The Instructional Literacy/Math Coach works collaboratively, as part of the consultancy team within his/her assigned school(s), by working with the school leadership team to identify school improvement priorities, observing and providing feedback on classroom instruction, facilitating professional development, demonstrating lessons, and coaching teachers one-on-one and in small group settings. The job of the coach is to build capacity of the school and its teachers to provide high quality instruction and ensure all students achieve to rigorous standards of career and college readiness.
The Instructional Literacy/Math Coach works primarily in direct support of teachers (e.g., conferencing, co-planning, observing, modeling, co-teaching/coaching). The Instructional Literacy/Math Coach participates in professional development and inquiry into his or her own instructional leadership practice. The Instructional Literacy/Math Coach demonstrates positive expectations for students' learning and shares that vision of students' potential with coached teachers plays an important role in the review, analysis, and interpretation of a variety of data to inform instructional planning, practice, and decision-making aligned to district and school priorities, CCR standards, teacher development needs, and evidence-based practices. The Instructional Literacy/Math Coach also helps to identify and leverage available resources aligned to school needs; communicate District priorities, strategies, and supports; and inform, design, and facilitate professional development at the district, school, and grade/department levels.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction or a closely related field plus a minimum of three (3) years of classroom experience related to the area of assignment and requires an endorsement in the content area directly related to area of assignment, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and/or paid, exempt level directly relevant experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position for a total of nine (9) years. Demonstrated effectiveness related to the area of assignment required. Valid State of Tennessee teacher licensure certification required. An endorsement and/or graduate study in the content area directly related to area of assignment, evidence of ongoing professional learning, and professional development facilitation and coaching experience highly preferred. Teacher Effectiveness scores of four (4) or five (5) the previous three years preferred.
Degree Equivalency Formula:
Bachelor's Degree= 4 years plus required years of experience.
Master's Degree= 6 years plus required years of experience.
Physical Demands: Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to ten (10) pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment; must be able to use hands and fingers
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.
SCS is an Equal Opp01tunity Employer. SCS provides reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.
SCS does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap/disability, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, or age (40 or older.)