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Middle School Math Interventionist-Part-Time (19-20)

Lighthouse 5-8 Band (Middle School) | Oakland, CA | Part Time

Job Description

Part-Time Middle School Math Interventionist (19-20)

THE ORGANIZATION

Lighthouse Community Public Schools

Social justice movements come in all shapes, and sizes.  Here at Lighthouse Community Public Schools we are engaged in an educational  movement that goes beyond our classrooms working to disrupt educational inequities by providing our students and families exceptional educational opportunities every day. Grounded in our core values of community, integrity, agency, love, and social justice rooted in EL Education Model, LCPS is a leader in fostering innovative schools achieving exceptional student outcomes where each child is at the center of their own learning. Our mission is to prepare diverse students for college, a career of their choice, and to be lifelong changemakers.

 

Founded in 2002, LCPS operates a high-achieving K-12 public charter school, and our K-8 sister site, Lodestar, that opened in Fall 2016; serving nearly 1,300 students in East Oakland. Lighthouse is a beacon for public education and our graduates fulfill the promise of a better, brighter Oakland.  95% of our graduates, almost all of whom are first-generation college students, are accepted into four-year colleges. We were named the Hart Vision Charter School of the Year in 2013, and the #1 high school for closing achievement gaps for low-income Latino students in 2016. If the work we do here at LCPS appeals to your values regarding quality education for all then please join our movement!  Learn more at www.lighthousecharter.org 

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Middle School Math Interventionist (Part-Time)

Lighthouse Community Charter School is looking for a Part-Time Middle School Math Interventionist relentlessly committed to ensuring that traditionally underserved students of color achieve our mission of completing college and securing the career of choice.  Lighthouse educators believe that this important mission is not only attainable; it is essential to transforming our Oakland community. The role of the Middle School Math Interventionist is to provide small group, targeted skills based instruction to students who are not yet proficient in grade level standards. Through a combination of small group instruction, push-in support, and collaboration with core math teachers, the Math Interventionist will play a key role in on our intervention team and within the math department. The Math Interventionist works collaboratively with classroom teachers and school leadership to ensure that the Lighthouse math intervention programs support all students.

  

You will embody the following Core Competencies to be an effective change-agent:

  • Be a visionary, innovative and equity-focused urban educator

  • Facilitate deeply engaging student-centered learning for adults and students

  • Demonstrate a keen ability to create, collect and analyze authentic data

  • Be a strong community builder and team collaborator

  • Model and foster a growth mindset with agency, persistence and flexibility

  • Be a collaborative and responsible professional leader

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Teach Math Support Skill Based Groups

  • Design and implement small group instruction and cycles of intervention/support for Middle School math students that utilize research-based interventions and instructional strategies aligned with the Response to Intervention (RtI) model for students who have been identified as below grade-level in mathematics.

  • Design and implement data-based math intervention instruction and progress monitoring tools that result in improved student mathematics achievement.

Differentiation & Intervention

  • Support individual student needs through differentiation and intervention including some push-in support for individual or small groups of students, moving through multiple tiers of intervention to “layer on” supports for students who need them:

    • Tier 1 – Support teachers in developing small group instruction and individual student modifications; support teachers in monitoring success of differentiation. Facilitate small group instruction to support student skill development.  

    • Tier 2 – Participate in COST/RTI Team as needed and design and implement interventions to support students who are not progressing in math. Provide tailored support  on a push-in or pull-out basis as appropriate.  Facilitate small group instruction to support student skill development.  

    • Tier 3 – Monitor and report on growth; for students who are not progressing continue Tier 1 and 2 interventions and confer with Education Specialist to complete a recommendation for Special Education assessment; collaborate with Education Specialist to tailor support plan for individual students.

Teacher Collaboration

  • Work with math teachers and math team to identify and track students needing intervention supports

  • Push in to math core classes to provide targeted intervention and co-teaching as needed

  • Lead the implementation of math intervention at the middle school

Assessment and Reporting

  • Support implementation of math screeners and progress monitoring tools to ensure student placement in skill based instructional groups.

Formative & Summative Assessments:  

  • Employ authentic, frequent, and norm-referenced assessment strategies to monitor progress and guide instructional planning and decision making.

  • Collect and analyze multiple forms of assessment data to track student growth in mathematics.

Progress Reports and Report Cards

  • Keep record of intervention students’ work to inform ongoing assessment of student progress toward standards; complete regular progress reports on student math levels and progress toward grade level math standards.

  • Regularly communicate with families, school administration, and other faculty student progress toward goals.

Whole Child/Family Communication

  • Consistently communicate student’s academic and character progress with families, both growth and needs on an informal and formal basis.

  • May lead a grade-level Crew (advisory), supporting students academic and socio-emotional needs through deliberate cultivation of a peer community that ensures all students are known well, as schedule allows.

Professional Learning Community & Collaboration

  • Work effectively as a member of multi-disciplinary teams to implement academic services for students in need of intervention.

  • Use common planning time and professional development time as scheduled to collaborate with classroom teachers to differentiate for and support students with specific learning needs; collaborate with Middle School Math teachers to further refine intervention program; collaborate with K-12 staff and other interventionists as appropriate to bring vertical cohesion and shared practices to the K-12 program.

  • Comply with all school obligations, policies, and expectations, including abiding by all state and federal mandates in reporting sexual or physical abuse and neglect.

  • Exhibit the highest level of professionalism and urgency driven by understanding of our student and community needs.

Additional Duties, as assigned by Supervisor

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.A. or B.S. required; Master’s Degree preferred

  • Appropriate California Credential required and experience teaching secondary mathematics or math intervention for middle or high school students

  • Deep knowledge of the CCSS in Mathematics

  • 3+ years successful teaching serving urban youth

  • Experience teaching in a progressive and personalized school model a plus

  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

 

TIME COMMITMENT

This is a part-time (.5FTE) 11-month salaried exempt role. 200-day work year for 11-month employees with 23 student-free days for professional learning and collaboration with colleagues and families--prorated to .5FTE schedule. All instructional staff will report on July 29th, 2019. Exact hours and schedule to be determined in conjunction with supervisor. 

 

SUPERVISION

This position reports to K-8 Principal.

 

OUR COMPENSATION PACKAGE:

At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we take good care of our employees.  We provide a competitive compensation and benefits package, including a competitive salary and generous health and retirement benefits (100% employee health coverage/50% for dependents; 8% employer-matching for retirement program; medical and dependent FSA).

 

TO APPLY:

People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.  

 

Interested candidates should submit:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter--Describing why you are an optimal fit for this position and your philosophy of teaching that describes how your instruction and leadership would support students achieving the Lighthouse mission

  • 3 references with Name, Email, Phone Number and Title/nature of working-relationship

 

Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis.  In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on-site.

 

Lighthouse Community Charter School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.