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Consulting Teacher (Middle Talent Pool)

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This is a full-time, PFT-represented role.  The salary scale is the same as our Teacher salary scale, and these roles are eligible for prior experience.  Information on the salary ranges can be found here: https://jobs.philasd.org/opportunities/teachers/salary-schedule/

Please note this position will be posted until April 16, 2023.

Job Summary

Support the Professional Growth System in observing, intervening, planning and implementing the PAR process. Consulting Teachers will be responsible for supporting new teachers and the identified tenured teachers through a variety of instructional strategies to enhance their teaching skills.  The Consulting Teacher will help in the development of specific teacher assistance plans, and make recommendations for retention to be reviewed by the PAR Panel. They will provide regular status reports and create written documents to indicate the progress of their assigned caseload of teachers.  Duties include utilizing the District’s teaching standards, instructional models and assessments; assisting in the development  of plans for adult learners to enhance teaching; observing and coaching of effective teaching practices for new and tenured teachers; monitoring progress and making changes based on the specific needs of the participating teacher. This role will involve significant interaction and communication with the teachers, principals and the PAR Panel.

Essential Functions

 

  • Plans and implements an intensive program of intervention and support for the participating teachers which includes observations, ongoing communication with teacher, demonstration lessons, modeling, co-teaching and a variety of instructional strategies to enhance teaching skills of participating teachers in the PAR program.
  • Analyzes and diagnoses teacher specific needs, designs a teacher specific assistance plan.
  • Assists teachers with data analysis, and implementation of the District’s curriculum.
  • Uses technology to access web-based data, and provides suggested resources for participating teachers.
  • Creates a supportive, collegial and confidential environment.
  • Participates in professional development and educational training opportunities.
  • Prepares and submits regular written documentation such as progress/status reports, final summative reports and other narratives.
  • Monitors and records progress of participating teacher in the PAR program and makes recommendation for retention to the PAR Pair for participating teachers.
  • Prepares and presents accumulated data and documentation to support the recommendation to the PAR panel.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree program at an accredited college or university in an educational discipline.
  • Five years of full-time, paid, appointed classroom teaching experience.

Certificates/Licenses

Valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Instructional II certificate in the appropriate subject area.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of:
  • Cognitive coaching model.
  • Current research in educational methodology and pedagogy.
  • Principles and practices of sound classroom management and engagement strategies.
  • Processes for aligning instruction with content.
  • Stages of teacher development.
  • Adult learner strategies and techniques.
  • Contractual provisions of the Peer Assistance Review (PAR) program.
  • SDP Teaching Standards.
  • SDP curriculum and assessments at the elementary, middle and/or high school level(s)
  • Learning methods and educational best practices.

           

  • Demonstrated skill in:
  •   Successfully implementing the cognitive coaching model.
  •   Providing feedback and coaching.
  •   Presenting information and making sound and well supported recommendations.
  •   Exercising appropriate leadership behavior to enhance and promote change.
  •   Delivering outstanding classroom teaching in alignment with SDP Teaching Standards.
  •   Using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Powerpoint) and Google Apps (Drive, Docs, Slides, etc)
  • Demonstrated ability to:
  • Communicate in a clear and concise manner both orally and in writing.
  • Create and execute comprehensive plans.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Use data and the classroom experience to make informed and objective decisions.
  • Create comprehensive analyses and reports.
  • Monitor, record and make timely and appropriate adjustments when required.
  • Organize and manage resources, schedules and caseload.

 

Term:

Consulting Teachers shall have terms of no more than six (6) years.  A Consulting Teacher who has completed a term must return to the classroom for a minimum of two (2) years before re-applying for the PAR program.

 

Disclaimer

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.

 

Nondiscrimination

The School District of Philadelphia provides to all persons equal access to all categories of employment in this District, regardless of race, color, age, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin or handicap/disability, gender identity, or genetic information. Please refer to Board Policy 104 for further information regarding the District's commitment to Nondiscrimination in Employment Practices.

*Additional Application Materials Required*

Please carefully follow the directions below to submit your attachements:

The materials listed below should be attached to the first two sections of the application - Resume Upload and File Attachments.  You may want to copy/paste the information below into a separate document or keep this window open in a separate tab to reference while you complete your application.

 

1) Provide a resume, and a cover letter that describes your interest in this role.

2) Provide three reference letters, one from each of the following: a current colleague, your current principal, your school's current PFT representative.

3) All reference letters must be provided from current colleagues, building representatives, and principals.

4) If you are applying from an SDP school without a current PFT building representative, provide a reference from a building committee member. If you are applying from an external school or organization, please provide an additional colleague letter.

5) All reference letters must be dated within one year of submission.

6) All reference letters must be signed in one of the following ways:

- Physical signature on the letter, scanned, and uploaded

- Real signature added to a PDF using the "fill and sign" option

- Official "e-signature" through the Adobe PDF program

- If you are unable to obtain one of the above signature options, the recommender can send you an email from an official school email address with the phrase "I have submitted a letter of reference on behalf of [applicant name]. This message serves as my signature." Then, save that email as a document and upload with your letter.

- Letters with a script font as the signature and unsigned letters will not be accepted.

 

*Letters that do not meet the above criteria will result in the candidate's ineligibility to move forward in the application process.*

If you have any questions or have any issues meeting these requirements please reach out to Starr McGuinn, smcguinn@philasd.org

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