Instructional Coach

Program Administration Sacramento, California


Position at SESI Schools

The Director of Academics-ACI is responsible for four primary roles as a member of the SESI Schools ACI Team* (Assessment, Curriculum, & Instruction).  The goal of the SESI Schools ACI Team is to create MODEL programs company-wide based on evidence-based research for assessment, curriculum, and instruction.  The Director of Academics reports to the Senior Vice-President of Academics. Regional Vice-Presidents and Regional Directors work in coordination with the Director of Academics to determine priorities for individual schools.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  1. Evaluate use of specific programs, materials, and methodologies utilized by according to a three-tiered system defined by student need and make recommendations for additional materials.
  2. Support schools in the implementation of all ACI initiatives through consultation, collaboration, and delivery of professional development
  3. Support schools in the development of the Individual School Plan (ISP); monitor progress towards stated goals; and obtain resources to assist schools in achieving the goals.
  4. Coach school leaders, teachers, and assistant teachers on effective strategies to implement in the school setting.

In addition to acting in this capacity, the Director of Academics conducts regular on-site school visits to provide guidance on a variety of resources and ensure quality control and implementation. 

Other Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and implement professional development accord to region, school, and individual needs.
  2. Attend all meetings for The ACI & BEST Directors Team.
  3. Assist schools in analyzing all assessment data and collaborate with school teams to make instructional decisions based on data.
  4. Collaborate with school teams to analyze and improve outcomes.
  5. Participate in scheduled EQI/ACI team calls, as appropriate.
  6. Utilize Educational Quality Index (EQI) data to identify ACI priorities for each school.
  7. Complete weekly log of school contacts and submit to SVP Academics by COB each Friday.
  8. Collaborate with Senior Vice-President Academics, Director of Educational Technology, and Director of Quality Assurance, as needed, to make data-based decisions and select appropriate interventions.
  9. Conduct ACI “Boot Camps” regionally and participate in centralized ACI training as new initiatives (e. g. High Leverage Practices) are introduced to all schools.
  10. Participate in weekly ACI & BEST Director Team calls.
  11. Develop Measurement by Objectives (MBOs) each year based on ACI outcome measures; review quarterly.


PBIS Responsibilities:

  • Participate in PBIS/CASE behavioral training provided by SVP Behavior and/or other members of the CASE team.
  • Support and coach teachers on PBIS/CASE strategies as part of ACI training.
  • Model and utilize CASE strategies and language (as appropriate) while in the classroom setting.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled coaching sessions with SVP Behavior on a basis during ACI Team meetings as needed.
  • Note areas of concern regarding PBIS/CASE implementation and take those concerns to the director for follow-up and possible discussion at ACI Directors meeting.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Possess a working knowledge of the SESI ACI Model & Process including 4-Step Student Plans, IEP tracking, and Daily Plans or a working knowledge of backward design lesson planning, standards-based assessment practices, and curriculum development and implementation
  • Have a minimum of one year teaching or leadership experience with SESI or a minimum of two years teaching or leadership experience in a school setting serving special education students in grades K-12
  • Possess a valid California Special Education credential 
  • Proficient in the use of our technology programs and systems (e.g. ABLE, i-Ready, IXL, etc.).
  • Currently meeting or exceeding expectations on most recent formal observation, if currently in a teaching position.
  • Possess excellent organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills. 
  • Be coachable and willing to learn from other members of the ACI team.  
  • Willing and able to travel among schools on a regular basis. 
  • Instructional coaching and leadership experience and training, highly preferred