Instructional Coach for School Improvement (grant-funded & time-limited, located in Winston-Salem,

North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 11, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Title Instructional Coach for School Improvement (grant-funded & time-limited, located in Winston-Salem, NC) Position Number 094681 Department ASU/RCOE Lab School - 260850 Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in education.
  • NC Continuing Professional Teaching License in Special Education.
  • Five years of successful teaching experience at the elementary level.
  • Solid understanding of the K-5 North Carolina Standard Course of Study.
  • Experience leading professional development.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Sensitivity, confidentiality, and concern for students.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and oral, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and independence to perform necessary duties to accomplish the mission of the lab school.
License/Certification Required

North Carolina Professional Teaching License

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The mission of the Academy at Middle Fork is to provide a balanced education for children, teachers, principals, and families through the implementation of research-based practices, state of the art literacy instruction, and exemplary classroom instruction and administration. The Academy is a model for professional development and social justice emphasizing sustainable practices in global education and responsible living.

The primary purpose of the Instructional Coach is to assist the school’s staff and leadership in advocating, facilitating, and implementing strategies that will improve student achievement and close the achievement gap.

Duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Facilitate and be responsible for overseeing school improvement initiatives, which includes working with the school leadership team to develop the school improvement plan.
  • Serve as the Exceptional Children’s Coordinator, which includes overseeing, monitoring, and being responsible for the overall operation, compliance, and reporting requirements of the Exceptional Children’s program (includes AIG ).
  • Provide training, consultation, and support to staff to facilitate a Multi-Tiered System of Supports ( MTSS ), which includes providing observation and feedback, modeling, interpreting data, and other supportive assistance to implement MTSS .
  • Be responsible for the lab school’s recruitment and enrollment efforts.
  • Facilitate strategic communications with stakeholders regarding school improvement initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Curriculum to support curriculum initiatives in math and science.
  • Research and share professional development opportunities with staff members.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Curriculum to lead professional development for instructional staff.
  • Manage state and federal reporting requirements, includes grant writing, implementation, program monitoring, data collection, and reporting.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate family engagement activities to support school improvement initiatives.
  • Coordinate translation services for communications with non-English speaking families.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Suggested Salary Range $60,000-$70,000 Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of a professional position within a university.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach required documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List a minimum of 3 professional references in the application or attach a List of 3 References with Contact Information

This position is grant-funded and time-limited based on funding provided by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for Comprehensive School Improvement ( CSI ). The lab school is eligible to continue receiving CSI grant funding as long as the school is identified as a Comprehensive Support & Improvement ( CSI ) School. The position is contingent upon the grant application being submitted to and approved by the NC Department of Public Instruction each year.

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

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