The Bibb County School District is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school-year for the position of Elementary Academic Coach. This is a Title I funded position.
Candidates must be certified in, or eligible for certification in Early Childhood Education (P-5). Candidates with TSC/TSS certification and Reading Endorsement are preferred.
The Elementary Academic Coach is a key figure in recognizing, developing, and implementing effective, continuing, and supportive professional development to promote student academic achievement. Must have knowledge of Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE), standards based classroom instruction, effective teaching strategies, learning theory, measurement and statistics, adult training strategies, and communication with adults. Human relations, public speaking and writing skills. Problem-solving abilities, ability to organize and conduct staff training programs. Knowledge of technology.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
1.Knowledge of Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) and current research in early childhood education
2.Ability to effectively assess levels of student achievement, analyze test results, and prescribe actions for improvement
3.Basic knowledge and understanding in the use of current technology, including disaggregation of data
4.Skills in oral and written communication with students, parents, and others
5.Ability to plan and implement activities for maximum effectiveness
6.Ability to work effectively with peers, administrators and others
7.Demonstrate success in training other professionals
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
1.Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education/Master's Degree preferred.
2.Valid GA Teacher's Certificate with certification in Elementary Education and Mathematics; Gifted Endorsement and Advanced Placement certification preferred.
3.A minimum of 5 years teaching experience with highly effective evaluations.
4.Experience in working with diverse student populations and programs including RTI and accommodations for varying learning.
5.Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Modeling best teaching methods and strategies based on the latest research and data
Acting as a resource for strategies and demonstrations for all teachers
Assisting with implementing math strategies specific to and across curriculum areas in standards-based classrooms
Providing on-going professional development based on the needs of the school through data analysis and teacher's identified areas of need
Partnering with local universities/community colleges to connect professional development and teacher preparation
Working with staff to identify students needing additional support
Scaffolds the development of an effective assessment system based on regular examination of professional practice through analysis of student work, focused on effective feedback, and designed to support all teachers and students
Conducting model lessons, coaching, and performing ongoing observations, and providing support to teachers in the standards based classroom
Providing classroom follow-up with individual teachers between team meetings and following professional development activities based on teacher need, e.g. modeling, critiquing videos, co-teaching, etc.
Researching current academic issues, providing teachers with up-to-date research and instructional strategies in the standards based classroom
Designs on-going, site-based professional development where teachers support each others' professional growth, focus on the school's unique goals and needs, and move the school improvement plan forward
Collaborating with teachers to design both formative and summative assessments to determine the impact of the school improvement plan, including its professional learning component on increasing student achievement
Maintaining a weekly schedule/log of activities
Perform other duties as assigned
SALARY, TERMS AND BENEFITS:
1.195 day work year.
2.Salary based on certification and experience; placement on the Georgia Annual Salary Schedule and position supplement(s).
3.Excellent benefits package (including health insurance; dental and life insurance; employee assistance program); personal and sick leave; membership in Teachers Retirement System.
1.Complete an online application.
2.Submit professional certificates, transcripts, and three (3) professional evaluations and/or reference letters respective to this position.
3.Submit a resume and cover letter.
Screening/consideration for employment will begin after closing date. An eligibility list will be created and will include only the candidates who meet the established qualifications. Chosen candidates will be contacted for interviews.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Bibb County School District