Instructional Coach (2020-2021)

Overview
As one of the highest performing charter networks in New York City, Classical Charter Schools is having a meaningful impact on education in the South Bronx. Recognized as a National Blue Ribbon Award-Winning network, Classical Charter Schools outperforms 85% of New York charters by providing a transformative education through a curriculum that includes art, music, Latin, debate and character education.

Responsibilities
Coaching and Supporting Teachers in All Elements of Instruction
Performing lesson observations and providing specific and actionable feedback for improvement
Vetting lesson plans and providing other curricular guidance as needed
Modeling lessons for teachers
Assisting teachers with lesson preparation
Reviewing scholar data with teachers to create actionable steps for classroom instruction
Working with the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education Coordinator, At-Risk Specialist and classroom teachers to determine the most appropriate intervention for At-Risk scholars

Training and Professional Development
Creating and delivering professional development to teachers and staff during the summer session and on an as needed basis throughout the course of the year, at least one half day each month.
Creating individualized improvement plans for struggling teachers and monitoring progress towards clear goals

Other Responsibilities Include:
Collaborating with teachers to find real solutions to challenges faced in the classroom, using data to drive decision making
Providing recommendations for school-wide professional development based on the instructional needs of teachers
* Interviewing prospective teachers and observing demonstration lessons

Qualifications
Master’s Degree in Education
Four or more years of teaching experience in elementary or middle grades with a proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom
Experience in a high performing charter school preferred but not required
Strong classroom management skills
Strong knowledge of Common Core
Experience with the guided release approach to lesson planning
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with a diverse staff
Familiarity with the teaching techniques from Teach Like a Champion
* Alignment with school’s two fold mission: high academic achievement for all scholars and building impeccable citizens

Classical Charter Schools hires passionate teachers to educate scholars in the South Bronx.

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