Academic Coach

Job | Posted 2 months ago
Position Areas


Academic Coach 

Position Purpose
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to facilitate student success and growth in academic and interpersonal skills through implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; addressing specific educational needs of individual students and by creating a flexible, safe and optimal learning environment; and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.


Essential Functions

  • Participates as a member of a team to develop and implement a support framework for achievement.
  • Analyzes test data to determine benchmarks, establish goals, and monitor improvement in identified schools.
  • Performs on-going classroom observation and provide teacher feedback.
  • Models effective classroom instruction.
  • Coaches teachers on instructional performance.
  • Meets regularly with building administrators and classroom teachers regarding classroom practices, and provides on-going feedback.
  • Attends professional development activities to maintain knowledge of coaching skills and content knowledge.
  • Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with teachers and administrators.
Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
                Note:    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.

Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Thorough knowledge of Virginia Standards of Learning and related assignments.
  • Must have been involved in school activities and committees involving leadership responsibilities beyond those required in the classroom.
  • Must possess in-depth knowledge of instructional best practices and adult learning theory.
  • Must possess effective instructional delivery techniques and the ability to guide and train teachers in effective techniques and strategies.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard office and school building environments.

Qualifications Profile
  • Must hold a professional license or be eligible to teach in the Commonwealth of Virginia with an appriopriate endorsement.
  • Must have at least three (3) years of successful experience as a classroom teacher.
  • Must possess in-depth knowledge of current instructional strategies.
  • Must have any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Successful prior teaching experience for the appropriate grade levels a plus.

Terms of Employment
  • Salary Range:    *  $49,316 - 82,609 ($2,944.00 additional for Master's Degree)
  • Contract:            *  10 Months Employment
  • Benefits:             *  Paid Retirement, Life Insurance, Contribution to Medical Insurance, Personal Leave and Sick Leave

FLSA Status:       Exempt

Posted By

Suffolk Public Schools

P.O. Box 1549 100 N Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23439

At the following locations

Creekside Elementary School

1000 Bennetts Creek Park Road , Suffolk, VA 23435