Company: The Kindezi Schools
Location: Atlanta, GA 30308


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Competitive benefits package includes health coverage (medical, dental, vision) and Teacher Retirement System of Georgia.
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2020-2021 Student Support Team Coordinator

2020-2021 SST Coordinator Position

The Kindezi Schools –
Atlanta, GA

The Kindezi Schools is a high-performing charter group that has been operating innovative and successful schools in downtown Atlanta since 2010. At Kindezi, we are passionately committed to providing ALL children with a privileged education, including broad access and opportunities, support for differences, high expectations, and successful outcomes for all. To learn more about this project and our current charter schools please visit


  • Family-sized classes of 8-10 students for all grade levels
  • Starting salaries that are competitive to area school districts .
  • Teachers are subject experts who focus only on two-three subjects. (Math, Science, and Social Studies or Language Arts, and Social Studies)

The Opportunity:

The Kindezi School is seeking a qualified Student Support Team (SST) Coordinator to work at the Kindezi Old Fourth Ward location beginning in the 2020-2021 school year.


  • Draw upon theories of learning, growth and development, including individual variations and disabilities
  • Facilitate and support teacher’s use of classroom-based, developmentally appropriate interventions for individual children and groups of children to enhance their acquisition of social/emotional and cognitive skills
  • Have knowledge of and communicate theories of behavior and classroom management
  • Understand how students differ in their approach to learning and their response to teaching/learning activities
  • Frame, analyze, and resolve problems using a collaborative, systematic, data-based process and decision-making skills.
  • Establish instructional/behavioral objective(s)for the student
  • Develop an educational plan which specifies teaching/learning strategies and ongoing assessment measures
  • Evaluate educational plan periodically, adjusting plan or closing case, as appropriate
  • Develop observation skills to obtain information about student, teacher, classroom and school environments
  • Gather and analyze data from a variety of sources and assessments
  • Understand how assessment informs and guides instruction, and measure the effects of instruction
  • Use data to identify barriers to, and factors that improve student achievement and performance
  • Determine students’ academic performance and/or behavior within the classroom/school setting at any given time
  • Facilitate students’ reflection on their own progress by providing them meaningful data and feedback
  • Use data and information about the student to identify strategies to appropriately address the learner’s instructional needs
  • Prioritize and evaluate instructional alternatives/solutions and plan instruction
  • Manage multiple components of effective teams including: communicating/defining roles and responsibilities of team members; developing procedures; identifying resources (personnel, materials); organizing documentation and paperwork; applying brainstorming strategies; utilizing conflict resolution techniques; evaluating team procedures; and setting goals.
  • Develop and implement processes and procedures for assessing the effectiveness of the SST.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in oral/written/non-verbal form; apply listening and responding skills (e.g., acknowledging, paraphrasing, reflecting, clarifying, elaborating, summarizing); and, interview effectively to elicit/share information and explore problems
  • Ensure that the SST adheres to multiple legal requirements in order to protect the legal integrity of the system and students.
  • Understand the judicial origin and legal intent of the SST process
  • Understand and communicate pertinent aspects of applicable statutes and rules:
    • State Board of Education SST Rule 160-4-2-.32
    • Section 504 of 1973 Rehabilitation Act, P.L. 93-112
    • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
    • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and confidentiality issues
    • Records Retention schedule for SST records
    • No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)
    • System Improvement Plan, School Improvement Plan
    • HB 605: The Improved Student Learning Environment and Discipline Act
    • Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators
    • State reporting requirements, as applicable
  • Engage parent/family participation and involvement throughout the SST process
  • Use a problem-solving framework to identify the content for professional development based on data collection and analysis.
  • Help prepare educators to understand and appreciate all students, create supportive learning environments for them, and have high expectations for their achievements
  • Use knowledge about how people learn, and provide educators with the skills and knowledge to collaborate
  • Coordinate, lead, and monitor follow up for SST meetings (admin, teacher and family) throughout the system as needed.
    • Through SST process, coordinate School Social Worker when necessary to connect families to community service agencies as needed.
    • Through SST process, coordinate Special Education Team when necessary to address student needs based on progress monitoring data.
    • Through the SST process, consults with teachers, counselors, administrators, and parents in planning programs and activities that will improve learning and social-emotional skills in children. In collaboration with student support team, elects, trains, and monitors screening assessments.
  • Maintains SST records to track student progress
  • Partners with admin to follow up on SST recommendations and interventions to ensure that SST plans are being implemented by classroom teachers.
  • Attend all meetings and trainings required by Atlanta Public Schools.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Kindezi Old Fourth Ward, 386 Pine St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308


  • Must hold a Clear Renewable Certification at the T4 level or higher under Georgia certification requirements (or be eligible to receive a Georgia clear renewable teacher certification);
  • Experience in SST strongly preferred;
  • Knowledge of the Special Education process;
  • Knowledge of appropriate strategies for reducing behaviors that put students at risk of failure;
  • Ability to analyze, develop, implement, and track intervention plans and strategies;
  • Ability to analyze all available data including testing;
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 2+ years experience in one or more of the following: teacher, school social worker, school counselor, school psychology, special education, and/or SST (preferred)

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salaries are competitive with the area school districts. Competitive benefits package includes health coverage (medical, dental, vision) and Teacher Retirement System of Georgia.

To Apply:

  • Go to complete an online application by April 17. Only applications submitted through the Kindezi hiring platform will be considered.