Job: Instructional Coach- 17/18 School Year

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Job Description

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Instructional Coaches will facilitate change in instructional practices of teachers that will enable them to diagnose student needs more analytically; plan more productively; and teach more effectively.




The Instructional Coach will:  Curriculum and Instruction

  • Develop relationships with staff, classroom teachers, administrators and district stakeholders to provide and promote collaborative working relationships.
    • Provide specific instructional feedback
  • Observes classroom teachers:
    • Collect data
    • Target specific areas of need based on data       collected from student assessments, walk-throughs and observation
    • Provide opportunity for reflection
  • Model instructional strategies (Best Practices)      as needed
  • Modeleffective lesson planning.
  • Assist teachers in identifying students’      instructional needs using lesson plans, formative and summative      assessments.
  • In cooperation with school administrator(s),      disaggregate (analyze various types of data) and assist teachers in its      interpretation to measure and improve student achievement and program      effectiveness.
  • Facilitates the use of research-based teaching      strategies and best practices to address the needs of teachers and school      goals.

The Instructional Coach will:  Professional Development

  • Assist in school wide professional development      needed to implement the school’s strategic improvement plan.
  • Work with administrator(s) and teachers in organizing grade level meetings to ensure:
    • Horizontal and vertical continuity articulation of instructional program throughout the school.
    • Work with small groups

The Instructional Coach will:   Professional Practice

  • Demonstrate commitment and work positively towards meeting identified school and P.E.S.D mission, goals and policies.
  • Provide encouragement and emotional support to teachers
  • Maintain necessary paperwork and documentation as required.
  • Participate in leadership opportunities outside of the school day (District Committees, Strategic Planning, etc.).
  • Remain current in educational issues, instructional strategies and current trends.
  • Assists in program evaluation.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Master’s degree in the area of education, preferred.
  • Minimum of three years teaching (preferably five)
  • Interacts effectively with other departments, school personnel, other sites and contacts from outside of the district.
  • Models and encourages expected behaviors.
  • Engages the staff in activities that support high expectations.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal relations,      communication skills and organizational ability.
  • Works both independently and collaboratively and is self-directed
  • Communicates clearly, both orally and written, to groups and individuals.
  • Possesses basic computer skills (Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Knowledgeable about state teaching standards, content, materials, and resources.
  • Effectively utilizes district technologies appropriate to the position and assumes responsibility for attending district training needed to successfully perform their job.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs such as boxes of books and AV/VCR carts.  The employee is directly responsible for safety, well-being, or work output of other people.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus.  The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.  Duties are performed indoors and occasionally outdoors.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed by this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

Primary Location: WHITTIER

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information
Name Jason Hammond
Title Director of Human Resources
Phone 6022574009

Applications will be accepted beginning
Friday, February 10, 2017 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)