Early Native Learning Liaison
Link to job description: Highline Public Schools Early Native Learning Liaison
The job of Early Native Learning Liaison supports equitable access to high quality culturally-responsive early learning opportunities for American Indian/Alaska Native early learners and to significantly increase school readiness, with the belief that highlighting the importance of American Indian/Alaska Native cultures, history, language, and knowledge systems can improve academic outcomes for AIAN students K-12. In the fall of 2013, the Highline Public Schools Native Education Program launched development and implementation of a strategic framework for the Highline Public Schools Native Education Program’s activities and service objectives, the Plan for Native Student Success, and the Partnering for Early Native Learner Success Project (PENLSP) a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-supported project which aims, in its first year grant period, to improve services to the AIAN community in the area of early childhood education by 1) Significantly increasing enrollments of AIAN early learners in Highline ECEAP, Educare, and Head Start programs, and 2) Significantly increasing Native kindergarten readiness and K-3 academic outcomes.
Native Student Literacy Support Specialist
Link to job description: Highline Public Schools Native Student Literacy Support Specialist
The Native Student Literacy Support Specialist provides oral language and reading instruction to struggling American Indian/Alaska Native readers (K-8) and evaluates and implements culturally responsive literacy strategies that increase student success for American Indian/Alaska Native students. The Native Student Literacy Support Specialist works cooperatively with school-based staff, Literacy Coordinator/specialists, the Department of Language Learning, the Native Education Program, and other staff and administrators as applicable, to develop and implement culturally responsive research-based, data-driven, strategies and interventions based on district literacy frameworks and best or promising practices in literacy interventions specifically for American Indian/Alaska Native learners. The Native Student Literacy Support Specialist will work closely with the Director of Language Learning, Literacy Coordinator/literacy specialists who provide structured support across sites, and the Native Education Program Manager to support the implementation of adopted literacy frameworks, and adaptation of ELL strategies for American Indian/Alaska Native learners.