STAR Academy Charter School
Instructional Coach (KK-2nd Grade)
Memphis, Tennessee // www.staracademycharter.org
The mission of STAR is to become an educational incubator that promotes innovative teaching and learning with a global perspective and to ensure the highest academic achievement in a safe and nurturing environment. Students will be creative thinkers and sustain all knowledge to be effective leaders in their communities and abroad. In 2023-2024, we will serve approximately 300 students in grades Kindergarten through Sixth.
The Instructional Coach supports teachers in developing and honing skills in Classroom Culture and Management and Instructional Planning and Delivery. The Instructional Coach’s responsibilities are significant as they play a pivotal role in guiding teachers toward success with their students. The Instructional Coach also facilitates professional learning sessions for teachers.
STAR Academy welcomes instructional leaders who are relentless in their aim to see student growth and who wants to hone their skills as effective educational leaders in the classroom. Every Star leadership role must employ a “whatever it takes” mentality and activate innovative thinking to help our teachers and students.
Below are some of the tasks required of the Lower Elementary School Instructional Coach:
Regularly observe classroom instruction of teachers and provide developmentally appropriate coaching via written and oral feedback
Assist teachers in collecting and analyzing student performance data to drive instructional decisions
Differentiate support for teachers based upon their needs
Provide lesson planning support to teachers (all subject areas, or those assigned)
Arrange opportunities for teachers to co-observe master teachers
Plan and deliver focus lessons in teachers’ classrooms to model effective practices
Communicate regularly and engage in collaboration with campus instructional leaders (Dean of Academics, Dean of Special Populations) and content leaders to align feedback and support for teachers
Facilitate professional learning sessions during the summer (orientation) and throughout the school year
Work collaboratively with campus leadership to develop targeted growth plans for teachers
Track teacher development and observations efficiently
Additional duties as assigned
Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible
Demonstrate knowledge, and support of school’s mission, values, standards, policies and procedures
Ensure compliance with all state and federal laws, local board policies, and administrative guidelines
Conduct self in a professional manner at all times
Communicate effectively and appropriately with others
Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree, preferred
Valid Tennessee teacher certification
At least three years of teaching experience; early elementary, preferred
Outstanding record of student achievement
Strong knowledge of contributing factors that lead to an effective teacher
Experience with teacher supervision (as grade team lead, department head, mentor, or coach)
Experience planning and delivering workshops to adults
Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.