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Math Department Instructional Leader

Company: Atmosphere Academy Public Charter School
Location: Bronx
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

MATH INSTRUCTIONAL LEADER (MIL) About Atmosphere Academy Atmosphere Academy is a SUNY-approved charter school that serves Bronx students and families in grades 6 through 8. Atmosphere's mission is to provide an "atmosphere" for learning in which students and teachers realize their potential as collaborative leaders. To realize this goal, Atmosphere has developed a suite of robust academic and enrichment programming that are designed to develop students' skills, knowledge, and character. Similarly, the school promotes a professional culture for its staff that focuses on being a learning organization. Instructional Leader The Mathematics Instructional Leader (MIL) is the primary supervisor of math teachers at Atmosphere. The MIL supports Atmosphere Officers in carrying out the academic program departmentally. The MIL will directly supervise a cohort of 12-14 teachers by leading instructional cycles, observations, coaching sessions, evaluations and collecting and analyzing data among other key duties under the direction and supervision of an Officer. Atmosphere school leaders support teachers and staff in developing their instructional and professional practice by promoting a focus on continuous improvement that culminates in better student outcomes. Facilitating coaching, teaming, and professional development opportunities are key components of the school leaders' responsibilities. Moreover, observation and evaluation are approached as shared processes with an emphasis on collaboration, self-reflection, and mutual accountability. Why Atmosphere Atmosphere has designed a work environment that makes it a destination workplace for a diverse range of highly qualified, innovative professionals. The school offers team members: Compensation - Atmosphere offers salaries that are competitive with those paid by other charter and public schools in the New York area. Moreover, the school also provides an annual merit bonus of up to 16% that are tied to each employee's performance evaluation and ability to meet specific annual goals. Culture - Atmosphere nurtures and promotes a professional and pioneering culture that is focused on continuous improvement and development. This is realized through embedded professional development, coaching, mentoring, teaming, self-reflection, self-evaluation, peer observation, instructional rounds, continuous feedback, and other important supports that promote participation in and contribution to a professional learning community. Benefits - Atmosphere provides a 401k plan (with employer matching up to 5%), health insurance plan (school pays 100% of premium), dental insurance plan (school pays 100% of premium), vision insurance plan (school pays 100% of premium), and 10 paid personal days (in addition to school and summer recesses). Flexibility - Atmosphere acknowledges that its staff needs to be afforded the flexibility to meet obligations they have to family and other responsibilities outside of work. By partnering with employees to customize their work schedules, Atmosphere is able to increase their productivity and level of satisfaction. Qualifications Relevant teaching experience in a charter school or other school setting Proven track record of successfully working with Atmosphere's student population Experience working with diverse student groupings that may include a range of ELL students, special education students, general education students, and gifted students Dynamic teacher persona that engages students and seamlessly manages the classroom Strong lesson planning, curriculum development, and assessment development skills Student-centered teaching philosophy and pedagogy that is compatible with both the SIOP and GRR instructional model Strong interpersonal skills and track record of collaborating with diverse stakeholders Strong communication, writing, and presentation skills Strong organizational skills with attention to detail Relentless determination to do whatever it takes to help Atmosphere students succeed Proactive and creative problem-solver Values input and feedback Team-player capable of working both collaboratively and independently Strong recommendations from prior employers and colleagues Master degree in a related field preferred Bachelor degree in a related field required NYS certification in field preferred Prior coaching, coordination, or management experience Responsibilities Supporting the Chief Academic Officer (CAO), Chief Learning Officer (CLO), and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) through a leadership mindset, Instructional Leaders must consistently utilize higher-order reasoning and common sense to promote a pro-Atmosphere and pro-student learning environment. Instructional Leaders are required to work 50 hours per week and are not granted flex time. However, ILs do have the added perk of comp time and can work with their supervisor(s) to create work schedules that meet their personal and professional needs (with some weeks or days where the IL takes needed time and then exceeds the hourly expectation or obligation on another day or week). Supervision Duties Leading (in collaboration with various other school leaders) the completion of all math department teacher evaluations through the school's custom evaluation procedure Cultivating high-quality instruction by conducting mini, informal, and formal observations using the AAPCS Teacher Evaluation Rubrics & Forms At least 1 mini observation per teacher per month Completion of formal and informal observations each quarter as prescribed by the Evaluation Process document. Collecting evidence in the form of video, pictures, data, narratives and other artifacts to illustrate teacher performance Developing all math department teachers via regular coaching, which includes: Check-in meetings and conferences Lesson plan feedback Reviewing Google Classroom entries Data dives Reviewing of student work Guiding planning and assessment design Developing an Individual Goal and Coaching Plan for each teacher Maintaining teacher logs - noting teacher coaching