Based in Nashville, TN the Academic Intervention Lead will oversee all academic intervention services provided to students, as well as providing consultation and coaching to school leaders, teachers and families regarding intervention for reading, writing and math.
The Academic Intervention Lead is a campus-level role and will serve one to two school sites in Nashville. The Academic Intervention Lead will partner closely with school psychologist, network staff, school leaders, general education teachers, interventionists, Special Education team members and families to conduct universal screening for academics, create data-driven intervention schedules, and support with ongoing implementation and coaching of interventions and differentiation tactics to help students make significant academic progress across all domains. The Academic Intervention Lead will be responsible for creating and delivering professional development to Rocketship staff and for facilitating weekly data analysis meetings with each grade level. This position will also be responsible for maintaining all Tennessee compliance requirements regarding universal screening, dyslexia assessment, progress monitoring, intervention implementation and family communication.
This position requires previous teaching experience and experience working with data-driven academic assessment tools. It requires a commitment to serving students and a desire to think critically and creatively about how to support academic needs.
- Duties will include, but not be limited to:
- Lead initial training and ongoing professional development for all academic interventionists.
- Create intervention plans and goals for individual students at all Tiers (accessibility of tier 1 academic content, intervention placement across all domains).
- Monitor student progress monitoring data and adjust intervention programming as needed.
- Lead weekly grade level team meetings to analyze intervention data and make individual student adjustments when necessary
- Collaborate with and be a part of any coordinated meetings (IEP meetings for students on caseload, SST meetings, MTSS meetings).
- Provide consultation with parents regarding individual student program placement and any adaptations/materials needed to facilitate improved performance at home.
- Maintain relationships and effectively communicate with the LEA, school leaders, teachers, and parents in all facets of the position.
- Adhere to State of Tennessee compliance laws and regulations, including IDEA timelines and Tennessee Literacy Initiative requirements.
- Provide professional development trainings to school staff as-needed regarding best practices in academic content accessibility, academic data collection and analysis and overall best practices regarding MTSS.
- Lead on MTSS practices at the campus, including lead bi-monthly school leader walkthroughs and weekly observations with network/regional staff.
- Maintain a close working relationship with other members of the Network Support MTSS Team (NeST—Rocketship’s centralized office that operates in support of its schools and regions) to ensure exchange of best practices, coordination of efforts, and general support for the MTSS department.
- Provide in-the-moment-coaching to staff regarding accessibility of content in the general education setting as well as coaching to staff delivering academic interventions.
- Lead parent trainings to teach skills in regards to supporting a student’s academic growth and development.
- Preferred: Master’s Degree in Education, Intervention or related field
- At least two years of experience (3+ years preferred) providing academic instruction and intervention services in school-based setting
- Experience working with students with a range of needs (learning disabilities, multi-lingual learners, behavioral disorders, etc.)
- Familiarity with multi-tiered systems of support framework, the delivery of academic interventions and understanding of how special education referral
- Commitment to Rocketship’s inclusive model and overall mission to close the achievement gap within our lifetime
- Familiarity with socio-emotional learning competencies, trauma informed education practices, multi-tiered systems of supports (MTSS), and restorative practices
- Strong organizational skills as demonstrated by the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and competing priorities
- Perform a variety of specialized and responsible tasks: maintain records, establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, parents, other school personnel, meet schedule and compliance deadlines
- Possession of a valid driver’s license: willingness to provide own transportation in conduct of work assignments as you will be required to travel from site to site to work with students and faculty at all sites (mileage reimbursed)