2018-19 RTI Coordinator

Location: FirstLine Network

Description

 

FirstLine Schools:  RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION (RTI) COORDINATOR

Creating and inspiring great open admissions public schools in New Orleans

 

About FirstLine Schools

 

In 1998, FirstLine Schools started the first charter school in New Orleans, which became the highest performing open admission middle school in the city.  FirstLine now operates four K-8th grade schools and a high school.  Our mission is to create and inspire great open admissions public schools in New Orleans. We do this by:

 

  • Ensuring college and career readiness for all students, as demonstrated by achievement, aspiration, love of learning, and confidence
  • Providing a rich variety of education experiences to nurture our students’ character, health, and active citizenship
  • Developing the skillfulness of our team members
  • Building a sustainable organization that facilitates our long-term success

 

Our faculty is a diverse and talented group dedicated to our students’ success and to their own growth as teachers.  Our schools are led by leaders who hold themselves accountable for student achievement and teacher development.

 

Position Summary:

 

This position provides support to the school and School Director by managing the Response to Intervention (RTI) program.  The RTI Coordinator will ensure that all staff and parents understand the purpose and use of the RTI system, and that all students are identified and receive the appropriate RTI interventions, services, and supports. The RTI Coordinator is also responsible for ensuring that all state and federal regulations are adhered to, and that the school’s RTI program is efficient and effective for all stakeholders.

 

Position Responsibilities:

 

 Management of School-wide RTI Program

  • Plans and facilitates professional development for staff to introduce RTI knowledge & intervention skills throughout the year
  • Refines and implements RTI systems within the school, including, but not limited to calendars, meeting cycles, form creation, tracking mechanisms, and evaluations
  • Schedules and leads RTI meetings with staff for academics, behavior, and other student support services
  • Schedules and leads RTI meetings with parents; uses these as an opportunity to clarify parent rights and expectations
  • Leads the School Building Level Committee (SBLC) meetings regularly

 

 Ensuring RTI program accountability with consistent coaching and feedback

  • Schedules professional development with outside vendors and ensures consistent communication with all stakeholders
  • Coordinates schedules, materials, and ownership for interventions
  • Plans and facilitates necessary professional development for staff to ensure mastery of interventions and program adjustments
  • Monitors fidelity and use of research-based interventions through a consistent observation & feedback cycle

 

Utilizing data to make informed decisions for student success

  • Plans and facilitates professional development for staff to review data for universal screeners, interventions, and progress monitoring assessments throughout the year
  • Manages systems to track school-wide data including: Universal Screening, diagnostic, intervention, benchmark, interim, and state-wide testing data
  • Manages systems to invest staff, students, and parents in data and ensures all action-plans are data driven
  • Monitors the quality of RTI data collection and intervenes for support when needed (modeling, co-teaching, extra coaching, etc.)
  • Monitors student progress according to the RTI calendar and makes necessary data-driven adjustments between tiers
  • Collaborates with School Building Level Committee (SBLC) Team to refer students to Special Education or 504 Plans if needed

 

Section 504 Coordinator

  • Maintains knowledge and understanding of current Federal and State guidelines policies and procedures under Section 504
  • Develops and updates Section 504 forms to meet the Federal and State laws
  • Determines eligibility for services under Section 504 by meeting with an interdisciplinary team and reviewing evaluative data by physicians or educational diagnosticians
  • Notifies parent(s) and relevant staff for Section 504 meetings
  • Develops accommodation plans in coordination with the team to facilitate student success
  • Ensures Individual Accommodations Plans (IAPs) are used with fidelity for all 504 students throughout the year

 

Education & Experience:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MA or MEd preferred
  • Louisiana Teacher Certification
  • Minimum of three years of teaching experience 
  • Demonstrated success working with students in an urban, open admissions school
  • Demonstrated success coaching and leading adults
  • Knowledge of current federal and state guidelines and reporting procedures pertaining to Section 504 and  RTI
  • Believe deeply in the mission and values of FirstLine Schools

 

Desired Qualities & Characteristics :

 

  • Believe in every student’s ability to achieve in a rigorous college or career prep curriculum
  • Achieve results based on agreed-upon expectations
  • Take personal responsibility
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Collaborate effectively with a range of stakeholders
  • Share a commitment to creating great schools in New Orleans
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Model the FirstLine values of Service, Learning, Collaboration and Results

 

Physical Requirements:

 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit, walk, stand, talk, and hear.
  •  Light lifting of equipment may be required (up to 20 lbs.)

 

RTI COORDINATOR reports to: School Leadership

 

How to Apply : Please apply online via: http://www.firstlineschools.org/careers

 

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. FirstLine Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package with a generous 403b plan.

 

FirstLine Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

 





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