La Vernia ISDInstructional Coach-Secondary

La Vernia ISD

Instructional Coach-Secondary (372)

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Job Details

TitleInstructional Coach-Secondary
Posting ID372

Primary Purpose:
To plan, coordinate, and implement a comprehensive ELAR and Social Studies program which facilitates the use of best practices, effective learning strategies, and enhancement of students’ reading and writing skills.  Identify staff development needs of the school and provide staff development related to ELAR and Social Studies.


Appropriate Teacher Certification
Master’s Degree preferred in Reading, Curriculum & Instruction, or Educational Leadership, or other relevant experience


Special Knowledge/Skills
Knowledge of standards-based curriculum

Strong leadership and collaboration skills
Exceptional knowledge of using data to effectively guide instruction

Knowledge of effective technology integration strategies

Strong instructional skills inclusive of oral and written communication
Exceptional knowledge of effective instructional practices
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills


Minimum of five years successful 6-12 classroom teaching experience in the area of ELAR or Social Studies
Instructional leadership experience with data tools and analysis

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Instructional Program

  1. Create a learning environment conducive to effective instruction.
  2. Facilitate instruction based on current research throughout the total instructional program.
  3. Model instructional strategies in classrooms.
  4. Evaluate ELAR and Social Studies needs within various subject areas and collaborate with teachers and administrators to interpret, use assessment data to improve instruction, and problem solve.
  5. Use assessment data to assist administrators with placement of students in appropriate instructional or intervention programs.
  6. Lead faculty in the selection and use of a range of assessment tools as a means to make sound decisions about student needs as related to the curriculum and to instruction.
  7. Conduct regular meetings with classroom teachers to examine student work and monitor progress in order to support teacher reflection and action.
  8. Assist classroom teachers with analysis of formal and informal assessment data on their students to determine student response to instruction.
  9. Provide, upon request, individual diagnostic testing.
  10. Assist the school’s curriculum personnel in planning for and implementing the accountability goals associated with the School Improvement Plan.
  11. Work with the school’s Leadership Team and other constituent groups to determine the school’s strengths and needs for improvement in the content areas of ELAR and Social Studies in order to improve students’ academic and communication skills and content area achievement.
  12. Assist teachers with planning, sequencing, and scaffolding of instruction.
  13. Participate in team reviews concerning academic progress of at-risk students who are not responding to interventions.
  14. Work with feeder pattern staff to assure articulation from elementary to middle and from middle to high school.
  15. Attend scheduled meetings and parent conferences.
  16. Assist the school’s curriculum personnel in providing services to special populations.


Professional Development

   17. Provide in-service training and follow-up coaching to assist classroom teachers in the use of instructional strategies in 

         their classrooms.

   18. Work with teachers individually, in collaborative teams, and/or with departments, providing practical support on a full 

         range of reading, writing, and communication strategies.

   19. Observe and provide feedback to teachers on instruction related to ELAR and Social Studies development and content 

         area knowledge.

   20. Participate in district level in-service meetings and assisting in the coordination of district level in-service offerings.

   21. Continue professional growth and strengthen professional teaching knowledge, skills, and strategies through an ongoing

         program of workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced coursework.

   22. Provide staff development for teachers, volunteers, parents, paraprofessionals, administrators, and other appropriate

         personnel as needed.


Professional Responsibilities

   24. Encourage life-long learning.

   25. Maintaining and promptly submitting accurate, complete, and correct records and reports as required by law, by grant 

         regulations, by district policy, and by administrative directives.

   26. Establish rapport with faculty and staff.

   27. Work to promote productive relationships with and among school staff.

   28. Attend and participate in all required meetings.

   29. Uphold school rules, administrative regulations, and Board policies.

   30. Take all reasonable and necessary precautions to protect students, equipment, and facilities.


Public Relations

   31. Interpret the school’s ELAR and Social Studies programs for staff, parents, and members of the community.

   32. Serve as part of a county-wide committee in developing activities and programs to disseminate information.

   33. Publicize the school’s ELAR and Social Studies programs.



   34. Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals

Posture: Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting

Motion: Repetitive hand motions; frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching

Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)

Environment: May work prolonged or irregular hours

Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress


Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary RangePer Year
LocationDistrict Wide

Applications Accepted

Start Date07/03/2018
End Date08/08/2018