Curriculum Instructional Coach - World Languages

TITLE: Curriculum Instructional Coach - World Languages




The Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is a nationally recognized urban school district that serves approximately 22-000 students. With a Head Start program- three preschools- 29 elementary schools- 7 middle schools- and 5 college and career academies/high schools- the district serves a wonderfully diverse mixture of students. A remarkable 62 different languages are spoken in the homes of our students. To serve those students- the district employs approximately 3-650 staff- including more than 1-600 teachers.


The vision of the Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools is to be one of the Top 10 School Districts in the Nation. Our goal is that -Each student will exit high school prepared for college and careers in a global society- and at every level- performance is on track and on time for success.-



The job of Curriculum Instructional Coach (World Languages) is for the purpose/s of providing support to the curriculum and instruction process with specific responsibility for providing information and serving as a resource to Instructional Coaches and teachers with an emphasis on world languages; developing Instructional Coaches and teachers to function at high levels as demonstrated by practice and student achievement data; support Instructional Coaches and teachers in the implementation of the district’s instructional model and the District Continuous Improvement Plan that results in the achievement of the district’s indicators of success.



  • Demonstrates master knowledge of content- pedagogy- and coaching- particularly in world languages.
  • Serves as content expert- including thorough knowledge of the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for World Languages (National- State- and District).
  • Understands and deploys best practices in curriculum design and management in collaboration with the curriculum department.
  • Coaches instructional coaches and teachers for the purpose of preparing them to utilize data (formative- summative- and standardized measures) that results in the change of instructional practices- particularly in world languages.
  • Coaches instructional coaches to support world language teachers in the areas of effective instructional practices- reflective thinking- and lesson design connected to data.
  • Serves as an expert in appropriate instructional strategies aligned to the needs of the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for World Languages.
  • Uses principles of adult learning and effective facilitation in the planning and implementation of professional development (in-service and classroom embedded).
  • Design and deliver standards-based professional development (Building and District in-service- embedded- and Professional Learning Communities) in collaboration with the other members of the Curriculum and Instruction team.
  • Utilizes effective and research-based- culturally responsive coaching practices.
  • Leads the process of selecting and obtaining resources aligned to the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for World Languages and tied to research-based instructional strategies.
  • Responsible for developing and supporting a culture of reflective practice to build the capacity of all instructional staff members in implementing- rigorous Kansas State standards aligned world languages instruction.
  • Designs and delivers standards-based world languages content professional learning (Building and District level- embedded- and Professional Learning Communities)?.
  • Develops instructional coaches and teachers to improve classroom practice through the use of data driven decisions- planning for learning and implementation- analysis of impact- resulting in higher levels of student achievement.
  • Ensures the vision for middle school world languages education aligns with the high school world languages vision.
  • Leads in the continued development of effective assessment and instruction in the world languages classroom.
  • Collaborates in the cross-content alignment within each grade level.
  • Assists in the integration of 21st Century Literacies in the world languages curriculum at the secondary level.
  • Demonstrates high levels of proficiency in leadership behaviors and professional deportment.
  • Participates in the development of online course offerings for our educational community.
  • Assists buildings with the management and ordering of materials.
  • Ability to work a full day in the location or locations assigned.
  • Physical and emotional ability to perform required work and move about as needed in the fast paced- highly intensive school environment.
  • Maintain a neat and professional appearance.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.


  • 3-5 years effective teaching experience preferred as evident by favorable references- portfolio- and evaluations.
  • Experience as an instructional coach 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.


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.



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 or 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 to enhance cooperative action which will meet the educational needs of students. Maintains confidentiality regarding educational records.



Maintains a daily log of school/staff visits and documentation. 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 district 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 clearly 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: Director of Curriculum and Instruction


EVALUATIONS: Performance is evaluated by the Director of Curriculum and Instruction in accordance with the provisions of the Board’s policy.


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  The individual currently holding this position performs additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.  


Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  KCKPS does not discriminate on the basis of race- religion- color- national origin- sex- age- disability or any other factors that cannot be lawfully considered in its programs and activities as required by all applicable laws and regulations.        




This job description has been approved by all levels of management:


Manager _______________________________________________


HR ___________________________________________________


Employee signature below constitutes employee’s understanding of the requirements- essential functions and duties of the position.



Employee _____________________________ Date ____________      
Job Start Date: NA
Applications Due By: 09/23/2019

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Employer Information

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools USD 500

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.


Employer Address: 2010 N. 59th St. Kansas City, Kansas

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