Teacher Residency Instructional Coach (Immediate)
Positions Report to: Director, East Harlem Teaching Residency
Start Date: January 6, 2021
Compensation: East Harlem Scholars Academies offer a comprehensive benefits package
FLSA Status: Exempt
Who We Are
East Harlem Scholars Academies are community-based Pre-K to 12 public charter schools operated by East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP). EHTP began in 1958 as a children’s reading group and has since grown into a multi-site after-school program for traditional public school students and a network of public charter schools focused on significantly increasing the college graduation rate in East Harlem. We are on track to serve at least 25% of East Harlem students by 2025, with enrollment for this year at approximately 2200 students in our schools and after school programs. In 2020, 99% of our seniors were accepted to college, and our current scholars in college are on-track to graduate at eight times the national average of their peers.
At EHTP we also aim to serve as an agent of change and thoughtfully contribute to the national fight for racial equity. Through our organization-wide commitment to anti-racism work, we prepare our scholars to effect change, challenge the status quo, and thrive in the world around them. As staff members, we face our own racial identities and conscious and unconscious biases. With this in mind, all of our professional development, curriculum, organizational materials, and processes are designed with a goal of racial justice. Read our racial equity statement here.
We ground all of our work in racial equity, in our core values, and in our four guiding pursuits: the Revolutionary Pursuit of Love, the Radical Pursuit of Knowledge, the Responsive Pursuit of Healing, and in the Relentless Pursuit of Results. These pursuits inform and are reflected in our current four key strategic priorities: to increase high-impact, high-quality academic curriculum, programming content, staff capacity, and coaching; to embrace and advance our use of technology; to deepen our embodiment of ethical and equitable radical humanity; and to efficiently operationalize teaching, learning, community, and care.
For more information about Scholars Academies, please visit us at www.eastharlemscholars.org.
About the Opportunity
As an Instructional Coach with Scholars Academies you will work closely with the instructional leadership team to support East Harlem Teaching Residents internalize, and in some cases develop, curriculum; provide high-quality instruction; track and measure student progress; create a positive classroom and school culture, and to engage in reflection and continuous improvement. As a team we will work together to prepare East Harlem Teaching Residents to provide students with the skills, strength of character, and emotional well-being to excel academically, lead in their communities, and realize their best possible selves. The Instructional Coach will support the Leadership Team by providing curriculum and instruction support to Teaching Residents (placed in Grades 2-5th) ensure all of our students are performing at their maximum potential. In addition, the Instructional Coach will be responsible for providing professional development to share best practices and instructional strategies across all subject areas to our Teaching Residents.
What Qualifies You
- You have a minimum of three-years teaching experience, Special Education experience
- You have experience supporting and coaching novice or pre-service teachers
- You hold yourself to high professional and ethical standards
- You enjoy and/or have experience working with diverse populations of students and communities
- You believe that every student can and will learn when provided with a quality education
- You have demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of traditionally at-risk students
- You are willing to be flexible in your role and adapt to school and student needs
- You are committed to continuous improvement and learning through professional development
- You have a Master’s degree in education or related field
- Appropriate NYS certifications preferred
- Knowledge of and experience with administering and analyzing student assessments and data
- Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of Scientifically Based Reading Research (SBRR) and Scientifically Based Reading Instruction (SBRI) such as: Leveled Literacy Intervention and Reading Mastery, and Research for Better Teaching (RBT), preferred
- You believe deeply in the East Harlem Scholars Academies and EHTR mission, core values, and racial equity statement
Areas of Leadership
- Support the instructional development of East Harlem Teaching Residents in understanding the curriculum, varied assessments, and our instructional rubric
- Provide explicit coaching support for curriculum implementation, ensuring consistency with network initiatives and recognized best instructional practices.
- Formally observe (evaluative) lessons and provide feedback for a resident’s professional growth and students’ success.
- Assist residents with resources, materials, tools, information, etc. to support classroom instruction and planning.
- Assist residents with planning and pacing of lessons, the development of differentiated lessons, and the selection of best practices to meet the needs of their students both at East Harlem Scholars Academy and students in the out of school time program.
- Support residents and administrators in using data to improve instruction on all levels
- Develop staff members’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors through a variety of professional development targeted topics and designs.
- In collaboration with the EHTR team and school leadership, develop coaching plans for residents to ensure student improvement.
- Build strong relationships with teachers, residents, administrators, EHTR team, professors and other coaches
- Serve as a manager to a portfolio of 8 teaching residents
- Depending on the needs of the school, the ideal candidate must also be willing to engage in non-instructional support responsibilities.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to submit an application.