Mathematics Coach

Bridgeville, DE 19933, US
May 16, 2018
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Description of Position:

The Middle School Mathematics Coach designs and implements comprehensive, school-based professional learning, mentoring, and instructional support to teachers. The Middle School Mathematics coach provides guidance on the implementation of district adopted and standards-based curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional learning within his/her assigned school. The scope of work will require coordination and collaboration with the Department of Education and with district and school personnel.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Communicate CCSS Mathematics Content Standards, learning outcomes, and Standards for Mathematical Practice to the school staff through leading job-embedded professional learning
  • Assist the school/district with the implementation of district adopted high quality materials and the creation of high quality unit/curriculum development
  • Share strategies that support the implementation of the CCSS-Math Content Standards and the Standards for Mathematical Practices
  • Share strategies that support student's critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving acumen during mathematics instruction, and strategies to support teacher instruction for student engagement leading to understanding of mathematics
  • Assist with the development of strategies to increase mathematics achievement for all student groups working with PLCs and building leaders to address issues of equity and access
  • Assist teachers with the analysis of student achievement data and help teachers adjust instruction based on the results
  • Plan and deliver mathematics professional learning for mathematics teachers and co-teachers, including addressing differentiation of instruction
  • Work collaboratively with school-based administration to implement the elements from the school strategic and/or professional learning plan applicable to increasing student mathematics performance
  • Assist teachers to accelerate students who are performing below grade level by providing guidance on intervention and remediation
  • Mentor novice mathematics teachers, including strategies such as modeling and co-teaching
  • Build and share high quality professional learning to support the skillful use of high quality instructional materials
  • Receive professional learning and engage in reflection and data review with the DDOE Education Associates (one day per week)
  • Gather data and share evidence of impact of the above activities on teacher practice and student learning in the assigned school
  • Be an active and contributing member of the Delaware Math Cadre which may include designing presentations and planning learning sessions for the cadre members

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

Education :
  • Master's Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Concentration in curriculum, instruction, administration/leadership, mathematics education/leadership, and/or professional development; certification in secondary mathematics education preferred
  • Hold a (or be eligible for) Delaware Educator Licensure and Certification as a Middle Level Mathematics Teacher or Secondary Mathematics Teacher

Experience :
  • Minimum of three years successful mathematics teaching in a middle or high school classroom or similar experience
  • Firm knowledge of Delaware State Standards for Mathematics
  • Preferred experience with supporting teachers in a mentoring or coaching capacity
  • Preferred experience with leading teacher professional learning
  • Knowledge of national and international models of successful mathematics curricula
  • Leadership experience with successful K-12 mathematics reform initiatives at the school, district, and/or statewide level

  • Knowledge and skills in best practices of professional learning for adult learners
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Performs responsibilities with minimal supervision
  • Capable of setting priorities and working in collaboration with others
  • Capable of setting priorities and working under pressure
  • Be able to proactively problem-solve with professionalism
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with staff in a professional, tactful, and congenial manner
  • Exercise discretion and confidentiality appropriately


Salary will be computed in accordance with the educational level and work experience of the individual selected and in accordance with salary schedules for employees of the district.

Additional Comments:

Position dependent upon state funding.

The Woodbridge School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment or educational programs, services, or activities, based on race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap, in accordance with State and Federal Laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Start Date: 8/20/18

Duty Days: 188

Reports To: District Supervisor

Salary Range: From/To: Based upon level of education and years of related, full-time experience.

A person may not be employed by a public school employer in any position requiring licensure and certification if the person does not meet licensure and certification requirements established under Chapter 12 of [Title 14 of the Delaware Code]..., except pursuant to a license extension and/or emergency certificate issued pursuant to Chapter 12. See 14 Del. C.§ 1313.

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