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Leadership Public Schools Education Specialist (SY 2024-25) in Richmond, California

 

Basic Function:

Teachers plan and deliver rigorous, systematic, differentiated and targeted academic instruction to students to ensure students’ academic gains are accelerated, significant and measurable.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Providing direct instruction/support to students whose needs were identified in an IEP developed by the IEP team

  • Plan and direct a variety of programs, projects, and activities as it relates to special education 

  • Plan, lead, and participate in IEP meetings to review the student’s achievement and progress toward meeting annual goals and objectives

  • Demonstrate teaching strategies and utilizing materials considered appropriate and effective

  • Utilize assessment results in developing IEP goals and objectives

  • Plan and deliver  rigorous and differentiated lessons 

  • Provide an environment of effective classroom management and student efficacy

  • Use data to inform student support 

  • Coordinate results of assessments with service providers and Director of Special Education and Wellness to prepare a multi-disciplinary team report at each initial or triennial review

  •  Providing technical expertise to teachers and staff as it relates to serving students with IEPs

  • providing emphasis on meeting state requirements for a diploma, college admission, and preparation for adult life

  • Provide consultation to school staff and parents which may relate to student assessment, specialized instruction or behavior management

  • Practice identity-safe, culturally-relevant pedagogy

  • Provide students with regular constructive feedback to promote achievement

  • Compile and maintain records, such as attendance, behavior, and academic data to progress monitor and report on meeting IEP goals

  • Develop positive relationships with school community that are aligned with LPS’ culture and values

  • Contribute to the cultivation of strong and cohesive professional learning communities

  • Communicates clearly and timely with parents/caregivers and colleagues to enhance learning opportunities

  • Participate in site and network professional development, meetings, and events as assigned 

  • Serve on school leadership teams or committees  as assigned

     

    Other Duties

  • Perform related duties as assigned 

     

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education, Training, and Experience

    Any combination equivalent to: 

  • a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university

     

    Licensing and Other Requirements 

  • Valid California Education Specialist Credential with English Learner Authorization or 18 semester units or 9 upper division semester units of course work in a subject

  • Employment eligibility that includes fingerprint, tuberculosis, and/or other employment clearances

     

    Knowledge of:

  • Local, state, and federal laws as it relates to special education 

  • Instructional programs, methods, and practices that differentiate and accelerate student learning and achievement

  • Leadership development practices and effective supervision

  • California standards, curriculum frameworks and current research-based practices and trends related to work scope

  • Culturally-responsive pedagogy 

  • Adult learning principles and change management theory

  • Effective professional development practices, including data-based inquiry

     

     

    Skills and Ability to:

  • Motivate, inspire and engage students

  • Support, monitor and evaluate instructional program effectiveness

  • Use and analyze data to  accelerate student achievement

  • Guide students to analyze and improve their study methods and habits

  • Implement collaborative and team building processes

  • Plan, implement, and monitor high-leverage professional development

  • Facilitate dissent and conduct difficult and constructive conversations effectively

  • Provide timely and actionable feedback

  • Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

  • Work effectively across diverse communities

  • Manage various projects and/or demands demonstrating flexibility and effective time-management skills

     

    Working Conditions:

    Environment

  • Instructional environment which includes indoor and outdoor activities

     

    Physical and Mental Demands

  • Mental acuity

  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard

  • Hearing and speaking to communicate 

  • Seeing to observe and read materials

  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time 

  • Pulling, pushing, lifting and/or carrying instructional materials and equipment

     

Leadership Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.

Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy

Leadership Public Schools prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, parental, family, or marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex (sexual harassment), or sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.  Complaint forms are available at school sites and on the network webpage at www.leadps.org.  

For inquiries or concerns regarding LPS nondiscrimination policy or the filing of discrimination complaints please contact: 

Chris Harrell, Director of Student Services, Title IX Coordinator

99 Linden Street

Oakland, CA 94607

email: charrell@leadps.org

Phone: 510-830-3780 x115

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