Instructional Coach - Math

Alexandria, Virginia
Jul 19, 2021
Sep 06, 2021
Full Time
Job Description

The Instructional Coach provides leadership, professional learning, and coaching support to teachers on the development of practices that increase opportunities for all students to succeed in general education settings. This job reports to the Principal.


Education: Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, Master's degree preferred.

Certificates & Licenses: Valid Virginia Department of Education license required, or eligibility to obtain one.

  • A minimum of three to five years of successful teaching experience.
  • Knowledge of current research in instructional coaching, curriculum trends in instruction, teacher effectiveness, differentiated instruction, student learning, and best practices in instruction.
  • Knowledge of a variety of assessments and familiarity with state assessments.
  • Preferred experience working successfully with linguistically and culturally diverse learners.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and strong interpersonal skills, including giving and receiving constructive feedback.
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively and effectively with colleagues, including the ability to create and nurture a professional community of adult learners.
  • Evidence of continuous learning and a commitment to participate in professional growth opportunities and self-reflection on professional practices.
  • Demonstrated the ability to organize and prioritize responsibilities, projects, and tasks.
  • Demonstrated expertise in effective and collaborative oral and written communication.

Essential Functions
  • Co-plans instructional units and lessons, and develops resources aligned to the curriculum framework and division goals.
  • Co-creates and co-adapts assessments to evaluate student learning.
  • Plans ongoing professional learning that aligns with the school-based and division goals.
  • Prepares the protocols, structures, and resources needed for ongoing professional learning.
  • Gathers analyzes and interprets school-wide data.
  • Creates school-wide data gathering platform and collaborates with teachers to guide instruction.
  • Provides embedded professional learning opportunities through various coaching models, co-teaching with gradual release of responsibility, and effective feedback and follow-up.
  • Builds teacher capacity to select and use research-based instructional strategies to teach differentiated lessons to meet the needs of diverse learners, across races and ethnicities, including English Learners, students with disabilities, and economically disadvantaged students.
  • Supports professional learning with teachers and administrators in understanding the ACPS curriculum, assessments, the Teaching and Learning Framework, data analysis, and other division focus areas.
  • Teaches school staff how to select, analyze, and interpret multiple sources of data to improve instructional planning and delivery.
  • Conducts non-evaluative walk-throughs and provides data-based, descriptive, non-judgmental feedback that facilitates teacher reflection and growth.
  • Collects analyze and uses data to support the improvement of teacher practice and to evaluate the impact on student achievement.
  • Participates in ongoing and extensive professional learning with division initiatives and foundational coaching essentials including but not limited to mentoring, documentation, protocols, curriculum and assessment, pedagogy, professional learning communities, social justice, and use of data.
  • Self-reflects on the impact on teacher practices with classroom instruction based on student achievement data.

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.


Primary Location:
Samuel Tucker Elementary School
Salary Range:
Teachers and Other Licensed Staff Salary Scale (
Shift Type:

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