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SCHOOL ACADEMIC COACH-Imagine Mid-Atlantic Region Maryland Campus
This individual works collaboratively with Group Academic Coordinator, Regional Director and School Leader to support Imagine Schools' vision to improve student achievement. By providing teachers and school leaders with instructional strategies, content knowledge, and resources specifically aligned to Imagine Schools' national focus, the School Academic Coach (SAC) will provide instructional support to Imagine teachers as they work to ensure that each student is able to reach his or her academic potential. Working with teachers to support best practices in using data, provide analysis of school-wide trends in instruction, and make recommendations about potential next steps to address areas of need. As an advisor teachers, the SAC is responsible for four main areas: a) observing instructional delivery, modeling practices, and providing feedback to enhance and support the development of each math teacher's content area b) supporting teachers in the design of units, pacing and lessons for the development of their year long curriculum, c) analyzing data in order to modify curriculum and forms of assessment to meet students' needs, and d) working with the academic staff (grade level chairs, assistant principals/academic facilitators, principals) in the schools to support sharing of best practices.
Support: Provides assistance to educators in implementing Imagine Schools' Academic Excellence Framework and related academic and character initiatives.
Collaborates with school leadership team on continuous progress of the School Excellence Plan
Assists in collaborative horizontal and vertical planning with grade levels,
Reviewing lesson plans, unit plans, and assessments
Understanding scope and sequence models Supporting the development of curriculum, using the backward design model and advising scope and sequencing based on content knowledge and adopted state standards (Common Core State Standards)
Supports teachers through the coaching cycle to ensure effective instructional delivery
Assists school leaders and teachers with disaggregating and interpreting assessment data to adjust instruction and to plan effective remediation and enrichment instruction in order to increase student achievement,
Conducts data chats with individual teachers and/or grade levels using formative and summative data, including the analysis of student work.
Facilitation: Provides assistance in the implementation of best practices and monitors progress.
Facilitates, assists and monitors the teachers' use of standards, data, and best teaching practices to impact student achievement,
Assists teachers in creating effective classroom learning environments and conducts inventory of instructional resources, textbooks and materials,
Work collaboratively with the Imagine Academic Coordinator to advise principals and teachers on developing instructional strategies and intervention programs for struggling students,
Guides the implementation of the Imagine national literacy focus and strategies in the School Excellence Plan.
Reports progress to all stakeholders through regular communication on the support (ex. School Governing Board Meetings, weekly check-ins with school leaders, Academic Coordinator, and/or Regional Director)
Feedback: Provides oral and written feedback on a regular basis. Provides teachers with supportive (non-evaluative) oral and/or written feedback following observations and professional learning,
Collaborates and plans with teachers using data, including student work, to effectively inform instruction.
Professional Learning: Provides and participates in professional development for and with school staff, grade levels and departments, individual teachers, and professional learning communities to build capacity for academic and character excellence.
Provides school staff members engaging, high-quality professional development aligned to the School Excellence Plan and to the focus set forth by the National Academic and Character Team and Council.
Delivers quality professional development to teachers, including but not limited to: Article/book studies Grade-level/individual or cluster instructional planning Data chats Small and whole group professional development Individual classroom coaching Lesson Study/ Critical Friends Groups/ Professional Learning Communities
Participates in group and region-sponsored activities and meetings designed to enhance instruction and to support the coaching cycle and the implementation of the national literacy focus.
Welcome to Imagine Mid Atlantic Region Public Charter Schools!
Are you ready to experience an empowering school culture that puts you in a decision-making role? Are you ready to help students excel academically? If so, then become part of Imagine Mid-Atlantic Region Public Charter Schools. At Imagine Mid-Atlantic Region Public Charter Schools, our goal is to employ highly qualified individuals. Our staff will be diverse and will reflect the student body it is serving. Every staff member, regardless of his or her specific job description, will be considered an educator. We serve as models for our students, who are taught to respect and revere each other and all adults in the building. As a national family of public charter school campuses, Imagine partners with parents and guardians in the education of their children by providing high quality schools that prepare students for lives of leadership, accomplishment, and exemplary character. Imagine Schools operates 67 schools in 12 states and the District of Columbia. As a full-service charter school operator, Imagine operates as a multi-state “school district” educating approximately 38,000 students.
The schools in the Imagine family share a common culture based on Shared Values (Integrity, Justice and Fun) and Six Measures of Excellence – Academic Growth, Parent Choice, Shared Values, Character Development, School Development, and Economic Sustainability.
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Equal Opportunity Employer
Hope Community Public Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Commitment to Equity: Passionate about closing the achievement gap and ensuring that every child, regardless of background or circumstance, receives an excellent education
Dedication: High energy, clear goal orientation, problem solving and strong work ethic
Servant Leadership: With integrity, focusing on the growth of teachers and willingness to help to build capacity of the Imagine School through high-trusted relationships
Teamwork: Increases the effectiveness of team efforts through collaboration, constant learning and supporting others as equals; sensitive to diversity in all its forms; respects and is committed to learning from others
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS. ABILITIES:
Demonstrates knowledge of Imagine Schools' initiatives including: Imagine Schools' Measures of Excellence, the Academic Excellence Framework, Imagine Schools Curriculum Guide, and Character Development Program.
Demonstrates competency with Imagine Schools' Shared Values with capabilities to transform a school culture to experience the Joy at Work
Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of effective use of curriculum, instructional, assessment, and intervention programs and approaches.
Demonstrates knowledge and expertise with peer coaching for individual teachers and professional learning communities.
Possesses knowledge of the Common Core Standards, or applicable state standards, the instructional shifts and their impact on rigor in classrooms.
Demonstrates ability to provide engaging, high-quality professional development in various formats aligned to School Excellence Plans and to the focus set forth by the National Academic and Character Team.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: -A minimum of 3-5 years teaching experience. -State teacher certification, license and/or endorsement (preferred). -Experience in mentoring or coaching. -Strong record of helping students achieve academic success -Working knowledge of online assessment data management systems (ex. STAR Enterprise) -Experience in leadership (team leader, department chair, task force chair, committee leader, or other). -Possess flexibility and willingness to play different roles to support the Imagine School mission and vision, going beyond to meet the varied needs of the Imagine students -Comfort and willingness to actively participate in school community as staff, including, but not limited to: extended student support and Imagine School culture initiatives -Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Master's Degree in Education (preferred). Note: To perform this job successfully, an individual must meet the standard required for each essential function. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all assigned duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this job.
At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
Bachelor degree preferred
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
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