and is committed, passionate, dedicated, and relentless about changing lives. Our elementary teachers in grades K,1,2,3 plan and deliver instruction for self-contained classrooms and grades 4,5,6,7 take a more specialized (ELA/Math/Social Studies/STEM) approach.
This role functions as a key member of the school staff and the position leads all efforts around a multi-tiered system of instruction, assessment, and intervention that is designed to help students meet their achievement and behavior goals. You are responsible for overall MTSS program management, both academic and behavior (with an MTSS behavior coordinator), leadership of the MTSS team (mtss coordinator, multiple interventionists, ELL teacher). You will work cooperatively with colleagues, families, and students towards establishing and maintaining a robust academic and behavior intervention program.
Utilizing a variety of tools, create and maintain both individual student data and aggregate school-wide academic data. This data includes everything related to student academic achievement and likely includes: STEP, Lexile, math fluency data. Be able to share general school-wide results/trends as well as specific individual student analysis. Develop and share with students/parents/colleagues; areas of school-wide focus and individual student focus on a regular cadence.
Research, develop, teach and deploy research-based strategies, materials, and techniques to support all students in classrooms using MTSS in small groups (tier 1) and all other students who are experiencing learning difficulties (tier 2/3).
Develop “early warning system” to identify students at risk of academic difficulties. Coordinate and facilitate the successful implementation of academic interventions for students at risk of not meeting grade level or end of course standards using a tiered system of support.
Along with MTSS team; assist and support classroom teachers in addressing student learning gaps using the Multi-Tiered system framework by: developing, documenting, and maintaining ongoing student academic plans.
Provide interventions to students that are progress-monitored through on-going assessments.
Train, coach and lead academic MTSS team (and teachers) to develop, implement, and sustain a coherent system of interventions consistent with the MTSS framework. The team will initially consist of:
· K-1 interventionist
· 2-3 interventionist
· 4-5 interventionist
· 6-8 interventionist
· ELL teacher
· MTSS Behavior Coordinator (lead and direct to execute all behavior related MTSS plans)
Develop and implement structures for collaboration with academic stakeholders (teachers, parents, students).
Lead the planning, implementation and evaluation of new programs and/or the modification of existing programs to meet the unique learning needs of students, including the development of additional pathways for student learning.
Plan and lead MTSS specific meetings and staff wide professional development. Communicate information to all stakeholders.
Research and coordinate the selection of instructional/program materials and resources associated with MTSS. Oversee the process for adopting instructional materials. Conduct program reviews, develop new programs and revise MTSS frameworks as needed.
Provide individual and small group instruction as necessary.
Serve as a liaison to administrators, teachers, counselors, school social worker, families.
Problem solve with teachers on issues regarding struggling students to identify antecedents of poor academic achievement and develop plans to bring students to a minimum of grade level achievement.
Collaborate with the academic team to monitor academic needs in classrooms and create/document plans for success. Support IEP/504 meetings with research and information.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge and experience in implementing or coaching Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).
Knowledge of and ability to articulate and achieve alignment around the goals, objectives, and outcomes for the MTSS program.
Experience and knowledge of academic and behavior interventions to support high quality instruction for all students and to meet student’s individual needs.
Ability to work independently and to contribute as a team member.
Ability to analyze data and modify approaches accordingly.
Experience with measurement tools for various levels of assessment; including adaptive and curriculum-based measurement.
Ability to guide staff in delivering instruction to beginning readers incorporating core, supplemental, and intervention program materials and screening, diagnostic, and outcome assessments.
Ability to work collaboratively within / across departments to build relationships among stakeholders in order to support the implementation of an MTSS model.
Knowledge and experience implementing Wilson Reading Program, Fountas & Pinnell’s Leveled Literacy Intervention, STEP Assessment, and Lexile Assessment (preferred)
ELL endorsement (preferred)
Minimum of an college degree required.
Experience working with young children in a school setting.
Must be able to successfully pass a background check.