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Holyoke Public Schools Instructional Coach/Expert Teacher: K-5 in Holyoke, Massachusetts

nstructional Coach (Expert Teacher) Overview Instructional Coach/ Expert Teacher (IC/ET) are exceptional educators who are recognized as models of excellence. IC/ET have at least five years of relevant experience, possess deep expertise in their craft as an outstanding educator, and are able to support the continual development of all teachers. The IC/ET will collaborate/assist the District Academic Department and schools to support the district?s improvement, including but not limited to curriculum resource development, professional development facilitation, coaching staff, leading teacher collaboration, and participation in focus groups/additional training, etc. The Instructional Coach/Expert Teacher will focus on enhancing student learning and achievement leading to improved school performance. In order to accomplish these goals, the Instructional Coach (Expert Teacher) will work with teachers and school administrators to enhance teachers? ability to provide instruction that is engaging, academically rigorous, culturally responsive, builds off students' funds of knowledge, and aligned to the district adopted curriculum. The Instructional Coach (Expert Teacher) will focus his/her work on the implementation of school and district priorities and adopted curricula, using student performance data and classroom observations to guide his/her work. Using the structures of department/grade level team meetings, professional development time, and classroom based coaching, the Instructional Coach (Expert Teacher) will work with teachers in small groups and individually to support their improved practice. The School-based Instructional Coach (Expert Teacher) will also be responsible for providing at least one cohort of students with explicit intervention to accelerate their learning and achievement. The Instructional Coach (Expert Teacher) will complete 10 extra work days beyond the teacher?s contract in order to support the district (5 days determined by the District Chief Instructional Officer- to occur primarily over the summer or DW PD days) and school-based planning (5 days determined by the principal). Responsibilities Under the direction of the ESL and Bilingual Director Eligibility and Qualifications Instructional Coach (Expert Teacher) Eligibility To qualify as an Instructional Coach (Expert Teacher), you must: Demonstrate that you are culturally competent in your teaching, teamwork, and leadership practices Commitment to support the implementation of culturally responsive and anti-racist teaching practices to promote equity for all students Experience and skill to lead adults on the implementation of effective anti-racist, high-quality teaching practices Ability to build strong, supportive relationships with students, teachers, and families Experience as a teacher leader or Instructional Coach preferred Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred Meet the criteria to be an Advanced Teacher Completed at least five years of full-time K-12 relevant teaching, successful urban experience preferred Possess or able to obtain a Professional Massachusetts teaching license in ESL/content area with strong SEI background. A Master?s degree from an accredited college or university in Applied Linguistics, English as a Second Language or Bilingual Education. Compensation The annual base salary of Instructional Coaches (Expert Teacher) will be $85,000. Instructional Coaches (Expert Teacher) will be reviewed and re-appointed every two years based on effectiveness in the role. Primary Location TEACHING & LEARNING Salary Range $85,000.00 / FULL TIME (10 MONTH) Shift Type Full-Time