Murfreesboro City Schools
  • 25-May-2023 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Murfreesboro, TN, USA
  • 48000-87387 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Murfreesboro City Schools

Academic Coach

School Personnel

Revised on: 07/03/2018

Credentials: Must have current Tennessee teaching license and three years of successful classroom experience. Advanced degree preferred. Specialized training and experiences in Math or English Language Arts preferred. Teacher leadership experience preferred.

Other Qualifications: Must have leadership, organization, and interpersonal skills. Must demonstrate collaboration, data-base management, and instructional technology integration. . Must be able to plan and evaluate strategies for improving instruction, and must have highly developed presentation skills to model those strategies for colleagues. Must demonstrate the ability to maintain a positive professional working relationship with others. Must have a proven record of excellence as a classroom teacher with predictive characteristics of an outstanding administrator. Must be knowledgeable about research-based instructional practices and be able to use that knowledge to build the capacity of educators. Must be flexible in adapting to changing situations and circumstances. Must be able to analyze and use multiple forms of data to establish goals targeting student achievement and growth. Must be highly organized, productive, and passionate about the development of others. Must be a continuous learner who is creative, innovative, and able to build highly effective teams focused on student learning. Must relate well to children, teachers, parents, higher education, colleagues, the community and people with diverse backgrounds/knowledge/ skills. Must be able to follow and give directions, make decisions, demonstrate skills in group dynamics, analyze issues, problem solve, and create action plans. Must be a leader who is dedicated to development of the whole child, open communication, and collaboration.

Physical Demands: Must have and maintain physical, sensory, emotional, and mental abilities necessary for effective communication in person, in writing, and by telephone. Must have good memory, be able to organize thoughts and activities, do mathematical computations, and articulate clearly. Must be able to work occasional nights and weekends, participate in occasional overnight travel, and provide own transportation during performance of duty. Must be able to appropriately handle stress.

Essential Job Functions: The essential function of the academic coach is to improve instruction by assisting with the professional learning, planning, research, and modeling required to plan a wide variety of instruction. Other essential job functions include, but are not limited to:

  1. Provide customized teacher support to meet unique student needs through differentiated instruction.
  2. Provide ongoing job-embedded professional development.
  3. Model effective instructional strategies.
  4. Lead discussions in instructional research with teachers.
  5. Collaborate with educators to analyze and use multiple forms of data throughout the year to establish specific goals and strategies targeting student achievement, and to monitor and adjust progress toward those goals throughout the year so that continuous academic improvement occurs.
  6. Work with the principal, mentors, and district team to induct, support, and grow/extend effective educators based on evidence of student and educator outcomes.
  7. Make regular classroom visits to support instructional improvement.
  8. Provide feedback to teachers and staff regarding implementation issues.
  9. Attend and present at local, state, and national conferences.
  10. Serve as liaison with colleges, universities, and educational partners to build capacity.
  11. Work with staff to implement a coherent curriculum aligned with state and national standards.

Staff Relationship: Reports directly to the Principal.

Terms of Employment: Ten months. Teacher's Salary. Exempt.

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