Instructional Coach (#1601201)
JOB SUMMARY: The Instructional Coach is a critical lever in improving student achievement. The role of the coach is to build teacher capacity and their understanding of instructional practices as related to Common Core and Data Driven Instruction. An instructional coach is a learner who models continuous improvement, lifelong learning, and goes above and beyond to ensure student success. All instructional coaches work collaboratively as a team with members of the Division of Teaching & Learning and the Office of Professional Learning. Instructional coaches will promote reflection, provide guidance and structure where needed, and focus on strengths, collaboration and common issues of concern. They are responsible for ensuring high-quality instruction in classrooms through modeling, co-planning, co-teaching and providing feedback to teachers. The instructional coach will demonstrate and model a passion for urban education reform and leadership. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Certified in any specific teaching area. Minimum 5 years’ experience teaching, with a record of successfully impacting student achievement and working successfully with students who have the greatest needs.
Proven ability to work cooperatively and effectively with colleagues, including the ability to create and nurture a professional community of adult learners.
Demonstrated leadership qualities and strong interpersonal skills, including giving and receiving constructive feedback.
Proven ability in using student-level data to guide instructional decisions. Demonstrated Teacher Leadership.
Strong pedagogical knowledge and content expertise.
Demonstrated expertise in oral and written communication. Strong interpersonal skills.
Manages the districts mentoring/orientation program.
Models continual improvement, demonstrates lifelong learning, and applies new learning to help all students achieve.
Demonstrates evidence of professional growth, including leadership and participation in a wide range of significant professional development activities.
INTENDED OUTCOMES AND SUCCESS MEASURES:
Improve student and teacher performance in targeted areas as identified. Increase in Professional Learning opportunities and participation of staff across the district. Change in teaching practices.
Required Education and Training for Essential Functions:
Valid Utah teaching license and subject specific endorsement, or alternative program leading to license.