1) Collaborate with NCS staff to support school-wide instructional improvement efforts within and across NCS schools.
2) Provide coaching to support effective instructional practices in classrooms aligned to the schoolâ™s instructional efforts.Â Coaching supports include development of teacher leaders, teacher collaboration teams, and individual classroom teacher practice.
3) Support teacher teams to collect and analyze data and review student work to assess student development and guide instructional improvement.
4) Co-design and co-facilitate professional development for NCS teachers to support their ongoing learning, reflection, and sharing of practice across schools.
5) Build partnerships and work collaboratively with NCS coaches, school principals, and teachers to effectively support each schoolâ™s instructional initiative.
6) Engage in self-reflection, examination of identity and role in systems of oppression, and boldly challenge inequities.
7) Stay current with research including UChicago Consortium, adult learning theory, instructional coaching, adolescent learning development, and equity work.Â Â Â Â
8) Play a collaborative role in developing and monitoring programmatic goals with NCS coaching teams.
9) Establish and maintain relationships and ongoing communication with identified school staff and leadership, and maintain records and documentation of contacts and coaching.
1) A relentless commitment to public school improvement in Chicago with a particular focus on equity for students of color.
2) Demonstrated expertise in areas related to instruction including Disciplinary Literacy, Reading Apprenticeship, Standards-based Grading, and/or Culturally Responsive Teaching.
3) Strong facilitation skills and demonstrated knowledge of adult learning principles.
4) Background in curriculum development, instructional design, and assessment.
5) Demonstrated ability to work and cultivate relationships with diverse constituencies, including principals, teacher leaders, and teachers.
6) Excellent organizational skills, project management skills, and ability to prioritize action items appropriately.
7) Ability to respond with flexibility to demands and requirements of the work including effectively prioritizing multiple tasks and meeting various deadlines.
8) Excellent data analysis and problem-solving skills.
9) Capable of exercising sound judgment, tact, courtesy, reliability, and employing good decision-making skills.
10) Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
1) Daily access to a reliable car.
1) Masters degree in education, or related field.
2) Minimum of seven years teaching and coaching experience at the middle or high school level.
1) Experience coaching teacher leaders around team development and instructional improvement.
2) Experience coaching teachers around planning and instructional moves.
3) Ability to integrate and effectively utilize technology for professional productivity, including word processing, presentation (PPT), Google Drive, and spreadsheet software.Â
1) Cover Letter
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