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Job Opportunity -- School Innovation Partners at Partners in School Innovation

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    I have the power to fundamentally change the realities of students of color in my school. The most rewarding aspect of being a School Innovation Partner is
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 6, 2009

      "I have the power to fundamentally change the realities of students of color in my school.  The most rewarding aspect of being a School Innovation Partner is seeing growth in teaching and learning as a direct result of the work I am doing."

                                                -- Alex Creer, School Innovation Partner

      Partners in School Innovation (PartnersSI) is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for School Innovation Partners for the 2009-10 school year, beginning July 2009.  We are seeking outstanding candidates who are passionate about transforming chronically low-performing public elementary schools into thriving learning environments.  School Innovation Partners (SIPs) engage in site-based, school improvement work at urban elementary schools.  SIPs plan, execute and manage the implementation of our Results-Oriented Cycle of Inquiry (ROCI) school improvement process at each school w/the primary goal of establishing a high-performing, professional learning community focused on continually improving teacher practice to dramatically increase student achievement.  SIPs also participate in weekly internal professional development, where they receive content knowledge and implementation strategies and skills that can be directly applied back to their work in the schools. 


      ·          Lead implementation of the Results-Oriented Cycle of Inquiry (ROCI - see http://www.partnersinschools.org/program/theory.html) at the classroom-, grade-, and school-wide level

      ·          Support teachers to improve their practice through data analysis, observation, feedback and other elements of ROCI

      ·          Facilitate professional development (PD) by leading grade-level collaboration and evidence-based discussions, encouraging use of key resources/tools and managing other PD activities

      ·          Collect and analyze student data to identify learning needs and research instructional strategies

      ·          Coach and build the capacity of mid-level leaders (e.g., literacy coaches, grade-level team leaders) to support ROCI implementation to accelerate student learning

      ·          Thought-partner with the Principal to strategize and advocate for the most effective allocation and use of site and district resources

      ·         Work w/the Principal to establish a sustainable and distributed leadership system



      ·         Bachelor's Degree

      ·         Passion for and commitment to closing the achievement gap and achieving educational equity

      ·         Racial and cultural competence – an understanding of the role of racism in the inequities of the public school system

      ·         Demonstrated leadership experience and achievement in an education setting

      ·         Proven experience as a high-performing teacher (minimum two years in the classroom) and/or Principal in an urban school setting

      ·         Aptitude for collecting, analyzing and using data to inform instructional decision-making

      ·         Demonstrated experience coaching, observing and/or giving evidence-based feedback

      ·         Knowledge of major pedagogical approaches

      ·         High degree of initiative, independence and tenacity, particularly in complex situations

      ·         Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills


      TO APPLY: We are now accepting School Innovation Partner applications for the 2009-10 school year, to begin July 2009.  Priority deadline to apply is March 15, 2009. Visit http://www.partnersinschools.org/SIF/apply.html for instructions and an application form.  Please contact Shelly Vernick, Staff Recruitment and Development Manager, at svernick@... with any questions. 
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