ACCEL Schools - Detroit

ACCEL Schools

Independence , OH

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Job Description

ACCEL Schools is seeking highly motivated Curriculum Specialists in Detroit, MI, to ensure excellence in teaching and a superior education for all students. 


With a network of 40 charter schools and growing, ACCEL Schools employs a diverse staff of passionate administrators and educators who value research-based practices and a desire to grow as professionals.   We work tirelessly to raise student achievement, regardless of historical barriers, while committed to participating in ongoing professional development, job embedded instructional coaching, and embracing a growth mindset. 




Under the direction of the Principal, the Curriculum Specialist will monitor curriculum implementation and instructional practices.  Reponsibilities include:

  • Guide teachers in the effective use of instructional and support materials for full implementation of all areas of the curriculum.
  • Guide teachers in adapting materials and methods across the curriculum to the learning styles and instructional levels of individual students, using multiple appropriate differentiation strategies, including but not limited to instructional grouping.
  • Model effective instructional practices, including delivery of instruction using effective teaching strategies, and provide effective feedback, professional development and coaching for teachers in mastering these practices.
  • Offer continuous and targeted professional development that directly supports the school curriculum and instruction that ensures continuous student achievement of the school’s academic standards.
  • Lead grade level and/or content area meetings on topics of curriculum, instruction, and assessment; and provide leadership in curriculum and instruction during staff meetings, and on an individual basis.
  • Use multiple sources of data collection to analyze barriers to student achievement and to access, identify and apply to instructional improvement.
  • Monitor the use of student achievement data from multiple sources (including standardized tests, ILS data, curriculum-based assessments, classroom assessments and other data) to inform instruction.
  • Provide support for intervention programs based on Personalized Student Achievement Plans and monitor program effectiveness based on data.
  • Organize resources effectively to support learning activities in the classroom, the school, and the community. 
  • Work cooperatively with parents to generate parents’ confidence in the teacher and instructional program.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, Master’s preferred
  • Active professional teacher certification
  • Minimum of five years’ experience as a successful teacher
  • A minimum of two years’ experience as an Instructional Coach, Teacher Leader, or other related position
  • Track record of building positive working relationships with multiple stakeholders including staff members, students, parents, Board members, and authorizers
  • Experience using multiple sources of data collection including standardized tests, portfolios, observations, conferences and grades to assess student performance and to plan instruction
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills that reflect professionalism and tact at all times
  • Computer literacy and proficiency
  • Attention to detail
  • Successful completion of federal and state criminal background checks
  • Experience in an urban and/or school turnaround setting is a plus


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