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Part-time K-12 Instructional Coaching Position

  • Date Posted
    • 4.19.18
  • Organization
    • Partner Schools
  • Region
    • Mountain
  • Role
    • Instructional Coaching
  • Commitment
    • Part-Time
  • Location
    • Denver, CO

Join Our Team
“RMSEL scholars will demonstrate pride and ownership as they grow into
responsible citizens, who strive for high academic achievement and character
excellence. RMSEL staff will equip our students with tools for success in order to
make a positive impact on our local and global community. Through our actions,
our community will exemplify Expeditionary Learning.”

Part-time K-12 Instructional Coaching Position

The Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning
(RMSEL) is looking for a part-time, 3 days/week (0.60),
Instructional Coach to join our staff. This Instructional Coach
will work on a team with another part-time Instructional
Coach and the Director of Curriculum and Instruction.

RMSEL is a public, K-12 school of choice serving students
from five Denver-area school districts: Aurora, Cherry Creek,
Denver, Douglas County, and Littleton. The school, founded
in 1993, is a learning community designed around
multidisciplinary, integrated learning expeditions.
Expeditionary Learning places emphasis on high academic
achievement as well as on character development. We
believe that, given the right support and a caring and
compassionate learning environment, all students can and
want to learn. Our standards-based portfolio assessment
system makes explicit the criteria by which success can be
measured and documents the accomplishment of high
academic and character standards.

* Work with both new and veteran teachers through datadriven
coaching cycles that involve setting specific targets
for students rooted in standards/curriculum * Connect
teacher coaching plans to the RMSEL Work Plan and the
design of weekly organized professional development *
Engage in long-term expedition planning sessions with
teachers ensuring alignment to standards, compelling
topics, high quality projects, and engaging fieldwork *
Engage in daily workshop/lesson planning sessions with
teachers, ensuring the plans are of high quality * Work
collaboratively with the Director of Curriculum and
Instruction and the co-instructional coach to plan and
facilitate professional development * Meet with teachers
and teams during common planning time to collectively
discuss issues focused on: curriculum, assessment,
examination of student work, classroom instructional
practices, management in the active classroom, EL
Education Core Practices, or other teaching and learning
issues * Research educational best practices and be the
bridge of this research to classroom teachers * Be a curator
of educational tools and resources for a dynamic range of
classroom teacher strategies and disciplines * Assist with
other duties as assigned.

* Familiarity with the student-centered coaching model,
or a willingness to learn this model * Effective
communication and interpersonal skills with students,
parents, and colleagues * Knowledge of how to engage
the adult learner * Strong organizational skills *
Knowledge of Common Core State Standards and
Colorado Academic Standards * Demonstrated knowledge
of current, research-based instructional strategies and
assessment practices * Possess a Colorado Department of
Education teaching license * Preferred candidate will have
at least three years of classroom teaching experience and
familiarity with EL Education schools.

RMSEL values its team of amazing educators. Teachers at
RMSEL receive:
* A teaching and learning environment that empowers
teachers to connect content and curriculum outside of
the classroom through engaging fieldwork experiences *
The opportunity to work with a team of professional
educators that values relationships with colleagues and
students * A supportive and invested parent community *
A positive school culture tied to our mission and vision *
Professional growth opportunities, both on and off site *
A leadership team that values teachers and students * A
community that values their work, while having fun doing

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest,
resume, and 3 professional references directly to RMSEL

Please, no phone calls.

Deadline for application is Wednesday, May 2 at 4:00
p.m. or until filled.