Teacher Development CoachPosted by: Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
Posted date: 11/05/2013
Location: Los Angeles
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – TEACHER DEVELOPMENT COACH
Strong candidate needed to lead Multiple Measures Teacher Growth and Development Cycles
POSITION: Teacher Development Coach
LOCATION: 1541 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90017
REPORTS TO: Director of Teacher Development
The Partnership for LA Schools is a non-profit organization focused on turning around LA’s lowest performing public schools and on piloting innovations that can be scaled across the Los Angeles Unified School District, (LAUSD). Launched in 2008, the Partnership is a collaboration of LAUSD, the City of Los Angeles and the philanthropic sector, and today it serves 16,000 students across 17 campuses in Watts, Boyle Heights and South LA. The Partnership is the same size as the Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Malibu school districts combined, and is one of the largest public school turnaround initiatives in the nation. Last year, the Partnership schools outperformed the district and state in every subject area covered by the California Standards Tests, (CSTs). Moreover, the Partnership was the # 1 improving mid- to large-size school district in the state last year, the year before that, and over the last five years according to the Academic Performance Index, (API). To learn more about the Partnership please visit our website at: www.PartnershipLA.org.
Teacher Development Coach Position Description
The Partnership Teacher Development team’s mission is to improve the level of classroom instruction across Partnership schools in Boyle Heights, South Central, and Watts by building teachers’ understanding of what effective teaching (aligned to the Teaching and Learning Framework) and an effective professional growth cycle look like, and by building administrators’ capacity to implement a development-focused, multiple-measure teacher evaluation system.
The Partnership Pioneers is the signature teacher development program led by the Teacher Development team. Pioneers are teacher leaders who represent K-12 across all Partnership schools who have been selected to be a part of a robust teacher growth and development program. The Pioneers are committed and innovative teacher who seek to improve their teaching practice and influence the instructional effectiveness and professional development practices at their school site.
The Teacher Development Coach will primarily support Pioneer teacher leaders at school sites and work collaboratively with all stakeholders involved in their growth and development cycles and professional development. Teacher Development Coach is a full-time, regular position. Candidate will work a 240-day calendar.
· Lead teachers in the Pioneer program to transition successfully to a multiple measure evaluation system focused on teacher growth and development across all Partnership for Los Angeles network schools
· Engage, coach, and support teacher leaders to complete and implement individual professional growth plans, formal observation cycles, and analysis of classroom assessment and survey data
· Develop and deliver training materials for teacher leaders related to the multiple measure teacher growth and development process. Create aligned support and development opportunities
· Conduct classroom observations and coaching conversations to support teacher growth and student learning
· Engage teacher leaders in developing and sharing effective teaching strategies and curriculum with an emphasis on video observation and supporting documentation
· Assist site leaders to observe for practices of professional growth cycles
· Assist site leaders to support effective professional growth cycles
· Act as a liaison between school sites, the teacher development team, Partnership instructional staff, and appropriate LAUSD central office staff
· Support the teacher development team with implementation planning and improving processes to support observers, peer observers, and Pioneer teacher leaders
· Participate as a member of the instructional team and other relevant work groups to exchange information, coordinate activities, develop teacher
The ideal candidate will have:
· Has implemented multiple measure teacher evaluation systems focused on teacher growth and development
· School wide leadership experiences designing and organizing professional development (in positions such as coach, coordinator, assistant principal)
· Experiences facilitating professional development of the LAUSD Teaching & Learning Framework (or related professional development and evaluation tool) and Common Core State Standards for adult learners
· Demonstrated ability to build strong working and mentoring relationships with adults that leads to demonstrated improvement in classroom practice (ex. BTSA coach, College Ready Promise implementation leads)
· Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with administrative staff, instructional staff, and support staff
· Strong analytical skills, including the ability to utilize quantitative and qualitative analysis to support decision-making
· Exceptional critical thinking skills
· Excellent oral and written communication skills
· Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment
· A positive outlook and flexibility in stressful situations
· Strong computer skills (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe, Google Docs, Dropbox, webinars)
· Ability to use interactive online database of teacher development documents and resources
· Instructional background and skills to pass a rigorous observer certification assessment, or have already completed observer certification
· Teacher Development Coach Job Description, October 2013
· Adult learning theory, facilitation skills, and design of professional development
· Use and analysis of assessment data to inform instruction
· Experience and comfort observing and providing direct feedback to teachers, both written and verbal, that leads to immediate improvement
· Integrating technology, classroom observation, and supplementary materials
· A proven record of academic success working with students in historically underserved schools and setting high expectations for teachers and students
· Completion of rigorous classroom observation training preferred; LAUSD candidates will be required to have completed observer training and show evidence of certification (or commit to in‐depth training over the summer)
· At least three (3) years of successful full-time teaching experience
· At least two (2) years of successful school leadership experience (coaching, department chair, BTSA coach, peer observer, etc.)
· An earned master’s degree or advanced degree preferred
· Ability to travel between seventeen schools in South Los Angeles, East Los Angeles, and Downtown Los Angeles (must possess a valid Driver’s License)
· Spanish fluency a plus
Compensation and Benefits
Compensation will be commensurate with experience. The Partnership offers a robust benefits package including health and dental insurance, and a 403(b) retirement program.
Please visit www.partnershipla.org/Careers and click on “Start an application for employment” or directly visit https://www.applitrack.com/partnershipla/onlineapp/_ap plication.aspx?posjobcodes=141&posfirstc hoice=partnership%20team&posspecialty=in struction%20department
Please contact Margery Weller with any questions at (213) 201‐2000, ext 248 or via e‐mail at Margery.Weller@partnershipla.org.
DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.