meetings, as well as progress on lesson plans, grade book entries, RTI and other professional requirements. Creating teacher portfolios, SOY, MOY, EOY evaluations for teachers through the use of narratives, ratings, and artifacts that include reports, notes, and images Calculating teacher effectiveness scores, analyzing goal data and determining performance based bonuses Managing teachers' use of and communication around PTO in a way that advocates for student learning, while empathetically supporting the needs of the staff,including, advanced notice of absences, evidence of emergencies, calendar entries, absentee plans and accurate documentation in the teacher's log and Employee Database. Identifying teacher's needs for improvement, document progress and interventions, and recommend TIPs or further action Suggesting professional development opportunities for the mathematics department members that are either presented by Atmosphere or independently identified Using the above processes to help improve teachers' ability to collaborate, receive constructive feedback, and implement said feedback to improve their instructional or professional practice (build capacity and remain solutions-oriented within the context of a learning organization) Curriculum and Instruction Duties Taking proactive ownership, utilizing strategic vision and detailed planning to develop and build a strong instructional program. The Math Instructional Leader must make data-driven decisions and identify resources to support problem-solving, evaluate programs and implement school initiatives and short/long term plans. Ensuring co-planning is complete in a productive and timely basis with sustainable and enriching co-planning relationships Promoting and monitoring for fidelity to and utilization of key instructional models and strategies Facilitating the implementation of instructional cycles Creating or revising curriculum maps, scope and sequences, and other key curricular documents in close collaboration with other school leaders, the department team, and/or other departments as needed Managing curriculum materials and instructional resources, including; texts, web-based resources, manipulatives and equipment. Managing the creation of unit packets by curating quality materials, sharing exemplar packets and training teachers to develop their own. Researching and proposing purchases Developing an implementation plan for use, including training if needed. Evaluating value and impact of resource to determine future use Maintaining an inventory of existing items Coordinating approved purchases with the Operations Leader Checking lesson plans on a weekly basis for required elements and quality Learning Objective Rigor Differentiation Questioning Assessment Adherence to the curriculum scope and sequence Enhancing our student experience in their content area beyond the classroom Finding resources,events or programs (ex: math olympics club). Determining if that program is a good fit for Atmosphere Creating an implementation plan including a budget and staffing plan Piloting the implementation to successfully initiate the resource/program/event. Evaluate the resource/program/event for continued use Data and Assessment Duties Tracking and monitoring student achievement data in given department to monitor progress in real-time and adjust as needed Collaborating with teachers and other departments or ILs in designing quarterly, common, major assessments, incorporating authentic and informal assessments into daily lessons, and all/any other assessment initiatives Analyzing teacher assessment data in connection with achievement data to produce a full report of student performance, make proficiency predictions and suggest programmatic changes Supporting teachers in creating data walls, using data to drive instruction, developing data-informed student micro-groups, and implementing any/all other data initiatives Checking PowerSchool and School Runner for accuracy and updates to make sure all deadlines are met Producing reports on teacher performance for review by the Leadership Team Meeting Duties Leading department team meetings to ensure high-quality, data-driven instruction is happening every day Facilitating weekly coaching meetings with teachers to establish and promote high standards and expectations in curriculum planning and professional development Participating in bi-weekly check-in meetings with CAO and CLO to share information about teacher and program feedback Presenting relevant data and updates to the Leadership team Teaching Duties Teaching Afterschool Achievement (2 sessions per week) Facilitating instruction on designated Achievement Days (Mandatory during April break, and 3 days of your choice during February Breaks and Saturdays. Comp time is earned for those 3 days.) Maintaining a highly-engaged classroom setting that promotes good order and a love of learning Highlighting student voices and promote student-led discovery of meaning Professional Duties Attending professional development and targeted meetings for the Leadership Team (8 days) Developing and facilitating professional development workshops for staff Seeking out internal and external professional development opportunities that are either presented by Atmosphere or independently identified Taking part in school-wide special events or enrichment by serving as an advisor to a student activity or club, an athletic coach, a chaperone, etc. Actively contribute to a professional learning community by partaking in coaching and other activities and tasks focused on promoting professional learning and growth Other Duties Completing any and all other responsibilities as delegated and assigned by the Board of Trustees and the CEO Location 22 Marble Hill Avenue, 5959 Broadway, 3700 Independence Avenue Bronx, New York 10463 Bronx, New York 10463 Bronx, New York 10463 Equal Opportunity Employer Atmosphere Academy Public Charter School is an equal opportunity employer and hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Salary: $100,000 - $210,000 Annual Bonus/Commission: Yes

Keywords: Atmosphere Academy Public Charter School, New Rochelle , Math Department Instructional Leader, Other , Bronx, New York

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