Academic Coach (English Language Arts)

Academic Coach (English Language Arts)

Central Office

Job Number: 4600172538

Start Date:

Open Date: 03/26/2019

Closing Date:

Job Summary
The role of the Academic Coach is to support the use of effective instructional practices in the area of English Language Arts (ELA) and to serve as a liaison between District and school staff in support of the implementation of District initiatives.
Essential Functions
  • Provides support to teachers in the implementation of the ELA curriculum
  • Supports the school's leadership team in developing the School Improvement Plan and monitoring the plan's implementation
  • Teaches model lessons for teachers that illustrate effective instructional practices
  • Works closely with the ELA Lead and Principal in planning, implementing, and assessing reform efforts at the school
  • Works with the school's leadership team to develop and implement a staff-learning plan, based on identified professional development needs
  • Works collaboratively with District Offices to support district initiatives
Other Functions
  • Attend professional development led by the Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Office of Teaching and Learning, and other offices (as directed)
Minimum Requirements
  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Three years of full-time, paid, professional experience in teaching English Language Arts

  • All work experience related to the position must be included on the resume

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge of:
  • PA Core State Standards for ELA, including the instructional shifts and their implications for instruction
  • effective lesson and unit planning
  • research-based strategies for supporting students with varying strengths in mastering grade-level instruction
  • best practices for coaching teachers and school leaders•
Demonstrated ability to:
  • provide feedback on teaching practice in alignment with Danielson Framework for Teaching
  • develop and facilitate professional learning for school staff that is based on the tenets of impactful adult learning
  • communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships
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 certificate for English Language Arts.

Salary: From: 45025.00

Salary: To: 83382.00

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This is a 10-month, PFT-represented position. The salary grade for this role is 0202.

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The selection process for this roles consists of a performance task and in-person interview. Only candidates who successfully pass the performance task will be invited to interview.

The selected candidate must have no pending disciplinary action or anecdotal record on file and have not been subject to any disciplinary action within the past eighteen (18) months. In addition, the candidate must have an excellent record of attendance and punctuality during the last three (3) years (defined as no more than eighteen (18) occasions of lateness or absence for personal illness within this period of time with the exception of one extended long-term absence)

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