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Exploratory Arts

  • Role Type
    Start Date
    Dept./Subject
    Position Type
    Grade
    Reports to
    Instructional July 2020 Varies: Art, Dance, Martial Arts (capoeira ideal), Spanish, PE, Music, etc.) Contracted Services/Consultant (semester or full year K; 1; 2; 3 Director of School Operations
    Position Overview

    Legacy Prep is seeking dynamic Exploratory Arts teachers that are leaders both in their classroom and outside of their classroom, who love students, families and the community and who are willing to do whatever it takes to make sure their students learn and achieve. Exploratory Arts teachers are not required to serve in a full-time capacity. It is ideal for candidates to enter into an engagement agreement as a consultant/contracted service provider. Additionally, the role can be filled by individuals or organizations.

    Primary Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Curriculum Development and Instruction

      • Development and execute a rigorous curriculum and assess students’ progress
      • Develop rigorous lessons, create unit plans, rubrics, and assessments
      • Provide students with daily feedback on performance in habits of success, and plan for individual learning needs
      • Demonstrate strong pedagogy and passion for content area

    Commitment to School and Classroom Culture

      • Work collaboratively with the school team
      • Help develop school-wide culture that best fits the needs of our students, teachers, and families
      • Attend and participate in applicable staff meetings and communicate openly with staff
      • Develop positive rapport with students and families
      • Create and foster a positive and calm learning environment
      • Enforce, uphold, and exhibit school’s values, student management policies and culture

    Family Engagement

      • Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents and share progress
      • Be available to open houses, parent-teacher conferences, and other events involving families

    Growth Mindset

      • Pursue challenging professional goals each year
      • Willing to offer support and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and improvement
      • Participate in applicable school-wide and individual professional development, including summer learning institute and weekly during the academic year (held during school hours)
      • Participate in daily duties (i.e. breakfast, lunch, dismissal) to support school operations
      • Maintain accurate records, grade book, and data tracking systems
    Employment Qualifications
    Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year educational institution (master’s degree preferred)
    Experience:
    • Must be have significant work experience in content area
    • At least two years of teaching experience with elementary aged students (highly preferred)
    • Experience working in an educationally and/or economically disadvantaged community (highly preferred)
    Skillset:
    • Experience teaching via an innovative instructional model such as project-based learning (preferred)
    • A track record of success in the classroom, with data that you can explain
    • Execute our core instructional model, leading high quality literacy, problem solving, and social emotional lessons from the Legacy Prep curriculum
    • Gap closing teaching experience with proven record of student growth
    • Expertise and a passion for teaching at an elementary level and possess a strong desire to grow as a teacher
    • Utilize data to inform instruction, intervention, and acceleration (personalize the learning experience for all kids)
    Mindset:
    • Value the importance of working in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment
    • Exhibit a growth mindset as an educator and lifelong learner
    • Effectively collaborate with others
    • A collaborative attitude towards teaching and learning
    • Capability to effectively build, develop and maintain strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders (e.g., students, teachers, administration, clinical team, families, outside agencies)
    • Ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals, exhibit flexibility, and drive results in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
    • The ability to be flexible in a new school environment where things change all the time
    • Adept at thinking strategically/analytically, translating plans into action, and exhibiting excellent judgment
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and presentation skills with keen attention to detail; ability to invest stakeholders in student goals
    • A solution-oriented mindset and ability to bring a new lens to challenging problems
    • Be present and willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that all students are on track lives of choice and opportunity
    • Be willing to work an extended school day and year
    • Zest, grit, hope, curiosity, social and emotional intelligence, gratitude, self-control, and a sense of humor

Instructional

  • Role Type
    Start Date
    Dept./Subject
    Position Type
    Grade
    Reports to
    Instructional July 2020 Elementary (all content areas) Full Time K; 1; 2; 3 Dean of Teaching & Learning
    Our Belief in the Importance of Teachers

    At Legacy Prep, you will have the support to grow, the freedom to innovate, and you will never stop learning. You will be part of a community of game-changing educators who are creating new generational legacies for historically underserved youth in Birmingham, Alabama. We believe teachers are the soul of a school. We believe they should be treated as the professionals that they are. Teachers have the hardest and most rewarding jobs in the world and we believe in the power teachers hold to give students the opportunities to shine.

    Primary Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Curriculum Development and Instruction

      • Adapt and execute a rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum and assess students’ progress
      • Develop academically rigorous lessons, adapt unit plans, rubrics, and assessments
      • Use data to inform instructional decisions
      • Provide students with daily feedback on mastery performance in character and academics and plan for individual learning needs
      • Demonstrate strong pedagogy
      • Mentor a teaching fellow through a co-teaching model
      • In conjunction with Special Education Teachers, works to ensure that all IEPS and student needs are met both within and outside of the classroom

    Commitment to School and Classroom Culture

      • Work collaboratively with your school team
      • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and is developmentally appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students
      • Help develop a school-wide culture that best fits the needs of our students, teachers, and families
      • Attend and participate in all staff meetings and communicate openly with staff
      • Develop positive rapport with students
      • Create and foster a positive and calm learning environment
      • Model and uphold the school’s values, student management policies and culture

    Family Engagement and Empowerment

      • Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents and share progress about both character and academics
      • Be available for open houses, parent-teacher conferences and other events involving families and the community
      • Make him/herself available to students, parents and other staff members
      • Conduct home visits to build strong relationships with students and parents

