Instructional Coach [Anticipated Vacancy]

Boston, MA, US
May 22, 2019
This position is an anticipated vacancy. It is expected to be vacant by 6/19/2019. However, the current incumbent has a right to rescind their retirement, leave, or resignation up until the day of the expected vacancy date. Your hire will not be confirmed until the position is vacated, and you may start the year as a Long-Term Substitute if the position does not become vacant by the start of the school year.

The Hurley K-8 is a Dual Language (Spanish-English) Immersion School. All teachers are required to be fully certified in their subject area and in English as a Second Language to be considered for permanent employment. We serve approximately 360 bilingual students yearly.

Boston Public Schools seeks an exceptional INSTRUCTIONAL COACH who is highly qualified and knowledgeable to join our community of teachers, learners and leaders. This is an exciting opportunity for teachers who desire to serve where their efforts matter. In BPS, the teachers and leaders are committed to the vision of high expectations for achievement, equal access to high levels of instruction, the achievement of academic proficiency for all students, and the closing of the achievement gap among subgroups within the schools. BPS is a great place for those who seek to work in an environment that supports their creativity and innovation, and respects their skills and abilities as a teacher.

REPORTS TO: Principal

The Instructional Coach will provide professional support and technical assistance to teachers and monitor to ensure the full implementation of the instructional focus and expectations.
  • Set up effective classroom environments, assist in planning effective lessons, conduct and debrief demonstration classes, co-teach occasional classes, provide in-class coaching, including videotaping and debriefing lessons, assist in planning school-based professional development during and after school, including workshops, study groups, looking-at-student-work-and-data sessions, and peer observations.
  • Assist in the proper implementation of BPS mid- and end-of-year assessments, as well as the analysis and response to results.
  • Maintain an up-to-date log of all activities in and out of classrooms, including activities, objectives, teachers worked with, outcomes, next steps, and timelines.
  • Monitor individual teacher progress.
  • Monitor teacher participation in professional development activities, and the consequent implementation of curriculum and instructional strategies by meeting with principals and other school supervisors.
  • Participate in all professional development activities, including weekly meetings focused on implementation coordination, problem-solving, and coaches' professional development, and additional training opportunities provided during the school year and, if possible, during the summer.
  • Share lead responsibility for selected elements of the instructional focus (e.g., assessment development, data gathering and analysis, professional development regarding selected instructional strategies). Perform additional responsibilities as requested by the Principal.

  1. Hold a valid Massachusetts Teaching License in Elementary 1-6, Math 1-6, Math 5-8 or English 5-8.
  2. Experience and demonstrated expertise as a teacher of math and Literacy in elementary and/or middle school settings.
  3. Demonstrated success working with teachers and administrators as a professional development provider, team leader, and/or facilitator.
  4. Strong organizational skills.
  5. Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment.

  1. Experience working in an urban setting.
  2. Competence in more than one language (Spanish preferred).
  3. Special education license, experience and/or expertise.
  4. BPS values linguistic diversity and believe that candidates who speak another language bring added value to the classroom, school, and district culture and diversity. BPS is particularly interested in candidates who are fluent in one of BPS' official languages:Spanish, Creole (Cape Verdean), Creole (Haitian), Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, & Somali.
  5. In order to best serve all students, BPS prefers all core content teachers to be certified in their subject area and one or both of the following: Moderate Disabilities, English as a Second Language (at the appropriate grade level(s)).

BTU, Group I, plus additional compensation equal to 5% of the individual's annual base salary.

Please refer to (under "Employee Benefits and Policies") for more information on salary and compensation. Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step.

Next year, many BPS schools will have a longer school day through the "Schedule A" Extended Learning Time (ELT) agreement. To learn more about ELT at BPS and whether or not this school is a "Schedule A" ELT school, check here:

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