The Center for School Improvement (Illinois CSI) is operated by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in partnership with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). The Illinois CSI will provide coordination of the Statewide System of Support (SSOS), including the various regional improvement efforts under ISBE’s existing network to ensure that districts receive expert, timely and relevant assistance with an emphasis on closing achievement gaps and raising achievement in the all students group in districts receiving services. The District Assistance Team Coaches, with direction and support from a District Liaison, the Assistant Regional Directors and the IL CSI Manager for Regional Supports, will provide direct support to districts designated by ISBE to receive Focus Services through the SSOS. District Assistance Team coaches may work with up to five district leadership teams on planning, implementing, and refining their district improvement plans and strategies, with an emphasis on closing achievement gaps. Coaches will participate in and co-facilitate networked professional learning opportunities for assigned districts, and provide follow-up coaching support. In addition, they will connect district and school teams to appropriate SSOS resources and tools.
If interested, please send letter of interest and a resume to the
Professional Development Alliance,
2705 McDonough St., Joliet, IL 60436.
Fax: (815) 744-8396 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.