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Openings as of 4/18/2019

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Openings as of 4/18/2019
Teacher on Special Assignment

  • Instructional Coach - Elementary JobID: 4197
  • Position Type:
      Teacher on Special Assignment/Instructional Coach - Elementary

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
      District Wide

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:

  •   Description:
    TOSA- Elementary Instructional Coach for the 2019/2020 School Year. 

    Job Summary:
    Provide direct coaching and professional development support for teachers and other specialists resulting in the continual growth and improvement of instructional/professional practices in the district.  
    Essential duties and responsibilities: 
    • Model “best practice” lessons in the classroom
    • Co-plan and teach with teachers using new strategies of instruction
    • Teach lessons for teachers to observe, discuss and reflect on
    • Observe lessons and coach teachers through questioning and reflection
    • Plan and work with building PLC teams
    • Develop lesson plans with individuals or PLC teams
    • Work collaboratively with teachers to encourage risk-taking and advancement of best practices
    • Work closely with assigned building Principals to plan for continual improvement of instructional practices
    • Support new teachers and non-tenured teachers at the building level (Induction Program)
    • Assist with the planning and delivery of District and Building professional development
    • Assist with the implementation of District strategic direction and goals
    • Assist and support the implementation of the District instructional model
    • Attend regular meetings with District coordinators to align work and practices across buildings
    • Attend training and workshops aligned to District strategic direction and goals, including summer training outside of the professional contract year
    • Assist with Curriculum Articulation Committee meetings (when appropriate)
    • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Teaching and Learning 
    • Must possess a current Teacher license
    • Master’s degree or higher in Teaching and Learning preferred
    • Demonstrated knowledge or certification in Literacy preferred 
    Preferred Experience:
    • 3 or more years of teaching experience
    • Prior experience in coaching
    Essential Skills Required to Perform the Work:
    • Ability to coach, mentor and motivate individual and/or groups of teachers towards continuous improvement of practice.
    • Possess high quality instructional practices in all aspects of teaching and learning
    • Excellent human relations skills including the ability to work effectively with others.
    • Demonstrates an understanding of “best practices” and latest literature in the field

    Additional Job Requirements:
    • Position requires exercising confidentiality in handling School District and teacher information.
    • Position requires flexibility and a willingness to undertake a variety of tasks, sometimes at the direction of more than one person.
    • Position requires a commitment to continuous improvement of practice.
    • Position requires working collaboratively with district and building staff to accomplish the goals of the district.
    • Position requires the ability to work well with a variety of individuals and groups.
    • Position requires the ability to problem solve or resolve conflicts when issues arise. 
    • Position requires the ability to contribute to a positive and professional working environment.
    • Position requires a willingness to participate in ongoing training and development, including summer dates outside of the professional contract year.
    Working Conditions:
    Office environment.

    Application Procedure:

    ***Interested candidates are required to submit a short video of them instructing a lesson by April 24th, 2019. Videos should be shared with Natasha Halseth through Google or by email to 

    You must be a permanent employee of the district to use the internal application. Substitutes are not considered internal applicants and must complete the external application.
    Apply on-line at under posting 4197.

    Selection Procedure:
    Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately.  Those selected for interview will be contacted.


Postings current as of 4/18/2019 3:33:00 PM CST.

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