    Data, Feedback, and Constant Learning

      • Pursue challenging professional goals each year
      • Offer support and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and growth
      • Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including both over the summer and weekly during the academic year (held during school hours)
      • Seek to constantly develop and improve teaching practices through ongoing feedback conversations with School Leaders and other school faculty within Legacy Prep
      • Participate in coaching and professional growth opportunities to improve your instructional practice and support others to improve their craft
    Additional Requirements
      • Be accessible by school cell phone for homework help and student emergencies beyond regular school hours
      • Coordinate and lead field lessons and expeditions both in and out of state to extend student learning
      • Participate in daily duties (i.e. breakfast, lunch, dismissal) to support school operations
      • Assist with both student and staff recruitment
      • Maintain accurate records, grade book, and data tracking systems

    Commit to professional learning, development, and growth

      • Actively engage in instructional coaching and professional development aimed at improving your practice
      • Support the development of a new co-teacher/teacher fellow by modeling strong practices, planning together and sharing feedback with one another. *This isn’t a supervisory position*
    Employment Qualifications
    Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year educational institution (master’s degree preferred)
    Experience:
    • Must be considered highly qualified (Alabama teacher certification in the appropriate content area and/or significant work experience in content area)
    • At least two years of teaching experience (required)
    • Experience working in an educationally and/or economically disadvantaged community (highly preferred)
    Skillset:
    • Experience teaching via an innovative instructional model such as project-based learning (preferred)
    • A track record of success in the classroom, with data that you can explain
    • Execute our core instructional model, leading high quality literacy, problem solving, and social emotional lessons from the Legacy Prep curriculum
    • Gap closing teaching experience with proven record of student growth
    • Expertise and a passion for teaching at an elementary level and possess a strong desire to grow as a teacher
    • Utilize data to inform instruction, intervention, and acceleration (personalize the learning experience for all kids)
    Mindset:
    • Value the importance of working in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment
    • Exhibit a growth mindset as an educator and lifelong learner
    • Effectively collaborate with others
    • A collaborative attitude towards teaching and learning
    • Capability to effectively build, develop and maintain strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders (e.g., students, teachers, administration, clinical team, families, outside agencies)
    • Ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals, exhibit flexibility, and drive results in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
    • The ability to be flexible in a new school environment where things change all the time
    • Adept at thinking strategically/analytically, translating plans into action, and exhibiting excellent judgment
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and presentation skills with keen attention to detail; ability to invest stakeholders in student goals
    • A solution-oriented mindset and ability to bring a new lens to challenging problems
    • Be present and willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that all students are on track lives of choice and opportunity
    • Be willing to work an extended school day and year
    • Zest, grit, hope, curiosity, social and emotional intelligence, gratitude, self-control, and a sense of humor
  • Role Type
    Start Date
    Dept./Subject
    Position Type
    Grade
    Reports to
    Instructional July 2020 Elementary (all content areas) Full Time K; 1; 2; 3 Dean of Teaching & Learning
    Position Overview

    Legacy Prep is seeking a diverse group of individuals who are looking to start a career in teaching and do not yet have a teaching certification or experience. If you are passionate about serving all students and have a fierce commitment to equity then consider launching your teaching career with Legacy Prep in this full time role. As a Fellow, also known as a co-teacher, you will be responsible for supporting lead teachers and ensuring that our students have the opportunity to learn in an environment of joyful, excellent teaching. The teachers we are looking for will have experience working with kids and are willing to work hard for them. They will have the passion and drive to work with students and put them on a path to college and any path of their choosing.

    Why This is a Unique Opportunity
    • Teaching Fellows gain real experience in the classroom co-teaching with an experienced educator who has a track record of success
    • Teaching Fellows get individualized coaching and attend weekly professional development aimed at building key teaching skills
    • Teaching Fellows are encouraged to seek Alabama teaching certification
    • Experience being part of a high functioning team, and ongoing professional development and coaching to get you to be a lead teacher long-term
    • After one year of experience, Fellows enrolled in certification programs can apply for higher level positions in Legacy Prep
    Primary Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Support lead teacher in implementing high quality classroom instruction
    • Collaborate with lead teacher to build an empowering learning environment that excites and invests students in their learning
    • Work with lead teacher in delivery of daily instructional program, including literacy, math, and social emotional learning lessons
    • Exemplify Legacy Prep’s core values in all interactions with students, families, and colleagues
    • Implement academic interventions and acceleration for students based on data
    • Lead guided reading groups throughout the year
    Additional Requirements
    • Be a good teammate – work closely with other teachers and team members to create a cohesive school culture of success and family
    • Participate in daily operational duties (i.e. breakfast, lunch, dismissal) to support school operations
    • Support lead teacher with maintaining accurate records, grade book, and data tracking systems
    • Perform daily teaching tasks such as: conducting morning meetings, monitoring lunch, substituting, and any of the other things that make you awesome at your job
    • Update student performance trackers and rely on data to make decisions

