Instructional Coach - District

District Wide, Espanola, New Mexico

Date PostedMarch 13, 2019
IndustryK-12: Public Schools
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

Must have an Elementary and a Secondary Teaching license

Position: Instructional Coach

Supervisor: Deputy Superintendent

General Job Description:

The Instructional Coach, having expertise in the areas of: classroom instruction, instructional coaching, adult learning theory, and organizational change, will work as a colleague with classroom teachers to support student learning and teacher practice. The Instructional Coach will focus on individual and group professional learning that will expand and refine the understanding of researched-based effective instruction for teachers. In order to meet this purpose, the Instructional Coach will provide personalized, 1-to-1 support based on the goals and identified needs of individual teachers.


  1. A Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  2. A current New Mexico Level III teaching license
  3. Ability to pass employment verification and background check
  4. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide non-evaluative feedback to teachers based on observed classroom practice
  2. Provide support in analyzing student assessment data
  3. Assist teachers with instructional decisions based on assessment data when appropriate
  4. Assist teachers with specific classroom strategies when appropriate
  5. Provide support for classroom engagement and management
  6. Assist teachers in creating materials that are aligned with the New Mexico Common Core Curriculum
  7. Model effective, differentiated instruction when appropriate
  8. Manage time and schedule flexibility to maximize teacher schedules and learning
  9. Work positively toward meeting identified district and building improvement goals
  10. Develop and maintain a confidential, collegial relationship with teachers
  11. Participate fully in professional development for instructional coaches, including peer observations, professional research and reading, and inquiry sessions
  12. Assist teachers in aligning teaching with appropriate standards, curriculum, and assessments
  13. Work collaboratively and collegially with other instructional coaches, curriculum specialists, and district specialists
  14. Understand that job responsibilities may vary related to each building’s needs

Support the philosophy and vision of Granite School District

15.. Facilitate the intellectual and professional development of teachers with a focus on improving student achievement

  1. Create positive relationships with teachers and administrators
  2. Communicate and demonstrate researched-based instructional practices that result in increased student performance
  3. React to change productively and handle other tasks as assigned
  4. Provide individualized classroom-based coaching with teachers to support them in implementing effective instructional practices

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Properly notifies supervisor and/or designee of absences or tardiness.
  2. Act in a professional and ethical manner and adhere to professional standards at all times.
  3. Demonstrate attention to punctuality, attendance, records and reports.
  4. Maintain confidentiality of student and other professional information.
  5. Comply with policies, procedures and programs.
  6. Begins and completes work within the allotted time.
  7. Protects the District’s resources through appropriate and careful use of supplies and equipment.

Physical Requirements:

Regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; communicate verbally and electronically; reach with hands and arms; stand and move throughout the building and/or to other facilities, and drive. Occasionally required to lift and/or exert force of up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

Must be able to work within various degrees of noise, temperature, and air quality. Job responsibilities require both inside and outside assignments. Interruptions of work are routine. Flexibility and patience are required. Must be self-motivated and able to complete job assignments without direct supervision. Work hours are established in employment contract. Additional work hours may be assigned by the School Principal within the parameters of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Safety and Health Requirements:

  1. Child abuse/Substance Abuse Workshop
  2. Blood borne Pathogens Standard Training

Equipment/Material handled:

Must know how to properly operate or be willing to learn to operate all multimedia equipment including current technology, standard office equipment, and basic Office Computer program abilities. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher)

Terms of Employment:

Salary to follow the Teacher Salary Schedule

(.5 Title I funding/.5 Operational funding)

184 day contract/8 hour day (7:30 am -4:30 pm)

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