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Resource Teacher-AVID Coordinator (10-month) - New Town HS -1.0 FTE

Baltimore City Public Schools-1
Baltimore, MD, US
Closing date
Aug 14, 2021

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Administrator, Specialist / Coordinator, Teaching, English / Reading / Language Arts Teacher
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JOB TITLE : Resource Teacher-AVID Coordinator (10-month) - New Town High School

REPORTS TO : Principal

DEFINITION : The primary role of the school-based resource teacher is to provide in-house expertise, service, and support in curriculum implementation for the school. Provides a variety of services to include professional development, data analysis, and planning for instruction to support the academic programs. The position will lead the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) site team; maintain communication with parents, students, administration, content area teachers, department chairs, school counselors, and professional development teachers regarding the AVID program and its potential to impact students' school-wide. Serves as the program's liaison to the Office of College and Career Readiness. Performs other duties as assigned.


Coordinates school-wide AVID program implementation and serves as the program's liaison with the Office of College and Career Readiness. Ensures AVID curriculum aligns with the systems strategic plan.

Leads and plans site team meetings with administrative staff, school counselors, department chairs, elective teachers, content teachers, professional development teachers, students, parents, and community members.

Serves as instructional leader sharing AVID methodologies and Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading (WICOR) strategies school-wide.

Manages the program, AVID elective teachers, other site team members, tutors, and AVID students.

Recruits and interviews students. Analyzes and monitors student data and progress. Writes reports, maintains documentation, and annually compiles the AVID Certification Self-Study e-binder for AVID certification.

Creates advertising material to promote AVID. Collects, maintains, and inputs data as required by the National AVID Center.

Establishes rapport with tutors grounded in mutual respect and trust. Trains and supervises AVID tutors.

Initiates and expands connections with colleges and universities. Arranges for speakers from local colleges/universities and community leaders.

Maintains the AVID budget for supplies and materials and ensures funds for the AVID College Field Trip Initiative.

Advises students and fosters community relations. Plans and presents parent nights, Family Fun nights, and AVID informational sessions. Maintains and updates social media and websites.

Monitors AVID student progress and utilizes AVID probationary process, as needed.

Mentors and co-plans with AVID elective teachers. Facilitates requests from other teachers to model AVID teaching techniques. Demonstrates effective classroom management and discipline.

Organizes field trips to colleges/universities and places of historical, cultural, educational, and professional interest for all AVID elective classes.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Education, Training and Experience :
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in a field related to the assignment, plus three years of successful teaching experience which includes experience in planning and implementing professional development. Master's degree preferred.

AVID Center Certification and experience as an AVID elective teacher or AVID site team coordinator is preferred.

Licenses and Certificates :
Possession of, or eligibility for, a Maryland Professional Certificate is required.

Maryland Advanced Professional certificate preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :
Strong curriculum content.
Knowledge of effective instructional practices in elementary/middle; demonstration of strong communication and human relations skills; demonstration of effective organization and communication skills; demonstration of strong computer/technology skills.


The work of the Resource Teacher is performed in both office and classroom environments. In the office, work includes the operation of office equipment and personal computers. In the classroom, work involves instructional practice and interactions with students, staff.

FLSA Status : Exempt

Eligible for membership in the Maryland State Retirement System.

Created: 7/2020

This document describes the duties and responsibilities of a position. It shall not be held to exclude duties not referenced nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.

Application Instructions
Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
  • Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with the Baltimore County Public Schools, and a separate completed application must be submitted for each position and location in which you are interested.
  • Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors.. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc will not be accepted.
  • Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
  • Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.
Before you can be considered for employment, you MUST have the following items attached to your application:
  • A copy of your TEACHER CERTIFICATION. (if applicable)
  • A copy of your TRANSCRIPTS.
  • A copy of your PRAXIS or other state test scores.
  • A copy of your MARYLAND IN-SERVICE COURSE SLIPS. (if applicable)
Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $ 100.00. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
  • Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
  • If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
  • Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
  • Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
  • All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefits session.
  • Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9600 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 118, Baltimore, MD 21220 (443-809-4360).

Contact Information

Tiffany Harris
Secondary Staffing Team
6901 Charles Street, E Building
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 443-809-6009
Fax: 410-296-0568

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