Independence Mission Schools
Director of School Support and Literacy Achievement
Independence Mission Schools (IMS) is a non-profit network of schools re-envisioning Catholic education in and around the City of Philadelphia. Our schools have been beacons of hope for families from all faiths for generations. Located in neighborhoods that have historically been underserved by other schooling options, IMS schools offer a faith-centered and academically rigorous alternative for our families. Today, IMS serves almost 5,000 pre-K to 8th grade students across 15 schools where our team works tirelessly to prepare our students for world-class high schools.
With strong Catholic culture as a foundation, IMS is focused on creating a system of schools where academic rigor thrives, and where our schools play an important role in transforming our communities. The Director of Principal Supervision and Literacy Achievement is a key member of IMS’ Academic team, helping to set strategy and manage schools towards a vision for exceptional literacy instruction. The Director reports to the Chief Academic Officer of IMS.
The Director of School Support and Literacy Achievement holds two important roles. First, the Director will lead the network’s efforts to improve literacy instruction through the use high quality instructional materials. IMS expects this work to begin with a diagnostic process to identify current strengths and areas of improvement, convene a steering committee of IMS staff to shape our strategy, and develop a long-term plan to improve teaching and learning in literacy. In addition, the Director will directly manage 6-9 principals and, in collaboration with another principal supervisor and the Chief Academic Officer, create tools and structures to develop our leaders to deliver on the promise of an excellent education in their schools.
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