The Director of Teaching and Learning provides direct support and feedback to all instructional and administrative staff on the development and implementation of the region-wide academic strategy and the related programs that support student services.
Additionally, the Director of Teaching and Learning will manage and support a team of content specific program managers. The adult development work will include overseeing the region’s community of practice for Instructional Leaders to ensure alignment of best practices and content support across the region. The Director of Teaching and Learning will have the honor of working closely with principals, assistant principals, instructional coaches, and teachers at KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools to support the region’s academic vision and priorities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide curricular and instructional leadership in the development, implementation, coordination, and assessment of the academic program to improve student achievement and meet regional goals
- Oversee the facilitation, data collection, and analysis of the mid-year and end-of-year academic programs review
- Assist in setting regional student attainment goals in alignment with state and federal guidelines
- Plan, design and manage instructional alignment work across the region through tri-annual regional teacher observations
- Facilitate the implementation of common curriculum and assessments aligned to state and national standards for all core subjects K-12, while supporting and monitoring internalization of these commonalities
- Support the curriculum selection, curriculum purchasing, and curriculum distribution process
- Attend, or ensure attendance by a designee at required state training
- Organize and compile the agenda for regional professional development and approve facilitator content for each session. Ensure sessions have a progression of learning from session to session or have a clear connection. Be prepared to facilitate sessions where appropriate.
- Support school leaders to ensure effective enabling systems for teaching and learning (professional development, instructional coaching, content teams, etc.)
- Identify regional and school level-specific needs and allocate content area support and resources as needed
- Use data to monitor progress, identify problems and find solutions
- Work with school and regional leadership team members to interpret data and create data-driven action plans for school improvement.
- Assist School Leaders in planning and training for data-driven instruction
- Collaborate with the Director of Human Resources and the School Leader Manager to create a teacher development progression for performance management that outlines proficiency bands through mastery/superior.
- Supports with providing leadership, development, feedback, and support to Assistant Principals of Instruction
- Provides feedback on the performance of Assistant Principals of Instruction to principals.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution, required; Master’s degree, strongly preferred.
- Significant K-12 urban teaching experience and prior success in a school leadership position, either as a School Leader/Principal or as an Assistant Principal with a significant focus on academic achievement and instruction.
- Curricular and instructional leadership experience
- Demonstrated ability to lead leaders
- Strong self-awareness and ability to build relationships
- Strong preference for candidates with prior experience in a charter or independent school environment.
- Outstanding organizational skills and high attention to detail; outstanding written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to manage ambiguity and multiple priorities.
- Proactive problem solver who demonstrates initiative for process improvements
- Must demonstrate a push for equity and inclusion for staff and students
- Believes the social emotional learning of the student is to be coupled with the academic instructions and fosters building both.
- Strong work ethic and professionalism coupled with an enthusiastic and passionate approach to one’s work.
- Commitment to the belief that all students can learn and to the mission of educational equity.
Satisfactory criminal records check, pre-hire and annually thereafter, if applicable. Must be eligible to work in the United States and provide work authorization. Frequent travel to KIPP Memphis campuses and occasional nationwide travel.
Competitive Salary. Commensurate with experience.
Competitive benefits, insurance, and professional development offered.
KIPP Memphis is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying to the school. KMCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.
About KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools
About KIPP Memphis Schools:
KIPP Memphis is part of KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program), a national network of free, open-enrollment, public schools that are successful in helping students from educationally underserved communities develop the knowledge, skills, character, and habits needed to succeed in college and the competitive world beyond. There are currently 255 KIPP schools serving nearly 100,000 students. Today, KIPP Memphis serves over 2,000 students in our five schools in north Memphis and almost 800 alumni on their journeys to and through college with our KIPP Through College Program.
As a leader in providing high quality education for students who need us most, our mission is to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose - college, career, and beyond - so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. We believe that educational outcomes should not be determined by family income, race, or zip code. The aim of KIPP Through College (KTC) is to ensure that college graduation is an option for all KIPP Memphis students. All KTC team members are responsible for ensuring that students (and their families) receive information on college access, admissions and financial aid processes, and resources to support students in their transition to and through college. Additionally, the KTC team advocates for college access and greater support for low-income, underrepresented, and/or first generation college students to help eliminate barriers to college matriculation and graduation.