Overview

Role Synopsis 

The RTI Coordinator serves as the implementor, data collector, and coach for the Response to Intervention Curriculum. The role also serves as the School Data Analyst when data sets are needed to be created for correlation, causation, or comparison from departments across the school. 

Role Mission: The RTI Coordinator will be charged with using data to create, adapt, and sustain a high quality intervention program at Grizzlies Prep. 

Expected Outcomes 

  1. A school-wide, comprehensive intervention plan designed to drive maximum student achievement must be completed and approved by the Director of Scholar Supports prior to the start of each school year and adapted after each major screening (Fall, Winter, Spring). 
  2. Creates aggregated and disaggregated data sets with major headlines and insights which inform key members of the leadership team, board and or student facing team members regarding the performance of GP scholars.
  3. In partnership with the DCI and the DoSS, consistent and systematic data-informed guidance will be provided to all instructional and/or intervention staff ensuring that 90% of Grizzlies Prep students meet the academic performance goals of the school.
  4. Reports detailing academic performance of scholars will routinely be filed on time and with an accuracy rate of 90% or greater. 
  5. Submission of SCS scorecard RTI items on or before deadlines to ensure we are in compliance with our LEA. 

Critical Competencies 

Core Value Competencies (GP core values listed first) 

  1. Responsibility – Accepts ownership for the actions and outcomes of myself and my team.
  2. Integrity – Does what is right, even when no one is watching. Earns trust and maintains confidence.. Speaks plainly and truthfully.
  3. Courage – Persevere when the going gets tough. Faces the difficulty of our challenge in spite of our fear or frustration.
  4. Commitment – Does what it takes to reach my goals and be a part of the Grizzlies team. Upholds the mission and supports the team even in the face of adversity, challenge and disappointment.
  5. Excellence – When better is possible, good is not enough. Constantly strive to be the best. Embraces self-growth as the pathway to star in our role, elevate our team, and achieve our goals.
  6. Grit – Demonstrates persistence and willingness to go the distance to get something done. Works relentlessly, which often includes long hours, to accomplish goals.
  7. Efficiency – Able to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort. 
  8. Strategic Thinking/Visioning – Able to see and consistently communicate the big picture in an inspiring way.
  9. Organization and Planning – Plans, organizes and schedules in an efficient, productive manner. Focuses on key priorities. 
  10. Flexibility/Adaptability – Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Copes effectively with complexity and change. 
  11. Calm Under Pressure – Maintains stable performance when under heavy pressure or stress.
  12. Analytical Skills – Able to structure and process qualitative and quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it which inform next steps and/or action plans. 
  13. Attention to Detail – Does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project. 

Responsibilities 

Leadership
● Articulate and model the school’s values to students, families, staff, district partners and the community

Motivate and lead student facing team members to yield the highest academic performance possible from all students

Hold high expectations for all students and team members 

Communicate regularly with the DoSS and, upon request, the ED concerning student achievement, curriculum elements, professional development, team member evaluations, and the budgetary needs for each

Curriculum Design
● Serve as instructional leader providing inputs on effective intervention curriculum and lessons and student assessment (internal and external)

● Ensures that every facet of the intervention program is explicitly aligned with State of Tennessee and internal standards

Alongside DCI and DoSS; evaluates, makes recommendations for purchase, distributes, and provides support for intervention materials.

Lesson Plans
● Supports the DCI and DoSS in ensuring that lesson plans are designed to meet the unique needs of the students in that classroom

Learning activities in tiered RTI groups are aligned with established learning outcomes for the school, district or state

Delivery of Instruction
● Ensures that high quality intervention activities take place from bell to bell in each classroom at Grizzlies Prep during RTI blocks

Ensures that all Grizzlies Prep intervention activities are engaging every student and advancing learning 

Ensures that Grizzlies Prep team members maintain a classroom culture of few to no behaviors which interrupt teaching and learning during RTI 

Lead by example; be ready to model and teach a RTI class when needed.

Assessments
● Ensures that RTI assessment diagnostics are executed as scheduled and in an efficient manner

Implement effective internal assessment systems to monitor academic progress of students throughout the year 

Support the DCI to ensure that each internal assessment is rigorous and is specifically aligned to state and internal standards 

Support the DCI to ensure that each internal assessment is rigorous and is specifically aligned to objectives taught 

Develop modes to invest students in the various assessments windows

Observation and Feedback
Give constructive feedback to facilitate student growth and academic achievement in RTI blocks 

Provide feedback re: first instruction and intervention activities to LT upon request 

Attend data meetings, support teachers, and facilitate positive faculty dynamics

Orientation and Professional Development
Collaborates with members of the leadership team and relevant staff members in planning and implementing annual summer staff orientation 

Upon request of the DoSS, facilitate regular instructional staff meetings

Seek and share curriculum best practices from other schools and professional journals

Data
● Implement and oversee data collection systems for compliance purposes

Analyze all internal and external assessments for LT decision making

Collaborate with DoSS and DCI concerning student achievement and student assessment

Qualifications: 

  • At least 3 years of K-12 teaching experience with proven academic results
  • At least 2 years of implementing RTI2a programming 
  • Track record of managing and leading adults to achieve ambitious goals 
  • Commitment to frequently using data to inform high quality decision making and drive performance
  • Interventionist license or 2 years of Interventionist experience, preferred 
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Prolonged periods standing and actively monitoring student behavior while teaching. 
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times. 
  • Must be able to assist students who have physical impairments. 
  • Must be able to traverse classrooms and adjust height, by bending or leaning, in order to teach each child.
  • Must be able to facilitate classroom transitions by walking through hallways and up and down stairs with students. 
  • Prolonged periods sitting and working on computer to complete necessary paperwork. 

Americans With Disabilities Act Compliance: 

Grizzlies Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires Grizzlies Prep to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.