Academic Coach

The Academic Coach facilitates on-site professional development sessions, provides model lessons for teachers, assists teachers in securing resources for carrying out school improvement plans, monitors teaching practices, and facilitates continuous assessment of student progress utilizing data from local (NWEA), State Assessments, and/or common assessments.

Based in either Columbus, Cincinnati, or Springfield but would support all three schools.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Academic Coach assists teachers in designing and implementing lesson plans and assessments that reflect the use of best practices and are compatible with the State Standards/Common Core for the purpose of providing instruction that will increase academic achievement. He/she will assist all staff with analyzing assessment data and implement improvement plans for appropriate subject areas and student sub-groups. He/she must also understand, abide by, and implement the policies, directives and guidelines set forth by the management company. The Academic Coach will:

  • Curriculum and Instruction
    • Provide assistance to teachers in analyzing test data and student work for the purpose of planning instruction that targets identified needs
    • Provide model lessons for teachers in academic areas for the purpose of identifying effective instructional practices
    • Identify at-risk, on-track, and off-track students and develops learning geared to these students
    • Monitor the delivery of instruction to students in all subgroups within the school for the purpose of helping the school make adequate yearly progress
    • Guide and assist grade levels in the development of teaching units and common assessments for the purpose of gathering data that will be used to target specific content areas
    • Assist teachers in developing classroom management strategies that foster a climate conducive to academic achievement for students in all subgroups for the purpose of raising achievement and addressing the academic needs of all students
    • Assist teachers in using flexible grouping for the purpose of addressing academic deficiencies appropriately and providing opportunities to accelerate academic performance
  • Administrative
    • Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports
    • Keep current on information related to School Improvement using the ODE website, sponsored sites, and other professional journals for the purpose of providing instruction that is supported by research-based practices
    • Ensure security, integrity and confidentiality of data, family and student issues
    • Assist teachers in securing appropriate resources for the purpose of implementing the School Improvement Plan
  • Facility and Personnel Development
    • Work with the school’s leadership team for the purpose of developing and implementing a staff development plan that identifies professional development needs
    • Work closely with the School Director in planning, implementing, and assessing reform efforts at the school for the purpose of creating a learning environment that supports academic achievement for all students
    • Lead the school in providing extended time on tasks for students who do not meet expected goals or who are at-risk for the purpose of increasing academic performance, and meeting or exceeding the standards
    • Assist the school’s leadership team in monitoring the implementation of actions and strategies included in the School Improvement Plan for the purpose of assisting the school in meeting the identified goals
    • Collaborate with colleagues demonstrating a model of connected educators and develop positive working relationships with students, parents, and school staff
    • Be part of a whole school team, actively involved in decision-making on the preparation and development of policies and programs of study, teaching materials, resources, methods of teaching and pastoral arrangements
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS
We’re looking for candidates who have a passion for improving educational opportunities for urban students and for building a strong, mission-driven organization. Our employees have a commitment to continued personal and professional growth, and a commitment to the company’s mission, vision and growth, as well as:

  • Master’s Degree in Curriculum with a strong focus on reading and mathematics
  • Minimum 5 years teaching experience
  • Teaching experience in the grade levels being served
  • Experience in providing professional development trainings in areas of school improvement
  • Ability to apply assessment instruments and analyze data
  • Ability to work under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; directing other persons within a small work unit.
  • Ability to take initiative and be flexible
  • Passion for working with, and teaching, youth of various social, educational, and economic backgrounds and levels
  • Willingness to go above and beyond to support students in achieving academic goals
  • Commitment to continued personal and professional growth
  • Proficiency in the use of technology including Excel or comparable database program

 

Working Environment
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; and significant fine finger dexterity. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.

 

Benefits

  • No annual contracts
  • Paid holidays and personal days
  • PTO buy back options
  • Health/dental/vision insurance options
  • Gym membership subsidy
  • $1,000 vacation credit
  • Continuous service bonus
  • STRS eligible
  • Extensive professional development opportunities and allowances
  • Growth opportunities for proven leaders
  • Freedom to be innovative to best serve your students

Become a member of an organization that aspires to the best people developer in the industry.

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