    Commit to professional learning, development, and growth

      • Receive individual coaching from a lead teacher and the instructional coach
      • Actively engage in instructional coaching and professional development aimed at improving your practice
    Employment Qualifications
    Education:
    • Current undergraduate seniors must have a minimum GPA of 3.5
    • Post graduates must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year educational institution
    Experience:
    • Experience working in an educationally and/or economically disadvantaged community (highly preferred)
    • Candidates who have 0-2 years of experience are eligible to apply
    • Experience working with students from educationally under-resourced communities (highly preferred)
    • A record leadership in or outside of school
    • Willingness to be on track for teacher certification
    Skillset:
    • Experience teaching via an innovative instructional model such as project-based learning (preferred)
    • A track record of success in the classroom, with data that you can explain
    • Execute our core instructional model, leading high quality literacy, problem solving, and social emotional lessons from the Legacy Prep curriculum
    • Gap closing teaching experience with proven record of student growth
    • Expertise and a passion for teaching at an elementary level and possess a strong desire to grow as a teacher
    • Utilize data to inform instruction, intervention, and acceleration (personalize the learning experience for all kids)
    Mindset:
    • Value the importance of working in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment
    • Exhibit a growth mindset as an educator and lifelong learner
    • Effectively collaborate with others
    • A collaborative attitude towards teaching and learning
    • Capability to effectively build, develop and maintain strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders (e.g., students, teachers, administration, clinical team, families, outside agencies)
    • Ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals, exhibit flexibility, and drive results in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
    • The ability to be flexible in a new school environment where things change all the time
    • Adept at thinking strategically/analytically, translating plans into action, and exhibiting excellent judgment
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and presentation skills with keen attention to detail; ability to invest stakeholders in student goals
    • A solution-oriented mindset and ability to bring a new lens to challenging problems
    • Be present and willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that all students are on track lives of choice and opportunity
    • Be willing to work an extended school day and year
    • A collaborative attitude towards teaching and learning, and receiving feedback
    • Zest, grit, hope, curiosity, social and emotional intelligence, gratitude, self-control, and a sense of humor
  • Role Type
    Start Date
    Dept./Subject
    Position Type
    Grade
    Reports to
    Instructional IMMEDIATE START (2019-2020) July 2021 Elementary (all content areas) Full Time K; 1; 2; 3 Director of Student Success (Special Education Coordinator)
    Our Belief in the Importance of Teachers

    At Legacy Prep, you will have the support to grow, the freedom to innovate, and you will never stop learning. You will be part of a community of game-changing educators who are creating new generational legacies for historically underserved youth in Birmingham, Alabama. We believe teachers are the soul of a school. We believe they should be treated as the professionals that they are. Teachers have the hardest and most rewarding jobs in the world and we believe in the power teachers hold to give students the opportunities to shine.

    Position Overview

    The Special Education Teacher will lead supports for Special Education and English Language Learner (ELL) students to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth. The Special Education Teacher will provide critical guidance to Lead Teachers to ensure that all staff are complying with and meeting the needs of Special Education and ELL students. Please note that we envision utilizing an inclusion model for Kindergarten and 1st grades and a combination of inclusion and small group pull out model for grades 2nd through 4th.

    Primary Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Curriculum Development and Instruction

      • Adapt and execute a rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum and assess students’ progress
      • Develop academically rigorous lessons, adapt unit plans, rubrics, and assessments
      • Use data to inform instructional decisions
      • Provide students with daily feedback on mastery performance in character and academics and plan for individual learning needs
      • Demonstrate strong pedagogy
      • The inclusion SPED teacher will co-teach alongside a general education teacher in an inclusion classroom setting to support all students in the classroom. The inclusion teacher will co-plan and deliver lessons that incorporate multiple learning modalities, adapt and modify instruction, and create strategies and meaningful interventions to support students’ learning

    Commitment to School and Classroom Culture

      • Work collaboratively with your school team
      • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and is developmentally appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students
      • Help develop a school-wide culture that best fits the needs of our students, teachers, and families
      • Attend and participate in all staff meetings and communicate openly with staff
      • Develop positive rapport with students
      • Create and foster a positive and calm learning environment
      • Model and uphold the school’s values, student management policies and culture

    Family Engagement and Empowerment

      • Establish and maintain strong communication lines with all parents and share progress about both character and academics
      • Be available for open houses, parent-teacher conferences and other events involving families and the community
      • Make him/herself available to students, parents and other staff members
      • Conduct home visits to build strong relationships with students and parents

    Data, Feedback, and Constant Learning

      • Pursue challenging professional goals each year
      • Offer support and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and growth
      • Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including both over the summer and weekly during the academic year (held during school hours)
      • Seek to constantly develop and improve teaching practices through ongoing feedback conversations with School Leaders and other school faculty within Legacy Prep
      • Participate in coaching and professional growth opportunities to improve your instructional practice and support others to improve their craft
    Additional Requirements
      • Be accessible by school cell phone for homework help and student emergencies beyond regular school hours
      • Coordinate and lead field lessons and expeditions both in and out of state to extend student learning
      • Participate in daily duties (i.e. breakfast, lunch, dismissal) to support school operations
      • Assist with both student and staff recruitment
      • Maintain accurate records, grade book, and data tracking systems

    Commit to professional learning, development, and growth

      • Actively engage in instructional coaching and professional development aimed at improving your practice
      • Support the development of a new co-teacher/teacher fellow by modeling strong practices, planning together and sharing feedback with one another. *This isn’t a supervisory position*
    Employment Qualifications
    Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year educational institution (master’s degree preferred)
    Experience:
    • Alabama teacher certification in special education
    • At least two years of special education teaching experience (highly preferred)
    • Experience working in an educationally and/or economically disadvantaged community (highly preferred)
    • Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally under-served students (highly preferred)
    Skillset:
    • Candidates for this position must have a passion for special education and must be familiar with backwards planning in order to develop the curriculum and differentiation strategies in order to accommodate students with different levels of speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills
    • Experience teaching via an innovative instructional model such as project-based learning (preferred)
    • A track record of success in the classroom, with data that you can explain
    • Execute our core instructional model, leading high quality literacy, problem solving, and social emotional lessons from the Legacy Prep curriculum
    • Gap closing teaching experience with proven record of student growth
    • Expertise and a passion for teaching at an elementary level and possess a strong desire to grow as a teacher
    • Utilize data to inform instruction, intervention, and acceleration (personalize the learning experience for all kids)
    Mindset:
    • Value the importance of working in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment
    • Exhibit a growth mindset as an educator and lifelong learner
    • Effectively collaborate with others
    • A collaborative attitude towards teaching and learning
    • Capability to effectively build, develop and maintain strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders (e.g., students, teachers, administration, clinical team, families, outside agencies)
    • Ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals, exhibit flexibility, and drive results in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
    • The ability to be flexible in a new school environment where things change all the time
    • Adept at thinking strategically/analytically, translating plans into action, and exhibiting excellent judgment
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and presentation skills with keen attention to detail; ability to invest stakeholders in student goals
    • A solution-oriented mindset and ability to bring a new lens to challenging problems
    • Be present and willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that all students are on track lives of choice and opportunity
    • Be willing to work an extended school day and year
    • Zest, grit, hope, curiosity, social and emotional intelligence, gratitude, self-control, and a sense of humor

