Peer Coach (Teacher On Special Assignment)

Independent School District 518 Worthington , MN 56187

Posted 2 months ago

Position Summary:

The Worthington School District 518 is seeking a Peer Coach that supports teachers in growth and development through instructional improvement strategies. This position resides within the Department of Teaching and Learning, which serves the district grades K-12.

Position Requirements:

  • Must hold a valid Minnesota Teaching License

  • Minimum of five (5) years classroom teaching experience

  • Graduate work in an education related field preferred but not required

  • Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with others including teachers, administrators, and other district employees

  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

  • Have a solid understanding of "best educational practices"

  • Ability to facilitate groups of people working toward a common goal

  • Demonstrated expertise in strategies for differentiating classroom instruction to meet the diverse learning needs of all students

  • Communicates effectively in written and oral form using positive interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work creatively and collaboratively with teams

Position Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a peer coach in the district, working with teachers and administrators to improve instructional efforts in the buildings.

  • Conduct (non-administrative) teacher observations as a part of the district developed teacher evaluation process.

  • Assist teachers in the development and implementation of goals and action plans that incorporate best practices in teaching and learning as well as differentiated instructional strategies.

  • Share research based strategies and instructional approaches with teachers in appropriate content areas.

  • Model and demonstrate effective instructional strategies for teachers.

  • Provide pedagogical support for classroom teachers.

  • Remain current with educational research and participate in staff development relative to current research in the field to deepen understanding of effective practices in instruction.

  • Maintains and works to grow online professional development district-wide.

  • Serves as a team member within the Department of Teaching and Learning and carry out departmental responsibilities (attend office meetings, submit newsletter articles, etc.)

  • Attendance is an essential function of this position.

  • Perform other non-administrative duties as assigned.

This position reports to the Director of Teaching and Learning.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of the Worthington School District to provide equal employment opportunity for all, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation or age.


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