Instructional Excellence Coach

Professional Development Orlando, Florida Orlando, Florida Tampa, Florida


Description

Position at Catapult Learning

Instructional Excellence Coach-South Territory

 

Position Summary

Catapult Learning, the largest provider of K-12 contracted instructional services in the United States, is searching for an Instructional Excellence Coach (IEC). Instructional Excellence Coaches ensure high-quality instructional leadership and teaching in our intervention programs.

IECs are responsible for developing instructional leadership capacity in program leaders through multiple pathways and coaching opportunities that can include: developing and supporting program improvement plans; data analysis; modeling effective teacher observations; modeling professional development; modeling strong instructional strategies; modeling teacher coaching; supporting high-level strategic planning. This position reports to the Lead Instructional Excellence Coach, South Territory.

 

Qualifications

  • Strong background in in Pre-K-12 teaching, coaching, and/or leadership; intervention experience a plus
  • Previous experience planning, developing, and facilitating professional development for teachers and/or school leaders
  • Ability to track and analyze quantitative and qualitative data to discover trends and act strategically and effectively to improve instructional quality and academic achievement
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to influence people; Transparent communicator who delivers feedback in a direct and compelling way that inspires immediate improvement
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • An unrelenting commitment to constant learning and improvement, in both your own work and the work of others
  • Willingness to travel as needed and work non-standard hours

 

Experience

  • Have at least five years teaching experience (preferably in a high-needs school) with a proven track record of raising student achievement; reading or math intervention experience a huge plus.
  • Have at least three years instructional coaching or educational leadership experience (or similar) with a proven track record of improving education quality
  • Know strong instructional practices when you see them. Whether you are watching a teacher deliver a lesson or looking at student performance data, you can identify areas where practice is effective and suggest ideas to improve immediately and in the long-term
  • Familiarity and/or experience with rubric-based teacher and/or leadership observation and feedback processes
  • Familiarity and/or experience with data-driven decision making on a classroom, school, or district level
  • Ability to facilitate professional development for teachers, leaders, and other stakeholders both in-person and virtually

 

Specific responsibilities include:

 

Observations/Data Gathering

  • Conduct classroom observations and/or coaching sessions with program supervisors to measure and ensure the instructional health of our programs
  • Regularly co-plan and engage in post-observation feedback sessions with supervisors and teachers
  • Collect and analyze multiple forms of data to determine specific program, supervisor, and teacher needs; build supervisor capacity on how to do this process.
  • Use teacher observation data and student achievement data to develop Program Improvement Plans

 

Training/Professional Learning

  • Deliver training as needed to support development of new and existing program supervisors
  • Partner with program supervisors to conduct teacher training; use these opportunities to “Train the Trainer” and build instructional leadership capacity
  • Contribute to Regional, Territory, and National meetings, and trainings
  • Contribute to company resources and training materials on company intranet, FullBloom Connect and other shared resources

 

 

Working with leaders

  • Develop leadership-specific coaching plans, including goal setting and on-going growth and progress monitoring
  • Partner with program leaders to plan, develop, and deliver ongoing training and coaching support for teachers and leaders
  • Model best practices using coaching techniques that gradually release responsibility to increase leaders instructional and leadership capacity (ie. IEC and supervisor co-plan, but IEC delivers the training session as a model; IEC and supervisor co-plan and co-deliver the next session; supervisor plans and delivers the next session and receives feedback from IEC; supervisors plan and deliver remaining sessions)
  • Collaborate with Lead IEC and territory leaders to develop knowledge of instruction and develop strategic plans to support instruction and improve student outcomes
  • Support program start-up and other educational logistics to ensure program quality

 

Communication

  • Complete all necessary documentation, quarterly goals, coaching plans, and other job-related tasks.
  • Contribute information for centralized communications (pictures, supervisor tips, celebrations, etc.)
  • Create and distribute centralized communications as needed
  • Conduct ongoing calls with regional leadership teams and individuals
  • Participate in IE and Academic team calls, contribute items for the agenda based on individual, team, and regional needs