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Boston Public Schools Executive Director of Equitable Literacy, Elementary 3-6 (SY22-23) in Boston, Massachusetts

REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent, APL This role will work collaboratively with team members of Academics and Professional Learning as well as other key central office teams (Opportunity Gaps, OEL, ODA, OSE) to lead a strategic plan around equitable literacy instruction for a grade band. The Executive Director will craft coherent instructional guidance for schools, deliver aligned professional learning to various school positions (leaders, coaches and teachers) and provide some direct coaching to a target cohort of schools. The Executive Director of Equitable Literacy will also lead a team of literacy coaches to provide data driven, equity focused coaching around the components of equitable literacy. This leadership will include regular opportunities for professional learning, particularly in the areas of anti-racist practices and evidence-based literacy. It will also include overseeing the development, refinement and enactment of critical curriculum design projects and instructional guidance documents. Job Description Envision and progress monitor an Equitable Literacy strategic plan so that literacy outcomes significantly improve for Black and Latinx, Students with Disabilities and English Learners. Lead a team of coaches to use district adopted curriculum materials (the Focus Curriculum in K-2, Expeditionary Learning in 3-6, StudySync in 7-12) and pedagogical frameworks to support schools with implementation of high quality and effective instructional practices, and assist in the following: plan effective lessons and unit planning aligned to evidence-based, culturally responsive practices co-teach and model lessons with teachers provide in-class coaching and feedback, which may include videotaping and debriefing lessons Facilitate grade-level collaborative planning time using protocols for curriculum internalization and data-driven instruction Facilitate and support teacher professional learning communities that strategically work to build the leadership of teachers of color in BPS Provide high quality professional learning experiences, informed by research and evidence in the fields of Equitable Literacy and culturally responsive pedagogy. Work as part of a cross-functional team (Early Childhood, Academics, OEL, ODA and Opportunities Gaps) to ensure a cohesive instructional experience for students within the grade band, that allow all children to achieve at high levels Develop exemplar practices, assessments materials that align to the district vision of Equitable ELA instruction and innovate and transform teaching and learning to inspire excellence Collaborate with a vertical team across the department of Academics and Professional Learning to develop a cohesive K-12 vision for Equitable Literacy instruction Support the development and implementation of systems that empower and hold accountable, those closest to students to make the most critical decisions that lead to student achievement Design and implement systems for supervision, feedback and opportunities for staff development among early childhood coaches; develop systems to retain and grow effective coaches, especially coaches of color Progress monitor the efficacy of the department’s support for schools Demonstrate significant adaptive leadership qualities that prioritize group quality and collective impact. Intensive summer work to develop and lead professional learning for coaches, target cohorts of schools as well for the district more broadly Other duties assigned Deliverables: A co-created, cross-content vision for literacy instruction that is aligned with the BPS vision for Equitable instruction and with the K-12 vision of a BPS graduate A co-created, vision for Equitable Literacy instruction and assessment that is aligned with the BPS vision for Equitable instruction and with the K-12 vision of a BPS graduate A co-created Multi-tiered system of support for literacy Lead adaptive change in the district around approaches to Equitable Literacy at all levels (paraprofessionals, teachers, coaches, school-based leaders, district leaders) An articulated professional learning, coaching and consulting strategy for the department Work Plans that demonstrate the ability to collaborate as well as propel work forward Data-driven strategy updates that make tactical adjustments but retain alignment to the shared team vision. Exemplar curriculum materials for content and grade band that align to the BPS vision for Equitable instruction and that reflect UDL design principles and specifically address the learning needs of English Learners. Tools and resources that support schools in realizing their their instructional foci and goals related to anti-racist and culturally responsive practices as well as support schools in better outcomes for children. Support the establishment of strong tier one instruction through the effective enactment of standards-aligned, district supported curricula and on-going adjustments to practice based on evidence of student learning. Partner with school leadership and central office staff to lead staff in unpacking curricula through anti-bias screening tools, such as the 7 Forms of Bias Providing leadership, professional development in instructional practices and coaching regarding supports for English Language Learners and Special Needs Students. Design and implement professional learning modules that support ongoing learning of teachers and school leaders Quarterly report on the status of instruction within Equitable Literacy that includes student data, professional learning summaries and feedback, and observational data from classrooms and team meetings. Build partnerships with community stakeholders such as BPS families, and teacher-prep Executives Qualifications: Experience: Teaching and coaching experience with students with diverse needs with evidence of positive student impact across grade band. Experience designing a vision and leading a team through implementation Teacher leadership experience (Lead Teacher, PLC Facilitator, Team Leader, ILT Facilitator. etc.) Extensive knowledge and skills developing teachers and/or empowering teacher leaders with evidence of effectiveness. Proficiency with consensus-building and collective vision-setting and collaboration. Experience with whole-child, integrated, cross-discipline curriculum design. Education: Bachelor’s degree required Master’s degree in content or content pedagogy preferred (Foundational Literacy, SEI) Training: Training in anti-racist and culturally sustaining systems, structures, instruction and pedagogy (i.e. CRIOP) Training in rules based reading (Wilson reading, OG or other evidence based Executive) Licensure: Hold a valid MA DESE licensure and Director/Supervisor License " />

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Executive Director of Equitable Literacy, Elementary 3-6 (SY22-23)

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Primary Location Central Office - Academics

Salary Range D71($132,600) / 1.0 FTE

Shift Type Central Office

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