Instructional Specialist

Location
Ridgeland, MS, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 08, 2021
Ref
1526
Position Type:
Support Staff/Instructional Specialist

Date Posted:
4/7/2021

Location:
Shirley D. Simmons Middle School

Date Available:
07/19/2021

Closing Date:
Until Filled



Please email your letter of interest and resume along with 3 references to Mr. Kelvin Griffin, Principal at kgriffin@madison-schools.com
QUALIFICATIONS:

• Valid Mississippi teaching license with certification in Core Subject Areas, English, Special Education, Mathematics, Science or other

• Master's Degree or Higher

• Minimum of five years teaching experience

• Must be able to work with at-risk students

REPORTS TO: Principal

SUPERVISES:

Teachers and facilitates embedded professional learning opportunities, supporting the instructional process.

JOB SUMMARY:

The basic function of this position is to lead and guide teachers in the instructional process. Engages in on-going support of positive school culture and conducive learning environments. Assists the building administrator with parent/community relations and student relations.to promote the fulfillment of their potential (intellectual, emotional, and psychological growth) so that they have the opportunity to become productive citizens in society.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Conduct teacher observations.

• Assist with interviews.

• Monitors Ez-Lesson Planner.

• Checks bi-weekly lesson plans.

• Checks for weekly grades in SAM/Active Parent.

• School webmaster: monitor teacher webpages and updates.

• Schedules and conducts professional development - Including external providers.

• Conducts teacher academy/professional development.

ü Maintains documentation.

ü Schedules summer professional development.

• Maintains documentation for Title I.

• Co-conducts or conducts leadership team meetings.

• Completes Title I schoolwide plan in coordination with school leadership team.

• Coordinates extra / supplemental learning sessions.

ü Schedules meetings with content area teachers to analyze data.

ü Creates remediation schedules for students to participate in test preparation sessions.

ü Creates schedules for seniors that include additional ACT support, time for college representatives to speak to seniors (with support from counselor/s), time to work on Edgenuity and other online resource courseware (credit recovery/makeup), etc.

• Coordinates with Assistant District Assessment Director to come and meet with staff regarding test results.

• Conducts school survey with stakeholders (teachers, students, parents, and community for school needs assessment.

• Coordinates pull-out time with district tutors to provide additional support to students scoring in the bottom quartile.

• Conducts and schedules staff meetings.

• Maintains documentation of staff meetings.

• Conducts monthly meetings with new staff.

ü Meets with new staff members during their planning periods, once a month, during the 1st semester.

ü Creates mentor assignments for new staff.

• Conducts parent-teacher conferences.

• Assists with IEP meetings.

• Edgenuity Coordinator - Credit Recovery (Secondary)

ü Meets with all students who qualify for term recovery at the beginning of each nine weeks to inform them of the opportunity to recover the term.

ü Sends home term recovery notices and permission forms to parents, and give students a copy during meetings.

ü Inputs students' information into Edgenuity and monitors student progress.

ü Provides progress checks to students and parents.

ü Sends all final scores and names to data entry at the end of the term for grade changes.

• Parent Liaison

ü Conducts parent-student conferences.

ü Conducts parent-teacher-student conferences.

• Conducts Title I parent meetings.

• Maintains Marquees and other publicity notices.

• Assists in monitoring student progress and behavior plans.

ü Documents the number of students are on target, sliding, failing.

ü Tracks progress reports, and failures.

ü Reviews report cards for honor roll, all A's, and Failures

ü Creates data walls in data rooms to track student progress.

ü Prepares notes for report cards and progress reports.

• Assists with end-of-year close out and beginning of the year opening.

• Plans for and secures instructional resources and technology.

• Maintains monthly school calendars.

• Additional duties or assignments that the principal may assign.

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on evaluation of personnel.