Middle School Math Instructional Coach

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An Instructional Coach is responsible for ensuring highly effective instruction at the school level. This position fills the need for job-embedded professional development and instructional improvement. Through frequent observation of teachers, the Coach will provide professional support and feedback in a non-evaluative context that is intended to foster effective practices within the classroom. The Coach may also be responsible for leading professional development sessions related to pedagogy. 

Our mission is to prepare students for success in life. If you are dedicated to a pursuit of excellence both in yourself and our students; if you are self-motivated; if you are an innovator and if you want to play a key role in changing young lives --we are looking for U.  

Role Responsibilities

●      Design and Development of Academic Model 

○        Academic Model Development and Continuous Improvement

■        Develops program standards and supporting content aligned with federal, state, and           college/career requirements

■        Assesses student performance data to drive continuous improvement of teaching                 and learning, with school leader input and considering differing student population             needs

■        Elevates areas of potential conflict between the academic model and UPREP                       approach to teaching and learning

○        Advancement of A Culture Focused on Academics and Equity

■        Ensures instructional coaching invests teachers in driving educational equity within             their classrooms

●      Management of Schools

○        Community Engagement

■        Shares feedback and provides input on approach to teaching and learning,                         considering implications for students, teachers, administrators, parents, and                     broader community

○        Measurement and Improvement of Teaching and Learning

■        Utilizes student data, informal classroom observations, feedback, and coaching                 techniques to coach teachers on areas of improvement in teaching and learning

■        Provides direct support to teachers and grade-level teams on effective unit and                 lesson planning through modeling and sharing of effective practices

■        Defines and monitors key metrics to measure effectiveness of every teacher 

○        Management and Coaching of School Director

■        Collaborates with School Directors to ensure consistent delivery and implementation           of curriculum and instruction

●      Professional Learning and Development of Instructional Staff

○        Advancement of Talent-focused Culture

■        Aligns coaching efforts to talent-development

○        Career Path and Succession Planning

■        Monitors and assists with development and implementation of individual career                 development plans

■        Encourages high performers to seek out growth opportunities within the                             organization

○        Performance Evaluation

■        Recommends performance standards for staff (in focus area)

○        Professional Development

■        Collaborates with school and district leadership to structure, sequence, and deliver           professional development to ensure effective implementation of curriculum and                 instruction

■        Identifies trends in student performance data to inform continuous improvement of           professional development

■        Delivers feedback and adeptly navigates difficult, growth-oriented conversations               with instructional staff 


●        Education and Certification

○        Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred

○        4 or more years’ teaching experience preferred

○        Must maintain either a valid Michigan teaching certificate or a valid Michigan administrator certificate

●        Experience

○        Proven success at implementing exceptional instructional practices in the subject               area or at the grade level assigned;

○        Leadership ability and the capacity to galvanize and motivate others to move                     towards achieving a common goal

○        Experience working with others to successfully complete multi-faceted projects

○        Experience with leading major initiatives from concept to implementation

●        Skills

○        Ability to distill essential findings from analysis, determine root causes, and suggest           ways to improve current practices

○        Strong communication skills, verbal and written

○        Strong leadership skills 

●        Demonstrates U Prep’s Core Values

○        We work well by ourselves and in teams

○        We care about people

○        Our actions have a purpose

○        We think big and do

○        Learning is exciting


Compensation for this position depends on prior experience and is competitive.  


●        Medical coverage

●        401(k) - up to 6% matching

●        Eight sick and four personal days

●        Year round staff earn 10 vacation days

●        Core Value bonuses

●        Career development

●        50% - 80% Masters program tuition scholarship  through GVSU 

Detroit 9090 is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination of any kind. All employment decisions with Detroit 9090 are based on district needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status.

Location: Middle School Instruction in Detroit, MI
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