The NC New Teacher Support Program (NC NTSP) is seeking an Instructional Coach to manage and develop new teachers to envision and achieve results that ensure the short and long term success of their students. NC NTSP Instructional Coach will manage a cohort of teachers to establish ambitious and inspiring vision and goals, plan purposefully, and engage in data-based problem solving to increase student achievement. Instructional Coaches will work in assigned public P-12 schools in western NC and will be supervised by a Regional Project Director based in the College of Education and Allied Professions at Western Carolina University. NC NTSP Instructional Coach is expected to: – Collaborate in a professional environment – Collect and analyze data as well as implement related strategies – Model research-based best practices – Identify practical, research-based resources (electronic, paper-based, human) to assist teachers in meeting their goals – Have crucial conversations with teachers about maintaining high expectations for students – Question in a way that promotes reflective practices – Understand and work with diverse populations The Instructional Coach must be: – Approachable and empathetic – Influencing and motivating – Outcomes-oriented – Willing to travel between assigned schools, to the Western Carolina University region, and to professional development meetings associated with the NC NTSP – Willing to work some weekends and evenings
-Master’s degree in an educational field from an appropriately accredited institution and current NC teaching license required. -Five years of successful teaching experience with a strong record of measurable results. -Knowledge of NC state curriculum standards. -A strong record of leading adult professional development. -Demonstrated passion for teaching and working with beginning teachers to promote student success. -Ability to work independently with strong organization and time management skills. -Effective written and oral communication skills interacting with a variety of stakeholders. -Willing to travel within the WCU region on a daily basis, with state travel expected several times per year. -Able to work some weekends and evenings.
-Experience in a wide range of grade levels/content areas -Record of successful experience with diverse students in low-performing schools -Familiarity with research-based best practices -Record of ability to analyze assessment data and guide appropriate strategies.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
This is a state-funded position contingent upon available funding and subject to annual contract renewal.
To be considered, you must apply online. Hard copy application materials are not considered.
Please attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, copy of transcript(s); copy of teaching license(s) and a list of 3 professional references (include complete contact information.)
For more information, please contact Myra Watson by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.