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Elementary School Instructional Coach - One City School

  • Date Posted
    • 4.30.19
  • Organization
    • Partner Schools
  • Region
    • Midwest
  • Role
    • Teacher
  • Commitment
    • Full-Time
  • Location
    • Madison,WI

We are seeking to hire an inspiring, nurturing, fun, thoughtful and detailed-oriented educator to serve as our Elementary

School Instructional Coach.
This is a full-time position with comprehensive benefits, competitive pay and an unbelievable opportunity to help redefine public education in Wisconsin, while doing something exceptional for children. Experience in project-based learning (e.g., expeditionary learning) a plus but not required. However, being committed to learning the Expeditionary Learning model and implementing it with fidelity is required. This team member will help establish a professional culture at One City where teachers are trained to fluently use evidence,
creativity and data (RTI) to inform their instruction. In doing so, they must have a deep passion for coaching and preparing educators to effectively teach children in one of the most unique and transformational public schools in Wisconsin. They must also be effective at teaching teachers, young children, and collaborating with a dynamic school leadership team, other team members, parents, service providers, volunteers and partners.

One City Schools is a Wisconsin-based nonprofit organization that provides high quality educational opportunities for young children. Our mission is to prepare young children for success in school and life and ensure they are on track to succeed in a rigorous educational program in high school. Our vision is of a Greater Madison community where there are no persistent achievement and opportunity gaps, and where all children are prepared to contribute and succeed as adults. More importantly, we aim to partner with families and the broader community to cultivate children who become free,
global and deep thinkers, curious learners, effective problem solvers, humanitarians, happy people and young people who care about the world around them. One City Expeditionary School (OCES) is a unique, two-generation public school, authorized by the University of Wisconsin
System Board of Regents, that provides a tuition-free education to children in grades 4K through Grade 1 in South Madison and works directly with families to ensure children are learning, inspired and making solid progress (Note: We will add a minimum of one grade per year until we reach grade 6). We also have a longer school year (219 days vs 180 days in
traditional public schools) and a longer school day (8:15am to 5pm daily, including 90-minute co-curricular learning academies in Sports, Fitness, STEM and Creative and Performing Arts. OCES is also an EL Education Network School, offering the highly regarded Expeditionary Learning curriculum in
kindergarten and first grade (and eventually through grade 6). Our 4K program is built exclusively around the AnjiPlay program from Anji, China. AnjiPlay will also serve as a supplement to children in Kindergarten and above as well.

The Elementary School Instructional Coach is a critical lever in improving student achievement. The role of the coach is to build teacher capacity and their understanding of instructional practices as related to the EL Education and Eureka curriculum that we use, as well as the deep integration of STEM learning at One City and data-informed instruction. The Instructional Coach is a learner who models continuous improvement, lifelong learning, and goes above and beyond to ensure student success. They promote reflection, provide guidance and structure where needed, and focus on strengths,
collaboration and common issues of concern. They are responsible for ensuring high-quality instruction in classrooms through modeling, co-planning, co-teaching and providing feedback to teachers. They also engage in significant professional  development with our partners at EL Education (Expeditionary Learning) and Eureka Math, and work in partnership withour school principal and partners to organize professional development for our staff.
The Instructional Coach will demonstrate and model a passion for great teaching in an urban school that serves children (and families) from diverse racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

• Assist teachers in understanding One City's mission, core values and habits of character.
• Teach/model lessons in classrooms on a daily/weekly basis, teaching lessons side-by-side with teachers, when
• Provide guidance, direction and coordination for implementing and utilizing the core practices of EL Education,
Eureka Math, data-analysis/data-informed instruction, and varied assessments.
• Assist teachers with resources, materials, tools, information, etc. to support classroom instruction and planning,
including new resources.
• Assist teachers with planning and pacing of lessons, the development of differentiated lessons, and the selection of
best practices to meet the needs of their students.
• Facilitate mutual problem solving to assist teachers in implementing and mastering new teaching practices and
rigorous curriculum models, EL Education.
• Work with our Principal to organize One City's annual New Teacher Induction, Orientation and Training Program.
• Assist teachers with resources, materials, tools, information, etc. to support classroom instruction and planning,
including new resources.
• Support teachers and administrators in using data to improve instruction on all levels.
• Assist teachers with planning and pacing of lessons, the development of differentiated lessons, and the selection of
best practices to meet the needs of their students.
• Support teachers by helping with the ―strategic how of teaching -- share multiple instructional
strategies/processes with teachers during planning times, including coaching cycles.
• Informally observe (non-evaluative) lessons and provide feedback for a teacher’s professional growth and
students’ success.
• Develop staff members’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors through a variety of professional development
targeted topics and designs, based on an evaluation of student needs and assessment data.
• Develop coaching plans for teachers to ensure student improvement.
• Contribute to the development of systems and structures to improve teacher practice within schools.
• Provide technical support to collaborative teams within buildings.
• Implement other approved instructional coaching strategies.
• Demonstrate the ability to build an effective learning community.
• Submit a weekly coaching log and any pertinent data requests/coaching documentation.
• Build and maintain strong relationships with our instructional, student support, and school leadership teams.
• Attend Professional Development with One City's education partners, as necessary

• Strong commitment to the mission, vision, goals and objectives of One City, and to working to with young children
from diverse racial/cultural populations and their families.
• Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years teaching experiences in a PK to grade 6 school setting, required.
• Master’s Degree in curriculum and instruction and educational leadership preferred but not required.
• Valid Wisconsin Teaching License, or eligibly for license.
• Knowledge of and experience with student-centered curriculum, instruction and assessment
• Success working in an urban setting with students from diverse racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
• Excellent judgment, growth mindset, communication and creative problem-solving skills.
• Energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive.
• Understands challenges and opportunities in a start-up public charter school environment
• Ability to regularly and routinely lift and push at least 50 pounds.
• Completion of a background check required.


One City offers market competitive salaries and wages with comprehensive health benefits to all full-time employees.
Compensation will be consistent with One City’s approved compensation plan as stipulated by the Board of Directors.
Benefits include:
• Generous time-off program, including 18 Days of PTO and holidays, including spring break and winter break (same
dates as the Madison Metropolitan School District)
• Comprehensive health benefits (medical, dental and vision)
• Comprehensive professional development in student-driven, project-based learning models
• 401K with employer match of 5.9%
• Voluntary Benefits (Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, etc.)
• Your age-eligible children automatically admitted to One City Expeditionary School
• 25% off tuition for first child enrolled in our Junior Preschool (ages 1 to 3); 10% off for 2nd child
• Family Perks Discount Program (
• Life Insurance and Long-term Disability
• Investment in Professional Growth and Development
• Employee Assistant Plan 

Compensation will be consistent with One City’s approved compensation plan as stipulated by the Board of Directors.

One City is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all team members and
applicants, and to maintaining a work environment in which everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

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