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Highline Public Schools Native Education Program


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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•                • Establishes, coordinates, plans, recruits for, and hosts a Native Student Literacy Success Summer Academy.

•                • Assists with identifying and qualifying new students for Native Education Program and Native Title III support; leads communications with parents/families about accessing literacy support and related testing.

•                • Coordinates with Native Education Program Manager and other appropriate staff in responding to requests to address non-academic needs of the student and/or their families in situations that could negatively impact academic success.

•                • Coordinates, promotes, and hosts innovative in-community, in-home literacy outreach efforts and fun, engaging family literacy improvement and English language acquisition activities for American Indian/Alaska Native students K-8 and families which highlight American Indian/Alaska Native culture, community, history, language, art/music, and knowledge systems.

•                • Leads tribal language learning activities for Native students and families as well as creating learning and awareness opportunities for district staff on the importance of tribal languages.


•                • Support and co-design school-based interventions for struggling American Indian/Alaska Native readers and writers, which may include small after-school reading groups, before or after school tutoring, and referrals to after school and/or summer reading programs.

•                • Documents activities, providing written reports, and/or conveying information to families of Native learners, staff, administrators, community, and Native Education Program partners.

•                • Assists with collection, organization, and analysis of data on Native students and families currently participating in, or eligible for, Native Education Program services/activities.

•                • Assists certificated staff in evaluating student progress, strengths, and challenges, providing insights to staff about students’ abilities and learning style, working collaboratively to assist student in maintaining progress and overcoming difficulties.

•                • Participates in ongoing collaborative Native Title III service framework development and delivery with Native Education Program staff, Director of Language Learning, Social Studies/Literacy Coordinator, and other staff as applicable.

•                • Supports implementation of and training of teachers/district leaders on the Washington State Since Time Immemorial Sovereignty Curriculum and other culturally responsive curricula and teaching strategies.

•                • Provides guidance and support for schools in working with newly qualified American Indian/Alaska Native Title VI/Title III students and in meeting federal and state Title VI/Title III program requirements.

•                • Takes part in professional development opportunities, trainings, and workshops as assigned for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions of position.

•                • Performs other related duties as required.


Tagged as: curriculum implementation, k-12, literacy, native education, p-12, public schools, teacher development, tribal consultation, tribal language, urban education

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