Clayton County Public Schools is seeking applicants for the following position(s):
Title I Academic Coach Positions
Position Summary: The Title I Academic Coach supports, trains, and models evidence-based practices for teachers and instructional staff to address student achievement gaps and accelerate learning for all students by building teacher capacity through implementation of a standards-based curriculum, using data to drive instructional decisions to improve teaching and learning with the overall goal of increasing student achievement. The Title I Academic Coach will ensure on-going job-embedded professional development to increase the knowledge and skills necessary for effective teaching and learning experiences and provide constructive feedback through peer coaching. All tasks and responsibilities will be in concurrence with Title I, Part A and the school’s Title I School Improvement Plan. This position is grant funded and thereby staffed year-to-year. This position reports to the building level principal.
Key Responsibilities: Assists in the development and oversight of the implementation of evidence-based solutions proven to meet educational challenges and build understanding of the interconnectedness of district strategic goals and the site School Improvement Plan; monitors, designs, and facilitates effective professional development opportunities at the assigned site to ensure that quality learning opportunities are provided.
Collaborates with teachers to track, maintain, and analyze school-wide data student achievement data to determine trends and guide the implementation of evidence-based instructional practices for school improvement as it relates to Title I, Part A. Increase student achievement by setting goals, monitoring implementation, and measuring progress toward school goals outlined in the School Improvement Plan.
Provides constructive feedback and relevant assistance to engage teachers in reflective thinking – critical and analytical – during informal observations and walk-throughs, model lessons, instructional coaching and support to ensure rigorous pedagogical practices are implemented successfully with fidelity.
Monitors the implementation of the standards-based curriculum evidence-based instructional strategies. Researches and provides content knowledge and resources regarding a range of effective and instructional practices.
Serves on the school leadership team and collaborate with the site-based administrative team to ensure that the progression of teacher skill development is aligned with changing student learning needs; participate in district level professional development and collaborative planning activities.
Meets and plans with school administration to formulate, implement, and assess school achievement plans and progress to identify areas of growth and challenges associated with academic success.
All other duties, as assigned and required, in order to perform the above services which are allowable under Title I, Part A.
Key Job Requirements: Master’s degree required in elementary or secondary education or content field associated with area of responsibility.
Requires a minimum of three years of teaching experience in an educational environment and delivering effective professional learning and development strategies.
Evidence of mentoring and informal leadership activities with success in improving other teachers’ instructional skills to increase student learning.
Evidence of the ability to effectively facilitate professional learning of teacher groups and individuals
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Certification/License Required: Valid Georgia Teaching Certificate at level 5 or higher; Preferred: SIOP, Coaching, or Reading/Math endorsements.
Salary Range: Paid based on salary scale
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