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Secondary Instructional Coach

This position is with the 9-12 grade levels.

Purpose: The Instructional Coach, having both content and instructional expertise, works directly with classroom teachers and teams to support engagement through equitable practices. The Instructional Coach facilitates individual and group professional learning to expand and refine teacher understanding about and actionable practices for culturally and linguistically responsive, standards-based instruction. The Instructional Coach provides foundational support for educators in the beginning stage of their careers. In order to meet these purposes, the Instructional Coach provides personalized, individual and team support based on the goals and identified needs of individual teachers and teacher teams.

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university; Master’s degree preferred
Minimum of five years of successful teaching experience (level-specific preferred)
Current Wisconsin teaching license
Coaching, mentoring and/or other teacher leadership experience
Deep knowledge of and experience in:
Culturally and Linguistically Responsive instructional & lesson design practices
Knowledge of the Readers and Writers Workshop, preferred
Standards-based design for learning
Lesson/Unit planning using backwards design and effective assessment development
Professional development for adult educators
Blended learning and/or other forms of personalized learning
Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness model, setting and achieving instructional goals
Ability to design and deliver quality professional development for teachers and administrators; demonstrated understanding of adult learning principles
Outstanding presentation and facilitation skills
Ability to communicate in a professional manner using oral, written, and listening skills
Strong organizational skills and efficiency in meeting deadlines
Ability to function as a collaborative member of a team
Demonstrated interest and engagement in self-reflection and professional learning

Essential Functions:
1) Support the vision and mission of the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District.
2) Facilitate the intellectual and professional growth of teachers with a focus on improving student achievement.
3) Establish and maintain positive collegial relationships.
4) Teach and model culturally and linguistically responsive instructional practices.
5) Respond to change productively and manage multiple assigned tasks.
6) Provide individualized and team, classroom-based coaching to support participating teachers in effective implementation of culturally and linguistically responsive, standards-based instructional practices.

General Responsibilities:
Assume educator leadership positions
Attend and participate in required professional development for instructional coaches
Provide organized, individual and/or group learning opportunities for teachers as needed
Provide support to teachers for sharing and analyzing student assessment data
Provide support for teachers with Educator Effectiveness, related to professional goal setting and planning
Assist teachers with instructional decisions based on student assets, identity development, and student learning data
Assist teachers in the development of culturally and linguistically responsive lesson design
Provide support for classroom engagement strategies
Assist teachers/teams in identifying priority standards
Provide assistance with blended learning design models
Model effective instruction
Encourage ongoing professional growth for colleagues
Manage schedule flexibly to meet teacher schedules and learning needs
Work positively toward meeting identified district and building improvement goals
Assist with the development of district curriculum, instructional pedagogy, and assessments
Develop and maintain a confidential, collegial relationship with teachers
Possess an understanding of when to communicate directly with administrators regarding issues of safety and/or ethics
Perform duties as assigned by the Principal
Support PLCs (Professional Learning Community), as needed
Participate fully in professional development for coaches, including labsite observations, professional research and reading, and inquiry sessions
Work collaboratively and collegially with other Instructional Coaches and Specialists