Imagine Mid Atlantic Region Public Charter Schools

Hope Community Public Charter School

Washington , District of Columbia

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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

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
  • Job Categories: Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
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