TITLE: Instructional Coach - Secondary
To provide support for all teachers to function at high effective levels in the implementation of the district’s instructional model and the District Continuous Improvement Plan which results in the achievement of the district’s indicators of success regarding college and careers in a global society- and at every level- performance is on-track and on-time.
3-5 years effective teaching experience preferred as evident by favorable references- portfolio- and evaluations -high school preference.-
Experience as a teacher leader as evidenced by student achievement data and other impact data included in a professional portfolio.
Masters Degree in Education or related field (or plan of study on file and active progression to complete degree program in an agreed upon timeframe).
Maintains Kansas Teaching License in appropriate content area and level.
Demonstrated expertise in one or more content areas.
Demonstrated effective coaching practices.
Demonstrated ability to design- implement effective instruction resulting in students meeting or exceeding standards.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written- oral- diagram- or schedule form.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and analyze and interpret general professional journals- technical procedures- or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports- general curriculum and learning theories- correspondence- and protocols. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators- staff- parents- students- and the general public.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job- the employee is regularly required to sit- walk- stand and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must occasionally push items of 50 pounds such as pushing on a bike ore wheelchair- or moving/rearranging furniture. While performing the duties of the job the employee occasionally may visit a child’s home. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision- distance vision- and depth perception.
Maintains communication with teachers- other school personnel- and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action which will meet the educational needs of students.
Provides health services- information- and counseling in an effective and positive manner to enhance the health and wellness of the school community.
Completes accident/incident reports for students/staff.
Compiles data for statistical purposes.
Maintains confidentiality regarding educational records.
Maintains a daily log of school/staff visits and documentation.
Maintains the daily environment of the health office facility and supplies.
Utilizes existing technology effectively in the performance of duties.
Performs other related work as required.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and is a standard acceptable level for this environment. Is directly responsible for students’ safety- work output and well-being.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students- peers- parents and community; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 186 days with extended contract for additional days. Flexible daily and yearly schedule established by the Assistant Superintendent based on regularly reviewed work plan. 1 year duration.
SALARY: Based on KCKPS Salary Schedule with a consideration for a supplemental contract for additional duties
REPORTS TO: Executive Director of Secondary Schools
EVALUATION Performance is evaluated by the Executive Director in accordance with the provisions of the Board’s policy
This job description has been approved by all levels of management:
Employee signature below constitutes employee’s understanding of the requirements- essential functions and duties of the position.
Employee _____________________________ Date ____________
Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is an exceptional urban system using an array of innovative teaching strategies to meet the diverse needs of our students with a vigorous professional development program designed to support our teachers.