Instructional Coach

Job | Posted 7 days ago
Start Date
Position Areas
Instructional/Educational Coordination


Instructional Coach
Effective August 1, 2023

Overall, the job of the Instructional Coach is to build the capacity of the staff to meet the needs of all students. The coach’s goal is to ensure that staff acquires the understanding and skills to: 1) enhance instructional practices at the classroom level and 2) raise the level of student achievement. The role of the coach is a peer relationship, is non-supervisory, and apart from the evaluative role of the principal or supervisor. Building and maintaining respectful relationships with teachers and all staff is essential for the position. 

Essential Performance Responsibilities
Support implementation of Bradley County Schools goals and its main components in areas that include but are not limited to: standards aligned instruction, differentiation, and data-driven instruction. Develop a positive and effective relationship with site principals in order to support teachers and instructional progress. 

Instructional Leadership:
  • Provide professional development for teachers that supports delivery of a standards aligned curriculum and engagement strategies in order to maximize student learning. This support may include, but is not limited to:
    • Collaborating with teachers (in-teams or individually) to refine their knowledge and skills. Methods of instruction may include in-class coaching, peer observation, co-teaching, and modeling effective instruction using a gradual release structure.
    • Analyzing student work and providing strategies for effective instruction
  • Facilitate peer observation and coaching to improve teacher effectiveness
  • Conduct demonstration lessons
  • Help teachers and staff interpret and use student data to guide instruction
  • Participate in PLC, staff and District grade level meetings 
Professional Activities:
  • Share research-supported instructional best practices
  • Model and facilitate protocols, structures, and activities to generate group learning
  • Participate in district committees, as appropriate
  • Attend professional development to remain current on best instructional practices
  • Participate in committees and task forces as needed
  • Take initiative to support teachers
  • Other duties, as assigned
Ability to:
  • Conduct engaging demonstration lessons and non-evaluative classroom observations, and provide support to teachers using the coaching cycle
  • Model/support effective strategies for integrated ELD in the content areas as it relates to specific language needs and CELDT levels
  • Effectively plan for the differentiated needs of students
  • Understand and convey the relationship between the ELD and ELA frameworks
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and supportive relationships with students, school personnel, district personnel, parents, co-workers, and the public
  • Analyze a variety of student data and provide interpretation for school staff
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action as they pertain to working with adults in the coaching process and professional development 
  • Participate in coaches’ meetings to align work
  • Develop a year-long plan in collaboration with other coaches
  • Work independently with appropriate direction
  • Arrange and adhere to schedules and timelines
Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Professional Expectations:
  • Commitment to Equity: Passionate about closing the achievement gap and ensuring that every child, regardless of background or circumstance, receives an excellent education
  • Leadership: Coaches, mentors, and challenges others to excel despite obstacles and challenging situations
  • Focus on Data-Driven Results: Relentlessly pursues the improvement of school leadership, instruction, and operations, and is driven by a desire to produce quantifiable student achievement gains
  • Innovative Problem-Solving: Approaches work with a sense of possibility and sees challenges as opportunities for creative problem solving; takes initiative to explore issues and find potential innovative solutions
  • Adaptability: Excels in constantly changing environments and adapts flexibly in shifting projects or priorities to meet the needs of a dynamic transformation effort; comfortable with ambiguity and non-routine situations
  • Teamwork: Increases the effectiveness of surrounding teams through collaboration, constant learning and supporting others; sensitive to diversity in all its forms; respects and is committed to learning from others
  • Dependability: Does whatever it takes to consistently deliver with high quality under tight deadlines; successfully manages own projects through strong organization, detailed work plans, and balancing of multiple priorities
  • Communication and Customer Service Skills: Communicates clearly and compellingly with diverse stakeholders in both oral and written forms; anticipates and responds to customer needs in a high-quality and courteous manner
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard office and school building environments.

Qualifications Profile
  • [TN] State Certification as a Teacher 
  • Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation.
  • Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
  • Masters Degree preferred.
Successful prior teaching experience for the appropriate grade level preferred.

FLSA Status:       Exempt

Posted By

Bradley County Schools

800 South Lee Highway , Cleveland, TN 37311

At the following locations

Waterville Elementary

4081 Dalton Pike , Cleveland, TN 37323