Special Education Instructional Coach - for 2021-22
Purpose: The Instructional Coach will collaborate with the principal to facilitate the instructional program. The Instructional Coach will work directly with teachers modeling classroom-based strategies, providing collaborative and one-on-one support, and facilitating teacher inquiry and related professional development.
Responsible to: Principal
Payment rate: According to negotiated agreement
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university.
- Current Kansas State Teaching Licensure with endorsement appropriate to the assignment on file in the Central Office.
- Health and Inoculation Certificate on file in the Central Office.
- 5 years of outstanding experience as a classroom instructor preferred.
1. Curriculum Specialist
- Assist teachers in the acquisition of appropriate, district approved resources for students
- Understand key components of different program, and how those look in the classroom
- Share research, best practices with school staff
- Work with staff to align resources and practices with the approved curriculum
- Align the written, taught and tested curriculum
- Adjust pacing and curriculum guides to ensure alignment with guaranteed curriculum
- Assist with the selection and evaluation of resources district-wide
- Ensure that student achievement data is driving instructional decisions
- Assist staff with the compilation and analysis of student achievement data
- Lead data dialogues with staff to ensure instruction is based on data
- Organize assessment processes used to determine student performance; assist with flexible grouping appropriate to the instructional process; communicate the analysis of data to administration and staff.
- Align site and district professional development with district foci
- Collaborate with school and district leadership to align change initiatives to school and district vision
- Collaborate and support teachers to achieve common goals
- Plan and facilitate professional development at school and district-wide that aligns with the principles of effective adult learning
- Increase instructional skills of novice staff
- Provide on-going job-embedded professional development to school and district staff
- Create a positive learning environment, with a continual emphasis on staff improving their professional abilities
- Facilitate and support department/team meetings.
- Communicate clearly and accurately
- Use questioning and discussion techniques with staff to support professional learning
- Provide feedback to staff
- Demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness
- Demonstrate knowledge of pedagogy
- Assist staff with the designing coherent instruction
- Assist staff with the selection of appropriate instructional goals
- Model, co-teach instruction aligned with district foci
- Observe school and district staff to support their instructional needs
- Meet with building administration on a regular (weekly) basis to monitor the implementation of instructional strategies appropriate to support Reading and/or Math within the content areas.
- Display behaviors and attitudes that align with building and district vision
- Understand the change process and align professional practices
- Adhere to contractual responsibilities
- Reflect on coaching practices
- Maintain accurate records related to interactions as a coach within building and district
- Grow and develop professionally
- Show professionalism
Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions:
1. Requires prolonged sitting or standing.
2. Occasionally requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull, or push heavy objects or materials.
3. Occasional stooping, bending, and reaching.
4. Must work indoors and outdoors year-round.
5. Must work in noisy and crowded environments.
1. Support the mission and vision of the Emporia Public Schools.
2. Work in classrooms to provide sustained, job-embedded support by observing, modeling, co-teaching, mentoring, providing feedback, identifying resources, and problem-solving with teachers.
3. Facilitate and support department/team meetings. Communicate effectively with administrators, parents, staff, and community organizations with regard to student progress/needs.
4. Organize assessment processes used to determine student performance; assist with flexible grouping appropriate to the instructional process; communicate the analysis of data to administration and staff.
5. Meet with building administration on a regular (weekly) basis to monitor the implementation of instructional strategies appropriate to support Reading and/or Math within the content areas.
6. Provide/facilitate targeted and on-going staff development activities to include summer training.
7. Stay abreast of new technologies to facilitate and support student learning, data management, and communication.
8. Uphold and enforce board policy, administrative procedures, and school rules/regulations including but not limited to:
- Acceptable use of technology
- Sexual and racial harassment
- Child abuse reporting
- Health and safety including all precautions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan
- Assist teachers in the development and implementation of curricular modifications/classroom strategies.
- Interact with students, parents, and staff in a professional manner demonstrating tolerance of individual differences, patience, and sensitivity.
- Maintain appropriate work habits, including regular and punctual attendance; timely submission of required reports; participate in staff, department, and committee/team meetings; contribute to SIT/IEP activities.
- Respect the confidentiality of records and information regarding students, parents, and teachers in accordance with accepted professional ethics, and state and federal laws.
- Attend/assist with school events; organize/supervise field trips; etc.
- Help to sustain the profession by supervising student teachers, observers, paraeducators, and aides.
- Facilitate academic assistance to students before and after regular school hours.
- Obtain instructional resources and materials through processes outlined by the principal.
- Supervise students at school by monitoring hallways and common areas.
- Be prepared to implement the Building Crisis Plan; actively participate in response drills.
- Maintain a safe and well-organized instructional space.
- Respond to change in a productive manner.
- Strive to communicate the positive aspects of our school program to the public in word and deed.
- Other duties as assigned by the Principal, or other building or district administration.