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Boston Public Schools Educator Supports Program Consulting Teacher (SY23-24) in Boston, Massachusetts

Reports To: Director of Evaluation and Performance Management o/b/o Educator Supports Program Panel Position Overview: The Educator Supports Program (ESP) is a collaboration between the Boston Public Schools and the Boston Teachers Union, which strengthens teaching and learning by providing support to veteran educators who are struggling with some element of their practice, and by providing leadership roles to a rotating cadre of teachers. The mission of the Educator Supports Program is to strengthen student learning and teacher performance through coaching and/or evaluation that feels fair, transparent, and humane for all stakeholders. We accomplish this through two main support options: Peer Assistance (PA) and Peer Assistance & Review (PAR). The ESP is a voluntary program that provides formal and informal, evaluative and non-evaluative coaching to a caseload of up to 12 educators per Consulting Teacher. Consulting Teachers work with each of their participating teachers to identify areas of improvement, develop specific performance goals, support and monitor progress, collect evidence, and provide non-evaluative feedback or produce performance evaluations, depending on which services are engaged. The Educator Supports Program seeks great candidates who reflect the cultural and linguistic diversity of our students. By supporting our educators, we intend to close opportunity and achievement gaps, ensure high quality schools in every neighborhood, and produce graduates who are ready for college and career. Note: According to the 2021-2024 BTU-BPS Collective Bargaining Agreement, CTs must be hired from the ranks of permanent teachers and may serve in the position for no more than 4 years. After that time, the CT will have a right to return to a position in their program area. Also, upon leaving a position as a CT, no BTU member may take a position as an administrator in the Boston Public Schools for one year. Responsibilities: Consulting teacher responsibilities include: Serving as a coach/mentor for all teachers on their caseload. This could include: Strictly non-evaluative coaching for teachers enrolled in Peer Assistance services Maintaining a trusting and professional relationship with teachers Providing regular feedback on lessons Co-teaching, modeling, co-planning Reviewing IEPs, student work and other data Identifying peer models and facilitating opportunities for peer observation Identifying professional development and other resources Goal-setting, counseling and other individualized support as needed Aligning recommended improvements to Educator rubrics, plans, and prescriptions Serving as the primary evaluator for teachers on their caseload receiving PAR services. This includes: Items (b) through (i) above, and Observing teachers and posting observations on the online evaluation platform. In most cases, this should include at least 1 announced and at least 4 unannounced observations during an evaluation cycle Completing a formative assessment for each teacher Completing a summative evaluation recommendation for each teacher Presenting evidence and rating recommendations to the ESP Panel, who will determine final evaluation ratings Serving as an informal coach-consultant in cases where support is requested but the teacher is not eligible for formal PA or PAR services Communicating regularly with administrator(s), site-based coaches, the ESP Panel, and other stakeholders Documenting collaborative work with the participating teacher Maintaining confidentiality between participating teacher, the ESP Panel and the administrator(s) Conducting intake meetings with educators to explain the program before enrollment Performing other duties as determined by the CT and the ESP Panel. In the past, these duties have included: Helping to administer the ESP Program and co-facilitating ESP Panel meetings Co-Administering the ESP website Leading professional development sessions for teachers, administrators, and/or coaches Promoting the Educator Supports Program through personal appearances, information sessions, and promotional writings (BTU newspaper and email bulletins) Serving on district-wide committees Qualifications - Required: Must be current permanent BTU Educator in Boston Public Schools with at least ten years teaching experience Valid Massachusetts teachers license Masters Degree Demonstrated commitment to diversity, ensuring all students access to the highest quality instruction, and closing the achievement gap Mastery of pedagogical and subject matter skills Demonstrated expertise in implementing standards-based instruction Strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills Knowledge and experience working effectively with adult learners Demonstrated commitment to professional growth, reflection and continual learning Comfort working in an evolving program Ability to travel between multiple school sites Ability to attend monthly evening meetings of the ESP Panel (Typically, these are held on the first Monday of every month during the school year) Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the relationships among equity, access, and opportunity Demonstrated growth toward cultural proficiency Qualifications - Preferred: 10 years experience as a BPS Educator Experience working as a coach/mentor for other teachers Outstanding presentation and facilitation skills with successful experience designing and delivering professional learning opportunities for adult learners Effective time management skills to plan and organize work to meet schedules and deadlines in more than one location Comfort interfacing with all levels of school, district, and union leadership Ability to create trusting relationships; strong reputation as a collaborator Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment Comfort with handling multiple projects simultaneously as well as working with rapidly shifting priorities and targets High attention to detail This position reports to the ESP Panel. For questions relating to this position contact ESP Panel Co-Chairs Erik Berg ( ) or Jerome Doherty ( ) or visit the ESP website at . Terms: Base BTU salary plus 5% for 2.5 additional work hours per week. Compensation will be retirement worthy. (Work year 183 work days + 18 hours + 2.5 additional hours/week during the school year.) The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, employment, or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work. " />

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Educator Supports Program Consulting Teacher (SY23-24)

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Primary Location Central Office - Human Capital

Salary Range 1.0 FTE

Shift Type Central Office

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