NC New Teacher Instructional Coach (Multiple Vacancies)
College of Education - 260000
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.
- Master’s degree and current NC teaching license required.
- Minimum of five years of teaching experience leading diverse
groups of students to achieve ambitious outcomes.
- A strong record of measurable results as a classroom
- A strong record of leading adult professional development (e.g.
as a workshop facilitator, mentor teacher, etc.).
- A passion for teaching and for education.
- A strong belief that this program, the new teachers, and
students will be highly successful.
- A strong belief in public education and a positive outlook on
the future of the profession.
- Experience as a school level or district level instructional
coach OR experience as a school level or district level
- Master’s degree and current NC teaching license.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The NC New Teacher Support Program is seeking an Instructional
Coach to manage and develop new teachers to envision and achieve
results that ensure the short and long-term success of their
students. NC New Teacher Support Program Instructional Coaches will
manage a cohort of teachers to establish ambitious and inspiring
vision and goals, plan purposefully and engage in data-based
problem solving to increase student achievement. Instructional
Coaches will gain valuable management and instructional leadership
experience. Instructional Coaches will also play an integral role
in developing the broader support program, working closely with NC
NTSP staff, school and district leadership, UNC System Schools of
Education, and others to ensure that the web of support is
effective for new teachers.
Duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not
limited to the following:
- Observe classroom practice and gather data; quickly assess
strengths/weaknesses and use observation/data gathering to tailor
support to teachers.
- Assist new teachers in gathering and analyzing data
(quantitative and qualitative) to reflect on students’ performance
and their practice.
- Design and facilitate large and small group professional
development sessions (face to face and online).
- Provide a variety of solutions to help teachers improve their
practice, and therefore student achievement (modeling, co-teaching,
providing human/other resources, etc.).
- Serve as a thought partner to new teachers on addressing
school-based challenges; possibly connecting with
- Build positive culture within network of teachers in their
- Develop knowledge of regional and LEA resources along with the
Public School Partnership. Implement structures to facilitate
networking among new teachers.
- Collaborate with LEA personnel.
- Connect with other coaches.
- Participate in professional development for coaches to improve
Suggested Salary Range
Physical Demands of Position
Typical physical demands of a professional position within a
university. Includes daily travel and driving regularly to and from
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach required documents:
Cover Letter and Resume.
List a minimum of 3 professional references in the application or
attach a List of 3 References with Contact Information.
3 Instructional Coach positions available.
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