Endeavor College Prep, Instructional Coach (2018-2019) (Los Angeles, CA)

Los Angeles, CA

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Date published: 30-Jul-2018

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Endeavor College Prep is a transitional kindergarten through eighth-grade charter school serving the historically underserved neighborhood of Boyle Heights. Among our early accomplishments are a 2012 California Distinguished School Award and a #8 ranking in USC’s 2013 list of top charter schools in the state. Our student population is 100% extraordinary, 97% Latino, 95% free/reduced lunch, 38% English Language Learners, and 14% of our students receive special education services.

Our team is made up of a highly collaborative group of teachers and staff who share a passion for closing the achievement gap. We use a co-teaching structure in elementary grades and team teaching in middle grades, modeled after the successful Uncommon Schools and Achievement First schools on the east coast.  We have high expectations for academics and discipline, and simultaneously value joy in the classroom, making learning fun for our scholars and teachers. In September of 2017, we moved to a new, beautifully renovated campus in Boyle Heights just across the LA River from the Arts District.

 

Position Summary

Collaborate with the coaching team, Assistant Principal, and Principal to provide coaching and support that cultivates instructional and cultural rigor and alignment across the campus.


An instructional coach’s primary duties include:
• Instructional leadership
• Improve instructional practices through the coaching and support of groups and individual teachers and/or teaching assistants (TAs):
• Observe assigned teachers and/or TAs and provide in-person feedback and practice at least every two weeks
• Document the progress of all coaches using the K-8 template, regularly update coaching tracker and share coaching resources with rest of leadership team
• Collaboratively create and deliver professional development for staff on specific content with follow up and follow through coaching for seamless implementation into the classroom
• Weekly coaches meetings which include: instructional walkthroughs of the school and collaborate with the coaches team, AP, and Principal on next steps to improve instructional practices and increase students achievement
• Serve as Induction Coach and/or University Supervisor for teachers completing new teacher or graduate programs, as needed, or support other experienced teachers to fulfill these roles
• Adult culture
• Serve as a model of Endeavor’s core values
• Initiate crucial conversations and ensure that all members of the team also go directly to the source
• Create a culture of collaborative teamwork and open, honest communication with all adults on campus
• Handle and appropriately report any personnel issues including concerns with performance, deadlines, attendance, punctuality, dress code, etc.
• Culture
• Maintain structures and systems to create a safe, orderly, disciplined school culture and maintain consistency across the K-8 school
• Ensure fidelity of school-wide expectations for behavior, positive behavior supports, and K-8 character education program
• Report campus student discipline issues that escalate beyond the classroom and work with Dean of Students to address next steps
• Work with the Dean of Students, Student Supports Team, and teachers to create specific individualized plans to support students with behavioral needs
• Completing other tasks as directed by Principal or Assistant Principal

                          

 

General Qualifications for All Endeavor College Prep Faculty & Staff
All faculty and staff must possess a firm belief in our mission and core instructional beliefs, exemplary personal character, and critical professional qualifications. Ideal candidates for employment at Endeavor College Prep, regardless of their position, will consistently demonstrate the following:


● Unwavering belief in and commitment to fulfill Endeavor College Prep’s mission
● The embodiment of Endeavor College Prep’s PRIDE values -- preparation, respect, integrity, determination, and enthusiasm
● Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
● Ability to effectively handle challenging situations with students, parents, and faculty
● The desire to work as a member of a collaborative team
● Willingness to have the frequent and honest dialogue about job performance
● Model lifelong learning by engaging in individual professional development
● Demonstrate commitment to academic excellence and high standards -- for themselves, their students, and their colleagues
● Experience working with urban student populations
● Strong oral and written communication skills
● Use of data to inform decisions and drive continuous improvement
● Comfort with basic Microsoft Office applications
● Regular, punctual attendance, and professional appearance


Specialized Qualifications
In addition to the general expectations of all school employees, Instructional coaches should possess:
● Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred)
● Appropriate California teaching credential
● At least three years (five or more years preferred) experience as a classroom teacher with demonstrated quantifiable and objective student performance gains that surpass state or local averages, particularly in reading and writing and math
● Experience as a successful manager of an urban classroom who has used structure and high expectations to drive student success (knowledge of Teach Like Champion techniques strongly preferred)
● Demonstrated the ability to work well in a team, especially with leaders, colleagues, parents and community members
● Demonstrated success leading adults, creating curricula, writing assessments, and analyzing achievement data
● Experience working in an urban setting with proven academic results (preferred)
● Facility with the Spanish language (preferred)

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