Kuumba Academy Proudly Partners with AmeriCorps Delaware

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Kuumba Academy is proud to announce its partnership with AmeriCorps Delaware for the 2017/18 school year.  AmeriCorps Delaware will be providing 16 AmeriCorps Student Enrichment Specialists, who will provide support to classrooms in the 1st through 4th grades.  The Student Enrichment Specialists will be improving academic and behavioral outcomes for students in Tier II across grades 1-4 by providing targeted daily intervention and support.

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Each Americorps member, or Student Enrichment Specialist, will add value to Kuumba Academy through the following means:

Improve academic outcomes by supporting individual learning styles

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Aide in classroom management to create a positive and productive learning environment
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Support small group Response to Intervention (RTI)


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Meet our AmeriCorps Team

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Melody Lewis
First Grade
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Miah Carr
First Grade
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Omar Vincent
First Grade
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Phyllis Herbert
First Grade
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Sadat Burton
Second Grade
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ScottKara Waters
Second Grade
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Maria Osborne
Second Grade
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Mariah Carr
Second Grade
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Sariah Carr
Third Grade
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Kaitlin Johnson
Third Grade
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Siani Anderson
Third Grade
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Brittany Barnhart
Third Grade
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Jon Paul Ferretti
Fourth Grade
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D'Ondre Smith
Fourth Grade
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Diamond Lee
Fourth Grade
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Stephon Johnson
Fourth Grade


Outcomes

Kuumba expects several impactful outcomes for each intervention.

A. An increase in the amount of daily RTI time for Tier II students will allow Tier II students to move up to Tier I.  Using a standards-based pre and post test, Kuumba anticipates that at least 70% of Tier II students’ performance will increase by 40 percentage points in literacy and/or math.

B. A decrease in the student to teacher ratio is expected to allow both the AmeriCorps SES and the teacher to better meet the individual social emotional needs of their students, amounting to a more productive classroom and fewer disruptive behaviors.  Kuumba expects to see a reduction in the amount of student referred to special education after 18 weeks of tiered interventions

C. A decrease in the student to teacher ratio is also expected to allow students better access to the rigorous curriculum by being more able to address every student's individual needs and learning styles.  Kuumba expects that 80% of students will demonstrate 10 months growth as measured by map in reading and math.  80% of students will demonstrate a more positive growth mindset towards math as measured through survey data.

D.  The focus of daily crew is expected to help students forge positive relationships with another adult in the building, while teaching them critical skills for success including literacy, conflict resolution, organizational skills and the school’s adopted Habits of Scholarship.  Kuumba expects 90% of students to have forged a positive relationship with at least one adult in the building by the end of the year.


The AmeriCorps Student Enrichment Specialists will work with Kuumba to achieve the following goals:

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A Day in the Life of an AmeriCorps Student Enrichment Specialist

7:30-8:00  Support students during breakfast.  Positive check-ins, friendly greeting, words of encouragement

8:00-9:00  Supporting students during Whole Group ELA and independent practice.

9:00-9:45  Provide targeted reading intervention using guided reading lesson plan for Tier II students

9:45-10:30  Supporting students during Whole Group ELA and independent practice

10:30-11:30  Support students through lunch.  Model positive social interactions, hold social skills/lunch bunch meetings with targeted students

11:30-12:00  Professional Learning: Data meeting and planning time with lead teacher

12:00-12:30  Personal lunch for AmeriCorps members

12:30-1:30  Provide targeted math intervention based on Eureka Math curriculum for Tier II students (group 1)

1:30 -2:00  Provide targeted math intervention based on Eureka Math curriculum for Tier II students (group 2)

2:00-2:30  Facilitate Crew in collaboration with lead teacher

2:30-3:00  Check-ins with targeted students for social emotional wellness check

3:00-3:30  Support students with safe dismissal

3:30-4:30  Data tracking, lesson prep and parent contact

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Kuumba Academy AmeriCorps Program 2017/18

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Kuumba Academy is excited to announce its partnership with Americorps Delaware in the 2017/18 school year.  

Thank you for your interest in Kuumba's AmeriCorps program.  Below you will find details about the program and an online application.

Candidates will receive the following:
up to $13,000 stipend
$5,775 education award
Specialized training in instruction and classroom management

Candidates must fulfill the following:
1700 hours of service between August 8th, 2017 and August 7th, 2018
Candidates must be available to start August 8th for curriculum training.

Links:
AmeriCorps (National)
Volunteer Delaware
About Kuumba Academy Charter School
Kuumba Academy's Approach


A Day in the Life of an AmeriCorps Student Enrichment Specialist

7:30 - 8:00 Support students during breakfast.  Positive check-ins, friendly greeting, words of encouragement

8:00 - 9:00 Supporting students during Whole Group instruction and independent practice.

9:00 - 9:45 Provide targeted reading intervention using guided reading lesson plan for Tier II students

9:45 - 10:30 Supporting students during Whole Group instruction and independent practice

10:30 - 11:30-  Support students through lunch.  Model positive social interactions, hold social skills/lunch bunch meetings with targeted students

11:30-12:00 Professional Learning: Data meeting and planning time with lead teacher/AmeriCorps coordinator

12:00-12:30 Personal lunch for AmeriCorps members

12:30-1:30 Provide targeted math intervention based on Eureka Math curriculum for Tier II students (group 1)

1:30 -2:00 Provide targeted math intervention based on Eureka Math curriculum for Tier II students (group 2)

2:00-2:30- Facilitate Crew in collaboration with lead teacher

2:30-3:00 Check-ins with targeted students for social emotional wellness check

3:00-3:30 Support students with safe dismissal


In order to apply, please fill out the interest form below and send your resume and cover letter to americorps@kacsde.org by July 24th.

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