KANSAS CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Job Title: Instructional Support Coach
Job Title Code: 054841
Salary Grade: TC01-T06
Department: Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development
Reports To: Principal
FLSA Status: Exempt
Date Prepared: April 2011 Revised: January 2018
Program Code: 03 Title Funded Position; Yearly Extensions based on Title funding
Title I Position Code: Grant Funded Position
PURPOSE OF JOB: The Instructional Coach is a professional educator who engages teachers as a thinking partner with a goal of building the capacity of teachers to manage and engage students, use data to plan and adjust instruction. This role facilitates the implementation of evidence-based practices, the integration of new technologies into teaching and learning, as well as the preparation of students for high-stakes assessments
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop collegial relationships with teachers with a goal of understanding the teacher current instructional delivery strategy and opportunities to incorporate other research proven instructional methods to meet the individual and collective needs of the students.
Coach teachers on establishing effective classroom management practices, and individual behavioral intervention plans by tailoring communication style and approach to meet diverse personalities and backgrounds. Encourage teacher collaboration through positive interactions
Tailor communication with teachers to achieve adoption of changes to instructional delivery and planning to positively impact student engagement and achievement.
Support teachers through a non-evaluative, non-judgmental coaching model that builds self-directedness and internal capacity including planning, self-assessment and reflection
Provide research based feedback on proposed instructional and classroom management strategies in order to create an environment that promotes evidence and research based techniques and approaches to classroom management and learning
Support the instructional program outlined by the district and building leadership
Provide support and feedback to curriculum coordinators in the development and revision of curriculum frameworks
Identify model classrooms that incorporate all elements of effective classroom instruction.
Lead study groups and teacher meetings focusing on instructional planning, effective lesson delivery, Professional Learning Communities, and analyzing student work and data analysis
Implement techniques that include modeling teaching, one-on-one coaching and facilitating group observations and critiquing to improve teaching and learning
Promotes adapting lab work and lab design to grade level and available supplies as needed
Analyze and monitor school level data results in order to recommend intervention and relationship building with identified teachers with a goal of impacting student behavior, engagement, and achievement
Analyze student work using the performance standards to ensure learning and teaching to deep levels of understanding
Other duties as assigned
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
Bachelor's Degree in Education from a four-year college or university
Five (5) years of classroom teaching experience in a public school district or three (3) years of professional experience in a corporate setting to supplement certified teaching experience
Demonstrated experience and/or training in current techniques and skills in teaching students
Experience with various technology resources and applications including Pearson digital products, interactive whiteboard applications, web-based networking tools, and Microsoft Office suite
Valid Missouri teaching certificate
Content-specific knowledge of the current state standards including grade level expectations, course level expectations, and other content specific standards documents articulated by Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
Knowledge of adult learning theory and sound professional development practices as identified by Learning Forward
Knowledge in Inquiry-based learning and in Instructional Methodologies
Knowledge of the use of interactive software and hardware in the classroom
Knowledge of effective application of technology in K-12 classroom environment
Agreement to participate in Instructional Coaching Certification program. Continued employment as an Instructional Coach is contingent up the certificate being earned within one year of admission to the program
Master Degree in Education or related field
Experience coaching and/or training adults to modify behavior in a classroom or corporate setting
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here 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.
This job requires that the employee be able to: sit, stand, walk, speak, hear, use hands, fingers, and reach with hands and fingers; bend, stoop, and lift objects of at least ten pounds. Job requires the employee occasionally to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Visual ability requires mono and color vision, close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Length of work year: 185 days
Benefits: Retirement Program, Health and Dental Insurance are provided.
This position is funded by Title 1. This position continuation is dependent on Title 1 Funding.
Kansas City Public Schools