Leadership

  • Role Type
    Start Date
    Dept./Subject
    Position Type
    Grade
    Reports to
    Instructional July 2020 Elementary Full Time N/A Chief Executive Officer
    Position Overview

    The Chief Academic Officer is responsible for the development, coordination, articulation, and evaluation of curriculum, instruction, professional development, and assessment at Legacy Prep.

    Primary Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Vision and Create the Instructional Model

    • With collaboration from the Legacy Prep leadership team and using best practices from around the country, make model decisions that align with Legacy’s goals and values
    • Develop yearly instructional goals and priorities
    • Create schedules and staffing structures that allow for execution of the model
    • Create the master calendar to align with Legacy Prep’s instructional vision

    Research, Develop and Write Curriculum and Assessment

    • Adapt and/or write high quality curriculum that brings the Legacy Prep model to life
    • Lead instructional ordering to ensure high quality classroom materials in every classroom
    • Lead collaboration with all consultants and curriculum partners
    • Package and organize curriculum to allow for accessibility and sustainability
    • Lead a team of curriculum developers (TBD)
    • Develop all assessments and scoring rubrics
    • Create data study tools and protocols

    Ensure high quality academic execution

    • Observe the model weekly and provide implementation resources to allow for consistent execution across classrooms
    • Create academic professional development for summer learning institute and weekly professional development that mirrors the academic experience we want for students
    • Create classroom management and culture professional development to support the creation of a strong learning environment
    • Package and organize professional development to allow for accessibility and sustainability

    Lead Talent Management

    • Develop teacher and leader talent rubrics and performance evaluations
    • Lead performance evaluations aligned to the performance framework
    • Design coaching and performance management structures
    • Lead the hiring process to attract new talent

    Organizational Leadership

    • Attend weekly leadership team meetings and collaborate on all organizational decisions
    • Support high priority tours and visits when needed
    • Support Fundraising
    Employment Qualifications
    Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year educational institution (master’s degree preferred)
    Experience:
    • 5+ years of school leadership experience with record of exceptional results
    • 3+ years of district or CMO leadership
    • Experience working in an educationally and/or economically disadvantaged community (highly preferred)
    • Experience leading high-performing teams and managing staff, while providing constructive feedback and coaching to team members
    • Experience managing adults; goal-setting, providing meaningful feedback, and setting professional development plans
    • Demonstrated success leading school improvement initiatives that close student opportunity gaps between racial, ethnic, and economic groups
    Skillset:
    • Deep knowledge of literacy and math curriculum and implementation
    • Organizational and people leadership: Understand what makes schools succeed/fail, able to build strong classroom environment and positive contribution to school culture, drive classroom and school change, build strong relationships, and influence/develop others.
    • Is solution-oriented and creative problem solver with experience in data analysis and creating and managing systems
    • Instructional Leadership: Strong teacher and leader, with history of results, able to analyze instruction and help others improve their instruction
    • Possess strong pedagogical skills and are highly effective at coaching other adults
    • Deep passion for pedagogy intellectual interest in curriculum development, assessment, and models of instruction
    • Adaptable: Manage uncertainty; demonstrate resilience, resolve, and flexibility in face of change
    • Critical thinker and decision-maker: Analyze information and organize thinking to solve problems
    • Ability to connect with and motivate a diverse community
    Mindset:
    • Self-aware: Aware of own strengths and areas of growth, work relentlessly to improve upon areas of growth, are open to feedback, willing to take personal responsibility, show balance in confidence vs. humility, and behave professionally
    • Strong belief in the Legacy Prep mission and educational model, including experience implementing – or a passionate desire to learn how to integrate elements of project based learning – personalization and social emotional learning into instruction
    • High moral character
    • Values the importance of working in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable
    • Exhibits a growth mindset as an educator and lifelong learner
    • Positive and effective collaborator
    • Communication: Speak and write effectively. Inspire through communication
    • Personal organization: Prioritize and multi-task effectively. Punctual, prepared, and detail oriented
    • Passionate about continuous improvement
  • Role Type
    Start Date
    Dept./Subject
    Position Type
    Grade
    Reports to
    Instructional July 2020 Elementary Full Time K; 1; 2; 3 Chief Academic Officer
    Position Overview

    The Dean of Teaching & Learning is responsible for creating a positive, structured, disciplined school culture and for ensuring that students’ learning experiences are exciting and rigorous. The Dean of Teaching & Learning  coordinates curriculum and instructional content, coaches teachers, assesses student performance, and coordinates professional development. It is also important that a Dean cultivates productive relationships with all members of the school community, including faculty, students, and families. The Dean of Teaching & Learning directly oversees instruction and culture for a specific grade level.

