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Academic Coach (Math, High School)

Central Administration
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Job Summary

The role of the Academic Coach is to support the use of effective instructional practices in the area of High School and to serve as a liaison between the district and school staff to promote improved student achievement in high schools.

Essential Functions

  • Provide support to teachers in the implementation of the high school instructional components of the curriculum
  • Support the school's leadership team in monitoring the implementation of actions and strategies included in the School Improvement Plan for the purpose of assisting the school in meeting the identified goals
  • Teach model lessons for teachers in order to demonstrate effective instructional practices
  • Work closely with the High School Lead and Principal in planning, implementing, and assessing reform efforts at the school for the purpose of creating a learning environment that supports academic achievement for all students
  • Work with the school's leadership team to plan, develop, and implement a staff learning plan that addresses professional learning needs
  • Assist in the school improvement planning and implementation process
  • Work collaboratively with the District Offices to support district initiatives

Other Functions

  • Attend professional development led by the Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Office of Teaching and Learning, and other offices (as directed)

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Three years of full-time, paid, professional experience in teaching
  • All work experience related to the position must be included on the resume


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated knowledge of:

  • PA Core State Standards, including the instructional shifts and their implications for instruction
  • effective lesson and unit planning
  • the principles, and methods of education
  • research related to the field of education
  • the principles of adult learning
  • best practices for coaching teachers and school leaders

Demonstrated ability to:

  • provide feedback on teaching practice in alignment with Danielson Framework for Teaching
  • develop and facilitate professional learning for school staff that is based on the tenets of impactful adult learning
  • communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


  • Valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania instructional certificate

This is a 10-month, PFT-represented position. The salary grade for this role is 0202.

DISCLAIMER: Interviews may be conducted to determine how well a candidate meets the established criteria. Please note that not all qualified candidates may be selected for an interview. Additional factors, including, but not limited to, disciplinary action, ability to follow directions, punctuality, and professional conduct will be considered in the evaluation process.

The selection process for this roles consists of a performance task and in-person interview. Only candidates who successfully pass the performance task will be invited to interview.

The selected candidate must have no pending disciplinary action or anecdotal record on file and have not been subject to any disciplinary action within the past eighteen (18) months. In addition, the candidate must have an excellent record of attendance and punctuality during the last three (3) years (defined as no more than eighteen (18) occasions of lateness or absence for personal illness within this period of time with the exception of one extended long-term absence)

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