The Academic Content Liaison - Early Learning position designs, plans, develops, and oversees the implementation of instructional strategies for school-based kindergarten instruction. Working in collaboration with the ILED and Chief of Schools, plans and administers instructional support programs to ensure successful academic programming. Plans and delivers professional development to Kindergarten teachers staff to improve knowledge and competency in academic subjects. Provides technical assistance to principals and teachers in the expansion and refinement of scientifically researched practices.
- Provides functional direction to school-based Kindergarten Teachers.
- Defines and outlines the operating procedures for achieving academic program goals in Literacy.
- Provides support to the Principal and Kindergarten staff in the achievement of literacy academic goals and objectives and to increase their effectiveness in implementing the Kindergarten literacy program.
- Works with principals and teachers to implement grade-level instructional strategies.
- Introduces educational innovations and communicates information regarding objectives of educational initiatives.
- Monitors and provides feedback to the Instructional Leadership Executive Director (ILED) regarding overall kindergarten instructional performance of Community Learning Network (CLN).
- Observes and evaluates instructional practices, makes recommendations for improvements, and develops and implements support strategies for achieving those improvements.
- Develops, designs and implements staff development programs for kindergarten literacy teachers.
- Plans and delivers professional development activities that provide principals and literacy Kindergarten teachers with knowledge and skills needed to help students meet City Schools and State academic standards.
- Master’s degree in Special Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Early Childhood or related field from an accredited college or university.
- Maryland State Department of Education Advanced Professional Certificate in Special Education, Early Childhood Special Education or related field; dual certification as a regular educator is a plus.
- Three years of successful teaching experience with young students (Kindergarten or below) with disabilities; administrative or supervisory experience related to programs for early childhood students with special needs is a plus.
- Knowledge of developmental milestones and knowledge of early childhood literacy and math content.
- Knowledge of classroom structures and strategies that support early childhood students.
- Knowledge of effective early childhood assessment tools.
- Knowledge of Federal, State and local special education mandates.