Shelby County Schools

  • Consulting Teacher

    Posted Date 1 week ago(5/16/2018 3:22 PM)
    Location Name
    Bond Building
    Hidden (33870)
    # of Openings
    Close Date
  • Purpose and Scope

    The Consulting Teacher will provide assistance to an identified caseload of MCS teachers. Consulting teachers will observe classroom performance and will provide feedback to teachers assigned to their caseload, will build the teacher's knowledge base and repertoire of teaching skills, and will support the teacher's efforts for improved student achievement. The consulting teacher will work under the direction of the Executive Director and will collaborate with the principal, Instructional Facilitator, and other local school staff to provide maximum assistance to assigned teachers. The consulting teacher will be responsible for preparing and submitting to the Executive Director and PAR Panel summary documentation regarding performance for each teacher on their caseload. The Consulting Teacher will also make employment recommendations to the PAR Panel.

    Essential Job Functions

    1.Works in coordination with school leadership support team to design the best instructional support for a teacher2.Assists teachers through team teaching3.Reviews principal?s most recent formal observation and summary evaluation4.Solicits information from principal, Instructional Facilitator, local mentor and other key informants as appropriate5.Holds conferences with the professional staff6.Observes teachers in the classroom as needed7.Demonstrates instructional materials and assists classroom teachers with their use8.Assists classroom teachers in the implementation of curricula; Helps teachers plan lessons; Models demonstration lessons9.Provides information on current research in education 10.Demonstrates teaching strategies, skills, and new concepts as needed11.Assists classroom teachers in selecting instruments for assessing learner needs, as needed12.Assists classroom teachers in identifying learner needs and makes recommendations13.Consults and works with staff and appropriate others to provide a total program of coaching and support14.Arranges peer observation visits15.Provides specific feedback for improvement to instruction16.Required to participate in monthly meetings17.Serves the needs of assigned teachers by Observing and conferring with each assigned teacher, planning and implementing an intensive program of intervention for the assigned teacher to include multiple observations, ongoing communication with the teacher, conferring with the principal, assisting the teacher in analyzing student results, and demonstrating lessons, preparing and submitting to the Executive Director interim and final end-of-year reports regarding progress for each teacher on their caseload. 18.Assists teachers assigned to their caseload through observations, feedback, analysis of student results, demonstration lessons, curriculum implementation, team teaching and instructional best practices, working with teachers on assigned caseload to build a knowledge base and repertoire of teaching skills to improve student achievement, and in acquiring and applying new skills and abilities, planning and conducting demonstration lessons and modeling effective teaching and management strategies in the classroom, assisting teachers on assigned caseload in analyzing data to determine implications for instruction, reviewing principal's formal evaluation and observations to plan and implement intervention strategies19.Performs related work as required.20.Must be able to maintain confidentiality.21.Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.

    Minimum Qualifications

    1. Bachelor's degree in education, training, subject field, curriculum or related field with Tennessee State teaching certification.
    2. Minimum five years' successful teaching experience,
    3. Experience in modeling teaching behavior to adult learners in a variety of settings (e.g., workshops, seminars, courses, etc.).
    4. Two years as Instructional Facilitator;
    5. Evidence of instructional leadership (e.g., team leader, resource teacher, interdisciplinary resource teacher, department chair, School Based Leadership, system-wide committees, etc).
    6. Experience preferred in conflict resolution, mentoring, counseling or working with adults in providing professional and personal support. TEM Certification (or eligibility); Certification (or eligibility) as teacher in the State of Tennessee.(master's degree preferred)

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Ability to demonstrate best practices in a variety of teaching methods and to model a repertoire of teaching skills.

    Knowledge of Common Core State Standards,

    Coaching and Mentoring;

    Knowledge of best practices in instructional strategies for the improvement of classroom instruction.

    Demonstrated ability to analyze student results and achievement data and to implement appropriate strategies to meet student needs.

    Excellent communications, interpersonal and leadership skills.

    Additional Job Details

    Teacher on Assignment - PCN 30663

    Special Education teacher mentor


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