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Middle School Instructional Coach (TOSA)

Hood River Middle School - Hood River County School District

Open until filled. These are Regular, Full Time positions and will begin with the 2021/22 school year. We may fill more than one position from this posting.

Application Process

Current District Regular/Temporary Employees:
Email a letter of interest to Bill Newton, Director of Curriculum and Instruction at and copy Human Resources at

External Applicants (including Substitutes and District Coaches)(All materials need to be included in your TalentEd/Recruit & Hire application):

Submit an electronic application through TalentEd/Recruit & Hire (link on District website or click here:

Include with your electronic application:
-A letter of interest to Bill Newton, Director of Curriculum and Instruction
-Current resume
-Three (3) recent letters of reference
-Copy of license or proof of license eligibility
-Official college transcripts may be required upon hire

JOB SUMMARY: The Instructional Coach (Teacher on Special Assignment/TOSA) primary functions include:
Partner with educators to provide coaching and modeling of effective teaching techniques based on research based strategies adopted by the District. Assist in the development, implementation, and maintenance of specific instructional programs for the District. Support an articulated and aligned curriculum that assures program quality and consistency throughout the District by working in coordination with teachers, building principals and district administration. Conducting and modeling demonstration lessons and co-teaching to support teachers use of instructional materials as designed; Providing on-site staff development in the components of the adopted curriculums. Conducting non-evaluative classroom observations in order to collaborate with teachers to provide constructive feedback to meet their goals.

Essential Job Functions:
-Supports the implementation of the District’s Strategic Plan and the school’s Continuous Improvement Plan by providing observation and feedback, direct coaching and consultation with teachers, teacher teams, and administrators.
-Identifies and implements strategies and programs designed to improve teaching practices to bring about desired student outcomes.
-Develop supportive interpersonal relationships with teachers, educational support staff and administrators.
-Provides ongoing classroom support through peer-oriented non-evaluative observation and feedback.
-Provides professional learning to teachers, educational support staff professionals, administrators and community members in large and small group settings.
-Demonstrate the use of effective instructional strategies through guiding, modeling, and co-teaching.
-Provide support for differentiated lesson planning to implement culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogies.
-Provide guidance for the implementation of classroom management and behavioral supports in the classroom.
-Provide guidance and support for the implementation of language acquisition strategies in the classroom.
-Maintain and model professionalism in the teacher/coach relationship when working with administrators and others in the profession.
-Consult and work with teachers, teacher teams and administrators on the appropriate use of assessments and the collaborative process of analyzing student learning data to inform instruction. Assist teachers in analyzing assessment data and planning appropriate instructional strategies for all students including -English language learners and students with disabilities.
-Participate in regular consultations with other district and instructional personnel to share ideas and strategies based on research and best practice that support teachers in their work, while staying current on the latest research-based best practices by reading professional literature attending applicable trainings and conferences.
-Serve as a leader and facilitator in the adoption and implementation of curriculums, which are aligned with Common Core Standards and are articulated across grade levels.
-Support professional learning communities to ensure that students meet or exceed expected gains on reading assessments.
-Maintains consistent and predictable attendance to meet the requirements of the position.
-Work with teachers and specialists to design interventions to help students who are not progressing at the expected level and rate.
-Provide formal and informal feedback and professional development for teachers on instructional strategies and classroom practices aligned to research and standards-based instruction.

Other Job Functions:
-Performs other work as assigned by the Director of Curriculum and Instruction and School Principal.

Experience Required: Four years of successful teaching experience. Working knowledge of research related to Response to Intervention and Instruction (RTIi), Early Warning Systems (EWS), and latest research related to instructional strategies.

Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities Required: Effective and demonstrated skills in: collection, analysis and use of data for decision-making; active engagement and sheltered instruction; leadership; Ability to listen and work collaboratively with various groups within the school and in the community; gaining consensus in groups and among various audiences; providing curriculum and instructional strategy consultation; presenting to small and large groups for staff development; planning and facilitating meetings

Education Required: BA/BS or higher degree. Master's degree preferred.

Licenses, Certifications, Bonding, and/or Testing: Valid Oregon Teaching License. Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation to drive to various sites within the district. Pass criminal background check and district pre-employment drug screen. Complete annual employee mandatory training.

The successful applicant will need to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug screen and nationwide criminal background check, if not a current district employee.

Salary Range: $46,629 to $84,764/year

HOOD RIVER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Disabled persons may contact Hood River County School District at 541/387-5016 for additional information or assistance. Speech or hearing impaired persons may contact Hood River County School District for assistance through the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 1-800-735-2900.