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Math Coach 

About the Organization Founded as a preschool in 1953, the Children's Guild has transformed into a national leader, recognized for creating innovative educational, child welfare and behavioral health models that produce positive outcomes for children, youth, and families. Today, the Children's Guild is among the most experienced child serving organizations in the Greater Baltimore/Washington region. Each year, the agency's continuum of care and its 300+ professional staff help thousands of youth and their families achieve resiliency, dignity, and self-sufficiency. We operate therapeutic group homes, a treatment foster care program, and family help center located in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County and Prince George County. We also service students in our nonpublic special education programs in Baltimore City and Prince George's County. The Children's Guild also operates public charter schools located in Anne Arundel and Baltimore City and will open our first DC charter school in September, 2015. We invite you to be part of our innovative team.
Location The Children's Guild- DC Public Charter School  

Instructional Specialist for Mathematics

Role Description:

Working closely with the Chief Academic Officer, the math coach will provide leadership to the DC charter operated by the Children's Guild in the development of curricula, instructional techniques, and faculty development within the math content area. The specialist serves as a liaison with faculty, staff, students and administrative personnel on all matters relating to the Math Content Area. The role of the math coacht is essential to the team's overall effort to raise student achievement and school performance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the development and implementation of content area curriculum, instruction, and classroom management of materials for elementary, middle and high school students;
  • Coordinates both short and long-range planning for the improvement of the program;
  • Assists in the coordination, development and implementation of a professional development program for teachers;
  • Participates in student/teacher or parent/teacher conferences as needed;
  • Collects, analyzes, and reports school data to school and district-level administrators as requested;
  • Applies a variety of instructional theories and models, incorporating best practices, student-centered learning and differentiated instructional approaches for the success of all students;
  • Attends meetings as appropriate for district / building facilitation;
  • Actively seeks the involvement of parents in the work of schools and school improvement, and provides appropriate guidance, oversight, and monitoring of services to all students and families;
  • Observes and provides feedback to classroom teachers; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to consistently perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Successful candidates will possess the following skills/competencies:

  • Expertise in subject area - content and pedagogy;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with students, staff, parents, and community;
  • Demonstrated exemplary classroom practice as well as the ability to present demonstration lessons to classes and staff;
  • Ability to work collaboratively to improve instruction using research-based approaches;
  • Demonstrated competence in developing and leading staff development sessions for teachers, principals, and parents;
  • Knowledge of state standards and alternative modes of assessment;
  • Experience in writing curriculum framework guides or an integrated curriculum desired;
  • Ability to analyze student performance and participation data;
  • Knowledge of state standards, benchmarks and alternative assessment, PreK-12;
  • Extensive expertise in the design, implementation, and evaluation of professional development programs and initiatives;
  • Understanding and expertise in implementing accommodations and modifications;
  • Effective planning and organization skills, as well as the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines;
  • Experience working with computers and other technology; and
  • Demonstrated skill in effective human relations and in oral and written communications.

Education Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Education from an accredited college or university; and
  • Three to five years experience, at a minimum, as a Master Teacher in Content Area.

Certification Requirements:

Advanced Professional Certification for Teaching required. Administrator I certification preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KEY RESULT AREA #1 - Student Achievement

This KRA will be successfully completed when Student performance in math meets performance standards.

KEY RESULT AREA #2 - Work with Teachers

This KRA will be successfully completed when:

  1. Teachers are comfortable with data analysis,
  2. Teachers demonstrate acceptable protocols in collaborative planning,
  3. Teachers are knowledgeable about content standards,
  4. Teachers are reflective about practice..

KEY RESULT AREA #3 - Content Coherence

This KRA will be successfully completed when:

  1. The school has a clear vision around math instruction
  2. Materials of instruction are aligned to the standards
  3. Collaborative planning protocols are in place

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