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Requisition Number 21-1275
Post Date 11/24/2021
Title Curriculum Coach
City Detroit
State MI
Description Hope of Detroit Academy Elementary
4443 N. Campbell St.
Detroit MI 48210

Our elementary school is over 100 years old and is a well-established community education entity. Students are driven or walk to school, supported by Building a Healthy Community and Safe Routes to School grants. Student body is predominantly Hispanic. We offer great exposure to art, music, physical education, health, and technology education; students are on a high expectations academic track. We provide extensive support to teachers through professional development and resources. We “build up” our teachers and our kids! Candidates must meet a high standard for professionalism, presentation (dress, speech), being a positive role model; and above all, put kids first since they are our clientele and the forefront of what we do.

SUMMARY Support the Quality Schools Initiative at the school level by performing duties related to teacher mentoring and support, curriculum development & alignment, delivery of instruction, classroom and local assessments, state testing, professional development, as well as other duties assigned at the discretion of the school leader. The coach, in cooperation with the School Leader, ensures that schools are in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations, that students are prepared to perform at high levels on state assessments, and that the school makes Adequate Yearly Progress.

*Mentor and support teachers in the daily implementation of all curriculum and instructional related elements;
*Ensure alignment between the locally implemented written curriculum and the state frameworks;
*Ensure alignment between the written, implemented, and assessed curriculum; as aid in the development of pacing guides;
*Ensure the development of weekly lesson plans; mentor teachers in the development and implementation of those lesson plans;
*Assist teachers in using data to design student instruction and assessment;
*Actively attend and participate in all scheduled curriculum coach meetings and related best practices activities/opportunities, and to share the acquired knowledge through formal and informal professional development opportunities;
*Participate in support-oriented classroom observations (i.e., EEPs) early in the year to help teachers align with school improvement based expectations for academy instruction;
*Contribute to the academy’s school improvement meetings and decision making process;
*Other duties as assigned.
Requirements Required Qualifications:
*Superior teaching skills, as acquired through a current teaching certificate/license, 3-5 years of teaching experience, and demonstrated success in teaching as evidenced by student assessment data and other evidence.
*Ability to effectively share information and skills regarding data, curriculum, instruction, and assessment with school staff using a variety of coaching processes, e.g., verbal explanation, modeling, co-teaching, observing, conducting study groups, and other forms of professional development, as acquired through prior experience as a lead teacher, instructional coach, consultant, or comparable role.
*Ability to conduct classroom walkthroughs and observations for the purpose of identifying areas of strengths, weaknesses and professional development needs of the classroom teacher.
*Ability to create and maintain positive and supportive relationships with the principal and school staff.
*Ability to recognize the need for and knowledge of how to train staff to map and align the curriculum.
*Knowledge of how to disaggregate student data for instructional planning.
*Ability to develop and implement differentiated instructional methods that correspond to specific student needs.
*Knowledge of how to select appropriate instructional practices for various student groups.
*Understanding of how to appropriately use diagnostic tools and formative assessments to determine appropriate instruction.
*Familiar with a variety of instruments, technology tools and other resources for assessing and enhancing student performance
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