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1.0 FTE Instructional Coaches - Multiple Positions

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Bethel School District, Eugene

Bethel School District is seeking appropriately licensed candidates for the Instructional Coach position for the 2023-2024 school year. There are multiple positions available.

Candidates who are licensed or will have the ability to be licensed by Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission by the start of the 2023-24 School Year are encouraged to apply.

We are actively recruiting the best candidates for teaching positions, especially those from non-traditional backgrounds. Bilingual and/or bicultural candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and will receive preferential consideration.

We encourage you to apply, even if you do not believe you meet all of the qualifications or do not currently possess a teaching license. If you have questions about teacher licensure, please contact Remie Calalang, Assistant Superintendent, by email or phone, 541.689.3280 or remie.calalang@bethel.k12.or.us.

Successful candidates will:
Firmly believe that all students will learn and improve - create a growth-mindset culture in the classroom
Maintain unconditional positive regard for all students, staff, families, and colleagues
Recognize students’ different needs, abilities and interests and be flexible to adjust instruction to meet those needs, abilities, and interests
Fully support and implement student centered learning environments that affirm cultural identities and strengths, prepare students for rigor and independent learning, and empower students as agents of change.
Possess strong academic training and content knowledge to prepare students to be on track to meet academic goals. This includes a strong knowledge of the Science of Reading and literacy instruction, cognitive research on how one learns, and specific content knowledge.
Demonstrate culturally responsive instructional practices that are engaging, organized and effective
Connects well with students, families, and the school community – open to learning about others, especially those who may be different from you
Exhibit strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
Incorporate feedback and professional learning into teaching practices
Maintain collaborative and collegial relationships with building and district staff (be a team player)
Participate eagerly in opportunities to learn, show a strong willingness to grow and maintain an interest in improving

Essential Functions:
Provide instructional coaching and modeling on research-based content rooted in the science of reading and writing and includes culturally responsive pedagogy that can be differentiated to meet the needs of individual learners.
Knowledge and experience with coaching and feedback cycles that focus on enhancing student learning, and maximizing teacher’s knowledge and skill
In depth knowledge of district behavioral and data systems including MTSS, RtIi, and CRPBIS and maintains the ability to support implementation of these efforts
Use data to inform instructional decisions and support and guide teachers to effectively use data to inform instructional decisions and meaning making
Informally observe teachers as they implement changes in instructional approaches and provides feedback to the teacher that is student centered
Provide non-evaluative consultation, technical assistance, guidance, and professional development to assigned schools
Support and mentoring for new teachers
Provide side-by-side coaching and planning
Provide ongoing professional development to teachers in a school-based or district-based setting
Assist teachers in aligning their teaching with Oregon state standards, curriculum, and assessments
Support staff to understand and attend to the impacts of implicit bias
Participate fully in professional development for coaches, including peer observations, professional research and reading, and inquiry sessions.
Actively participate in District meetings as needed, and professional development activities designed to improve professional competence
Collaborate regularly with building and district administrators
Maintain confidentiality
Perform other duties or activities as assigned

About Bethel:
With approximately 5,500 students in 11 schools, Bethel School District is committed to excellence in every aspect of its operation. Bethel School District is located in northwest Eugene in Oregon’s picturesque Willamette Valley. Approximately two hours south of Portland, Eugene is home to the University of Oregon and enjoys a mild climate, wonderful recreation opportunities, and a friendly atmosphere.

The Bethel community is centered around its schools and has demonstrated a high degree of trust in the school district. A $99.3 million bond measure was approved in November 2020 with a 66% Yes vote. It is the largest bond in District History. This follows a $49.5 million bond in 2012 that was approved with a 73% Yes vote. Bethel School District employees are proud of being part of what is affectionately known as the Bethel Family.

Bethel Schools are committed to creating safe, caring, mutually respectful environments where all students are honored and valued for their diverse cultural backgrounded strengths and abilities in every instructional practice and school activity to support academic achievement and student success.

Supports Offered:
Newly hired teachers receive the following support:
Robust mentoring from a veteran teacher (staff new to the teaching profession or 1 - 2 years out of a teacher education program)
Week-long New Teacher Academy prior to in-service week
On-going coaching and support
Opportunities to visit and observe colleagues
Professional Development for Explicit and Systematic Reading Instruction, CRPBIS, MTSS & RtII, and Equity and Trauma Informed Practices

Bethel believes in supporting the whole child and offers:
Explicit and Systematic Reading instruction rooted in the Science of Reading
Counseling, Music, and PE Specialists in every school
Free breakfast for all students, K - 12
Middle School Robotics, Culinary and Digital Design programs
Robust Career and Technical Education and college courses at Willamette HS
Farm-to-school experiences for students through the Bethel Farm
Trauma-informed and Restorative Practices implemented in K - 12
Sources of Strength supported throughout the district

Applying:
A cover letter is required with your application. Your cover letter should address the following.
Selection Factors:
Knowledge of educational programs offered in all schools and of basic educational techniques, as required by the position.
Knowledge of the basic developmental stages of a child's learning process.
Ability to schedule the workload, manage time, and meet the needs of students, the school, or a program.
Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
Ability to work with small groups and individual students.
Ability to prepare materials for lesson plans and adapt, as needed, to meet the needs of students.
Ability to interact positively with children and adults and observe individual student abilities.
Ability to work with a minimum of supervision.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, administrators, parents, and co-workers.
Ability to safely and proficiently operate standard office and audio-visual equipment, as required by the position.
Ability to maintain an appropriate and legal level of confidentiality regarding students, staff, and other individuals.
Ability to maintain regular, predictable and prompt attendance.

Minimum Education and Experience Required to Perform Essential Position Functions:
Valid Oregon Teaching license
Master’s Degree with an emphasis in Reading, K-8 endorsement (preferred)
Five of years teaching experience in literacy content
Extensive knowledge of the content and methodology of comprehensive reading and writing instruction, literacy development and science of reading
Experience using assessment results to differentiate instruction for diverse learners
Knowledge of successful techniques for classroom organization and experience planning for effective literacy instruction.
Knowledge of RTII in Reading and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
Ability to share instructional approaches with teachers and administrators and interpersonal skills to provide advice and
Strong organizational skills, strategic planning skills, and efficiency in meeting deadlines

Highly desirable qualifications:
Bilingual or multilingual abilities, preferably Spanish/English
Experience working in richly diverse school communities and environments
Strong Knowledge of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
Strong Knowledge of Response to Intervention strategies
Strong Knowledge and Application of the Science of Reading literacy instruction (LETRS Trained)

For information regarding this position, please email Jill Robinson-Wolgamott, Director of Teaching & Learning, at jill.rw@bethel.k12.or.us.

To apply, please follow the link to TalentEd Recruit and Hire: https://bethelor.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=4132.

Bilingual candidates and candidates experienced in working with bilingual students and families will receive preferential consideration.

Additional information can be found at www.bethel.k12.or.us.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled