Instructional Coach - Special Education

The Instructional Coach is responsible for working directly with new and identified teachers in their development of best instructional practices and classroom management. The Instructional Coach will serve as a resource for principals and the Department of Human Resources and Talent Development in collaboratively designing and delivering effective job-embedded professional learning to new and identified teachers.

The following information is intended to describe the overall nature and scope of the work being performed in relation to the position. This is not a comprehensive listing of all responsibilities or tasks; other work may be assigned when deemed appropriate:
 

  • Provides one-on-one coaching for new and identified experienced teachers who need support through classroom visits, feedback, modeling, reflection, and problem-solving.
  • Assists with the Department of Human Resources and Talent Development with teacher Plans of Improvement and Plans of Assistance. 
  • Communicates and works collaboratively and confidentially with teachers and administrators. 
  • Provides workshops and training that will enhance the professional learning of teachers.
  • Assists the Mentoring and Coaching Supervisor by monitoring and assessing the effectiveness of the Mentor and Coaching program. 
  • Facilitates reflective conversations with teachers to drive instructional practices.
  • Maintains records of coaching visits.
  • Assists in gathering and distributing information and data to enhance instruction to LCPS students.

Qualifications: 

 

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Valid Virginia teaching license; special education endorsement preferred
  • Five years teaching experience and is recognized as an exemplary classroom teacher and utilizes effective instructional strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate regarding best practices for special education to support teachers preferred
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills for working effectively with colleagues, administrators, and students
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively and effectively with colleagues
  • Demonstrated skills in analyzing and using data for instructional decision-making
  • Demonstrated a commitment to personal professional growth and learning
  • Demonstrated how to facilitate reflective conversations with teachers
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills