JobID 6187 : Certificated Teacher - Instructional Coach (#2014981)

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:  The instructional coach is a leadership position that provides a broad range of support in each school to raise the academic achievement level of all students through staff learning partnerships.  Instructional coaches provide professional development in whole group, small group, and through one on one coaching venues.  A variety of coaching methods are used to promote adult learning and support professional growth.  This certificated position is supervised by the building principal and funded by the Title I / LAP program in the Teaching for Learning Department.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Communication and Building Relationships

  • Builds trusting relationships with teachers in order to allow for rigorous conversation, reflection, and inquiry around teaching practices
  • Encourages reflective dialogue by asking open-ended questions, and using problem and paraphrasing techniques
  • Understands that listening and learning are the keys to developing a successful coaching relationship
  • Creates structures and processes for collaborative work that promotes an atmosphere of trust and collegiality and builds on the shared expertise of all
  • Credible Instructional Leader
  • Serves as a change agent who promotes and fosters a professional learning culture grounded in adult learning theory and cutting edge research-based instructional strategies
  • Partners with building leaders to support teacher learning and improves student achievement
  • Demonstrates integrity in developing and providing standards-based instruction when partnering with teachers
Professional Development
  • Skillfully facilitates and provides on-going job embedded professional development opportunities for building staff: 1:1, small group, and whole group
  • Supports and leads for the implementation of a guaranteed and viable curriculum among teachers
  • Differentiates professional development opportunities based on disaggregated student data and adult learning priorities
  • Creates structures and processes for collaborative work that promotes collegiality and shared responsibility
Data Analysis and Student Achievement
  • Bases all coaching and professional development decisions on teacher and student data
  • Assist teachers in analyzing student data and designing differentiated instructional programs to meet the needs of ALL students
  • Assist in monitoring student progress in order to sustain continuous improvement
Lifelong Learner
  • Consistently seeks new experiences and opportunities for learning, rather than taking the stance of an “expert”
  • Demonstrates deep reflection both verbally and in written form
Effective Time Manager
  • Balances and prioritizes coaching and other professional duties before, during, and after school hours as well as planning and preparing for these events
The preceding list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.
Title I/LAP funded coaches assist in fulfilling Title I/LAP reporting requirements, manage the school Title I/LAP budget, monitor eligible Title I/LAP student progress and data, supervise Title I/LAP funded classified staff who provide intervention to eligible students and provide student intervention as determined by school needs assessment.
Education and Experience
Current Washington State Teacher’s Certificate with appropriate subject area endorsement(s)
Three years of successful classroom teaching experience at relevant level
Demonstrates predominantly distinguished marks as measured by the criteria set for teacher evaluation
Work scheduled hours on a consistent basis
Successful experience in urban education
Deep understanding of the CEL5D instructional framework
Proven successful experience in an ethnically diverse school district
Knowledge of adult learning theory and facilitating adult learners
Knowledge of English language development
Criminal background clearance
Valid Washington State Driver’s License
Current trends and practices in education
Instructional theory and its application
Techniques to motivate student learning via inquiry, discussion, and application of knowledge
Organizing the physical and human elements in the educational setting
Instructional and non-instructional human dynamics
Standards-based instruction and familiarity with Washington State Learning Standards
School board policies and procedures
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Maintain effective working relationships with other people.
Operate a variety of modern office equipment including microcomputers and related software.
Provide instructional leadership
Organize and set priorities
Work independently with minimal supervision.
Exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality.
Adapt instructional materials and strategies to accommodate the wide range of skills which exist in a classroom.
Apply current trends and practices in education
Teach in a multi-cultural and mainstream setting
Use technology to enhance instruction
Be fair and consistent with all students
Provide guidance and assistance to students
Meet responsibilities in a punctual and reliable manner
Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures.
Organize and perform job responsibilities efficiently and independently without close supervision and able to pay strict attention to detail
Speak, read and follow written or verbal communications
Practice effective safety and security within individual work routines
Develop and maintain positive customer relations with staff and service providers
Work collaboratively with District staff and promote teamwork with co-workers
Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct including the requirements of confidentiality
Relate effectively with parents, staff, students and the public in a multicultural and multiracial community
Perform job responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations
Knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and how this influences behavior, and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others.
Ability to establish and nurture an environment that promotes cultural competence and equitable treatment of staff, students, and patrons of the District.
Ability to understand and hold self and others accountable for promoting the Federal Way Public Schools’ commitment to “Each Scholar: A Voice. A Dream. A Bright Future. 
Ability to recognize that each person is a unique individual even as we celebrate their group cultural heritage.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach above and below their shoulders and bend/twist at the waist. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This position is a school year position.
Position reports to and will be evaluated by the building administrator, or designee.
Federal Way Education Association (FWEA)
Federal Way Education Association (FWEA) Salary Schedule
Update 04/2016
The preceding list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.  The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the scope of responsibility and the level of knowledge and skills typically required, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements, skills or duties so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed. 
All employment open positions are made available on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age, disability or veteran status.
Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

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Federal Way School District

33330 8th AVE S, FEDERAL WAY, WA 98003-5433
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$11,501 (USD)

State Average: $11,896 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 10%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 18.76

% IEP Students


State Average: 12%



State Average: 284