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Springfield Public Schools Emergence Academy Student Culture Coord in Springfield, Massachusetts

SY24-25 Emergence Academy Student Culture Coordinator About Emergence Academy Emergence Academy is the Springfield Empowerment Zone\'s (SEZP) English Language Learner program targeting the language development of Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE). The SLIFE Program will support students to build critical language skills, focusing on improving their reading and writing abilities through leveled guided reading, phonics, writing curriculum, as well as through hands-on Science instruction. Math skills will also be targeted through instruction rooted in Common Core standards as well as through math fluency remediation to target key foundational math skills. By supporting teachers to develop high-quality curriculum, develop active monitoring plans, collect meaningful data, and plan targeted weekly remediation, we will support accelerated student language development by individualizing our responses to student needs. Additionally, by partnering with students and families we will support students to meet high expectations and build the habits necessary for accelerated academic growth and future academic success in high school and college. Student Culture Coordinator Responsibilities The Student Culture Coordinator will work to ensure that students demonstrate dramatic student achievement gains and internalize the school\'s values. The Student Culture Coordinator will help lead the school\'s efforts to create a positive, structured, consistent, caring, and disciplined school culture. Responsibilities of this position may include: Maintain and further develop a joyful, structured, achievement-oriented school culture Provide proactive, daily support to teachers and students to maintain high behavioral expectations to include student check-ins as needed/requested by school staff Help manage student referrals to the office Develop and support behavior intervention plans and accommodations for students with behavioral difficulties in conjunction with grade level teams Communication with families regarding behavior concerns Support during non-instructional times such as homeroom, break and lunch Lead school culture incentives (i.e. dances, homeroom competitions, attendance incentives) Help to coordinate field trips Maintain the Friday Community Meeting calendar and coordinating activities Coordinate clubs and Joy Time activities Manage the hallway and other coverage as needed Qualifications: Bachelor\'s degree from an accredited college or university (preferred) or comensurate work experience; 1-3 years of relevant experience; A deep desire to work with educationally underserved student populations and their families; An unwavering commitment to the academic success and personal development of our students; An eagerness to set ambitious, challenging, and tangible goals, and a relentless drive to achieve them; An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and a capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges; Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong public speaking skills; A sense of humility; Experience in an urban setting If you meet some of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply or reach out for more information. We know that historically marginalized groups - including people of color, women, people from working class backgrounds, and people who identify as LGBTQ - are less likely to apply unless and until they meet every requirement for a job. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from educators with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities. We encourage you to reach out to Principal Amanda Gauthier at gauthiera@springfieldpublicschools.com if you have questions about the role or your qualifications. We are happy to help you feel ready to apply!

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