Student Achievement Coach

Posted a year ago


This job description is not a stand-alone job description, but a rider to our basic education and exceptional education job descriptions. In addition to modeling the implementation of exemplary educational practices with students in the classroom, this instructor will serve as a school-based instructional leader and coach. The Student Achievement Coach must meet all applicable state certification and other requirements for position.
The Student Achievement Coach is an employee of Bardwell Group and reports to the Instructional Supervisor, School Leader/Director, and Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction.

  • Valid Michigan Department of Education Teacher Certificate in area of assignment
  • Minimum of four years of successful K-12 classroom teaching experience in the area of assignment
  • Demonstrates knowledge of K-9 common core curriculum and integrating technology into the curriculum

  • Professional development in the areas of:
    • Research-based exemplary practices in curriculum, differentiated instruction, technology integration and assessment
    • Communication skills
    • Leadership development
    • Classroom management
    • Peer observation, coaching, mentoring and conferencing skills
    • Student and parent conferencing skills
  • Master’s degree with a concentration on curriculum from an accredited institution. Reading endorsement preferred.
  • Develop a program or coaching cycle to successfully coach teachers
  • Knowledge of K-2 standards-based curriculum and K-8 common core curriculum instruction and assessment as they relate to each other and influence student achievement
  • Highly skilled at implementing exemplary educational practices resulting in demonstrated student achievement gains
  • Ability to lead colleagues by utilizing effective communication and leadership skills
SUPERVISES: Not Applicable

Professional Development
  • Assist with school wide data analysis, as part of a professional development needs assessment
  • Observe and provide follow-up related to professional development for the purpose of insuring implementation of exemplary practices
  • Demonstrate continued professional growth through self-directed as well as defined professional development opportunities, which may include additional training, professional learning communities, outside research, and reading professional literature

  • Assist in the coordination of school based professional development opportunities linked to individual professional development plans and job competencies
  • Conducts/Assists IS’s with  PD based upon needs of each site

  • Establish a model demonstration classroom of research-based exemplary practices for the purpose of collegial observations
  • Assist teachers with writing lesson plans to support the curriculum
  • Regularly demonstrate model lessons and share expertise with other teachers in both formal and informal settings
  • Regularly observe and provide feedback to teachers
  • Assist teachers with teaching and learning strategies, processes and procedures of requirements regarding assigned programs and initiatives
  • Data Analysis with grade level teams
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
  • Assist in the development and implementation of standards-based curriculum and assessment opportunities, and research-based instructional best practices
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop exemplary lessons and units
  • Assist teachers in understanding the use of formative and summative assessments in order to differentiate and improve instructional practices and strategies
  • Informal weekly walkthroughs/observations using Charlotte Danielson rubric
  • Share/discuss formative assessments with teachers
  • Share/discuss various types of instructional strategies
  • Model effective instructional strategies based on individual needs

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills when working collaboratively and coaching others
  • Model appropriate communication skills and tools matched to the needs of various audiences and purposes
  • Create and provide timelines, calendars and schedules regarding modeling, coaching and support
  • Serve as a liaison between the school site and district staff
  • AC’s will meet with their assigned teacher one time every 10 days and document evidence
  • AC’s will create their schedule to coincide with their teacher prep time, allowing feedback to occur.
  • Academic Coaches will meet on a regular basis
  • Support and assist in implementing the district vision, school mission and school improvement plan
  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and disposition of a change agent
  • Apply the process and principles of change toward improved educational practice
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Posted By

Bardwell Group

18700 W. 10 Mile Rd 110, Southfield, MI 48075

At the following locations

David Ellis Academy West

19800 Beech-Daly Road , Redford Charter Township, MI 48240