Aug 14, 2019
ABOUT MERIDIAN PCS Meridian is a PreK-8th grade school located in Washington, DC’s vibrant U Street Corridor. Our 650+ students are a diverse mix of African-American, Latino, Asian, African, and White students. Almost 30% of our students are English language learners, and we have one of the largest Hispanic populations in DC charter schools. Meridian is committed to serving our local community, and one-third of our students live within a half mile of the school. We are also proud of the fact that Meridian is a school of choice for parents— all eight wards of the city are represented among our student population. Meridian’s strengths include a beautiful main campus, with nearby outdoor and recreational grounds; state of the art technology for students and teachers; updated and aligned curricula; an academic program laser-focused on student growth, achievement, and social-emotional development; extensive professional development and support for teachers and leaders; and a school culture grounded in student achievement and support. In 2015, Meridian launched a comprehensive and intensive school improvement initiative. Since then, the school has seen steady, sustained gains in student learning and achievement including: A 17.6 point gain to a 59.4 on the DC Public Charter School Board’s 100-point Performance Management Framework (PMF). This increase is the among the highest PMF score increase during this two-year period for all PS-8 charter schools. Now, Meridian is on the cusp of becoming a Tier 1 school. Two out of three students at Meridian improved their math and reading scores faster than their peers across the District of Columbia and nationally. Join us as we continue to take Meridian from good to great! For additional information about Meridian visit mpcs-dc.org . ABOUT THE POSITION The RTI (Response to Intervention) Coordinator manages the student intervention process for Tier I, II and III services. In this role, the RTI Coordinator manages the intervention program and RTI process for PK-8th grade, ensuring that teachers have the resources, training and materials needed. This includes training for teachers, regular meetings and follow ups with teachers regarding students in the RTI process, meeting with parents and school leaders and connecting between the general education teachers and the Student Support Team. The RTI Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Student Support Services. This is an 11-month position. Duties and Responsibilities: Develop and coordinate the school’s Response to Intervention (RTI) model for increasing student achievement Facilitate and support teachers’ use of classroom-based, developmentally appropriate interventions for individual children and groups of students Work with the interventionists (Reading and Math) to ensure the support that is being provided to students is impacting the student achievement Analyze data and disseminate findings related to individual students, groups of students, students in the RTI process and classrooms to positively impact achievement Manage and oversee school and classroom level data collection and progress monitoring for every tier Develop and execute training and support on effective use of school-based intervention teams, including collaboration, communication, and cohesion across various team members (administrators, teachers, counselors, SST) Collaborate with teachers individually and in grade-level teams to help interpret data, determine intervention efficacy and plan next steps of support Engage and involve parents in the RTI process and ensure effective communication is provided at every tier Model effective intervention group instruction for teachers Observe teachers instructing intervention groups and provides feedback and coaching Lead the planning and scheduling of RTI and Student Support Team (SST) meetings in coordination with the principal, support staff, parents, and instructional staff Work collaboratively with SST team to facilitate eligibility for special education when needed, in collaboration with the Director of Student Support Services Ensures that the RTI/SST adheres to legal requirements in order to protect the legal integrity of the system and students Maintain records and ensures compliance with federal, state and local guidelines and reporting requirements Perform other duties assigned by supervisor QUALIFICATIONS Ideal candidates will have the following education and experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university required. Master’s degree preferred. Three or more years of school-based experience in an urban environment preferred Knowledge of Response to Intervention, staff development and Universal Screeners for academics and behavior Ability to set priorities and adapt to change Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran’s status, or any other factor, which would constitute a violation of the D.C. Human Rights Act or other applicable laws or court order.
TenSquare Meridian Public Charter School, 13th Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA Full-time