The Instructional Coach / Coordinator of Early Childhood Education position at Bridges PCS oversees curriculum, assessment, teacher professional development and the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) program at the early childhood (pre-K3, pre-K 4 and Kindergarten) level. The Bridges Early Childhood program is currently serving 157 students in grades pre-K 3 - Kindergarten. The Early Childhood Education / MTSS Coordinator is part of the Instructional Leadership Team. This is a 12 month position. REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in early childhood education or a related field, Master's degree preferred. 5 years or more of experience with early childhood education, programming, coaching and teaching. Familiarity with the MTSS approach to academic and/or behavior support. Proficiency in analyzing student achievement data and using it to inform instructional choices. Superior ability to coach staff members with a variety of skill sets and educational experiences. Excellent English oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, community members, and staff members. Strong skills in partnering with other team members, community and families stakeholders. Commitment to meeting the needs of a diverse student population. Commitment to his/her own learning. Excellent time-management skills and attention to details. Passion for urban public schools. High level of professional and ethical standards. SUMMARY: The ideal candidate has experience teaching early childhood education and coaching teachers in a diverse school setting. Bridges is seeking a candidate who exhibits superior organizational and communication skills; is compassionate; can provide effective collaborative and open-minded leadership; is flexible and team-oriented with a collaborative approach to working with colleagues, administrators, and parents. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Manage all aspects of the early childhood curriculum, including training teachers on curriculum resources and expectations, maintaining classroom and school-wide resources and ensuring that teachers are able to use the curriculum tools to deliver high quality instruction. Provide regular professional development to teachers through observation feedback, lesson plan feedback, monthly coaching meetings and monthly professional development workshops. Provide targeted coaching and support to teachers who are struggling with instruction and/or classroom management. Manage assessments and analysis of student achievement data. Oversee outside testers who support quarterly and/or yearly assessments. Conduct data team meetings with teachers and coach them to use data to inform instruction and intervention. Report assessment results to the Instructional Leadership Team and other stakeholders. Provide training and coaching for Literacy Lab cohort staff. Manage all aspects of the MTSS program, including identifying students in need of intervention, communicating with families, creating intervention plans, analyzing intervention results and planning next steps. Assist with organizing hiring events for Early Childhood staff. Coordinate with members of the Instructional Leadership Team to ensure the academic program is of the highest quality and all students are successful. Represent the school as a subject matter expert in contact with OSSE, PCSB, federal agencies and non-profit organizations. Engage parents and families in their students' learning and act as an ambassador for the school in the community. Contribute productively to the school as a whole. Attend and participate in school events outside of regular school hours. Other duties as assigned. SALARY & BENEFITS Salary is based on educational level, certification(s), and years of experience. Employees will be contracted yearly. Employment Agreements will be renewed according to evaluations and staff interest. Health benefits (medical & dental), disability insurance, and a retirement plan: 401-(k) or the continuation of the DCPS retirement plan. To ensure safety for all students, all staff members may be fingerprinted. Background checks will be conducted on all school staff prior to their service as employees. Bridges is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, religion, age, color, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Spanish-speakers and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Position Type: Full-time
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Classroom Teacher > Preschool
Classroom Teacher > Early Childhood Welcome to Bridges Public Charter School!
Washington DC, Ward 4 is a residential area that is culturally diverse. Learn more about us...Job Requirements
- At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
- Master degree preferred
- Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
- Olivia Smith
- 1250 Taylor Street NW
- Washington, District of Columbia 20011