Acero Schools, we are what we believe.
Achievement – We set goals
and do what it takes to achieve them.
Community – We contribute
to, respect and serve in our communities.
Excellence – We expect our
best and strive to make our best even better.
Resilience – We learn and
grow through adversity and challenges.
Optimism – We believe in
our ability to create the future we envision.
Salary and Benefits
Location: Chicago, IL
Reports To: Principal
How to Apply: https://platform.teachermatch.org/jobsboard.do?districtId=569404168
Instructional Coach’s sole purpose is to support teachers in their
implementation of the Acero Schools curriculum and their execution of
effective, data-driven instructional methods. The Instructional Coach
facilitates the development of teachers’ skills and knowledge, further building
each individual’s capacity in order to achieve the Acero School’s annual
academic goals (both in terms of student growth and achievement).
Instructional Coach builds teacher capacity through consistent coaching,
continually improving the quality of teaching at Acero Schools and, thereby,
improving student achievement. Through regular classroom observations, lesson
plan critiques, and one-on-one meetings, the Instructional Coach provides
individual teachers with consistent feedback regarding areas of strength and areas
in which the teacher needs to improve. Throughout this process, the
Instructional Coach also collects robust observation data and works closely
with the Principal to plan for professional development.
Instructional Coaches do not work directly with students, they are also
responsible for coaching teachers in building meaningful, long-lasting
relationships with students – the foundation of an Acero Schools student’s
Teacher Performance and Support:
- Collaborates directly with designated group of teachers to
improve student achievement.
- Ensures teacher improvement in order to achieve student
goals, school goals, and key performance indicators.
- Provides detailed teacher feedback in the following areas:
student discipline, classroom management, assessment, data analysis,
instructional planning, instructional delivery, and utilization of curriculum
- Identifies specific areas of improvement for each teacher,
developing a Professional Growth Plan with them, supporting the implementation
of the plan, and evaluating the teacher’s progress in meeting each goal
included in the plan.
- Analyzes teacher, student, and school data to give direction
to teachers and provide accountability for teacher impact on student growth and
- Counsels the Principal regarding the ability of individual
teachers’ to improve student achievement; provides Principal with data that
drives decision-making for Teacher Performance Improvement Plans, annual
contract renewal, and/or termination.
- Other duties, responsibilities, and special projects as
- Bachelor’s Degree (required)
- Master’s Degree or higher in education or
related field (preferred)
- Minimum three years teaching experience (required)
- Minimum one year of school leadership or
management experience strongly (preferred)
- Proven track record of academic progress of
students under his/her leadership
- Ability to articulate best instructional
practices for driving student achievement
- Illinois Professional Educator’s License or
- Illinois Administrative Certification strongly
Nature of work requires an ability to operate
standard business office equipment. Requires ability to communicate
and exchange information, collect, compile and prepare work documents, set-up
and maintain work files. Physically demands require the ability to
stand, bend, reach high and low, stoop, and walk around the classroom 60% of
the day. In addition, walking up and down stairs several times a
day. Must be able to lift 15 to 20 pounds for short periods of time
and push and pull 15 to 20 lbs.
Majority of work performed
in a general office environment. Position requires availability for
extended hours plus non-traditional hours required to perform job
duties. Also requires participation and attendance at
organization-sponsored events and meetings.
NOTE: The foregoing list of
essential duties and responsibilities is intended to be representative of the
tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive
of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does
not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such
functions are a logical assignment to the position.
Schools is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals. Acero
Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap,
age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.