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Assistant Principal of Special Services at KIPP Denver Collegiate High School (23/24)

Company: KIPP Colorado
Location: Denver
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

About the Assistant Principal of Special Services Role:The Assistant Principal of Special Services reports to the Principal and is a member of the Campus Leadership Team. In support of the mission of KIPP Colorado, the Assistant Principal of Special Services is responsible for leading and building capacity in academic leaders and teachers to implement and continuously develop exceptional instruction, a strong focus on results and continuous improvement, and a culture of consistent and high expectations. The Assistant Principal of Special Services works with the Principal and key stakeholders to set the vision for student special services with respect to services and programming for students with IEPs ,504 plans, MTSS, and mental health supports, establish strong progress monitoring practices, and invest and develop capacity within others to ensure the support of all learners across the school. The Assistant Principal of Special Services works from the belief that excellent schools develop and sustain the capacity of teachers and leaders to lead and take ownership of their classroom, department, and school's success.About KIPP:Together with families and communities, KIPP creates joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose-college, career, and beyond-so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. KIPP is a national network of tuition-free, public charter schools open to all students. There are 255 college-preparatory KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia, serving more than 100,000 students. Nationally, KIPP students are graduating four-year colleges at three times the national average for low-income students.Who we are:KIPP Colorado Schools (KIPP CO) is a network of six high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools. Our 300-person staff educates 2,500 students in grades 9-12 at KIPP Denver Collegiate High School and KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy, grades 5-8 at KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy and KIPP Northeast Denver Middle School, and grades Early Childhood Education (ECE)-4 through 4th grade at KIPP Northeast Elementary. In 2019, KIPP Sunshine Peak Elementary became our newest elementary school educating students from ECE-3 through 4th grade. Our alumni community is supported by KIPP Forward, which is our comprehensive support program for our 808 high school alumni who are charting their own paths. Learn more about our student and family experience What we do: We believe in the unique gifts and brilliance of every student. We believe in setting a high bar for joy and academic excellence to ensure the infinite possibilities our students have before them become a reality. We aspire to create and reinforce a culture of achievement, belonging and support. We know that every student is different and we personalize learning based on a student's needs, skills, and interests.Role Responsibilities and More About how You'll Spend Your TIme in this RoleLead with KIPP Values:

