Consulting Teacher (Middle Years)

Philadelphia, PA, US
May 14, 2019
Grade Level
Middle School
Consulting Teacher (Middle Years)

Central Office

Job Number: 4600166923

Start Date:

Open Date: 04/23/2019

Closing Date:

Job Summary
Support the Professional Growth System in observing, intervening, planning and implementing the PAR process. Consulting Teachers will be responsible for supporting new teachers and the identified tenured teachers through a variety of instructional strategies to enhance their teaching skills. The Consulting Teacher will help in the development of specific teacher assistance plans, and make recommendations for retention to be reviewed by the PAR Panel. They will provide regular status reports and create written documents to indicate the progress of their assigned caseload of teachers. Duties include utilizing the District's teaching standards, instructional models and assessments; assisting in the development of plans for adult learners to enhance teaching; observing and coaching of effective teaching practices for new and tenured teachers; monitoring progress and making changes based on the specific needs of the participating teacher. This role will involve significant interaction and communication with the teachers, principals and the PAR Panel.
Essential Functions
  • Plans and implements an intensive program of intervention and support for the participating teachers which includes observations, ongoing communication with teacher, demonstration lessons, modeling, co-teaching and a variety of instructional strategies to enhance teaching skills of participating teachers in the PAR program.
  • Analyzes and diagnoses teacher specific needs, designs a teacher specific assistance plan.
  • Assists teachers with data analysis, and implementation of the District's curriculum.
  • Uses technology to access web-based data, and provides suggested resources for participating teachers.
  • Creates a supportive, collegial and confidential environment.
  • Participates in professional development and educational training opportunities.
  • Prepares and submits regular written documentation such as progress/status reports, final summative reports and other narratives.
  • Monitors and records progress of participating teacher in the PAR program and makes recommendation for retention to the PAR Pair for participating teachers.
  • Prepares and presents accumulated data and documentation to support the recommendation to the PAR panel.
Minimum Requirements
  • Master's degree program at an accredited college or university in an educational discipline.
  • Five years of full-time, paid, appointed classroom teaching experience.
  • All work experience related to the position must be included on the resume.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge of:
  • Cognitive coaching model.
  • Current research in educational methodology and pedagogy.
  • Principles and practices of sound classroom management and engagement strategies.
  • Processes for aligning instruction with content.
  • Stages of teacher development.
  • Adult learner strategies and techniques.
  • Contractual provisions of the Peer Assistance Review (PAR) program.
  • SDP Teaching Standards.
  • SDP curriculum and assessments at the elementary, middle and/or high school level(s)
  • Learning methods and educational best practices.
Demonstrated skill in:
  • Successfully implementing the cognitive coaching model.
  • Providing feedback and coaching.
  • Presenting information and making sound and well supported recommendations.
  • Exercising appropriate leadership behavior to enhance and promote change.
  • Delivering outstanding classroom teaching in alignment with SDP Teaching Standards.
  • Using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Powerpoint).
Demonstrated ability to:
  • Communicate in a clear and concise manner both orally and in writing.
  • Create and execute comprehensive plans.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Use data and the classroom experience to make informed and objective decisions.
  • Create comprehensive analyses and reports.
  • Monitor, record and make timely and appropriate adjustments when required.
  • Organize and manage resources, schedules and caseload.
This is a 10-month position. Consulting Teachers shall have terms of no more than four (4) years. A Consulting Teacher who has completed a term must return to the classroom for a minimum of two (2) years before re-applying for the PAR program.
Salary Ranges
Master's $46,694 - $76,461
Master's plus 30 - $49,615 - $83,382
PhD - $51,866 - $86,715
Senior Career Teacher (SCT) - $90,051

Additional Application Instructions
  1. Submit application including one-page cover letter, resume, and 3 letters of recommendation (1) current administrator or site supervisor 2) current colleague 3) current PFT Building Representative (If you are the Building Representative obtain a letter from a current building committee member). If you are applying from outside the District, please include a 2nd colleague letter in lieu of the PFT building rep letter.
  2. If you move forward in the process, you will complete a performance task.
  3. If you move forward in the process, you will be asked to participate in an interview.
  4. Each applicant will be notified of their application status no later than June 3, 2019.
  5. All requested letters must be signed and attached as a PDF.
  6. All letters must be current (within 1 calendar year).
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
Valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Instructional II certificate in the appropriate subject area.

Additional Job Information: This is a 10-month, PFT-Represented position.

Salary Ranges
Master's $46, 694 - $76, 461
Master's plus 30 - $49, 615 - $83, 382
PhD - $51, 866 - $86, 715
Senior Career Teacher (SCT) - $90, 051

The interview process will consist of two parts: a performance task and in-person interview. Only candidates who successfully complete the performance task will be invited to interview.

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