Immediate Reading Interventionist for KIPP Connect Middle School

  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Full-time
  • Specific Subject: Reading
  • Department: Teacher
  • Grade Level: Middle
  • Subject: English Language Arts, Reading
  • Start Date: Immediate opening

Company Description

KIPP Texas Public Schools is a nonprofit public charter school network, dedicated to preparing students in educationally underserved communities for college success and choice-filled lives. Today, KIPP Texas operates 59 public charter schools educating over 31,100 students across four regions – Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. KIPP schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income families.

Job Description

Every member of the Team & Family at KIPP Texas Public Schools plays a critical role in ensuring our students are on the path to get to and through college. Our educators are passionate advocates for their students and their families, working tirelessly to ensure that our students have access to opportunity. As a Reading Interventionist you ensure teachers have the tools, resources and support necessary to develop our students as readers You are dedicated to constant learning and proactively provide academic and cultural support to your school and team.

Responsibilities 

  • Provide initial and ongoing training and consultation to general-education teachers for implementation of Tier I and Tier II supports.

  • Support data reviews to assist teachers in making tier placement decisions.

  • Support teachers in RTI data collection and record-keeping.

  • Coach and support a small cohort of teachers 

  • Develop and implement Tier II and Tier III interventions and supports through small group instruction. Design systems and tools to measure the effectiveness of the support.

  • Develop and maintain a calendar to ensure timely data analysis and student reviews.

  • Secure and share resources necessary for Student Intervention Plan development and direct student supports.

  • Collaborate with campus and district Special Education teams as needed for student referrals. Attend multi-disciplinary team meetings as needed.

  • Other related duties as assigned.

  • Facilitate the development of character and community in the classroom.

  • Help shape and develop a school-wide atmosphere that best suits the needs of our students, teachers, and families.

  • Communicate students' progress toward realizing academic and character development goals with families and teachers on a regular basis.

Qualifications

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (required); Master's preferred

  • At least 2 years of teaching experience required; 5 years preferred

  • Experience coaching or supporting teachers to implement instructional strategies (preferred)

  • Experience teaching students from educationally underserved communities (preferred)

  • Experience working with English Language Learners (preferred)

  • Strong ability to collect and analyze data to make instructional decisions

  • Familiarity with a wide variety of research-based interventions and resources

  • Current valid Texas Teaching Certification (or willingness to achieve certification)*

  • Reading Specialist Certification preferred


*Applicants currently pursuing a certification may apply before certification is received. All certifications must be acquired and on file with KIPP Texas before the end of the first year of employment.

Competencies:

  • Unwavering commitment to KIPP Texas mission, students, families, and community

  • Strong record of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with minority and low-income students

  • Strong desire to teach an academically intense curriculum and commit to an extended school day, week, and year

  • Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional; offer and receive constructive feedback

  • Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Texas students

Additional Information

KIPP Connect Middle School is in  south west side of Houston located at 6700 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77074

Compensation and Benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary scale, a part of KIPP Texas’ competitive benefits options, KIPP offers all employees an $0 HMO plan for the employee only. In addition to our $0 plan, KIPP provides a $600 employer contribution towards a Health Savings Account and a variety of other supplemental benefits such as Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc.

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