Buckeye Elementary School District Job Description
TITLE: Academic Coach
REPORTS TO: Principal
JOB DESCRIPTION: Work one-on-one and in small groups with teachers using strategies such as modeling, co-planning, co-teaching, and providing feedback, with an emphasis on instructional excellence in all content areas; Collaborate with school leadership team to determine instructional needs of the staff and to provide professional learning opportunities (coordinate with Intervention Coach to avoid concurrent overlaps).
- Bachelor's Degree in related field, or Master's Degree (preferred)
- School based leadership experience
- Valid Arizona teaching certificate
- A minimum of three (3) years of successful teaching experience
- Valid Fingerprint Clearance Card
- Ability to work independently and supervise educational systems
- Demonstrated leadership experience in data driven decision-making
- Effective presentation skills
- Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, staff and community
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Evidence of ability to effectively use technology to perform duties
- Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this class.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Use and interpret data from summative, formative, screening, diagnostic, and progress monitoring assessments
- Support teachers and administrators in using assessment data to improve instruction, including data from summative, formative, screening, diagnostic, and progress monitoring assessments
- Understand and use a variety of coaching techniques, including demonstration teaching, co-teaching, the coaching cycle, and/or cognitive coaching
- Develop coaching plans for teachers, in coordination with the Intervention Coach, to ensure student growth
- Create an articulated schedule in coordination with the Intervention Coach
- Informally observe (non-evaluative) lessons and provide feedback for a teacher's professional growth and students' success using the coaching cycle (pre-observation planning, observation, post-observation reflection)
- Demonstrate an understanding of the district-adopted core, supplemental, and intervention resources for all content areas
- Provide direction and coordination of curriculum and instruction consistent with district initiatives and recognized best instructional practices
- Support the instructional development of all teachers in understanding the BESD curriculum, state standards, assessment framework, and data analysis process
- Work with new-teacher mentors and the CIA Team to offer instructional support, as requested
- Demonstrate skillful modeling of instructional practices and key elements of instruction in the classroom setting
- Assist teachers with locating and using resources, materials, tools, information, etc., to support classroom instruction and planning
- Share multiple instructional strategies and routines with teachers during planning times
- Assist teachers with planning and pacing of lessons, the development of differentiated lessons, and the selection of best practices to meet the needs of their students
- Utilize Adult Learning Theory to motivate adult learners to improve professional practice
- Possess understanding for implementing job-embedded professional learning techniques such as action research, case discussions, lesson study, study groups, reflective practice, PLCs, and/or data teams.
- Provide job-embedded informal professional learning
- Plan and conduct meetings, in-services and workshops for staff as they relate to curriculum and instruction
- Build strong relationships with teachers, administrators, and other coaches
- Possess collaborative skills that allow for productive relationships with teachers at all grade levels.
- Work with new-teacher mentors and the CIA Team to offer instructional support regarding tiers1 and 2 instruction in the classroom setting, as requested
- Work productively as a team member with the district CIA team, the school leadership team, the teaching staff, classified staff, site-based teams, and community groups
- Contribute to the development of systems and structures to improve teacher practice within schools
- Attend meetings, district activities, and trainings, as requested
- Maintain open communication with students, parents, community and staff
- Engage in personal and professional development through involvement in professional organizations and by attending and presenting at professional conferences, conducting colleague visits, facilitating school visitation, writing for publication, and engaging in professional reading
- Compile program reports for the administrative team and Governing Board, as requested
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those which 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, speak, and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to fifty (50) pounds, such as boxes, supplies, etc. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and to interact with the public and other staff.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Office, some travel to school sites, meetings and professional development activities.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is moderate to moderately high during the school day. There may be periods of recurring stress in the performance of this job.
EVALUATION: Certified Teacher Evaluation
- Position Type:Full-time
- Positions Available:1
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- Sue Johnson
- 25555 W. Durango
- Buckeye,Arizona 85326
- Phone: (623) 925-3400 x3433
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