Shelby County Schools

  • Instructional Curriculum Coach - Math

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/14/2018 4:21 PM)
    Location Name
    Department of Alternative Schools
    Salary Min
    USD $62,844.00/Yr.
    Salary Max
    USD $82,640.00/Yr.
    Category
    Central Office
    # of Openings
    1
    Close Date
    6/30/2018
  • Purpose and Scope

    The primary function of the position within the organization is to provide essential leadership for a school's entire Literacy, Math, or Science program. The position is charged with expertise in reading and writing across content areas, communication, and instructional organization. The Instructional Curriculum Coach organizes and leads a team that develops literacy, math, or science plans for a school, guides teachers in embedding instructional strategies, analyzes data related to student mastery, and coordinates intervention and support for students.

    Essential Job Functions

    1. Supports teachers through conferences, observations, feedback, and analysis of student results, demonstration lessons, curriculum implementation, team teaching and instructional best practices.
    2. Shares effective instructional strategies with teachers both individually and through in-service workshops; assist with unit and lesson planning, observes teachers in the classroom as requested by principals; makes recommendations for improvement in performance as appropriate; offers advice and assistance as needed.
    3. Assists teachers and school administrators in meeting identified goals in instruction; maintains on-going communication with teachers, school leadership as appropriate.
    4. Collaborates with teachers to build a knowledge base of core content areas and repertoire of teaching skills to improve student achievement.
    5. Keeps abreast of developments in curriculum, instruction, educational/content area research and assist in determining their appropriateness for implementation at the school level.
    6. Analyzes state and district assessment data to help target professional development needs; designs, plans and implements school and individual-level professional development opportunities addressing instructional content, curriculum, instructional methods, and assessment in the classroom.
    7. Organizes and facilitates a team that reviews assessment data and develops long-term literacy, math, or science plan for a school. Organizes and facilitates grade level teams, teacher leaders, or curriculum focus group sessions.
    8. Communicates instructional best practices with school leadership to provide maximum teacher effectiveness.
    9. Leads analysis of data related to student achievement in Literacy, Math, or Science and supports staff in using this data in instructional decision making.
    10. Prepares weekly logs and/or reports documenting activities to support the improvement of teaching and learning at assigned school(s). Compiles data for and prepares various statistical, administrative and professional reports as required.
    11. Attends training, conferences, workshops and meetings as appropriate to enhance job knowledge and skills.
    12. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction or other relevant field of study and requires an endorsement in the content area directly related to area of assignment; requires four (4) years of classroom experience related to the area of assignment and a valid state of Tennessee teacher licensure certification.

     

    Degree Equivalency Formula:

    Bachelor’s Degree= 4 years plus required years of experience.

    Master’s Degree= 2 years plus required years of experience. Where Master’s degrees are required, years for Bachelor’s Degrees must be included. 

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills, with the ability to swiftly and accurately understand complex data and perform analysis
    • Skill in developing data-supported solutions and using fact-based logic; ability to translate complex analysis in easy-to-understand manner and present to a broad audience
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Outstanding leadership skills and ability to build high-performing teams through both recruitment and selection and professional development
    • Ability to tackle the operational challenges of the merged school district in a complex, changing political and educational environment
    • Ability to manage daily administrative tasks without losing sight of long-term goals and planning
    • In-depth knowledge of principles of effective instruction from advance curriculum and content and instruction Knowledge of growth and development and learning theory
    • Skill in assessment and evaluation of students
    • Ability to manage curriculum development, in-service training, and related activities and provide a high level of instructional leadership for teachers and administrators
    • Excellent human relations skills and ability to establish and maintain successful cooperative working relationship with appropriate school communities, and school-based and central office staffs

    Physical Requirements and Working Environment

    Physical Demands: Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment; must be able to use hands and fingers for sign language.

     

    Unavoidable Hazards:  The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards.

     

    Sensory (ADA) Requirements: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.

     

    AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COMPLIANCE

    Shelby County Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires the district to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

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