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Data Coach at Bellingrath Middle School

Phalen Leadership Academies
Montgomery, AL, United States

Job Details

The Opportunity: PLA Data coach is a passionate and devoted leader bringing creativity and rigor to support an improved learning experience for our scholars. Our data coach is compassionate and committed to building a caring environment that nurtures the success of our school community. As a Data Coach at Phalen Leadership Academies, you are responsible for ensuring that all scholars master both the academic and social skills necessary to succeed. You will set ambitious goals for student achievement and hold our teachers and scholars accountable for accomplishing those goals. As a PLA data coach, you will be empowered to create a powerful plan, deliver rigorous strategies, and assess for mastery tracking scholar progress and intervening and/or pivoting as necessary to support our scholars' success.

The Details

Key Deliverables:

  • Collect baseline test data for schools with 6-8 grades.
  • Assist the school with analyzing summative school data and plan for improvement using strengths and weaknesses identified.
  • Assist teachers and administrators with using formative assessment data to strengthen Tier 1, 2, & 3 instruction
  • Identify students who have been retained one or more times to develop intervention plans of support
  • Support leadership in developing critical initiative areas in the School Improvement Plan based on data
  • Encourage, coach, and monitor data-driven instruction.
  • Report data to the school leadership team and executive leadership team bi-weekly
  • Visit every classroom to observe and monitor data-driven instruction.
  • Complete forms and checklists to submit to supervisor and superintendent.
  • Identify feasible best practices to increase data-driven instruction for teachers.
  • Meet and plan with teachers to promote data-driven instruction.
  • Work with district supervisors and school improvement teams to assist in accomplishing goals, objectives, and activities indicated on SIP.
  • Develop an acceptable personal and Professional Growth Plan.
  • Performs all other duties and services assigned by the Principal, Regional Director, Executive Director, and Chief Academic Officer
Experience and Education Requirements
  • 5 years of certified experience teaching core content
  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university; with appropriate endorsements, if applicable
  • Experience tracking and using data to drive instruction
  • Valid State Teacher License or enrolled in a credentialing program
  • Effective pedagogical skills are driven by standards and data-driven assessment

The Network: PLA is a transformative education nonprofit changing communities across the country by providing a depth of resources not found in the traditional education model. In addition to serving as one of the country's best turnaround school operators and successfully launching charter school start-ups, PLA also provides our school communities with a successful, research-based summer learning program (Summer Advantage), a successful Reading and Math Intervention program (Reading and Math Advantage), and a workforce development program (PLA University) that provides expanded opportunities for our high school graduates, along with the family members of our current staff and students. This menu of programs and services is unique to our network, sets us apart from other organizations, and provides expanded opportunities for our staff through career advancement opportunities, and expanded income opportunities.
The Campus:
PLA @ Bellingrah Middle School is located at 3350 S. Court St, Montgomery, AL 36105. We service about 500 students and believe that every student is a scholar. With the right education, scholars can fulfill their tremendous innate potential and become leaders in their communities and the world. In 2022, with the support of the Montgomery Education Foundation (MEF) and Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA), Bellingrath Middle School became a premier charter school in Montgomery, Alabama. We work together with parents and the community to improve the educational outcomes of our scholars and neighborhood families. Bellingrath Middle School exists to serve the local community and create a safe and thriving space for scholars to feel loved, empowered, and encouraged through quality education.
Compensation and Benefits:

PLA School Teachers receive a base salary that is competitively aligned with the market. In addition to a base salary, PLA School Teachers receive:
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Benefits - Healthcare, vision, and dental insurance
  • Professional development opportunities, coaching and mentoring, and being a part of professional communities within the school
  • Incentive and bonus opportunities
PLA is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristics as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

Please read carefully.

Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA) is an equal opportunity employer. PLA does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.

By completing this application you understand that neither the completion of this application nor any other part of my consideration for employment establishes any obligation for PLA to hire me. If hired, I understand that either PLA or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of PLA has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary.

You attest by applying to this position that you have given PLA true and complete information on this application. No requested information has been concealed. I authorize PLA to contact references provided for employment reference checks. If any information I have provided is untrue, or if I have concealed material information, I understand that this will constitute cause for the denial of employment or immediate dismissal.


  • PLA is non-profit network founded in 2013
  •  Currently serves over 10,000 scholars at 22 schools across the country
  •  Our model is specifically designed to raise the achievement of historically underserved students by providing a rigorous, personalized, and well-rounded educational experience for all students
  •  Successfully transformed six F-rated schools into A-rated schools.
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