The mission of Memphis Delta Preparatory (MDP) Charter School is to support and grow productive and well-rounded citizens who will succeed in college and beyond. We will work tirelessly to ensure that all of our students are prepared to reach, attend, and graduate from highly selective colleges and universities. A completed course of study at a top-tier college will allow our students to build and support healthy and happy families, empower and improve their Memphis neighborhoods, and enjoy a rich intellectual life. Initially opening with 300 students grades K-4 in 2016, at full capacity, MDP intends to serve 480 students in grades K-5 in the South Memphis community. MDP is committed to closing racial and economic achievement gaps in a meaningful way – not only as measured through elementary and secondary standardized test scores, but more importantly, through post-secondary degree attainment.
THE MDP DIFFERENCE FOR EDUCATORS
The word “Delta” in “Memphis Delta Prep” refers not only to Memphis’s historic gateway location but also to the Greek letter used to denote change. We believe that to change outcomes for students and families, we must change our practice as educators — and fast! Our goal is to accelerate the learning of our students by accelerating the skill growth of our teachers. To do this, we spend significantly more time than other schools on developing, supporting and coaching our teachers. To make this possible:
the coach-to-teacher ratio is kept at 10:1 or less;
the operations team is responsible for all non-instructional responsibilities throughout the building;
the schedule includes ample time for teacher practice, coaching, planning, and collaboration; and
we hire growth-minded teachers who love to practice and to improve their craft from day to day, hour to hour.
We ensure our teachers feel supported by our operations program, celebrated for their excellence, happy to be engaged in the fun work of teaching alongside great colleagues, and excited about the incredible opportunity to learn and improve in each moment.
The behavior interventionist helps create a positive, structured, disciplined school culture. He or she will work with MDP leaders and teachers to maintain a safe and positive environment through targeted behavior interventions and restorative consequences. Behavior interventionists will report to the Dean of Students.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervise scholars that exhibit mild to severe behavior issues in an isolated setting.
Contact parents via phone regarding behavior issues.
De-escalate behaviors during a “reflection period”.
Maintain discipline records and behavior logs daily.
Organize all materials and equipment to support scholars’ success in an isolated setting.
Address the discipline of scholars consistently and objectively based on school-wide protocols and policies.
Assist in the supervision of scholars during bus duty, recess, before or after school duty.
Establish and maintain satisfactory, respectful working relationships within the school environment.
Perform other duties as assigned by the MDP Leadership Team.
Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom
Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player
Belief in and alignment with MDP’s mission
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma
Experience in an urban school setting preferred