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Elementary Instructional Coach

Company: Calhoun Intermediate School District
Location: Marshall
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Lakeview School District is dedicated to organizational excellence and supports/encourages the development and implementation of diverse perspectives across all areas of the organization, the celebration of diversity, and the assets that diversity brings to the district.

Lakeview School District is a comprehensive school of approximately 4,000 students in grades K-12, 500 faculty and support staff members. The district comprises six school buildings, four K-4 elementary schools, one 5-8 middle school, and one high school.

Summary: The primary role of the Instructional Coach is to positively impact a building's collective efficacy regarding research-based tiered instruction and implementation of the district curricula. This will be accomplished by participating in continuous improvement efforts and by providing staff with training and on-going coaching support.

Essential Functions

Instructional Coaches serve three primary functions: coaching, collaborating and consulting.


  • Observing instructors and collecting data
  • Mediating reflective thinking through open-ended questioning
  • Modeling strategies for adult learners


  • Helping instructors navigate district curricula
  • Providing advice
  • Researching and sharing resources


  • Working alongside individuals and/or teams to support the teaching and learning cycle, including:
  • Co-planning
  • Co-teaching
  • Co-assessing

Instructional Coaches will utilize each of these functions, as needed, based on the needs of individuals and/or teams of adult learners. Ultimately, the goal is to empower adult learners to apply research-based instructional strategies, ensuring every child experiences high quality instruction.

Essential Skills

  • clearly and accurately communicate verbally and in writing
  • establish positive and productive relationships
  • listen deeply to understand
  • design an intentional work schedule that maximizes time
  • analyze, interpret, and solve problems, using a variety of data
  • create and facilitate high-quality professional development
  • effectively use technology
  • demonstrate an equity mindset


  • Valid Michigan Teaching Certificate is required
  • 5+ Years successful elementary classroom teaching experience is required
  • A "Highly Effective" rating on the most recent evaluation is preferred.
  • Regular, dependable attendance is a critical performance factor to ensure consistent, high quality customer service and is required.

Language Skills:

Ability to read, write and comprehend instructions, correspondence and interpret documents. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to staff, parents, students and administrators.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Ability to maintain composure under stressful conditions. Ability to organize and maintain daily records, including simple data points and anecdotal notes. Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to bend at the neck more than the average person. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and peripheral vision. The employee needs to be able tell where a sound is coming from and hear in a noisy environment. Occasionally will assist in physical management of students.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.


Keywords: Calhoun Intermediate School District, Kalamazoo , Elementary Instructional Coach, Other , Marshall, Michigan

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