2022-2023 ELA Instructional Coach

Washington, DC
Full Time
Instructional Leader Opportunities
Mid Level

INSTRUCTIONAL COACH 

Who We Are

Achievement Prep is a college-preparatory public charter school network committed to historically underserved  communities of Southeast Washington, DC.  Opening in 2013, our elementary school, serves scholars in K – 4th grade.  It also includes an early childhood  partnership with AppleTree Institute, which serves Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4 scholars.  Our mission is to prepare students to  excel as high-achieving scholars and leaders in high school, college and beyond. 

Who You Are

The Instructional Coach works school-wide to actively support and coach instructional staff in order to ensure that all scholars are  able to meet or exceed their academic goals. This role helps teachers navigate and assess scholar data and master the foundations of  successful curriculum development and teaching. The Instructional Coach simultaneously coaches a small group of teachers. Additionally, the Instructional Coach works closely with the Director of Curriculum & Instruction and other school  leaders to support the work needed to ensure high scholar achievement.  

Reports to: Principal

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

Teaching and Learning 

Support a select group of individual teachers in improving instructional practices and reaching professional growth goals

Work closely with the Director of Curriculum & Instruction to ensure that the core curricula are implemented with fidelity

Support and coach a select group of teachers in administering assessments, collecting and analyzing data and action planning

Regularly review teacher-created materials for quality; ensure standards alignment, rigor, differentiation, etc. 

Regularly observe instruction and offer immediate and actionable feedback regarding areas of strength and growth

Support teachers in developing and implementing targeted interventions 

Track scholar and teacher progress to assess the effectiveness of coaching 

Serve as a model for quality instruction by teaching a reduced load of classes 

Staff Professional Development 

Instruct teachers on curriculum development protocols and processes 

Support the planning and implementation of weekly professional development aligned with campus goals

Collaborate with leadership to plan and lead Summer Institute and ongoing staff meetings

Develop and implement individual professional growth plans for assigned teachers 

Seek professional development opportunities for individuals and entire staff to support goals 

Prepare weekly or bi-weekly staff notes to provide ongoing communication with teachers 

Maintenance of School and Organizational Culture 

Fully integrate into the school community and assume additional school-wide responsibilities to ensure a strong culture

Collaborate with staff to advance the school’s mission and communicate that mission to its constituents

Adhere to and enforce school-wide protocols and policies 

Actively pursue professional development opportunities, inside and outside of the school 

Assume extracurricular responsibilities, if desired 

Other duties as required to fulfill the mission of Achievement Prep in the lives of our scholars.

 

You Must Have 

Bachelor’s degree 

3+ years of experience as a teacher of record in an urban elementary school setting 

1+ years of teacher leadership in an urban elementary school setting: grade level chair, department chair, instructional coach, etc.

Proven track record of success with student outcomes 

It Would Be Nice for You to Have 

A Master’s degree in education, educational leadership or content area being taught 

Who You Are 

You know and understand the power of education and have seen, first hand, that power manifested either in your life or in the lives of  others.  You are committed to serving historically underserved communities knowing that your work is part of a larger ecosystem  committed to change.  You believe in a quality public education for all and are determined to serve every child that comes your way.  You  are unapologetically mission driven and will do whatever it takes to advance the work and ensure scholar achievement.  You are excited  about not just the work, but doing the work at Achievement Prep.  You are familiar with our community and are not afraid of or by all the  beauty and challenges that come with living in impoverished communities.  You value and respect everyone and demonstrate that respect  in words and actions. 

You know while there are no excuses in this work, the scholars we serve require a leader who will differentiate for all yet keep excellence  the bar that is maintained at all times.  You understand your effectiveness and performance is directly tied to the success and growth of the  scholars you teach and teachers you coach.  You know culture and instruction are inextricably linked, with the establishment of a strong  culture taking precedence in order to promote an environment that is 100% conducive to learning.  You know that deficits (present in  adults and/or scholars) are representative of skill gaps until clear evidence proves otherwise, and therefore individuals deserve to be  developed to meet their potential.  You are open to feedback, eager to grow, and bring your best to everything you do.  You know the work  isn’t easy and don’t expect for it to be.  The grind of our mission ignites you.  You are not only capable of performing but thrive in  circumstances involving ambiguity and nuance.  You look for or create the joy in your day-to-day and want to work with others who do, too. 

What We Value 

100% Scholars: You prioritize what’s best for scholars in the decisions you make. 

Results Without Excuses: You set, track and achieve ambitious goals for yourself and your team; you own the mistakes. Sweat the Small Stuff: You pay attention to the smallest details to ensure smooth, predictable, and effective outcomes. Community Matters – Mightily: You show care and respect for others – even when the work is taxing. Unapologetically Mission-Driven: You have a “whatever it takes” mentality in achieving the mission.  

Many Minds, One Mission: You value and partner with parents and the community for the good of scholars.

 

What You Get 

Development 

o Ongoing weekly or bi-weekly coaching and development from manager 

Compensation & Benefits 

o Achievement Prep offers highly competitive compensation 

o Medical, vision, dental benefits 

o Flexible spending accounts for transit, dependent care, and medical expenses 

o 401k with automatic immediate employer matching up to 4% of salary 

It Pays to Stay 

o Upon completion of 2 full school years of service, employees become eligible for annual loyalty incentives

o Gifts and Achievement Prep swag 

o Bonuses

Achievement Prep encourages individuals of all identities and backgrounds to apply for this position. We are an equal opportunity employer fully committed to hiring a talented and diverse group of individuals. Achievement Prep does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.

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