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Universal Prekindergarten - 2 Coordinator

Company: Wonderful College Prep Academy
Location: Delano
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionWonderful College Prep Academy is a charter network in California's Central Valley committed to providing a world-class education for all students. The Academy's mission is to graduate students prepared to earn a college degree and to put them on a promising career path for life. We believe this begins with a nurturing, engaging, community-centered school environment where students develop a strong and well-rounded academic foundation. Ultimately, this will prepare generations of leaders in the Central Valley who are critical thinkers and life-long learners.The Academy's first school opened in Delano in 2009, serving students from across the Central Valley in grades 6-12. In 2016, we moved to our new, state-of-the-art college prep campus in Delano, and in the Fall of 2017, added an elementary school in Delano and opened a second charter school in Lost Hills. In Delano, we serve over 1,800 students in grades TK-12, while in Lost Hills, we serve almost 400 students in grades K-9 and will grow to serve students through 12th grade over the next four years.Our fully equipped science labs and makers spaces ensure students engage in hands-on learning with access to state-of-the-art technology. Our comprehensive art, music and athletic programs provide students with the opportunity to pursue passions outside of academics, and we prioritize health and wellness as a critical life skill from outdoor classes in learning gardens and our farm-to-table cafeterias, to our on-campus student health centers. The Academy aims to provide every opportunity for our students that often is not found in public or charter schools, including the ability to graduate from high school with a free Associate Degree. In addition, all graduates are eligible to earn a four-year renewable college scholarship through the generous support of Lynda and Stewart Resnick.We seek thoughtful, inclusive, skilled communicators, and creative problem-solvers who value continuous learning and who are excited to serve our students and families. Now is the time to join a team making enduring change within the Central Valley of California and beyond.Job DescriptionThe K-2 Coordinator collaborates with the elementary principals, Superintendent, and CAO to build the vision of our scholar's K-2 experience at Wonderful. The coordinator organizes the strategic goals for the rollout of the vision, execution, and oversight. The coordinator will also coach, meet with teachers, use data to guide instruction, and lead professional development to ensure our students' K-2 foundation is strong and engaging instructionally, social-emotionally, and physically.Essential Job Functions:

  • Collaborate with school leaders, Superintendents, and CAO
  • Create K-2 vision and strategic priorities.
  • Organize, coordinate and implement the operations, activities, services, projects and support functions of efforts for Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) inclusive of a mixed delivery preschool system focused on the whole child, P-3 alignment, and Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) implementation
  • Coach; develop activities for teachers, administrators, extended care providers, and other staff to provide supports for UPK and enhance the educational effectiveness of UTK.
  • Support teachers in developing teaching standards that engage all students for effective learning
  • Assist administrators in providing instructional support to UPK - 2 teachers and designing professional development
  • Train, coach and support Reading interventionists at each school
  • Organize vision and activities for families as partners so they are engaged in their child's learning and understand end of year expectations
  • Support teachers in understanding the TNTP reaching rubric and how it translates to UPK - 2
  • Support administrators in solidifying progress monitoring metrics for UPK - 2 students going through SST process
  • Model instructional techniques to capture all students diverse learning styles
  • Teach and model lessons to teachers
  • Develop and lead curriculum meetings
  • Lead professional development in early learning, early literacy and math experiential learning
  • Use various forms of data to build program and progress monitor
  • Develop a foundation for writing in UPK - 2
  • Perform other duties as assignedQualificationsJob Requirements:
    • Multiple subject credential
    • Bachelor's degree with major coursework in child development, early childhood, or a related field, required.
    • Master's Degree in child development, early childhood, or a related field, preferred.
    • At least 5 years of directly related experience in early childhood or TK teaching, training, programming, and project management, required.
    • At least one year of coach experience or similar roles
    • Early Learning and Development research-based practices including Preschool Learning Foundations and Curriculum Frameworks, and Desired Results
    • Cross-cultural language and academic development emphasis (CLAD) or equivalent
    • Experience creating K-6 school curriculum
    • Proficient in technology
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless candidate has a legally valid exemption.Working Conditions:
      • Environment: Office environment; fast paced work, constant interruptions.
      • Physical requirements: Hearing and speaking to exchange information, make presentations and communicate over the telephone; seeing to read, prepare, and proofread documents and view computer monitors; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment; kneeling, bending at the waist, and reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally, to retrieve and store files and supplies; lifting light objects; ability to go to sites apart from primary office to conduct business.Additional InformationWonderful's dedication to you:
        • Free access to the Wonderful Wellness Clinic
        • Free access to the Wonderful Fitness Center
        • Company paid health/vision/dental for self
        • Voluntary 403b with company match
        • Most positions are bonus eligible
        • Subsidized preschool and college scholarships for your childrenQuality of Life in the Central Valley:Framed by the Sierra Nevada to the east and the Coast Ranges to the west, California's Central Valley is one of the world's most productive agricultural regions and the base of The Wonderful Company's agricultural operations. This vast area enjoys a moderate climate and offers residents a high quality of life, low cost of living, and a host of diverse cultural and recreational activities. From wine tasting and hiking to rafting, fishing, skiing, and surfing -- all within a two-hour drive -- the family-friendly Central Valley has much to offer.EEO is the law

Keywords: Wonderful College Prep Academy, Delano , Universal Prekindergarten - 2 Coordinator, Other , Delano, California

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