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Instructional Coach in Milwaukee, WI at Catapult Learning

Date Posted: 7/1/2018

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Job Description


Academic Coaches will facilitate change in instructional practices of teachers that will enable teachers to diagnose student needs more analytically; plan more productively; and teach more effectively. The Instructional Coach supports student achievement by providing ongoing on site training to teachers. They are in schools 100% of the time during the school calendar year. An Academic Coach works closely with the area manager and central instructional support staff and assist in monitoring the implementation of core programs and instructional best practices in classrooms. They develop materials and establish protocols that support their work.


The items outlined below identify a number of tasks and responsibilities that cover the key areas of the Education department’s expectations for the job of an Academic Coach. Some of the roles and responsibilities may change and additional responsibilities may be assigned throughout the course of the school year.

Working with area manager, instructional supervisors, and teachers for schools in their regions, an Academic Coach supports student achievement by:


 The academic coach provides leadership for teachers by planning, collaborating, organizing, mentoring and facilitating change to improve the instructional program and delivery

  • Provide support and assistance to classroom teachers in skillful implementation of the key core competencies
  • Assist in monitoring lessons plans to ensure that all necessary skills and content are strategically taught to support students progress
  • Model lessons to insure that all teachers have been trained to an advanced level of delivery
  • Assist teachers in creating an engaging classroom environment focused on learning strategies embedded in the curricular programs.

Schedule, organize, and facilitate collaborative individual teacher coaching sessions to assist in the implimentation of data driven instruction (formative, summative) to improve student achievement and establish goals for improved instruction

  • Conduct classroom observations and provides “next-step” support for all teachers.
  • Monitor preparation and pacing of instruction to ensure mastery of relevant standards.

Serve as a resource in identifying appropriate instructional strategies and interventions to improve student achievement for all students including English learners, students enrolled in Special Education Programs, and students with diverse learning needs.

  • Explore and assist in the implementation of effective intervention resources and strategies.
  • Conduct site support visits, observing instruction in order to assess program implementation and identify next steps.
  • Assist teachers ensure that all tasks and activities assigned to students are interesting, relevant, at the appropriate challenge level, engaging, and aligned to each student’s learning needs.

Assist teachers with their understanding of student achievement goals consistent with  available baseline testing data

  • Analyze assessment data with teacher in order to create targeted lesson plans
  • Assist teachers with planning and preparing for appropriate, effective and timely formative and summative assesments

Job Requirements

  • Must have a Bachelors Degree in specialty area (Reading/Language Arts, Math, Special Education or ELL) or ten+ years experience teaching the subject area in K- 12.  Masters degree preferred.
  • Must possess excellent knowledge of Curriculum program approaches that have impact on student achievement and engagement.
  • Must have at least  two years experience as a Academic Coach (or similar position) required
  • Must possess excellent research, written, and oral communication skills
  • Must be self-motivated and directed
  • Must have advanced proficiencies with Microsoft Office suite of software including MS Word, MS Excel, and PowerPoint


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