KANSAS CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Job Description 

 

Job Title: Instructional Support Coach 

 

Job Title Code: 054841

Salary Grade: TC01-T06

Department:  Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development

Reports To: Principal

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Date Prepared: April 2011   Revised: January 2018

Program Code: 03 Title Funded Position; Yearly Extensions based on Title funding

Title I Position Code: Grant Funded Position

 

PURPOSE OF JOB:  The Instructional Coach is a professional educator who engages teachers as a thinking partner with a goal of building the capacity of teachers to manage and engage students, use data to plan and adjust instruction. This role facilitates the implementation of evidence-based practices, the integration of new technologies into teaching and learning, as well as the preparation of students for high-stakes assessments

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Develop collegial relationships with teachers with a goal of understanding the teacher current instructional delivery strategy and opportunities to incorporate other research proven instructional methods to meet the individual and collective needs of the students.
  2. Coach teachers on establishing effective classroom management practices, and individual behavioral intervention plans by tailoring communication style and approach to meet diverse personalities and backgrounds. Encourage teacher collaboration through positive interactions 
  3. Tailor communication with teachers to achieve adoption of changes to instructional delivery and planning to positively impact student engagement and achievement.
  4. Support teachers through a non-evaluative, non-judgmental coaching model that builds self-directedness and internal capacity including planning, self-assessment and reflection
  5. Provide research based feedback on proposed instructional and classroom management strategies in order to create an environment that promotes evidence and research based techniques and approaches to classroom management and learning 
  6. Support the instructional program outlined by the district and building leadership
  7. Provide support and feedback to curriculum coordinators in the development and revision of curriculum frameworks
  8. Identify model classrooms that incorporate all elements of effective classroom instruction. 
  9. Lead study groups and teacher meetings focusing on instructional planning, effective lesson delivery, Professional Learning Communities, and analyzing student work and data analysis
  10. Implement techniques that include modeling teaching, one-on-one coaching and facilitating group observations and critiquing to improve teaching and learning
  11. Promotes adapting lab work and lab design to grade level and available supplies as needed
  12. Analyze and monitor school level data results in order to recommend intervention and relationship building with identified teachers with a goal of impacting student behavior, engagement, and achievement
  13. Analyze student work using the performance standards to ensure learning and teaching to deep levels of understanding
  14. Other duties as assigned

 

 

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  None

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

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. 

 

This job requires that the employee be able to: sit, stand, walk, speak, hear, use hands, fingers, and reach with hands and fingers; bend, stoop, and lift objects of at least ten pounds.  Job requires the employee occasionally to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  Visual ability requires mono and color vision, close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

 

Length of work year: 185 days

 

 

Benefits: Retirement Program, Health and Dental Insurance are provided.

 

 

 

 

This position is funded by Title 1.  This position continuation is dependent on Title 1 Funding.