Instructional Coach-Secondary

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. 



  • Develops teachers to improve their practices as evidenced by improved student achievement on district formative and standardized measures
  • Improves classroom practice through the use of data driven decisions- planning for learning and implementation- analysis of impact- resulting in higher levels of student achievement
  • Utilizes effective and research based culturally responsive coaching practices
  • Uses principles of adult learning and effective facilitation in the planning and implementation of professional development (in-service and classroom embedded)
  • Design and delivery of standards-based professional development (Building and District in-service- embedded- and Professional Learning Communities)
  • Skilled in facilitation of “learning focused conversations” (Wellman and Lipton as an example) supporting teachers to become reflective practitioners in the use of the district’s model of instruction
  • Demonstrates ability to coach teachers to use data to change classroom practice
  • Assist teachers in reflecting on and analyzing their practice and reviewing student work to inform instruction and enhance student achievement
  • Understands and deploys best practice curriculum management process
  • Supports implementation of and assessment of Guaranteed Viable Curriculum and required District instructional approaches
  • Serves as content expert in one or more content areas- with thorough knowledge of Standards (National- State- and District) and content-knowledge
  • Ability to support integration of 21st century skills into the curriculum
  • Demonstrates high levels of proficiency in leadership behaviors and professional deportment
  • Establish and maintain a trusting- confidential and non-evaluative relationship with teachers and align coaching based on classroom observations
  • Foster a culture of and demonstrate behavior congruent with the “District Values and Expectations”
  • Align actions- time- and resources to support full implementation of KCKPS 5-Step Process (KCK Teaching Model) resulting in attainment of the District Goal and Indicators of Success
  • Assist teachers in making connections between state standards- the currently adopted instructional framework- and GVC
  • Engage in (or facilitate) professional learning and growth- as a learner and leader
  • Serve as a mentor for beginning/new teachers
  • Other duties as assigned by Assistant Superintendent
  • Ability to work a full duty 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


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


FLSA:                EXEMPT


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:


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: 07/13/2018

Job Contact Information

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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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