SPS Success Intervention Teacher Specialist

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Start Date
08/24/2020

Description

SPS Success Intervention Teacher Specialist

Position Purpose

The SPS Success Program is a division wide initiative developed to serve overage students in grade 6 who have not met success in a traditional classroom. The program will offer intensive instruction in reading and math. The program will be located at King’s Fork Middle School and John F. Kennedy Middle School and will feature: small class sizes, 1:1 computers and specialized resources for students. Under the general supervision of the school principal, the Intervention Teacher Specialist works extensively with students to help them improve foundational skills in literacy and math. The Intervention Teacher Specialist helps students develop an understanding and appreciation of literature of all types and motivates students to read a wide variety of text to derive information. S/he also helps students develop an understanding of how best to apply mathematical principles and concepts. The Intervention Teacher Specialist administers diagnostic assessments and uses data to develop individual learning plans to address student learning needs. 

This is an 11-month position and summer work will entail planning for the next school year and providing transition support to students exiting the program.

 

Essential Functions

  • Provides core instruction in English and math to students who have not met success in a traditional classroom.

  • Teaches foundational literacy and math skills  

  • Focuses instruction on core skills in an effort to accelerate their learning.

  • Implements Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction and student learning.

  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into engaging learning experiences. 

  • Provides Tier 2 and Tier 3 support to increase student achievement in English and math.

  • Develops personalized learning plans that include goals for each student and continuously progress monitors to track student learning and to respond to student needs.

  • Co-plans and collaborates with the SPED teacher and other SPS Success program staff.

  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs.

  • Utilizes technology to enhance student learning and to facilitate personalized learning in the classroom.

  • Maintains familiarity with district and State standardized tests for the purpose of adapting curriculum to maximize student achievement on such tests.

  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.

  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.

  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.

  • Ensures that student conduct conforms to the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.

  • Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.

 

Additional Duties

Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.

Note:    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
                Note:    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Equipment
Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.

Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of best practices in teaching math

  • Knowledge RTI or intervention best practices for academics and behavior support

  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.

  • Knowledge of English grammar, word usage, word denotations and connotations, spelling, literature and other content areas taught.

  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.

  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.

  • Ability to motivate and engage reluctant learners

  • Ability to use computer network systems and software applications as needed.

  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.

  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work. 
     

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
  • Works in standard office and school building environments.
Qualifications Profile
  • Must hold or be eligible for a Virginia Elementary Teaching License.
  • Dual Certification (SPED and K-6) preferred.
Education
  • Bachelors from an accredited college or university in Elementary Education or related discipline applicable to teaching assignment..
Experience
  • Successful prior elementary math teaching experience.
Terms of Employment
  • Salary Range:  $49,500 - 82,917 ($2,944 Additional for Master’s Degree)
  • Contract:          11 Months (August 1 - June 30)
  • Benefits:           Employer Portion Paid Retirement, Life Insurance, Contribution to Medical Insurance, Personal and Sick Leave
FLSA Status:       Exempt
  • Benefits:       Employer Portion Paid Retirement, Life Insurance, Contribution to Medical Insurance, Personal and Sick Leave

Posted By

Suffolk Public Schools

P.O. Box 1549 100 N Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23439
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$11,497

State Average: $11,724

% ELL Students

1%

State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio

14.35

State Average: 14.22

% IEP Students

12%

State Average: 13%

FTE

1,883

State Average: 801