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MS Instructional Coach - Math (ESL Required) (SY 23-24)


Providence Public Schools District (PPSD) seeks an exceptional MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH INSTRUCTIONAL COACH who is highly qualified and skillful to join our community of teachers, students and stakeholders. This is an exciting opportunity for teachers who seek a challenging yet rewarding teaching experience.

We serve approximately 22,000 students at 37 elementary, middle, and high schools. Approximately 55% of students come from homes where English is not the primary language spoken. Combined, our students and families speak over 55 different languages and hail from 91 countries of origin. In PPSD, the teachers and leaders set high expectations for academic achievement, provide equal access to differentiated instruction, and endeavor to close the achievement and opportunity gap among historically marginalized subgroups within the schools. PPSD is a great place for those who desire an environment that supports their creativity and ingenuity, and respects their credentials and abilities as a teacher.

REPORTS TO: Principal

The math coach maintains a positive, caring, and supportive learning culture and environment for the diverse student population of PPSD. As part of the leadership team, the coach helps foster a professional learning community focused on analyzing student data to inform the instructional priority and/or school improvement plan. Additionally, they will be required to provide teachers with support through coaching, observation, and feedback, as well as build the capacity of teachers to improve student outcomes. The coach supports teachers with the implementation of high-quality instructional strategies aligned to CCSS, WIDA, TESOL, SLA, and NGSS, with a focus on supporting all students academically, linguistically and socio emotionally. Coaching occurs through creating and delivering professional development, side-by-side planning and coaching, modeling lessons, observing lessons and providing non-evaluative feedback, and making use of critical data to design instruction that supports individual student needs.

5 extra days

**Contingent upon funding**


Bachelor's degree in applicable field of education from an accredited college or university.

RIDE Certification Requirements:
  • Elementary Education Teacher, Grades 1-6 and
  • All Grades English to Speakers of Other Languages Teacher, Grades PK-12 OR Middle Grades Bilingual and Dual Language Education Teacher, Grades 5-8
  • Middle Grades Math Teacher, Grades 5-8 and
  • All Grades English to Speakers of Other Languages Teacher, Grades PK-12 OR Middle Grades Bilingual and Dual Language Education Teacher, Grades 5-8
  • Secondary Grades Math Teacher, Grades 7-12 and
  • All Grades English to Speakers of Other Languages Teacher, Grades PK-12 OR Middle Grades Bilingual and Dual Language Education Teacher, Grades 5-8

Instructional Leadership
  1. Provide instructional coaching, demonstration lessons, collaborative co-teaching opportunities, lesson planning, and observations with peer feedback to increase achievement and close gaps.
  2. Conduct sessions of observation and feedback for all teachers and provide mentoring specifically to new teachers.
  3. Participate in regularly scheduled coach meetings and professional learning experiences (PLE) during the school year and in the summer.
  4. Develop expertise by participating in district initiatives on leadership and coaching development and training, including the recording and analysis of professional practice and coaching sessions.
  5. Demonstrate and employ a strong working knowledge of literacy, WIDA, TESOL, SLA, CCSS, and NGSS standards and best practices, use of materials, and specific instructional topics across content areas.
  6. Continue to develop professional expertise through professional learning experiences, readings, training, and conferences.
  7. Assist teachers in organizing classrooms with an instructional focus for literacy and MLL instruction.
  8. Develop and conduct professional development for targeted audiences, including classroom teachers, in the content area of ELA and ELD, as well as supporting reading instruction through other content areas.
  9. Train and assist teachers in selection and use of a variety of assessment instruments.
  10. Conduct data conferences with classroom teachers to interpret data and plan instruction, and assists teachers in using assessment data to plan appropriate instruction.
  11. Participate in district initiatives on leadership and coaching development and training.
  12. Maintain a weekly schedule that prioritizes coaching in classrooms, collaborative planning sessions (PLC/CPT), and all other duties that align with the instructional priority/school improvement plans and administrative expectations.
  13. Provide targeted instruction to small groups of students.

Management of Multilingual Learner Programs and Needs
  1. Ensure that state and national education policies and regulations are in implemented and in compliance to ensure that students civil rights are properly maintained.
  2. Work with principal to ensure that school policies and procedures for holding all students to high academic, linguistic and behavioral expectations are understood and promoted with consistency across all staff.
  3. Work collaboratively with the Elementary and/or Secondary Network and Office of Multilingual Learners to meet the needs of MLLs.
  4. Work collaboratively with the School's Evaluation Team/Special Education staff to meet the needs of all students with specialized learning needs, including dually identified students.
  5. Serve as the point person for meeting with families upon enrolling, properly scheduling (Assigning ELD course codes in Skyward) and transitioning MLLs to the school's program as well as planning for and implementing MLL parent engagement programs.
  6. Maintain accurate and up-to-date student records to provide teachers with the most important data and background information needed to successfully meet their unique needs as well as to parents to keep them up-to-date on their child's progress in acquiring language and academic content.

Oversight of Common Spaces/Communication
  1. Maintain a professional library and resources as well as planning space for MLL teachers or any general education teachers who plan and collaborate together.
  2. Perform any other duties as assigned.

We offer a complete benefits package to full-time employees including health care, dental, vision, retirement, deferred compensation plans, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, holidays, and Personal Time Off (PTO).

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