  • Internalizes, champions, and holds self & others accountable to KIPP Colorado values
  • Demonstrates the ability to understand and navigate issues of identity, power, and privilege
  • Values the range of different backgrounds people bring to our work, appreciates how those backgrounds make us better at what we do, and strives to create an environment in which everyone who demonstrates our values and delivers on their responsibilities thrives
  • Expresses high expectations for all students and families, and expresses belief in their potential to complete college and succeed in life
  • Seeks to understand the needs and motivations of students and families, and makes decisions with student best interests and needs in mindLead through Instructional and Cultural Leadership:
    • Collaborate with the principal, and key stakeholders, and the regional director of special services to drive vision for systems of compliance and programming to identify and support students with IEPs, 504 Plans, and Gifted and Talented
    • Manage and evaluate campus-based special education teachers, social workers, and academic interventionists (in alignment to campus program) to achieve their individual development goals, coordinate action plans for professional growth, and evaluate progress to student outcomes and campus-wide goals (including compliance timelines)
      • Provide continuous coaching and evaluation on all competencies of the KIPP Colorado teacher performance rubrics
      • Support the development of teacher-driven professional goals through a regular coaching cycle
      • Support teachers in monitoring and responding to the growth of students towards individual and school goals through the implementation of data cycles
      • Perform performance reviews of a cohort of teachers
      • Collaborate with internal staff (social workers) and external supports (including outside agencies and DPS partners) to support mental health needs of all students across the school
      • Coordinate contracted service providers (school psychologist, occupational therapists, physical therapist, speech therapist, etc)
      • Collaborate with principal and stakeholders to establish, provide training on, and progress monitor on academic and behavioral MTSS systems
      • Lead team to execute on Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans with consistency, fidelity, equity, and excellence
      • Collaborate with other leaders to implement and respond to data systems in order to identify students who need additional layers of support, intervention, or an evaluation
      • Manage, develop, and oversee implementation of 504s, Special Education Program, Gifted and Talent, and MTSS
      • Manage reduced caseload of students with IEPs (as needed)
      • Provide development opportunities for academic and culture leaders to delegate and partner towards achievement of intervention and special services programmatic visions
      • Collaborate with the Principal to plan and implement teacher and leader professional development, including coordination of action research collaboratives and whole-staff professional development sessions
      • Support school-wide and grade level rituals and systems as needed throughout the year including, but not limited to, arrival, dismissal, and lunch
      • Provide collaborative coaching for general education and special education teachers as needed with regard to implementation of student services
      • Determines the need for and facilitates staff development on legal compliance including, but not limited to, due process requirements, procedures, forms, and timelines in alignment to local, state, and federal law
      • Works with new staff to acquaint them with KIPP Colorado and Denver Public Schools procedures and practices
      • Provides information to parents regarding the referral/assessment process, special education services, and their rights relative to special educationLead through Curriculum & Assessment Leadership:
        • Run weekly progress monitoring and department meetings for special education teams in support of compliance and timelines, school goals, curriculum alignment, development, data analysis, and planning
        • Oversee and ensure accountable implementation of assessment measures aligned to progress monitoring for exceptional learners
        • Evaluate whole school performance data to make holistic as well as individual recommendations for improving school-wide instructional practices, with specific attention to supporting exceptional learners
        • Serve as Site Assessment Leader for iReady or equivalent universal screeners and work with other administrators and leads to support assessment needs throughout the year for students with IEPs
          • Coordinate logistics for assessment needed to inform next steps with relevant academic interventions
          • Assists the Principal in analyzing, developing, and modifying special education programs to meet the needs of studentsAbout Your Skills and Qualifications:
            • Bachelor's degree (required)
            • Licensed special education teacher, social worker, or psychologist in state of Colorado (preferred at time of hire, must be obtained within 23-24 school year)
            • At least 4 years of teaching experience or provision of special services and a strong record of helping underserved students achieve academic success (required)
            • Deep knowledge of Special Education, Section 504, Gifted and Talented, and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) compliance and instruction, with teaching experience and a proven track record of raising student achievement for exceptional learners (required)
            • Past experience leading adults in a school environment
            • Flexibility and willingness to actively participate in school community including, but not limited to: teaching classes and tutoring students, working with parents and families
            • Outstanding organizational skills and high attention to detail; outstanding written and oral communication skills
            • Ability to manage the ambiguity and multiple priorities inherent in an entrepreneurial environment
            • Proactive problem solver who demonstrates initiative and teamwork
            • Strong work ethic coupled with an enthusiastic and passionate approach to one's work
            • Commitment to the belief that all students can learn and to the mission of educational equity
            • Spanish bilingual (preferred)Compensation and Benefits:Employee retention and satisfaction is imperative for KIPP Colorado. We seek to provide competitive compensation and benefits including the following:
              • Competitive Market Salary: Starting salary for this role begins at $70,000
                • Please submit a comprehensive resume to assure all your experience is accounted for! (Tip: We don't care if your resume is more than one page, we are eager to see and compensate you for all of your experience and accomplishments)
                • Excellent Healthcare Plan: 100% of employee-only monthly premium paid by KIPP Colorado and options for family enrollment and coverage, through United Healthcare
                • Time Off !!!: More than 6 weeks of annual vacation and PTO
                • Based on hire date, employees are eligible for up to 8 days of PTO
                • All employees receive summer break through an Org closure, based on work location and position
                • Access to Parental and medical leave: Includes 6 weeks paid and 6 weeks unpaid for a total of 12 weeks (after your first year).
                • Career Trajectory: Access to opportunity to to move up, across schools, and grow your career and weekly coaching session to refine your craft
                • Mental Health Care: Immediate and ongoing access to mental health support through our Employee Assistance Program
                • Technology & Access: Equipment provided: laptop & phone
                • Retirement Planning: Participation in the m, including a PERA 401k option
                • Move to Join Us: Relocation reimbursement (when applicable)
                • Additional Pay: Most school offer various stipend opportunities
                • All the Insurance Options:
                  • Wellness reimbursement
                  • Voluntary employee, spousal, and child life insurance
                  • Voluntary long term disability insurance
                  • Voluntary short term disability insurance
                  • Optional Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
                  • All the Info: For more information, you can view our benefits FAQKIPP Colorado Schools is dedicated to equal employment opportunities and fair labor practices. KIPP Colorado Schools, KIPP Denver Collegiate High School, KIPP Northeast Denver Middle School, KIPP Northeast Elementary, KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy, KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy and KIPP Sunshine Peak Elementary provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications, and the ability to perform a job without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religious creed, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, legally protected medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, or on any other basis made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. It is our policy to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment or bias based upon these grounds.

Keywords: KIPP Colorado, Denver , Assistant Principal of Special Services at KIPP Denver Collegiate High School (23/24), Education / Teaching , Denver, Colorado

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