    Primary Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Curriculum and Assessment

      • Attend weekly leadership team meetings and collaborate on all organizational decisions
      • Internalize and monitor high-quality, standards-based school curriculum and instructional content consistent with the philosophy, values, and mission of Legacy Prep
      • Clearly articulate student performance goals for each grade level and work with teachers to set measurable student goals in individual classes
      • Continuously monitor student achievement by analyzing independent work, standardized tests results, and other data points in order to target interventions
      • Attend and facilitate productive content team and data meetings

    School Culture

      • Work closely with the leadership team to develop a positive, structured, achievement-oriented, and creative school culture among your assigned grade level
      • Lead the implementation of values integration and habits of success within the grade level and classroom community
      • Be highly present and visible during school hours, relentlessly ensuring the school has a strong culture
      • Support execution and coordination of cross-school instructional and cultural initiatives

    School Discipline

      • Model positive interactions with students, as well as a variety of ways to handle misbehavior and disruptions (principles of Love and Logic, Restorative Approaches, Responsive Classroom, etc. ).
      • Recognize and celebrate exemplary student achievement and behavior, communicating with families of students on a regular basis
      • Reinforce the effective use of a school-wide behavior plan and serve as a point person for discipline and culture issues
      • Assist teachers, students, and parents in the effective creation and implementation of individual behavior plans (in conjunction with the Social Worker)

    Teacher Coaching and Professional Development

      • Plan, implement, and provide ongoing professional development and feedback to grade level staff, focusing on building positive student relationships, student culture, and classroom community
      • Support teachers in developing their classroom management and instructional practice (unit and lesson planning, lesson execution, and collection and use of assessment data)
      • Conduct classroom observations and follow-up with targeted feedback and support to help teachers become even more effective
      • Complete mid-year and end-of-year teacher performance evaluations
      • Organize summer learning institute and professional development days in coordination with other Deans and the Chief Academic Officer
      • Recognize and celebrate staff professional growth and success

    Operational Support

      • Participate in teacher recruitment and hiring process, in collaboration with the Chief Academic Officer
      • Teach classes when necessary, for coverage purposes or professional development of teachers
      • Push in to teach a specific content area for grade level (departmentalized grade levels only)
    Employment Qualifications
    Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year educational institution (master’s degree preferred)
    Experience:
    • At least five years of full time classroom teaching experience (highly preferred)
    • At least one year of adult management/teacher coaching (highly preferred)
    • Model effective and high-quality teaching
    • Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally under-served students
    • Demonstrated success developing academic programs and academic culture
    • Demonstrated success planning staff professional development and leading teams of teachers
    • An analytical view of student progress towards standards
    • Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative
    • Extreme flexibility to accommodate multiple priorities and a strong work ethic to accommodate high level of responsibilities
    Skillset:
    • Deep knowledge of literacy and math curriculum and implementation
    • Organizational and people leadership: Understand what makes schools succeed/fail, able to build strong classroom environment and positive contribution to school culture, drive classroom and school change, build strong relationships, and influence/develop others
    • Is solution-oriented and creative problem solver with experience in data analysis and creating and managing systems
    • Instructional Leadership: Strong teacher and leader, with history of results, able to analyze instruction and help others improve their instruction
    • Possess strong pedagogical skills and are highly effective at coaching other adults
    • Deep passion for pedagogy intellectual interest in curriculum development, assessment, and models of instruction
    • Adaptable: Manage uncertainty; demonstrate resilience, resolve, and flexibility in face of change
    • Critical thinker and decision-maker: Analyze information and organize thinking to solve problems
    • Ability to connect with and motivate a diverse community
    Mindset:
    • Self-aware: Aware of own strengths and areas of growth, work relentlessly to improve upon areas of growth, are open to feedback, willing to take personal responsibility, show balance in confidence vs. humility, and behave professionally
    • A passion for being part of a team-oriented, mission-driven school culture
    • Strong belief in the Legacy Prep mission and educational model, including experience implementing – or a passionate desire to learn how to integrate elements of project based learning – personalization and social emotional learning into instruction
    • High moral character
    • Values the importance of working in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable
    • Exhibits a growth mindset as an educator and lifelong learner
    • Positive and effective collaborator
    • Communication: Speak and write effectively. Inspire through communication
    • Personal organization: Prioritize and multi-task effectively. Punctual, prepared, and detail oriented
    • Passionate about continuous improvement
  • Role Type
    Start Date
    Dept./Subject
    Position Type
    Grade
    Reports to
    Instructional July 2020 Elementary (all content areas) Full Time K; 1; 2; 3 Chief Academic Officer
    Position Overview

    The Director of Student Success is responsible for the implementation, oversight, and maintenance of programs and records for special populations (students with disabilities, Gifted, ESOL, 504). They also provide oversight for the implementation of RTI/SST process.

