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Instructional Coach

Organization: 
Kids Unlimited Academy

If interested please apply on our company site at: https://kuoregon.org/jobs/

Instructional Coach

Full Time

Starting Salary: $45,000 - $70,000 DOE

Job Summary:

The Instructional Coach will work as a colleague with classroom teachers to support student learning. This will focus on individual and group professional development that will expand and refine the understanding about researched-based effective instruction. In order to meet this purpose, the Instructional Coach will provide personalized support that is based on the goals and identified needs of individual teachers set with the Academic Director.

Essential Functions:

Facilitate the intellectual and professional development of teachers.
Create positive relationships with teachers and administrators.
Communicate and demonstrate researched-based instructional practices that result in increased student performance.
Communicate effectively with all members of the school district and community.
React to change productively and handle other tasks as assigned.
Collect data about student learning outcomes and work to improve student learning.
Assist with planning, leading and implementing professional development for teachers and instructional assistants.
General Responsibilities:

Demonstrate willingness to assume leadership positions.
Demonstrate knowledge of researched-based instructional strategies that engage all students.
Provide organized, individual and/or group learning opportunities for teachers as needed.
Demonstrate knowledge using a variety of assessment tools.
Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of curriculum and subject matter.
Provide support in analyzing student assessment data.
Assist teachers with designing instructional decisions based on assessment data.
Assist teachers with specific classroom activities when requested.
Provide support for classroom motivation and management strategies.
Assist teachers in creating materials that are in alignment with Oregon State learning standards & the Common Core Standards.
Monitor intervention programs by observing and meeting with teachers.
Provide teachers Internet links related to instruction and curriculum.
Instruct and support teachers with curriculum software products, and classroom/curriculum related technologies.
Provide assistance in researching instructional and/or curriculum issues.
Model and co-teach lessons when appropriate.
Provide encouragement and emotional support to teachers.
Encourage ongoing professional growth for all teachers.
Manage time and schedule flexibility that maximizes teacher schedules and learning.
Work positively toward meeting identified district and building improvement goals.
Assist with development of district curriculum, instruction and assessments.
Develop and maintain a confidential, collegial relationship with teachers.
Possess an understanding of when to contact administrators regarding issues of safety/ethics involving students in classroom observed.
Obtain advance approval of the Academic Director for unique activities and expenditures.
Attend workshops/conferences to learn about new innovative instructional strategies.
Adhere to all district and building health and safety policies.
Understand that job responsibilities may vary related to each building's needs.
Perform duties as assigned by the Director of Academics and the Director of School Culture.