Secondary Special Education Instructional Coach

Sioux City Community Schools
Sioux City, IA, US

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Job Category
Administrator, Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & PD, Instructional Coach / PD, Teaching, Special Education Teacher
Grade Level
High School
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Job Details

  • Position Type:
    Middle School Teaching/Special Education

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Multiple Locations

  • Closing Date:
    Open until filled

  • Description:
    The Special Education Instructional Coach will facilitate implementation of high quality programs and services for students with disabilities. This includes professional development in daily practice for continuous improvement of instruction. Overall, the job of the coach is to build the capacity of the school and its teachers to meet the learning needs of all students with disabilities. The coach's goal is to ensure that school staff acquires the understanding and skills to enhance instructional practices at the classroom level and to raise the level of student achievement.

    • Iowa teaching certificate with special education endorsement required
    • Understanding of Iowa Core Curriculum and standards-based teaching and assessment
    • Understanding and application of accommodations and modifications in general and special education settings
    • Understanding of and evidence of ability to implement effective co-teaching strategies
    • Evidence of professional learning and implementation of best practice strategies for academic and behavioral growth for students with disabilities, particularly with students with high incidence disabilities
    • Evidence of student successes through specially designed instruction, particularly with students with mild disabilities
    • Evidence of ability to organize and analyze data to make instructional decisions
    • Evidence of successful collaboration with general education teachers and related service providers
    • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
    • Ability to coach, mentor, and provide feedback to teachers
    • Experience in preparing and presenting professional development sessions preferred
    • Willingness to develop professionally
    • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
    • Organizational and planning skills for setting both short term and long range goals and for coordinating efforts for timely accomplishment of those goals
    • Effective interpersonal communication skills
    • Proficient in problem solving and willingness to perform a variety of tasks
    • Ability to show initiative working independently and with groups
    • Excellent attendance record is required
    • Valid drivers license is required as well as ability to provide own transportation

    • Special Education Teaching Certificate and 3 or more years successful classroom experience working with students with IEPs
    • Preference will be given to applicants who have completed graduate work in curriculum and instruction related to students with special needs and have shown evidence of implementation, particularly with students with mild disabilities.
    Working Conditions:
    Employee must be able to sit, stoop, bend, and walk as needed on a daily basis. While performing duties within this job, employee may be exposed to indoor and outdoor conditions. The noise level in this work environment ranges from mild to loud.

    Mission Statement:
    The Sioux City Community School District exists to educate students to believe in their talents and skills, achieve academic excellence and succeed in reaching their potential.

    District Information:
    We are proud that more than 58 percent of our teachers and administrators have masters, specialist, or doctorate degrees. We are a progressive organization that is considered a leader in education. Every effort will be made to recruit the most qualified candidates for all position within the District. We recognize that diversity is an asset to be valued and will strive to encourage diversity among our workforce.

    Sioux City serves as the regional hub for business, employment, industry, retail trade, medical care, educational opportunities and tourism in Northwest Iowa, Southeast South Dakota, and Northeast Nebraska. More than 140,000 people live in the tri-state metropolitan area. To learn more about our city visit
    Application Procedure:
    Interested applicants must submit an on-line application, letter of interest, and two letters of recommendation with at least one of these recommendations from a school administrator. Applicants selected for an interview will be expected to prepare a 5-10 minute engaging presentation to be delivered during the candidate-led portion of the interview. More information will be provided if the applicant is contacted for an interview.

    The Sioux City Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas: Business & Marketing, Family & Consumer Science, Health Science, and Industrial Arts, Technology, & PLTW.

    The Sioux City Community School District is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (for employment), national origin, religion, age (for employment), disability, socioeconomic status (for programs), marital status (for programs), or veteran status (for employment) in its educational programs and its employment practices. The District is required by Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its programs, activities, or employment.

    Inquiries or grievances under Section 504 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act may be directed to Dora Jung, Director of Student Services & Equity Education/Title IX Coordinator at 627 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101, (712) 279-6075, Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations to the District may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, or both. Please see District Board policies 103 and 504.4 for additional information on available grievance procedures.


    El Distrito Escolar de la Comunidad de Sioux City ofrece programas profesionales y técnicos en las áreas siguientes: Negocios y Mercadotecnia; Ciencias de la Familia y del Consumidor, Ciencias de la Salud; y Artes Industriales, Tecnología; y PLTW (Proyecto Vanguardia).

    El Distrito Escolar de la Comunidad de Sioux City es un empleador de igualdad de oportunidades/acción afirmativa y no discrimina por motivos de raza, credo, color, sexo, orientación sexual, identidad de género, información genética (para empleo), origen nacional, religión, edad (para empleo), discapacidad, condición socioeconómica (para programas), estado civil (para programas), o estatus de veterano (para empleo) en sus programas educativos o práctica de empleo. Se requiere por el Título IX y 43 CFR Parte 106 que el Distrito no discrimine por motivo de sexo en sus programas, actividades, o empleo.

    Las preguntas o quejas bajo la Sección 504 y Título II de la Ley de Americanos con Discapacidades pueden ser dirigidas a Dora Jung, Directora de Servicios Estudiantiles y Educación de Igualdad en 627 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101, (712) 279-6075, Las preguntas sobre la aplicación del Título IX y sus reglamentos al Distrito pueden ser dirigidas al Coordinador del Título IX, el Secretario Asistente del Departamento de Educación de los EE.UU., o a ambos. Por favor, vea las políticas 103 y 504.4 del Consejo Escolar para información adicional acerca de los procedimientos disponibles de las quejas.

    For more information on this position, please read the full description document.


    There are countless reasons to join the Sioux City Community School District.

    Named One of America’s best in-state employers, we are one of Iowa’s largest K-12 school districts with 15,000 students and 2,500 dedicated team members.

    • Global district with 45+ home languages and over 60 countries represented across our 22 schools
    • Home to five specialty elementary schools with focused themes and curricula including the arts, environmental sciences, STEM, dual language, and computer programming
    • Future Ready designated district by the US Department of Education
    • Named to Iowa’s Advanced Placement Index of top 50 schools
    • Region’s only Career Academy, providing over 30 career and technical pathways for students to explore

    We invite you to discover why teachers come to our district for a job but stay for a career.

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    627 4th street
    Sioux City
    United States
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