Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Interventionist (2022-23)
- Houston, TX, USA
- Department: School-based Support
- Start Date: Next year opening
KIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 59 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is to create 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.
Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.
KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. 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 communities.
Duties and Essential Job Functions:
All responsibilities below are to support the bulk of your work, which on a day-to-day basis will be spent analyzing student data and leading 1:1 or small group instruction.
Ensuring student success and progress through:
Utilizes curriculum and instruction correlated to the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA).
Works with Teaching and Learning and other Agency partners to develop and refine college prep curriculum.
Utilizes best practices in regard to classroom management in the classroom or in an online setting to foster student persistence and success.
Offers students opportunities for one-on-one instruction and counseling.
Collaborates closely with other Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Interventionists and other appropriate personnel to maximize benefits for each individual student.
Maintain progress monitoring of completion of coursework through equitable grading practices.
Participate in district professional development related to job and attend meetings, trainings, and professional development as required outside of designated schedule
High School Transition Support
Monitor student success on TSIA interim assessments.
Work with DAP to assist TSIA test facilitation dates
Support leadership with building a student culture of achievement through investment, rewards, and activities
Support leadership with faculty reward programs and activities related to the culture of achievement
Manage projects as determined by the School Leader and Director
Be a model for clear communication and follow through
Work with advisors/designated staff to create a clear and coherent program that leads to improved student progress in all areas
Monitor overall academic progress for students enrolled in TSI course
Closely monitor TSI course participants to ensure that cohorts are on track to be TSI met.
Collaborate with designated staff to…
Empower students to set goals and increase motivation
Ensure students can articulate their TSI goals and areas of opportunity
Host parent events such as workshops, student-led parent conferences, open houses, or other events that support TSI knowledge
Ensure parents know the benefits of how being TSI met influences their students college aspirations
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Ability to establish rapport with families and children
Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative
Ability to work both on broad-based strategy and everyday details
Ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internal and external to the district
Independent, self-starter with a strong focus on student development and a passion for working with underserved student populations and their families
Proven written and verbal communication skills with all levels of management, both internal and external to the district
Strong organizational and planning skills
Possession of a passionate and loving attitude toward all children
Possession of a belief in inquiry-based learning and constructivist methods
Possession of a sense of urgency to do whatever it takes to assure that every student gets to and through college
Commitment to the vision, mission, values and goals of KIPP Texas
Motivation to grow as an educational professional
Desire to implement curriculum, instruction, and assessment that is cutting-edge based on educational research
Willingness to be an active member of a professional learning community focused on action research within the school and the classroom
Responsiveness; Follow-up and follow-through with students, families, and faculty members is essential
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
Proficiency using computers, printers, copy machines, and fax machines
Ability to travel throughout the district and the city
Valid Texas Driver license with appropriate insurance coverage
Required Education and/or Experience:
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
Prior experience as a highly effective teacher in Mathematics or Reading.
Must be considered highly-qualified based on NCLB guidelines, if applicable
Preferred Education and/or Experience:
8-12 ELAR Teacher
ACT preparation teacher
TSI preparation teacher
Compensation and Benefits:
As a full time KIPP Texas employee you are eligible to participate in all KIPP Texas’ benefit plans. KIPP Texas offers a robust variety of benefits choices, including medical, dental, and vision options, as well as life insurance, fertility, and disability plans starting as low as $25/month.
KIPP provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability
The Texas Success Initiative Interventionist will be funded directly from the Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief (ESSER) grants awarded by the Texas Education Agency under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (ESSER II) and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ESSER III). This position will be funded solely (100%) from the ESSER II and III allocation for direct expenses through September 30, 2023, and may continue to be funded through September 30, 2024, depending upon the availability of ESSER grant funds. At the end of the grant period this position may be eliminated unless other sources of funds are secured to maintain this position or a similar position. The employee must sign this job description acknowledging receipt of the job description and signing their acknowledgement that this position is grant funded and is temporarily aligning with the terms of the grant period.