ELA-Director of Curriculum
Company: WHIN MUSIC COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL
Location: New York
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Why WHIN ?
WHIN Music Community Charter School is the first school of its
kind! Built on the principles of El Sistema, WHIN is a place where
children learn, grow, and make music together. At WHIN, we are
building a nucleo , a community where staff, families, and students
work together to make a powerful shift in public education that
puts learners' needs first.
To provide our diverse student population with rigorous academic
instruction, intensive music education and a positive learning
environment so that every student can thrive academically and
that all children deserve a high-quality education, with access to
academic rigor, music creation, and a holistic approach to
that a collaboration with families ensures the greatest success for
that restorative justice, inquiry-based hands on learning, and
authentic learning experiences provide the most effective
environments for growth, success, and joy.
We are looking for educational leader who are---
looking to grow and prosper in a collaborative work environment
excited about working in a school and neighborhood where diversity
committed to supporting students be his/her best in pursuit of our
In action, our mission looks like caring deeply about all aspects
of our young learners' potential. We make academics while also
ensuring students' character and personal growth. With music at our
core, students experience working together to create something
bigger than their individual skills every single day, and this
approach extends to our classrooms where project-based, hands-on
learning cultivates curious, creative, and hardworking learners.
WHIN is currently seeking a high performing ELA Director of
Curriculum and Instruction (DCI) ready to help grow a unique school
community where compassion, kindness, and curiosity drive each and
Specifically, the ELA Director of Curriculum and Instruction at
WHIN reports to the Principal and is primarily responsible for
ensuring all students are learning his/her best by ensuring
teachers are fully prepared, supported, and performing at a high
Specifically, the ELA DCI is responsible for:
Managing the implementation and design of a school wide ELA
Aligning the ELA curriculum with other school curriculums, NY state
standards, and any other scientifically based benchmarks.
Leading the development, implementation, and adjustment of grade
level scope and sequence and pacing calendars.
Manage student literacy and social studies assessment schedules,
logistics, and data.
Observing and coaching teachers daily.
Supporting teachers to develop his/her instructional
Contributing to the evaluation of academic staff.
Preparing and conducting professional development, data review
sessions, and content-based team meetings.
Provide professional development to all staff on best ELA and
social studies instructional practices
Determining and coordinating high quality internal and external
professional development opportunities for staff
Collaborating with staff to build a culture of high academic
Qualifications for the ELA DCI are:
Master's Degree in education or related field
Three years (minimum) classroom experience
Expertise in Literacy, social studies, and early learning
Experience in urban schools and/or communities
Strong organization skills
Keen analytical problem-solving skills
Ability to work well on a team and communicate effectively
Ability to excel in a fast-paced, dynamic, and exciting school
Ability to work autonomously as well as take coaching as needed
School leadership, teacher mentor, content coaching experience
A sense of humor and kindness towards your colleagues
Advanced proficiency in one or more of the following areas is
Early Childhood teaching experience and/or certifications
Project Based Learning and Inquiry Based Learning
Responsive Classroom and Restorative Justice models
NY State and Common Core learning Standards
Benchmark, Formative, Summative, and Cornerstone Assessments
Cross Curricular Planning and Implementation
Demonstrated success raising achievement levels of all students
Compensation and Benefits: WHIN Music Community Charter School
offers a competitive salary and benefits, fun and professional
working environment, as well as ongoing development
EEO Policy: WHIN Music Community Charter School is an equal rights
and opportunity agency and does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion,
ancestry, marital status, or any other legally protected
classification in its activities, educational programs, or
employment practices as required by Title VI, IX, and Section
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