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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  • Provide leadership in the planning, development, coordination and implementation of Kindergarten transition in the following ways:
      • Coordinates the transition of students from Early Childhood, Head Start, Home Daycares and the Community into Kindergarten
      • Communicates and Collaborates with leadership from Urbana School District, Early Childhood, Head Start, Home Daycares and the Community 
      • Facilitate the registration and academic screening of all incoming Kindergarten students.
      • Recruits, coordinates, and facilitates meetings with all elementary Kindergarten Transition Building Coordinators 
      • Provide additional academic support to incoming Kindergartners who do not have prior school experience based on kindergarten screening and the Response to Intervention/RtI process.
      • Based on data from kindergarten screening supporting teachers/students with additional intervention strategies to establish a strong literacy foundation.
  • Assist the Director of Family Engagement and Student Supports in the planning, development, coordination and implementation of:
    • Literacy-based Professional development activities that enhance the goals of the Title I program.
    • Family engagement activities as related to the District’s goals and Title I requirements.
    • Requisition materials essential to carry out the Title I program.
    • Participate in and when appropriate, facilitate meetings regarding the Title I program initiatives.
    • Implement quarterly communication with Urbana School District #116 staff regarding Title 1.
    • Identifies needs and plans for developmentally appropriate practices in the Kindergarten classroom environments
    • Attends trainings or conferences related to Kindergarten and literacy practices to provide latest pedagogical methods and instructional resources 
    • Facilitates collaborations between Urbana Early Childhood School and Kindergarten staff
    • Provides Kindergarten staff with curricular resources and materials


  • Collaborates and works closely with the Director of Family Engagement and Student Supports concerning the implementation of departmental goals, objectives, and programs.
  • Performs the needed administrative tasks for effective implementation.
  • Co-facilitate Family Engagement Workshops with the Family Academic Support and Engagement/FASE teams throughout the school district.
  • Provide instructional coaching support to literacy interventionists to strengthen students’ literacy skills.
  • Identifies and submits purchase orders for materials, teaching supplies, and equipment needed.
  • Coordinate programs to develop or strengthen professional skills in teachers and other staff members in supporting student achievement, teacher development, and parent involvement.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with selecting, ordering, and collecting required assessment data; disaggregate data from assessments to enhance instruction and student success.
  • Provide academic and social emotional support systems for students transitioning from The Urbana Early Childhood Center/Head Start to elementary school, elementary school to middle school, and middle school to high school to enhance their academic success and social emotional growth. 
  • Attends staff meetings, Title I meetings, Program Council, Racial Equity, and District Family Engagement Committee meetings.
  • Maintain Chromebook Inventory in collaboration with the district technology department.
  • Serve on district committees as a representative of Title I and Kindergarten Readiness and Transition.
  • Communicate positively and clearly with district administrators to create a positive, supportive, and effective working environment. 



  1.     Illinois Teaching License
  2.     Ability to work and communicate effectively with a wide variety of individuals.
  3.     Knowledge and use of multiple assessment tools, diagnostic procedures and best practice literacy strategies.


  1.     Master’s degree in Curriculum or Teacher Leadership
  2.     Experience providing teacher training
  3.     Knowledge and experience with Kindergarten transition
  4.     Bilingual or Spanish Speaking 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 185 days with 20 additional days to be used as needed.  Additional days beyond the teachers’ calendar are paid per diem.

EVALUATION: Performance in the position shall be evaluated in accordance with the District Evaluation procedures by the Director of Family Engagement and Student Supports.


NOTE: This is a position within the collective bargaining unit and is not an administrative position.


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