JobID 3772 : Elementary Mathematics Coach (#2023455)
Under the direction of the Principal and the K-5 Mathematics Coordinator, the Math Coach will provide support for students and coaching for classroom teachers to extend their capacity to teach mathematics to all learners. Responsibilities include: direct support to students and teachers, leading mathematics professional development, helping teachers to use research and benchmark data to inform practice and make decisions regarding instruction, resource materials, and curriculum integration. The focus of the position encompasses the areas of intervention and extension and is intended to support, not replace, the instruction delivered by classroom teachers. This is a 0.5 FTE position.
Essential Functions and Duties of the Position: The essential functions and duties listed below are intended as illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
- Deliver direct instruction to students who are either struggling with mathematics or who have exceeded existing grade level benchmarks.
- Provide leadership within the school with respect to the collection and analysis of data to help inform classroom instruction.
- Support teachers through consultation, coaching, lesson design, observation, and model lessons in order to increase capacity to support all learners. Monitor, with classroom teachers, the progress of struggling students and offer suggestions for intervention to meet students’ mathematical needs through differentiated instruction.
- Work with principal and K-5 Math Coordinator to determine and conduct school-based mathematics professional development with specific, measureable, and attainable benchmarks for teacher and student performance.
- Provide professional development for teachers that focuses on both content (mathematical concepts) and pedagogy (teaching strategies), standards, and assessments.
- Work with Collaborative Tiered Intervention (CTI) team to ensure effective and efficient integration of special education and regular education resources in efforts to support struggling learners.
- Provide leadership in communicating with and training for parents to support math learning at home.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Works independently under the guidance and supervision of the Principal and the K-5 Mathematics Coordinator.
Works in a typical school environment, with moderate noise and occasional interruptions.
Education and Experience:
- Masters’ Degree preferred
- Five years of classroom teaching, including experience in teaching mathematics
- Math (Grade 1-6) Certification
- Experience with Think Math, Engage NY, ST Math, and STAR Math Assessment preferred
- Deep understanding of mathematics content along with sophisticated understanding of how students learn mathematics.
- Deep understanding of developmentally appropriate mathematics instructional practices
- Working knowledge of Massachusetts Curriculum Framework & Practice Standards for Mathematics.
- Highly motivated, self-starter who can work both independently and collaboratively.
- Ability to collect and analyze data and teach other to do so in order to analyze student progress, make recommendations for instructional programming, and make informed recommendations for teacher professional development.
- Have well-established communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to share information and resources as appropriate, including strong written communication skills.
- Proficiency with Google suites, Apple and Chrome technology. Familiarity with various elementary math remedial and enrichment applications.
Physical Requirements: 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 frequently required to work at a desk; deliver instruction in a classroom; regularly convey information to teachers; regularly move about inside the school to access file cabinets and office machinery; and traverse stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to 50 pounds (i.e. curriculum materials).
The Needham Public Schools does not discriminate against students, parents, employees or the general public on the basis of race, color, sex, homeless status, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or age. In addition to the protected classes identified and in regard to employment practices, the Needham Public Schools also does not discriminate based on genetic information, ancestry or status as a veteran.