Jun 25, 2024

Reading Instructional Coach

  • Rocketship Public Schools
  • Washington, DC, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential and it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community. We are a collective of parents, teachers, leaders, and students working together to transform the future for underserved communities across our country. At Rocketship Public Schools, we are unleashing potential.

Working at our Rocketship Infinity campus the Reading Instructional Coach will provide direct instructional coaching to all lower grades (K-2) Humanities Teachers on the campus. This role will also be responsible for creating and delivering professional development to Rocketship staff and for facilitating weekly data analysis meetings with each grade level they manage as well as provide consultation and coaching to school leaders, teachers and families regarding effective instructional practices for early literacy.

This position requires previous teaching experience and experience working with data-driven academic assessment tools. It requires a commitment to serving students and educators and a desire to think critically and creatively about how to support the campus' academic needs.

Please note, this role is currently only available for the 24-25 school year due to the funding model.

Essential Functions
    • Duties will include, but not be limited to:
    • Coach/manage reading teachers, interventionists and instructional support staff (as appropriate)
    • Lead training and ongoing professional development for reading teachers
    • Monitor student progress monitoring data and adjust any small group and/or intervention programming as needed.
    • Lead weekly grade level team meetings to analyze intervention data and make individual student adjustments when necessary
    • Collaborate with and be a part of any coordinated meetings (IEP meetings, SST meetings, MTSS meetings for students in grades K-2).
    • Communicate with parents, as necessary, regarding student needs and any adaptations/materials needed to facilitate improved performance at home.
    • Maintain relationships and effectively communicate with the LEA, other school leaders, teachers, and parents in all facets of the position.
    • Adhere to compliance laws and regulations, including IDEA timelines.
    • Provide professional development trainings to school staff as-needed regarding best practices in academic content accessibility, academic data collection and analysis and overall best practices regarding early literacy instruction.
    • Participate in bi-monthly school leader walkthroughs and weekly observations with network/regional staff.
    • Maintain a close working relationship with other members of the Network Support Program Team (NeST-Rocketship's centralized office that operates in support of its schools and regions) to ensure exchange of best practices, coordination of efforts, and general support for humanities teachers.
    • Provide in-the-moment-coaching to staff on their instruction and classroom management
    • Lead parent trainings to teach skills in regards to supporting a student's academic growth and development.

    • BA from Accredited University, Master's Degree Preferred
    • 3+ years of experience teaching in an urban city classroom and realizing significant gains.
    • Deep knowledge of elementary instruction, particularly humanities content knowledge and planning skills.
    • Strong leadership skills, passion for coaching, and personal drive.
    • Relentless pursuit of high expectations.
    • Result-oriented and data-driven.
    • Ability to inspire, motivate and develop others.
    • Adaptable and able to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to engage and empower parents and families.
    • Experience in building and maintaining outstanding school culture.
    • Exceptional organization, interpersonal skills, and oral /written communication skills.
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
    • Perform a variety of specialized and responsible tasks: maintain records, establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, parents, other school personnel, meet schedule and compliance deadlines
    • Strategic planning and project management experience.
    • Ability to flex style when faced with numerous and competing priorities.
    • Commitment to Rocketship's inclusive model and overall mission to close the achievement gap within our lifetime

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 position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health and wellness benefits, 403b retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), and generous paid time off.

Rocketship Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Rocketship Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Public Schools' employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. Click here for our Sexual Harassment Policy. For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Human Resources.

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