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Leadership Coach Secondary Math, LEAP

Leading Educators | Washington DC 20036 USA | Full Time - 12 Month | Revised: 05/02/2017

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Leading Educators is a national nonprofit deeply committed to ensuring students from low-income backgrounds receive an excellent education. We partner with schools and districts to help highly effective instructional leaders develop the skills needed to successfully lead their colleagues. We provide intensive job-embedded coaching and rigorous and engaging professional development. Our goal is to extend the reach and impact of these highly effective leaders, transforming schools and dramatically improving student outcomes.


Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

Leading Educators has partnered with the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) to support their innovative approach to distributed leadership. Leading Educators will support over 400 Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, and Assistant Principals as part of DCPS’s approach to professional learning for teachers, or LEAP (LEarning together to Advance our Practice). At its core, LEAP is about creating content-specific learning communities that will engage teachers in a cycle of lesson planning, content knowledge development, formative observations, and student work analysis – all tied to the DCPS curriculum and facilitated by a content-specific leader, called a LEAP Leader.

The Leadership Coach’s work is grounded in a deep commitment to achieving exceptional results for students – and therefore is focused on carefully and intentionally coaching and training leaders to improve teacher practices that impact student learning. The Leadership Coach (Secondary Math) role is a unique opportunity to make a deep, transformational impact on how secondary teachers develop deeper math content knowledge and students learn mathematics in our nation’s capital.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that secondary school leadership teams leverage distributed leadership such that teacher capacity is strengthened and student achievement increases.

  • Coach principals and leadership teams to design systems, structures, and processes to support distributed leadership and execute LEAP successfully; facilitate quarterly data reviews to support schools in reflecting on progress and setting goals.

  • Provide regular, in-person coaching and other support to Assistant Principals, Instructional Coaches, and Teacher Leaders as they lead math content teams, conduct informal classroom observations, and provide feedback to teachers.

  • Facilitate math-focused instructional walk-throughs with principals and lead professional development sessions to support principals with leading LEAP.

  • Facilitate professional development sessions on topics such as leading teams, establishing a strong adult culture, data analysis, and instructional coaching to LEAP Leaders.

  • Collaborate closely with DCPS leaders, including instructional superintendents and DCPS’s Office of Instructional Practice, to differentiate school support and refine LEAP resources and tools.

  • Develop and maintain systems for effectively tracking and monitoring multiple sources of information from a variety of stakeholders to ensure our schools receive exemplary support.

  • Demonstrate a deep commitment to equity and an openness to exploring one’s own identity and engaging in ongoing learning conversations about equity and anti-racism.

  • Model and foster the Leading Educators values of Equity, Service, Community, Growth, and Results and ensure our programming and collaboration with partners embody these values.

  • Build and consistently strengthen relationships with stakeholders; serve as an ambassador of Leading Educators.

  • Take on additional projects and responsibilities as assigned to support our team, organization, and partners.

  • Commit to deepening one’s own knowledge and skills by regularly seeking and applying feedback.



The ideal candidate will have demonstrated measurable, significant results for students in a high needs secondary school as a school leader (Principal, Assistant Principal, Instructional Coach, Department Chair, etc.). The candidate should also possess the following:

  • Demonstrated commitment to educational equity and to traditionally underserved communities

  • Extensive knowledge of Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

  • Significant experience leading teams of secondary teachers to achieve ambitious results for students

  • Significant experience in coaching and training teachers and/or instructional leaders to drive math instruction that is aligned to CCSS standards and measurably improves student outcomes

  • Significant experience building grade level, department, and/or school-level systems, structures, and processes to effectively launch, monitor, and strengthen new initiatives

  • Deep mastery of CCSS-aligned instructional planning for mathematics and data-driven instruction, with a particular focus on looking at student work

  • Excellent facilitation skills (high-energy, motivating, engaging, and clear) and experience facilitating to large groups

  • Ability to thrive in an environment of ambiguity

  • Extremely high expectations of oneself, colleagues, and stakeholders; ability to communicate those expectations in a direct and motivating way

  • Passion for professional growth and enthusiasm for feedback

  • Demonstrated commitment to building and maintaining positive and supportive relationships with a variety of stakeholders

  • 5 or more years of experience as a classroom teacher

  • Exceptional time management, communication, and organizational skills


Washington, DC


Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition, Leading Educators offers a very generous benefits package including 100% paid medical, dental, and vision coverage for individual employees and a 4% matching 401k plan. Additional premium costs are covered at approximately 50% by Leading Educators for partners and dependents on medical, dental, and vision plans. Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and childcare expenses are available, as well as a very generous PTO plan. Benefits are valued at or above $7,500 for employees.


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Leading Educators is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.

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