    Primary Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Team Leadership-50%

      • Support students and teachers inside the classroom through observation, coaching, modeling restorative language, and debriefing with both teachers and individual students
      • Supports quality classroom instruction and it’s improvement in all settings through monitoring, observing, model teaching, and coaching
      • Reviews and ensures that all scholars with IEP’s are receiving effective instruction in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
      • Communicates regularly with school administrators, teachers and parents regarding student achievement data and compliance records
      • Participates and collaborates with colleagues in professional development offered throughout the year
      • Leads school wide professional learning in the areas of: quality instruction (including co-teaching), positive behavioral support, developing appropriate IEPs, and compliance with IDEA, ADA, and Section 504 Rules and Regulations and follow through with observing, monitoring, and feedback to ensure implementation
      • Participates in planning and facilitating region wide student support professional development days
      • Provides behavior support to include strategies and interventions for students with disabilities and Section 504 plans
      • Communicates regularly with school administrators and staff regarding disciplinary actions and suspensions
      • Provides oversight of implementation of RTI/SST process
      • Participates in the SST process to facilitate referrals to special education and coordinates eligibility meeting

    Compliance

      • Reviews, monitors, and meets timelines for IEP’s and 504’s – referrals, initial eligibilities, and re-evaluations
      • Review, monitors, and submits compliance related paperwork for ESOL and Gifted programming
      • Compiles and submits accurate weekly, monthly, and required reports on time to the Alabama State Department of Education
      • Collaborates with building testing coordinator(s) to ensure that student accommodations and modifications for testing are appropriately implemented for all state and district-wide assessments for SWD’s, ELL’s, and students with 504 plans
      • Collaborates with building administrators to complete all manifestation determination meetings for students with disabilities
      • Monitors teacher data collection for IEP goals, objectives and transition plans
      • Maintains communication with local school personnel, special education staff, and parents regarding the referral, evaluation, identification, and effective programming for students with disabilities, ELL’s, and Section 504 plans
      • Monitors Full Time Equivalent (FTE) counts and the Student Record (SR) process during the year (SWD’s, ESOL, 504, Gifted).
      • Ensures that all student counts/student data are accurate and that student schedules align with the service page of the IEP
      • Completes required student counts for FTE/SR and resolves any errors in a timely manner
      • Maintains student confidentiality and monitors confidential files for students with disabilities.
      • Ensures all end of the year compliance and close out procedures are completed.
      • Attends all appropriate IEP meetings (Promotion/Retention, Amendments, Eligibility Redetermination, Initial Eligibility)
      • Attends any other IEP meetings that require additional support
      • Attends all requisite state level meetings/trainings, including LEA meetings

    Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints regarding students support services

    Additional Requirements

    Commit to professional learning, development, and growth

      • Actively engage in instructional coaching and professional development aimed at improving your practice
      • Support the development of a new co-teacher/teacher fellow by modeling strong practices, planning together and sharing feedback with one another. *This isn’t a supervisory position*
    Employment Qualifications
    Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year educational institution (master’s degree preferred)
    Experience:
    • Demonstrated professionalism working with educators, administrators, students, and families
    • Experience teaching via an innovative instructional model such as project-based learning (preferred)
    • A track record of success in the classroom, with data that you can explain
    • Gap closing teaching experience with proven record of student growth
    • Utilize data to inform instruction, intervention, and acceleration (personalize the learning experience for all kids)
    Skillset:
    • Experience teaching via an innovative instructional model such as project-based learning (preferred)
    • A track record of success in the classroom, with data that you can explain
    • Execute our core instructional model, leading high quality literacy, problem solving, and social emotional lessons from the Legacy Prep curriculum
    • Gap closing teaching experience with proven record of student growth
    • Expertise and a passion for teaching at an elementary level and possess a strong desire to grow as a teacher
    • Utilize data to inform instruction, intervention, and acceleration (personalize the learning experience for all kids)
    Mindset:
    • Value the importance of working in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment
    • A passion for being a part of a team-oriented, mission-driven school culture
    • A passion for helping colleagues grow, develop, and hone their instructional practice
    • Exhibit a growth mindset as an educator and lifelong learner
    • Effectively collaborate with others
    • A collaborative attitude towards teaching and learning
    • Capability to effectively build, develop and maintain strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders (e.g., students, teachers, administration, clinical team, families, outside agencies)
    • Ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals, exhibit flexibility, and drive results in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
    • Ability to collect, organize, and communicate data to make informed decisions
    • The ability to be flexible in a new school environment where things change all the time
    • Adept at thinking strategically/analytically, translating plans into action, and exhibiting excellent judgment
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and presentation skills with keen attention to detail; ability to invest stakeholders in student goals
    • A solution-oriented mindset and ability to bring a new lens to challenging problems
    • Be present and willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that all students are on track lives of choice and opportunity
    • Be willing to work an extended school day and year
    • Zest, grit, hope, curiosity, social and emotional intelligence, gratitude, self-control, and a sense of humor

Scholar Support

  • Role Type
    Start Date
    Dept./Subject
    Position Type
    Grade
    Reports to
    Scholar Support July 2020 Elementary (all content areas) Full Time K; 1; 2; 3 Director of Culture
    Position Overview

    The Culture Coach assumes the primary responsibility for supporting a school culture that sets high-expectations and empowers students to develop the knowledge, skills, and character traits necessary to pursue a choice-filled life. In partnership with the Director of Culture, the Culture Coach will ensure that teachers and students feel well supported in their daily work. This position requires an organized and consistent educator with a concrete vision of excellence, adult leadership experience, the ability to build outstanding relationships with students, teachers, and families, and a talent for building a school culture create a positive/joyful, structured, consistent, nurturing, supportive, and disciplined school culture. The Culture Coach’s responsibilities also includes that of restorative practices, and can best be divided into three categories: reactive restorative approaches, proactive/preventative restorative practices, and restorative approaches training.

