KIPP Albany Director of Math
- Albany, NY, USA
- Department: Regional Support and Leadership
- Subject: Math
- Start Date: Immediate opening
Together with families and communities, KIPP creates joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. KIPP is a national network of tuition-free, public charter schools open to all students. There are 255 college-preparatory KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia, serving more than 100,000 students. Nationally, KIPP students are graduating four-year colleges at three times the national average for low-income students.
About KIPP Albany Public Schools
KIPP Albany launched on July 1, 2020 as the new partnership between KIPP Tech Valley Charter Schools and Albany Community Charter Schools. KIPP Albany is a unified group of schools striving towards excellence in education in the Capital Region, with 1600 students across four schools. KIPP Tech Valley Middle School (KTVM) was founded over 15 years ago in 2005. In 2018-2019, KTVM was named a Recognition School by the New York State Department of Education. KIPP Tech Valley Primary School (KTVP) opened its doors in 2016 to 100 kindergarten students, and is now fully scaled to 500 students grades K-4. KIPP Albany Community Charter Elementary (KACCE) and Middle Schools (KACCM) will continue their commitment to providing students with a nurturing and supportive environment of high expectations, love, and respect. KIPP ACCE was founded in 2006, with KIPP ACCM following in 2012 and brings a relentless focus on academic achievement and character development to their K-8 students. Additionally, KIPP Albany partners with KIPP NYC, a network of 15 schools and over 7000 students to run a strong, aligned academic program that takes advantage of our combined resources and knowledge.
The Director of Math is an essential position that drives Math achievement at KIPP Albany Public Schools. The Director of Math will report to the KIPP Albany Executive Director and receive coaching from senior members of the KIPP NYC Teaching and Learning Support (TLS) Team. The Director of Math is a member of the KIPP Albany and KIPP NYC Teaching and Learning Support (TLS) Team. The Director of Math will meet regularly with the TLS team, including monthly visits to KIPP NYC for training and development to ensure the effective implementation of the regional Math program and other Math initiatives. The Director of Math will also be expected to observe classrooms and provide feedback to KIPP Albany teachers and leaders on implementation of regional Math curriculum.
General Duties and Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Curriculum Design and Management
- Support regional math initiatives based on student and teacher practice data to deliver consistent excellent math instruction across KIPP Albany
- Draw on content knowledge and understanding of effective math instructional practices to review curriculum documents and continually evaluate curriculum implementation
- Attend weekly TLS Meetings and feedback sessions remotely and in person; monthly travel to KIPP NYC required
Assessment Design and Data Systems
- Oversee the administration of regional assessments that yield meaningful data on student math skill and content progression
- Analyze regional data in collaboration with regional leaders and school-based leaders to create action plans that promote student achievement
- Collaborate with the KIPP NYC Data and Assessment Team to manage a system for sharing assessment data results and analyses to the greater KIPP Albany teacher and leader community
- Observe instructional practices in KIPP Albany and KIPP NYC schools to identify and address curriculum design and professional development gaps
- Collaborate with school-based leaders and teachers to devise meaningful action steps that improve student outcomes
- Support school-based leaders in continually evaluating the effectiveness of the Math program overall
Professional Development for KIPP Albany
- Provide targeted coaching and professional development experiences to principals and deans to support content knowledge development and curriculum implementation and innovation
- Develop and facilitate regional professional development for teachers and leaders to ensure full implementation of curriculum and instructional initiatives across content areas
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in education and/or Math education preferred
- Minimum 3 years exemplary teacher coaching and adult management experience
- Minimum 3 years exemplary team leadership and management, including direction setting ● Deep knowledge of Math content and learning theory, current educational trends, blended learning practices, methods, research, and technology, and program planning and implementation
- Experience planning and leading engaging and effective professional development for adults
- Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop productive working relationships with multiple stakeholders across the organization
- Meticulous attention to detail with an ability to produce high quality work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
- Ability to exercise discretion and judgment with the handling of highly sensitive and confidential information
- Demonstrated passion for and a commitment to the KIPP mission for high quality public education and the character traits we value: Zest, grit, self-control, hope, love, social intelligence, gratitude, and a sense of humor.
This description is intended to describe the type of work being performed by a person assigned to this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by the employee.
KIPP Albany is an Equal Opportunity Employer. KIPP Albany is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.