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Nevada Connections Academy State Compensatory Education Administrator in Houston, Texas


Company Summary:

Texas Connections Academy @ Houston (TCAH) is a Texas Online School that offers 100% virtual instruction to public school students across Texas in grades 3-12 who are not physically present on a campus during instruction. The TxVSN OLS program is authorized by Texas Education Code (TEC) Chapter 30A and administered through TEA. For the 2020-2021 school year, TCAH has a 7,400 student enrollment expectation. Connections Education, LLC is in partnership with Houston ISD to provide this high quality and rigorous virtual instruction through TCAH.

Position Summary:

From your home office in Houston, Texas, the State Compensatory Education (SCE) Administrator will support Principals and the School Leader in the overall operations of state compensatory education funded programs to include supporting a team of professional certified staff working to support at-risk students and their parents by providing teacher-directed instruction in a virtual home-based instructional program. Additionally, the Administrator will work closely with key TCAH departments as well as Pearson Online and Blended Learning’s (POBL’s) External Funding, Accounting, State Programs, Enrollment, and the Partner School Leadership Team (PSLT). The State Compensatory Education Administrator will report to the School Leader.

State Compensatory Education Responsibilities

  • Complete grants and evaluations associated with State Compensatory Education funding;

  • Work collaboratively to evaluate and revise processes and procedures in working with State Compensatory Education Funds;

  • Monitor the funds to see that they are used in a timely manner to meet the needs of the current year’s students;

  • Facilitate data collection for mandated reports to include application and compliance reports;

  • Facilitate school-wide planning for summer school and credit recovery opportunities;

  • Monitor the allocable use of federal funds and the processing of all transactions;

  • Perform other duties as assigned to support services to at-risk students.

State Compensatory Education Administrator Responsibilities

  • Assist with supporting the Connections Academy Mission Statement, school goals, and School Improvement Plan;

  • Oversee student data accounting functions including attendance and reporting with dual reporting systems;

  • Provide data management for continuous school improvement in a team setting;

  • Use multiple sources of data to assess student achievement and school improvement;

  • Monitor enrollment requirements and communicate requirements to the CA Enrollment Department;

  • Assist the principals and work collaboratively with the administrative team in implementing, monitoring, and supervising the Connections Academy School Year Cycle;

  • Assist the principals in supervising and evaluating the effectiveness of the staff in a performance-based environment;

  • Provide leadership to Master Teachers who are evaluating the effectiveness of the staff in a performance-based environment;

  • Collaborate with stakeholders for the purpose of serving as a liaison and resource for development of dropout prevention, intervention and recovery support opportunities for students;

  • Manage process of contacting students within ten days of withdrawal and again 20 to 30 days later for the purpose of ensuring that the student engaged in another schooling option;

  • Educate parents, students, and staff regarding compulsory attendance and truancy laws;

  • Investigate absences, interpret and enforce state attendance laws, issue warnings to violators, file complaints to appropriate agencies, and, if necessary, participate in court hearings with repeat offenders;

  • Adhere to and supervise teachers in the Standards for Teaching at Connections Academy

  • Respond to all Learning Coach inquiries within 24 hours, including responses in WebMail, email, telephone, and message board postings, as appropriate;

  • Develop and supervise processes for Welcome Calls and Registrant Mailings;

  • Document all interactions in user logs;

  • Work with Learning Coaches to keep students on track;

  • Supervise escalation systems and Escalation Action Plans;

  • Supervise and support state requirements such as PGP and SSI requirements;

  • Communicate and support caretakers/Learning Coaches in successfully supporting their student in a state-aligned curriculum that is accessed from home or any place where internet is accessible;

  • Support the professional development of Career Ladder staff;

  • Support college-readiness;

  • Supervise the review of student transcripts and the entry of credits into the online transcript system;

  • Develop and implement procedures to ensure that transcripts are accurate and up-to-date;

  • Supervise efforts to secure complete and maintain accuracy of student records;

  • Authorize official transcripts for families upon request;

  • Counsel families through the school withdrawal process, assisting with data collection regarding withdrawal;

  • Lead school teams in identifying school and community resources and maintain an up-to-date list of those resources, making them available to school teams and to families;

  • Design and implement professional development activities for teachers and school staff members;

  • Support principals and the Executive Director in managing the school’s budget; and

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s in Education, Principal Certification

  • Working knowledge of compensatory federal/state programs

  • Extensive knowledge of the methods, procedures, and techniques used to ensure compliance with federal/state grants

  • Minimum of three (3) years of successful teaching experience, prior virtual school administrative experience preferred

  • Certificate of completion of a TxVSN approved online facilitator’s course or commitment to complete immediately upon hire

  • Operational or logistics experience and/or administrative or management experience

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

  • Customer focused approach

  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced environment

  • Team player track record with demonstrated leadership skills

  • Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft OS and MS Office programs)

  • High degree of flexibility, excellent attention to detail, and superb organizational skills

  • Willingness to travel

  • Ability to work remotely during state testing and at other times, if necessary

  • Ability to work extended hours