Elementary Teacher Coach 2023-2024

Website Libertas School of Memphis

Cultivate minds, hands, and hearts in Memphis!

Job Description: Public Montessori Teacher Coach (Elementary) | 2023-2024 School Year

Role Summary: Support Elementary teachers in implementing a public Montessori program that is aligned with state standards and requirements, results in academic growth for all students, and fulfills the mission of Libertas School

Our School: Libertas School of Memphis was founded in 2015 as the first public charter Montessori school in Tennessee. Our mission is to be a school for human flourishing: cultivating minds, hands, and hearts for lives of wonder, work, and love. We offer students a rich, rigorous, and personalized education through the teaching and learning method of Dr. Maria Montessori, liberal arts and Core Knowledge, and the best practices of high-performing schools. We foster a culture of character and excellence. And we are an attachment village between school, families, and our community. Serving nearly 500 children from birth through fifth grade in multi-age classrooms, our proven model is recognized and lauded for academic success, student growth, proactive and restorative discipline practices, family engagement, and teacher satisfaction and retention.

Measures of success

  •  Student progress through standards-aligned Montessori and Core Knowledge curriculum
  • Student growth on school metrics (e.g., phonics assessments, gradebook, NWEA MAP, TNReady, etc.)
  • Observed growth and development of supported staff
  • Satisfaction and feedback from classroom staff
  • Observations by supervisor and/or peers
  • Staff retention
  • Accurate and timely tracking of and responding to teacher and student data
  • Related indicators

Role Information

  • Full-time position. This role roughly follows the school calendar. Approximately one additional week of year-end closeout and next-year preparation responsibilities is expected in the summer, to be scheduled with the supervisor in advance.
  • Reports to: Dean of Academics
  • Supervises: Elementary lead and assistant teachers
  • Key relationships: Instructional Team, Principal, Interventionists, Dean of Students and AV Team, school-wide support leaders, and  Arete Residency staff

Key Responsibilities

  • Support Elementary (grades 1-5) classrooms in planning and implementing instruction and classroom environments that result in meeting academic goals. Take responsibility for academic outcomes of Lower Elementary classrooms, including but not limited to reading skills, homework completion, internal assessments, NWEA MAP, and TNReady
  • Monitor, communicate, and make decisions based on student and teacher data
    Conduct weekly or bi-weekly observations and debrief sessions with each classroom. Identify and prioritize areas of need/opportunity. Support staff members in professional growth
  • Play a key role on the Instructional Team, helping to monitor and revise our road map for elementary classrooms
  • In coordination Dean of Academics, support the planning and implementation of Elementary and school-wide Professional Development
  • Review and give feedback on weekly lesson plans. Support and/or co-plan when needed
  • Monitor, support, and give feedback on other schoolwide expectations, e.g. family conferences, report cards, grace and courtesy, professionalism, etc.
  • Coordinate Faculty Evaluation and PD Goals process for designated staff members
  • Serve as a model teacher in classrooms as needed
  • Track and respond to teacher and student data (lesson plan quality, timeliness, assessment results, etc.)
  • Support organization, management, and procurement of classroom materials
    Model grace & courtesy and strive for virtue
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and traits

  • Substantial effective teaching experience in Montessori classrooms and/or in public schools in underserved communities (candidates who have both types of experience are strongly preferred, but at least one type is required)
  • Owner, strategic planner, problem solver, and communicator
  • Effective experience in leading or training adults
  • Knowledge of curriculum content, academic standards, and children’s developmental needs
  • Skills in instructional practices and classroom culture for student flourishing
  • Commitment to Montessori and liberal arts
  • Willingness to serve all children, regardless of background or needs, in an inclusive and supportive setting.
  • Holds and supports high expectations for self, teachers, and students
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Love of learning. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing growth and development
  • Flexibility, initiative, and personal responsibility to work in fast-paced environment
  • Fortitude for the challenges we will face
  • Warm and firm demeanor
  • Commitment to working collaboratively and with a growth mindset
  • Gives and receives feedback in a spirit of craftsmanship
  • Bachelor’s degree and appropriate teacher credential

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Cultivate minds, hands, and hearts in Memphis!

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