    Primary Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Student Culture

      • Work closely with the Director of Culture to establish a loving, structured, and achievement-oriented school culture
      • Problem-solve with students, teachers, and families to improve the behavior of individual students over time
      • Intervene with support when students have challenges with attendance, academics or discipline
      • Work with students to set goals and increase student motivation
      • Ensuring that the physical environment of the school reinforces school culture and facilitates student achievement
      • Act as the first contact for student behavior/culture issues that are flagged by teachers
      • Keeping accurate student discipline records, documenting all conferences, suspensions, and phone calls for behavior.
      • Collaborate with the Director of Culture to teach and run daily school-wide community circles (and restorative circles) with academic and habits of success focus areas incorporated
      • Support students and teachers inside the classroom through observation, coaching, modeling restorative language, and debriefing with both teachers and individual students
      • Monitor individual student behavior by checking in with students throughout the school day
      • Facilitate mediations in response to conflict: among students, between educators and students, among educators, between family members and educators

    Work with groups of students, educators, or family members

      • Support Director of Culture with facilitation of faculty training and support around restorative approaches discipline, relationships, expectations, consistency, and management
      • Follow through after mediations to ensure the harm was repaired
      • Develop creative interventions for students as part of the restorative resolution
      • Inform families, educators, and administrators about incidents in school as needed
      • Consult with Director of Culture to determine appropriate disciplinary steps are taken
      • Supports school-wide systems in conjunction with student expectations and appropriate responses to student behavior
      • Enforces all student behavior plans including IEP’s, 504’s, BIP’s, behavior contracts, student trackers, etc.
      • Proactively builds and maintains strong relationships with all families beginning in the summer and serves as a model for strong family engagement in the school
      • Conduct meetings with students and families
      • Co-facilitate ongoing family workshops (academic and habits of success-focused events)
      • Conducting re-entry meetings

    Proactive/Preventative Engagement

      • Organize data to inform the Culture/Student Success Team of any negative trends in school culture in order to improve school culture and prevent future behavior issues
      • Collaborate, support, develop, and improve grade level support systems, routines, and norms with grade level teams
      • Reinforce classroom/school culture and ensure that all students realize what is expected of them and what they can expect from staff
      • On-going training of restorative practices within grade level and school wide
      • Spend time in classrooms to build relationships with students and teachers
      • Organize school data to inform staff of positive trends in school culture.
      • Gather testimonials of RP success stories to improve staff and community buy-in.
      • Circulate throughout the building to build and foster relationships with students and educators.
      • Use peace circles to build a sense of community
      • Advocate for educators and students
      • Communicate with the community about the restorative work being done within the building

    Further the understanding of restorative practices in the school community

      • Provide ongoing restorative practices professional development to staff with guidance of the Director Culture
      • Observe staff and provide frequent, non-evaluative feedback
      • Consistently use language that supports the use of restorative practices to foster a community where it is being used at school as well as at home
      • Teach students techniques for resolving conflict.
      • Coach students and educators on how to participate in meaningful restorative conversations.
      • Ensure effective field lessons, school events, and extracurricular activities
      • Lead Guided Reading groups throughout the year (if needed)
      • Other duties as assigned
    Additional Requirements
      • Participate in daily duties (i.e. breakfast, lunch, dismissal) to support school operations
      • Maintain accurate records, grade book, and data tracking systems
      • Oversee the restorative and serenity rooms
      • The role of the Culture Advisor’s is not limited to what has been outlined. Whether participating in a school tradition or supporting a new initiative, the coordinator should constantly be asking, “How can I add a restorative lens to this?”

    Commit to professional learning, development, and growth

      • Actively engage in instructional coaching and professional development aimed at improving your practice
    Employment Qualifications
    Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year educational institution (master’s degree preferred)
    Experience:
    • At least two years of teaching experience (required)
    • Experience with restorative approaches philosophy and responsive classroom (highly preferred)
    • Experience working in an educationally and/or economically disadvantaged community (required)
    • Experience with developing and implementing behavior plans and interventions
    • Experience and training in CPI, Trauma Informed Care, or other models of working with youth and families in crisis (highly preferred)
    Skillset:
    • Demonstrated professionalism working with educators, administrators, students, and families
    • Experience teaching via an innovative instructional model such as project-based learning (preferred)
    • A track record of success in the classroom, with data that you can explain
    • Execute our core instructional model, leading high quality literacy, problem solving, and social emotional lessons from the Legacy Prep curriculum
    • Gap closing teaching experience with proven record of student growth
    • Expertise and a passion for teaching at an elementary level and possess a strong desire to grow as a teacher
    • Utilize data to inform instruction, intervention, and acceleration (personalize the learning experience for all kids)
    Mindset:
    • Value the importance of working in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment
    • Commitment to social justice and equity
    • Exhibit a growth mindset as an educator and lifelong learner
    • Effectively collaborate with others
    • A collaborative attitude towards teaching and learning
    • Capability to effectively build, develop and maintain strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders (e.g., students, teachers, administration, clinical team, families, outside agencies)
    • Ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals, exhibit flexibility, and drive results in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
    • Ability to collect, organize, and communicate data to make informed decisions
    • The ability to be flexible in a new school environment where things change all the time
    • Adept at thinking strategically/analytically, translating plans into action, and exhibiting excellent judgment
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and presentation skills with keen attention to detail; ability to invest stakeholders in student goals
    • A solution-oriented mindset and ability to bring a new lens to challenging problems
    • Be present and willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that all students are on track lives of choice and opportunity
    • Be willing to work an extended school day and year
    • Zest, grit, hope, curiosity, social and emotional intelligence, gratitude, self-control, and a sense of humor
  • Role Type
    Start Date
    Dept./Subject
    Position Type
    Grade
    Reports to
    Instructional Scholar Support July 2020 Elementary Math Full Time K; 1; 2; 3 Director of Student Success
    Position Overview

    The Math Learning Specialist is responsible for providing personalized support in math for students needing intervention or acceleration. In this role, educators will have the opportunity to work with students in small groups to help them make academic gains in accordance with their goals. The Math Learning Specialist adapts units and lessons, possess strong content knowledge in all academic areas, analyzes data in order to modify curriculum, and forms of assessment and sharing of best practices for personalizing learning for all students. The Learning Specialist also supports with our personalized learning educational pillar and the Response to Intervention process.

