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NEWS RELEASES 2003-04

NEWS RELEASES 2003-04 :: JUNE 7, 2004 :: LETTER TO JUDGE HOWARD MANNING, JR. :: ATTACHMENT 4

ATTACHMENT 4


Project Achieve Director

Project Achieve is a major school improvement project based on the Brazosport, Texas model for improvement. This model of instruction and assessment has proven to be very successful in Brazosport schools and in the schools throughout the country that have implemented this program. When successfully implemented, this program provides extensive support for lateral entry teachers and new teachers. Such support can also reduce the negative impact of high teacher turnover. Project Achieve is a complex program to implement. A director for Project Achieve will maximize its potential for the Hoke County Schools.

  1. Anticipated Outcomes - Provide support for Project Achieve through full-time Director
    • All planning and coordination for the successful implementation of Project Achieve handled through the Director's office, thus freeing school-based staff from those responsibilities.
    • Consistent implementation and quality of program components.
    • Build capacity to expand program.
    • Development of focused coordinated support for teachers involving Project Achieve Director, Curriculum specialists, Professional Development Coordinator,
    • ateral Entry Coordinator and school administrators.

  2. Implementation
    Scope - Work requires implementation and monitoring of the Project Achieve Initiative in targeted schools. This includes planning, lesson development, assisting teachers and monitoring implementation of all aspects of the program.

    Subject Matter Complexity - Work requires an understanding of the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, the North Carolina Accountability Program and Project Achieve components.

    Responsibility
    Description - Work requires working with the Professional Development Specialist to help prepare teachers for successful implementation of Project Achieve. In addition, a close working relationship with principals of the schools with the program is essential. The Project Achieve Director will work with other Central Office support staff involving curriculum content areas as well as specialists (i.e. Elementary Education specialist, Special Education staff and Limited English proficient staff). Work requires lesson development and coordination, model teaching, support for needed resources and coordination of the testing component of the program.

    Interpersonal Communication
    Scope of Contacts - Work requires communication with LEA personnel including teachers, mentors, and administrators as well as communication with Central Office personnel and model support staff in other districts such as Wake County Public School System. Work requires communication with the Department of Public Instruction.

    Recruitment Standards
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities - A talented instructor with a knowledge of the North Carolina Course of Study, the North Carolina Testing Program and the components of Project Achieve is essential. Quality lesson development skills needed as well as strong organizational and communication skills. The ability to work with administrators as well as teachers of differing skill levels and experience levels a must.

    Minimum Education and Experience - Career status or a minimum of five years of teaching experience with a clear license required. Master's degree and some administrative experience or project management preferred.

  3. Projected Costs
    Salary and benefits $75
    Post-hire Training 2,
    Position Support (travel, materials, training) 2,
    TOTAL $79


Hoke County Board of Education v. State of North Carolina Letter

About the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction provides leadership to 115 local public school districts and 107 charter schools serving over 1.5 million students in kindergarten through high school graduation. The agency is responsible for all aspects of the state's public school system and works under the direction of the North Carolina State Board of Education.


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