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21 - Instructional Coach (Teacher Mentor)

Company: Pueblo City Schools
Location: Pueblo
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: Instructional Coach (Teacher Mentor)

Work Year: 165 days

Department: Learning Services

Reports To: School Principal

Salary Range: Teacher Salary Schedule

Benefits: Fringe Benefits based on PEA Negotiated Agreement

Status: FLSA Status: Exempt

Teacher Innovation Zone

(2021-2022 School Year)

Be the change that you wish to see in the world. -Mahatma Gandhi

The Pueblo Innovation Zone consists of eight unique schools that provide some of the most challenging and rewarding work. We are seeking educators who are driven by a strong desire to positively transform the lives of students. Successful teachers will have the following characteristics:

* A passion for teaching and learning. * The ability to develop meaningful relationships with students. * Analytic and data driven problem solving skills. * Strong classroom management. * Interpersonal and cultural awareness. * Belief that ALL students can achieve excellence * A Growth Mindset is a must.

SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS:

The primary responsibility of the Instructional Coach (Teacher Mentor) is to work as a colleague with classroom teachers to support student learning in identified content areas. The Instructional Coach will focus on individual and group professional development that will expand and refine the understanding of research based effective instruction. This typically would include coaching teachers one on one, classroom observation and feedback, facilitating PLC and data team meetings, and/or leading schoolwide professional development. In order to fulfill these expectations, the Instructional Coach will provide group and/or personalized support that is based on the goals and identified needs of individual teachers in support of the school improvement action plan.

QUALIFICATIONS:

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. The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below 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.

REQUIRED:

* Valid Colorado Teaching License within 60 days from date of hire * Teacher must be highly qualified in applicable content area through the following options: * Secondary Endorsement on a Colorado teaching license * 36 semester credit hours applicable to content area * Passing score on a State Board of Education approved content exam (currently the ETS Praxis Series)

* 5 or more successful years of teaching experience * Employee must complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check and must be cleared by the Office of Human Resources * Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, using proper grammar and vocabulary * Support Innovation Zone Purpose, Vision, and Mission as well as the innovation components of the schools to which they apply (e.g.- STEM, IB, AVID, Blended Learning, etc.)

PREFERRED:

* Experience in a Title I or low income setting * Master's degree in Education * ITRT and experience with coaching Science and/or Social Studies

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

* Skilled observation/feedback experience and training * Knowledge and understanding of Common Core standards * Ability to unpack standards and align with curriculum * Ability to write specific learning goals, objectives and outcomes * Ability to analyze and use multiple data sources to make sound instructional decisions * Ability and willingness to collaborate with colleagues and actively participate in professional learning communities * Willingness and ability to assume a leadership position * Ability to facilitate meetings and professional development opportunities * Strong commitment to system change and strong evidence of being a "team player" * Ability to use technology and incorporate/teach 21st century skills * Ability to scaffold and differentiate instruction * Ability and willingness to integrate reading, writing and math throughout the curriculum * Computer expertise or an expectation to learn Infinite Campus * Positive public relation skills, professionalism, strong work ethic, ability to develop positive relationships with school and community * Ability to demonstrate the communication skills with students, parents, and teachers to enhance the educational, personal, and social aspect of each student * Ability to interpret test information and data * Ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis * Ability to be flexible

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level or work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position. This organization believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited to assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to define primary duties, qualifications and job scope but should not limit the incumbent nor the organization to the work identified. It is our expectation that every employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the District's/department's goals. Actual duties, responsibilities, frequency, and percentages may vary depending upon building assignments and other factors.

* Facilitate the intellectual and processional development of teachers * Create positive relationships with teachers and administrators * Communicate and demonstrate research based instructional practices that result in increased student performance and improved classroom environment * Communicate effectively with all members of the school district and community * Encourage professional growth and provide organized, individual, and/or group learning opportunities for teachers * Assist teachers with designing instructional decisions based on assessment data and culturally responsive practices * Assist teachers in creating materials that are in alignment with curriculum * Instruct and support teachers with curriculum software products, and classroom/curriculum related technologies * Provide support in analyzing student assessment data * Support, implement, and asses various instructional programs and program effects on student achievement * Participate in goal/plan setting and evaluation * Assist teachers with specific classroom activities when requested * Provide support for classroom motivation and management strategies * Monitor intervention programs and student progress by observing and meeting with teachers * Develop resources for Tier 2 interventions and provide tier 2/3 interventions when appropriate * Provide assistance in researching instructional and/or curriculum issues * Model lessons when appropriate * Participate in department, school, district, and parent meetings

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

* Perform any and all other duties as assigned by Building Administrators

The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below 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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel. The work requires the use of telephone and using fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards. The employee is continually hearing and speaking to exchange information. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

In an 8-hour workday, this job requires:

R Rarely (Less than .5 hr per day) O Occasionally (.5 2.5 hrs per day)

F Frequently (2.5 5.5 hrs per day) C Continually (5.5-8 hrsper day)

NA Not Applicable

Physical Requirements Sitting Frequently Stationary Standing Frequently Walking (level surface) Frequently Walking (uneven surface) Occasionally Crawling Rarely Crouching (bend at knees) Occasionally Stooping (bend at waist) Occasionally Twisting (knees/waist/neck) Occasionally Turn/Pivot Occasionally Climbing (stairs) Rarely Climbing (ladder) Not Applicable Reaching overhead Occasionally Reaching extension Occasionally Repetitive use arms Occasionally Repetitive use wrists Occasionally Repetitive use hands grasping Occasionally Repetitive use hands squeezing Occasionally Fine manipulation Occasionally Using foot control Not Applicable *Pushing/Pulling

Maximum weight: 40 lbs. Occasionally Lifting/Carrying

Maximum weight: 40 lbs. Occasionally

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Employee will work primarily in a school/office environment with both natural and fluorescent lighting; fast-paced work; constant interruptions;

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants interested in and qualified for the posted position must submit an online application. Applications that are incomplete and/or not submitted will not be forwarded to the hiring administrator for review. The following will need to be uploaded with the application: current cover letter for the posted position; current resume; copy of transcripts conferring required degree; three current letters of reference (one of which must be from your current supervisor) and any other materials requested on the application.

Please note: If hired, a new hire packet will be emailed and must be completed prior to processing. Fingerprints will be required for all employees of Pueblo City Schools prior to your processing date.

Pueblo School District No. 60 does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, age, disability, need for special education services, genetic information, pregnancy or childbirth status, or other status protected by law in admission, access to, treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. Additionally, a lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission or participation in activities. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Eric DeCesaro, EEO/Affirmative Action/Title IX/Section 504 Compliance Officer for complaints involving employees, and Aaron Bravo, Title IX Compliance Officer for complaints involving students. Both individuals can be located at 315 West 11th Street, Pueblo, Colorado 81003, (719) 549-7100. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. (Policy AC, AC-R).

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