Humanities Instructional Coach (2019-2020)
Valor Collegiate Academies is seeking an exceptional Humanities Instructional Coach who is excited to share our mission of academic excellence and empowering scholars to live inspired and purposeful lives.
Valor is a high-performing charter school network serving 1,300 students in the 2018-2019 academic year. Our scholars will graduate with academic skills, social-emotional skills, and positive character strengths that rival the outcomes of the best schools in the world. We are looking for an exceptional Humanities Instructional Coach to join our high school team.
Direct Role Responsibilities
- Oversee the design and implementation of a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum.
- Observe teachers’ instruction and lead weekly individual coaching meetings to ensure teachers meet ambitious assessment goals on various standardized tests (i.e. AP Exams, end of course examinations, ACT).
- Meet regularly with humanities content teams to intellectually prepare units and lessons.
- Create and deliver professional learning sessions for teachers centered on effective teaching strategies and data analysis.
- Assist individual teachers and/or grade levels with the appropriate implementation of specific growth goals. This may include strategic plan design and ownership, curricular creation or revision, and student-facing interventions.
- Collaborate with all instructional coaches to share and discuss building and network-wide initiatives, while addressing the short and long term goals within the coaching role.
- On occasion, provide school-wide opportunities for parents and community members to learn more about curricular programs or initiatives.
- Work as a member of the school-based leadership team to ensure effective and consistently implemented instructional and discipline-related systems and routines.
- Participate as a key member of Valor’s talent team by helping to shape the vision for Valor’s recruitment process, as well as participating the in the interview and selection process of candidates.
- With other instructional coaches, pioneer network-wide and/or content-specific academic priorities rolled out each year or by quarter.
CRITICAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
- Teaching or school leadership experience in a high performing, data-driven environment.
- A Bachelor’s in Education or subject area of interest (master’s degree preferred but not required).
- Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom and/or previous leadership position.
- Grit and perseverance to work within a fast-paced, start-up environment.
- Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects.
- Commitment to use data and technology to personalize learning for both adults and scholars.
- Commitment and enthusiasm for working with an ethnically & economically diverse student body.
- Ability to model, live, and reinforce the school’s core values inside and outside the classroom with colleagues, scholars, parents, and the larger community
- Optimism, resiliency, curiosity, a sense of humor, and a burning passion for personal growth and student success.
WHO WE ARE
Valor Collegiate Academies is a charter school network with a mission to empower our diverse community to live inspired and purposeful lives.
At Valor, we believe that we can have the greatest impact on our community by committing to 4 key organizational anchors:
- Top 1% Academics: We are passionate about meeting every scholar where they are – whether that is behind or above grade level – and supporting them to grow and excel. We define Top 1% Academics to mean that we are in the Top 5% in the State of TN for both Achievement and Growth. In 2017-2018, our middle schools scored 5/5 on TVAAS growth data in all grade levels and content areas, with our growth performance placing Valor in the top 1% of all Tennessee middle schools.
- Powered by Compass: We believe that in order to live inspired and purposeful lives we must focus on comprehensive human development. The Valor Compass, our nationally recognized comprehensive human development program, is designed to help scholars develop their Sharp Minds as they strengthen their Big Hearts.
- Thrive in a Diverse World: Valor was founded upon the belief that having a truly diverse community of families and learners in a thoughtfully designed model allows for everyone to have a higher quality and more meaningful experience. Our scholars and staff members come from various walks of life, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and home lives from within Davidson County.
- Built to Last: We believe that being built-to-last means to have strong, long-term operational infrastructure. This is largely driven in part by having talented people, and keeping that talent at Valor. We believe in making the work we do sustainable, by providing our faculty high quality coaching, development, and support.
We offer a competitive salary that is determined based on prior professional experience and education level. We participate in Metro Nashville Public Schools’ retirement and benefits plan.