Job Title:  ELA & Literacy Instructional Coach (Secondary 9-12)                         Wage/Hour Status:   Exempt

Reports to:  Executive Director of Learning & Director of ELAR and Literacy        Pay Grade:  Teacher Pay Table 202 days

Dept./School:  Curriculum and Instruction                                                      Date Revised:  05/2021


Primary Purpose:

The primary purpose of an instructional coach is to collaborate with teachers in order to build their capacity as effective educators in a learning platform environment.  Coaches will facilitate change in the areas of aligning teaching and learning with curriculum standards and district curriculum as delineated in LEAD 2.0 goals and district WIGs, using formative and summative assessment data for instructional decision-making. Coaches will support in the areas of data analysis, instructional accountability, and the MTSS process.  In addition, coaches will design and deliver job-embedded professional learning to staff as well as assist in the development of district curriculum and assessments.



Special Knowledge/Skills: 

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Catalyst for Change – To create disequilibrium with the current state as an impetus to explore alternatives to current practice
  2. Advocate for Equity - Work with teachers to ensure their readiness to scaffold instruction for students to help them reach the goals of district WIG 1
  3. Data Coach – To ensure that student growth and achievement data drives instructional discussions at the classroom and school level
  4. Curriculum and Instructional Specialist – To align instruction, curriculum expectations,  and the development of students’ skills to ensure success in ELAR courses and literacy
  5. Classroom Supporter – To increase the quality and effectiveness of classroom instruction and to support teacher readiness to meet all students’ needs
  6. Learning Facilitator – To design collaborative, job-embedded professional development opportunities that focus on research-based literacy practices and social-emotional well being
  7. Mentor – To increase instructional skills of the novice teacher; to expand teachers’ use of a variety of resources to improve instruction
  8. School Leader – To work collaboratively with the school’s formal leadership team to design, implement, and assess school change initiatives to ensure alignment and focus on intended results
  9. Learner – To model continuous learning, to keep current, and to be a thought leader in the school

Working Conditions:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Maintain emotional control under stress. District-wide and occasional statewide travel.


The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.