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Bridge Preparatory Charter School Instructional Coach-Math in Staten Island, New York

Instructional Coach-Math

Organizational Background: Bridge Prep is a unique, mission driven public charter elementary school on Staten Island dedicated to providing a student-centered educational option for our students, many of whom have dyslexia or other language-based reading difficulties, and who are in need of additional supports in order to meet academic proficiency. Our academic offerings are rooted in our commitment to multisensory instruction and the research-based Orton Gillingham approach to teaching reading, which provide all students with an academic experience focused on academic and social emotional growth through targeted supports.

Position Description: Bridge Prep is seeking a full-time Instructional Math Coach (?Math Coach?) to provide instructional support and coaching to all Bridge Prep teachers and classrooms as they work to ensure that each student is able to reach their academic potential and are on a path of academic growth. The Math Coach?s primary role is to work with teachers to support best practices in using data, provide analysis of school-wide trends in instruction, and make recommendations about potential next steps to address areas of need. The Math Coach is responsible for the following main areas:

  • Observing instructional delivery and providing feedback to enhance and support the development of each math teacher's content area;

  • Supporting teachers in the design of units and lessons for the development of their year long curriculum;

  • Analyzing data in order to modify curriculum and forms of assessment to meet students' needs;

  • Working with the Academic Team to support sharing of best practices; and

  • Working collaboratively with the Director of Teaching and Learning(DTL and other members of the Academic Team to align math instructional practices with literacy based consultants to support alignment of Orton Gillingham strategies across all contents, including math.

The Math Coach will work collaboratively with teachers on developing instructional strategies and intervention programs for struggling students which may include modeling lessons in classrooms, helping teacher or grade teams plan instruction, creating policies and procedures, leading family math workshops, and facilitating professional development. The Math Coach is a full-time position for the 2021-2022 school year.

Reporting: This position reports to the Director of Teaching and Learning(DTL).

Essential Functions

  • Increase student achievement in math by building instructional capacity of classroom teachers.

  • Plan and conduct professional development activities, grade level team meetings and teacher feedback sessions.

  • Coordinate selection and organization of appropriate instructional and professional resources.

  • Analyze and utilize assessment data to track and evaluate:

  • Adjustments in teacher lesson plans and to instruction based on trends;

  • Disaggregated student cohort data findings correlated to achievement and progress organized by subgroup, for monthly and annual reporting;

  • Student Progress Team recommendations regarding promotional decisions, academic interventions and program changes, special education referrals, and/or the need for reevaluation of existing IEP services and accommodations; and

  • Progress towards the school?s identified Academic Benchmarks according to the Charter Performance Framework via student growth and achievement data (broken out by full school, grade and classroom).

  • Serve as the project lead for grants geared toward the improvement of math instruction.

  • Collaborate with the DTL to plan and deliver pre-service summer professional learning for new and returning staff members, aligned to identified benchmarks and school and student goals in the area of math.

  • Support the development of high quality/effective math instruction across each grade, including observing and coaching teachers to improve instructional planning, teaching practice, small-group instruction, and the use of data, assessment, and instructional technology.

  • Work with the Student Progress Team and school academic leadership to develop policies and school structures that facilitate the improvement of math instruction and the appropriate interventions and supports for students

Specific Qualifications

  • A Master's degree.

  • A current New York State (or other state) elementary school teaching certification.

  • A minimum of 4 years of elementary school classroom experience.

  • At least 2 years of experience leading other teachers to achieve strong academic results.

  • Experience increasing academic achievement, specifically in math, for students with various needs, at various academic levels.

  • Proven experience in analyzing data and using results to modify instructional practices.

  • Proven experience working with adult learners, coaching teachers and delivering professional development.

  • Significant experience with math curriculum development and daily lesson planning.

  • Excellent writing, communications, and relationship-building skills.

Qualities and Core Values

A successful Math Instructional Coach candidate will:

  • Maintain a demonstrated passion for Bridge Prep?s mission, vision and core values.

  • Commit to developing a strong track record of building positive relationships across various stakeholder groups, demonstrating a value towards diversity and inclusivity.

  • Steadfast belief that all students can achieve at the highest academic levels while also enjoying school.

  • Cultural competencies to work in a diverse school community and a willingness to examine own biases across lines of sameness and difference.

  • Maintains professionalism through excellent organizational skills, timeliness, regular communication, and meeting deadlines.

  • Self- reflective and open to feedback, with the ambition and desire to grow one's professional practice.

  • An entrepreneurial spirit, embracing the opportunity for creativity and hard work.

  • A positive, solutions-oriented attitude and drive for excellence.

  • Eagerness to work collaboratively as part of a team.

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Advantages of teaching at Bridge Prep include:

  • A professional learning environment that is focused, innovative and creative. We empower our instructional team with knowledge sharing practices, frequent training, and targeted Professional Learning opportunities to support their professional growth unlike any other school currently in NYS.

  • Supports are designed to provide staff with an extensive and balanced approach to professional learning and Orton-Gillingham (OG) strategies and skills, structured to increase their knowledge and skills in teaching literacy acquisition.

  • Amazing benefits. As a member of our team, your care and well- being are a top priority and ourbenefits package is competitive, affordable and offers flexibility to meet the needs of a diverse staff and includes medical, dental, vision and an optional 403B plan.

  • The opportunity to alter the educational trajectory of students- we believe each of our studentshas the potential to do great things and our school structure will help you to lead them across the bridgetoward success.

  • A collaborative working environment. Our staff works and operates as a team and it is ourcommitment to support each staff member and provide individualized attention to students. Partnership and collaboration are not only encouraged, it is part of our core values.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled

Bridge Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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