    Primary Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Lead small-group instruction for grades K-2
    • Teach a rigorous academic curriculum, which combines the school’s standards and the Alabama State standards, in a high-quality, exciting way
    • Commit to constant professional and personal growth through working closely as part of a team of teachers
    • Constantly assess and analyze student progress, and communicating results to families and colleagues
    • Provide individual or small group instruction for students who need additional assistance
    • Assist in creating personalized learning plans for students
    • Provide an educational program for students with disabilities as defined in the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) and/or 504 plan
    • Provide intervention services to all students through participation in the Response to Intervention (RTI) process
    • Regularly assess student work and track student achievement data to improve student academic performance
    • Work cooperatively with lead classroom teachers and other staff, interpreting the abilities and disabilities of students, assisting in classroom intervention strategies, modifying general education curricular as necessary, and assisting students with regular class assignments
    • Build authentic relationships with families and collaborate regularly with families and teachers regarding the educational, social, and personal needs of students
    • Work closely with the Director of Student Success to serve as case manager, maintaining relative special education student files, completing necessary reports and record keeping as required by state and local policies and procedures
    • Performs other duties as assigned (e.g. substitute teacher, lead guided reading groups, etc.)

     

    Data, Feedback, and Constant Learning

      • Pursue challenging professional goals each year
      • Offer support and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that is conducive to change and growth
      • Participate in school-wide and individual professional development, including both over the summer and weekly during the academic year (held during school hours)
      • Seek to constantly develop and improve teaching practices through ongoing feedback conversations with School Leaders and other school faculty within Legacy Prep
      • Participate in coaching and professional growth opportunities to improve your instructional practice and support others to improve their craft
    Additional Responsibilities
    • Collaborate with dean of teaching and learning and school team to improve instructional, culture-building and leadership skills
    • Attend all professional development, team planning and data analysis meetings
    • Participate enthusiastically in structured and informal learning and development opportunities
    Employment Qualifications
    Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year educational institution (master’s degree highly preferred)
    • Alabama teacher certification in special education (preferred)
    • A minimum of two years teaching experience, preferably experience working in an educationally under-resourced community
    • A track record of success in the classroom, with data that you can explain
    • Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally underserved students
    • Skilled at analyzing, interpreting, and using data to collaborate, plan and implement interventions and programming
    Experience:
    • At least two years of full time classroom teaching experience (required)
    • Model effective and high-quality teaching
    • Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally under-served students
    • Extreme flexibility to accommodate multiple priorities and a strong work ethic to accommodate high level of responsibilities
    • Skilled at analyzing, interpreting, and using data to collaborate, plan and implement interventions and programming
    Skillset:
    • Strong instructional and classroom management skills
    • High level of personal organization and planning
    • Deep knowledge of literacy and math curriculum and implementation
    • Organizational and people leadership: Understand what makes schools succeed/fail, able to build strong classroom environment and positive contribution to school culture, drive classroom and school change, build strong relationships, and influence/develop others
    • Strong instructional and classroom management skills
    • High level of personal organization and planning
    • Team player: maturity, humility, strong work ethic, follow-through, sense of humor, willingness to respond positively to feedback and a “roll-up-my-sleeves” attitude
    • Adaptable: Manage uncertainty; demonstrate resilience, resolve, and flexibility in face of change
    • Critical thinker and decision-maker: Analyze information and organize thinking to solve problems
    Mindset:
    • Self-aware: Aware of own strengths and areas of growth, work relentlessly to improve upon areas of growth, are open to feedback, willing to take personal responsibility, show balance in confidence vs. humility, and behave professionally
    • A passion for being part of a team-oriented, mission-driven school culture
    • Strong belief in the Legacy Prep mission and educational model, including experience implementing – or a passionate desire to learn how to integrate elements of project based learning – personalization and social emotional learning into instruction
    • High moral character
    • Values the importance of working in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable
    • Exhibits a growth mindset as an educator and lifelong learner
    • Positive and effective collaborator
    • Communication: Speak and write effectively. Inspire through communication
    • Personal organization: Prioritize and multi-task effectively. Punctual, prepared, and detail oriented
    • Passionate about continuous improvement

WHO WE ARE

Legacy Prep is a part of Legacy Schools, a non-profit emerging public charter school network in the Birmingham metro area. Legacy Prep is the first approved public charter school in Birmingham. Legacy Prep will set the pace for excellence and lay the foundation for school-based structures across the region. Over the long term, Legacy Schools plans to serve students from grades PreK-12 in multiple schools across the Birmingham area.

OUR PURPOSE

Our mission is to educate and empower our scholars to embrace their identity, lead lives of choice and opportunity, and impact their communities as the next generation of socially-conscious leaders. We envision an exceptional educational experience in our scholars’ lives that readies them to establish their legacy, prepared and inspired to create a life full of opportunity, choice, connection, and meaning.

COMPENSATION

We are dedicated to ensuring you and your family are valued, happy, healthy, and loved! Legacy Prep offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees. Although Legacy does not post salary scales, we are happy to walk candidates through the compensation package.

LEGAL

Legacy Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

All Legacy Prep employees are required to undergo a criminal background check.

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