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Instructional Coach - Special Education (Far Northeast)

KIPP Colorado Schools
Denver, CO
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
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**Candidates must hold a Colorado Teaching License with a Special Education endorsement**

About the Role: In support of the mission and vision of KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy, the Instructional Coach is responsible for overseeing curriculum and instruction in one academic department performing instructional coaching and supervision of a cohort of four to five teachers, planning and facilitating professional development, and performing school administrative responsibilities and duties as a member of the School Leadership Team. Additionally, the Instructional Coach will be responsible for some teaching duties. The Instructional Coach will bring a strong focus on student success and will be able to drive results and continuous improvement toward the school mission, vision, and priorities.

About KIPP Colorado: KIPP Colorado Schools is part of the national KIPP network of tuition-free, open-enrollment college-preparatory public charter schools dedicated to preparing students from underserved communities for success in college and life. We are a network of six high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools that educate students from ECE through 12th grade. We currently serve two communities within Denver; the Northeast and Southwest. Both communities serve students in elementary, middle, and high school. 

Our Vision:  Every child grows up free to create the future they want for themselves and their communities.

Our Mission:Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose —college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.

Job Description

Job Responsibilities 

 Leadership and Management

  • Serve on the School Leadership Team

  • Partner with the Principal and Assistant Principal to set school-wide vision and priorities

  • Partner with the Principal and Assistant Principal to plan and implement professional development

  • Lead and manage a content team, engaging in data analysis, and providing professional development opportunities for teachers

  • Provide content-specific and school-wide instructional professional development

  • Hold coaches accountable for school-wide professional and instructional norms

 Instructional Coaching

  • Provide Instructional Coaching to a team of 4-5 teachers across 1-2 content teams

  • Evaluate a team of 4-5 teachers twice a year using the KIPP Colorado Instructional Rubric

  • Conduct weekly O3’s (one-on-one meetings) with 4-5 teachers focused on data analysis, lesson execution, planning, and classroom management

  • Support the development of teacher-driven professional goals through a regular observation process that follows a two-week cycle of twenty to thirty-minute formal observations followed by a debrief and action planning conference for each observation

  • Provide daily to weekly classroom mini-observations and informal feedback, frequency to be determined by Instructional Coach as is appropriate to the teacher’s development

School Administrative Duties

  • Supervise school-wide and grade level rituals that are relevant to the goals at KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy.
  • Provide Tier One management support for teachers as needed

Additional Responsibilities

  • Manage and support staff with caseload (IEPs)
  • Support students and families as needed

  • Bachelors degree required

  • *Must be Special Ed. certified*
  • At least 4 years of teaching experience and a strong record of helping underserved students achieve academic success

  • Significant experience with curriculum development and instructional methodology

  • Past experience leading adults in a school environment

  • Flexibility and willingness to actively participate in school community including, but not limited to: teaching electives and tutoring students, chaperoning overnight school trips, working with parents and families

  • Outstanding organizational skills and high attention to detail; outstanding written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to manage the ambiguity and multiple priorities inherent in an entrepreneurial environment

  • Proactive problem solver who demonstrates initiative and teamwork

  • Strong work ethic coupled with an enthusiastic and passionate approach to one’s work

  • Commitment to the belief that all students can learn and to the mission of educational equity

Additional Information

 Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary will begin at $56,000 and is commensurate with experience.

  • Benefits package including medical, dental, and vision

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Participation in PERA

  • Paid family or medical leave of absence

  • Paid time off

  • Relocation reimbursement (when applicable)

  • Wellness reimbursement

  • Voluntary employee, spousal, and child life insurance

  • Voluntary long term disability insurance

  • Voluntary short term disability insurance

  • Optional 401(k)

  • Optional Basic Life and AD&D Insurance

  • All staff members are issued a laptop computer and cell phone.

  • Numerous professional growth and leadership opportunities within KIPP Colorado Schools.

KIPP Colorado Schools is dedicated to equal employment opportunities and fair labor practices. KIPP Colorado Schools, KIPP Denver Collegiate High School, KIPP Northeast Denver Middle School, KIPP Northeast Elementary, KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy, KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy and KIPP Sunshine Peak Elementary provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications, and the ability to perform a job without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religious creed, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, legally protected medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, or on any other basis made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. It is our policy to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment or bias based upon these grounds.

KIPP Colorado Schools


Denver, CO