Middle School Multi-Classroom Leader- Humanities/Avid (33/67)

Austin Independent School District Austin , TX 78719

Posted 6 months ago

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Position requires a valid Texas teaching certificate in the subject and level of assignment. Prefer a minimum of three to five years of successful classroom teaching experience. Prefer strong background in reading and/ or math content and pedagogy; experience in school with diverse student populations, experience working with English Language Learners. Prior demonstration of success leading and managing a team of adults to accomplish goals. Prior evidence of high-progress student outcomes in the relevant subject(s).

SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

This position requires the ability to apply knowledge of current education and instructional theories, methodologies, techniques, and principles, knowledge of subject matter, and knowledge of State, local, and Federal laws and regulations affecting the lives and education of students. This position requires an understanding of child and adolescent development. Incumbent must have the skills to manage student behavior. Incumbent must have the ability to communicate effectively using a variety of media, work with others as a team, organize and maintain records, manage time and resources effectively and efficiently, and evaluate performance and provide constructive feedback. This position requires the ability to read, write, and speak English fluently.

Critical Leadership Competencies:

  • Achievement: The drive and actions to set challenging goals and reach a high standard of performance despite barriers

  • Monitoring & Directiveness: The drive and actions to set clear expectations and hold others accountable for performance

  • Planning Ahead: A bias toward planning in order to reach goals and avoid problems

  • Impact and Influence: Acting with the purpose of influencing what other people think and do

  • Teamwork: The ability and actions needed to work with others to achieve shared goals

  • Developing Others: Influence with the specific intent to increase the short- and long-term effectiveness of another person

  • Flexibility: The ability to adapt one's approach to the requirements of a situation and to change tactics

JOB PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITY:

The multi-classroom leader (MCL) leads and develops multiple teachers to meet the campus standards of excellence. The MCL guides each team member's roles and goals at least annually, determines how students spend time, and organizes teaching roles to fit each teacher's strengths, content knowledge, and professional development goals. The MCL also teaches students in most cases. The MCL guides the team to use proven methods and tools. The MCL organizes the team to review student progress and change instruction to ensure high-progress learning for every child. The MCL works collaboratively with the team, using the team's new ideas and innovations that the leader agrees may improve learning. The MCL is fully accountable for learning and development of all students taught by team members. The MCL may provide staffing recommendations to the principal.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create a culture of trust and collaboration within and beyond the team

  • Organize and schedule team time to ensure alignment of instructional vision and delivery in all classrooms, and to troubleshoot students' persistent learning challenges

  • Determine how students spend instructional time based on instructional skills and content knowledge of teachers in team

  • Facilitate delegation of instructional process elements (lesson planning, large-group instruction, small-group instruction, individual interventions, data analysis, grading, etc.) among team of teachers based on teacher strengths, content knowledge, and professional development goals

  • Model instructional tasks and co-teach to aid team and student development

  • Provide feedback, developmental advice, and develop effectiveness of team members

  • Solicit and eagerly receive feedback from supervisor and team members to improve professional skills

  • Lead team to maintain regular communication with families, and work collaboratively with them to design learning both at home and at school, and to encourage a home life conducive to learning success

  • Recommend team members for potential role changes, and for increasing job opportunities for team teachers who are ready to advance (to new or more complex roles)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Planning and Preparation

Lead team to:

  • Set high expectations of achievement that are ambitious and measurable for all students taught by the team

  • Establish methods and create instructional tools and materials that team teachers use in all classrooms

  • Set direction, verbally and with tools and materials, that clarify content and teaching process

  • Plan backward to align all lessons, activities and assessments

  • Design instruction that is enriched (developing higher-order thinking skills) and personalized (reflecting learning levels and interests of individual students)

  • Design assessments that accurately assess student progress

Classroom Environment

Lead team to:

  • Hold students accountable for high expectations of behavior and engagement
  • create physical classroom environments conducive to collaborative and individual learning
  • establish a culture of respect, enthusiasm, and rapport

Instruction

Lead team to:

  • hold students accountable for ambitious, measurable standards of academic achievement
  • identify and address individual students' social, emotional, and behavioral learning needs and barriers
  • identify and address individual students' development of organizational and time-management skills
  • invest students in their learning using a variety of influence techniques
  • incorporate questioning and discussion in student learning
  • incorporate small-group and individual instruction to personalize and tailor instruction to individual needs
  • monitor and analyze student assessment data to inform enriched instruction by teacher
  • communicate with students and keep them informed of their progress

OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED:

Perform other related duties as assigned; however, all employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.

PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Services are generally provided within a standard classroom environment. Some movement throughout the classroom is generally necessary to facilitate learning (e.g., standing, walking, stooping, bending, sitting, and/or kneeling). Light lifting of materials and other objects associated with a classroom environment is required (e.g., books, teaching aids, up to approximately 20 40 lbs.). Special Education Teachers may also be required to pick up students, restrain students as needed, and spend large quantities of time on the floor sitting, squatting, and/or kneeling. Incumbent must maintain emotional control under stress and work with frequent interruptions. Computer use is required and prolonged use may result in repetitive hand motion. This position may involve frequent exposure to temperature extremes (hot and cold), humidity extremes, noise, low or intense illumination vibration. It is expected that on occasion, field trips and occasional district wide and statewide travel may be made. Incumbent should be willing to contribute directly or indirectly to the development of children both inside and outside the classroom, which may include working hours in addition to the regular school day. This position may involve rare exposure to blood or body fluids. Regular attendance is required for this position.

PERSONAL WORK RELATIONSHIPS:

Incumbent receives administrative supervision and is typically evaluated about three times per year. It is expected that less experienced incumbents will receive additional guidance on instructional matters and that those with more experience will serve as mentors, providing suggestions, guidance, and assistance as appropriate or necessary. It is expected that some incumbents will be more involved in planning and coordinating departmental activities. Supervisor may provide detailed instruction regarding changes in policies, procedures, or laws or about unusual circumstances or problems. Incumbent has significant contact with students, parents, and other school staff to provide instruction, offer guidance, exchange information, and develop social skills of students. Incumbent may also maintain contacts within the community to enrich the content of materials and utilize additional instructional methodologies (e.g., take field trips, invite guest speakers.)

COMPENSATION:

Duty Days: 197

Pay Grade: P7B/P6 (33/67)

Salary Schedule

Social Security

Teacher Retirement

Comprehensive Benefits Package

Employee Discount Program

Closing Date: Until Filled

An Equal Opportunity Employer


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Middle School Multi-Classroom Leader- Humanities/Avid (33/67)

Austin Independent School District