Beta Academy (learn more)

Houston, Texas (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3175343
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: February 17, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Job Description
Instructional Coach

Instructional Coaching Vision
Beta Academy is dedicated to creating a learning environment that is engaging, joyful, and dynamic for both scholars and teachers. In our commitment to foster both strong academic achievement and the Beta culture of excellence, we have developed an instructional coaching program to support teachers in building these classrooms. Coaches model the rigorous bar that Beta expects. They work collaboratively with teachers to support and challenge them by sharpening their skill set. Coaches use team building strategies such as co-planning, role-playing, reflective questioning, consistent and immediate feedback, and real-time coaching to offer differentiated and authentic professional development to all teachers.

Three Core Beliefs
We believe that Beta teachers are the best and the best teachers never stop learning and growing.
We believe that coaching feedback should always be kind, be specific, and be helpful.
We believe that coaches are pillars holding up high expectations and a standard of excellence.

Develop a Culture of Community
Create a sense of community among the coach’s team
Assist team in co-planning and thought sharing
Act as school liaison within coaching groups (helping to problem-solve, etc.)
Promote and maintain a positive and effective school climate by ensuring that all interactions with staff, scholars, parents, and the public at large are prompt, efficient, helpful and friendly
Establish and maintain professional and cooperative working relationships with all stakeholders: parents, scholars, staff, neighbors, and partners

Implement Coaching Cycle
Practice and/or Observe:
Prior to Step 1, Coaches should pre-plan using the three-step coaching process, (1) plan the coaching, (2) rehearse the plan, and (3) revise it to make certain the practice will be perfect.
Pre-Observation Meeting with Coachee (schedule aide to cover the teacher’s class)
Formal Observation: Provide monthly classroom observations utilizing the “Teacher Observation Rubric”
Informal Observation: Provide weekly “Glow and Grow” observations for all team members and submit a copy to Supervisors
Document important feedback meetings by using the Coach Feedback Agenda (Resource: Coaching Framework)
Schedule feedback meetings within 48 hours for all observations done

Do Over; Possibly Multiple Times
Provide planned time to practice with team members (planning practice)
Model and assist teachers with campus instructional teaching methods
Post-Meeting: Celebrate upgrades! Have a discussion about what went well, and how to keep the improvement ongoing. Also, discuss what could have been better if applicable. Ask: How can I better support you?

Management & Organization
Spot check scholar folders every nine weeks for accuracy
Spot check report cards grades twice every nine weeks for accuracy
Ensure team report cards are accurate before going to print
Attend regular coaching meetings and tag-ins
Work with and assist faculty in the development of effective classroom discipline and organization

Academic Progress
Increase scholar achievement campus wide
Meet the coach academic goals: 100% of teachers performing below the campus target will make 10% gains every nine weeks.
Ensure all Coachee’s meet their campus goal: 86% of scholars are on grade level target and 50% of scholars are above grade level target.
Monitor effectiveness of interventions for struggling scholars by coachees through the RTI process established by the district

Campus Leadership
Pursue the vision and execute the mission of the school
Recognize problems and assist with constructive resolutions
Ensure a professional and college preparatory climate across the campus
Develop and supervise mentoring opportunities within the school
Provide leadership in supporting the continuous campus improvement processes
Assist in the development of ongoing coaching program
Ensure a safe and clean environment for learning
Enforce board policy, school guidelines, and administrative directives
Read and uphold the Procedures Manual, Employee Handbook, Scholar Handbook and Scholar Code of Conduct, and Teacher Commitment to Excellence
Support teachers to ensure the campus maintains > 97% daily attendance and timelines
Perform other duties as assigned by the Principal
Develop leaders on team by reading with team members, listen to podcast and meet regularly as a group for leadership professional development

Personal Development
Read leadership literature provided by the school
Listen to all assigned podcasts
Receive and implement feedback from direct supervisor

Seek out and participate in educational/professional development and encourage such developments for staff

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories: Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
    Instructional Support > Teacher Mentor
    Student Services > Teacher Mentor
  • Employer Description

    Beta Academy is an A-rated charter school serving more than 1,200 students PK - 12th grade in Southeast Houston, Texas.

    The Beta vision is to provide elite education to all students.

    Our mission statement: To establish world-class schools through a culture of “joyful rigor” and develop scholars and leaders who can contribute on a community, national, and international level. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Beta Academy is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Beta Academy
    • 9701 Almeda Genoa Rd
    • Houston, Texas 77075

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