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Instructional Coach, World Language

Job Title:

World Language Instructional Coach

Grade Level/Terms of Employment:

Teacher’s Contract/10 months

FLSA Status:


Work Location:

Central Office: Curriculum and Instruction

Immediate Supervisor:

Instructional Specialist, Secondary ELA & World Languages

General Description:
In collaboration with the Instructional Specialist, Secondary ELA & World Languages, the World Language Instructional Coach is responsible for supporting the division’s K-12 World Language program initiatives. The Coach directly coaches teachers, develops division curriculum and benchmark assessments, leads professional development and learning communities, and collaborates with administrators, providing guidance and expertise in the best practices for successful language acquisition, specifically in the three modes of communication (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

●        Monitors the instructional program for World Languages and supports teachers in ensuring the alignment of their lesson plans and instruction to the appropriate Virginia Standards of Learning and the Curriculum Framework

●        Develops Integrated Performance Assessments and Rubrics for division benchmark assessment; analyzes division and school benchmark data to identify areas for improvement, establish goals, and monitor growth

●        Visits classrooms regularly to observe teachers’ instructional planning, delivery, and assessment; provides constructive feedback to teachers regarding their instruction and assists in maintaining students’ involvement in age-appropriate, student-centered learning tasks; and models planning, delivery, and assessment of instruction

●        Assists teachers in recognizing and responding to the multiple needs of diverse learners, including heritage and native speakers, emergent readers, and students with learning disabilities

●        Uses/models current technologies for instructional and learning management needs

●        Provides assistance in acquiring program materials and resources (including authentic resources, readers, classroom libraries, technology applications, etc.)

●        Develops and conducts regular professional development for World Languages and/or Secondary teachers and administrators on instructional strategies and best practices for building language proficiency

●        Provides support for the Dual Immersion Program at the elementary level and work with Dual-Language Immersion members to provide instructional resources and best practices as it pertains to World Languages

●        Participates in on-going professional development by attending workshops, lectures, and institutes on specific subjects to enhance job performance such as knowledge in language acquisition, biliteracy development, coaching skills, and young learners

●        Performs other related duties as assigned


●        Valid Virginia teaching license (Collegiate or higher) with World Languages K-12 endorsement required

●        Minimum of 5 years’ experience teaching in a K-12 public school (elementary and secondary experience a plus)

●        Native or near native proficiency in target language

●        Deep knowledge of theoretical and research-based knowledge of language acquisition and World Language Standards, specifically as they apply to young learners

●        Excellent oral and written bilingual communication skills

●        Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all community stakeholders, including teachers, students, school and division leaders

●        Highly skilled in the use of instructional materials, resources and technology

●        Ability to maintain confidential information, analyze data and to compile reports

●        Experience developing, implementing and revising World Language curriculum and assessments

●        Experience developing and/or delivering World Language teacher training

●        Experience working in a fast-paced, environment; adaptable when managing multiple, shifting priorities; comfortable with ambiguity

●        Prior leadership experience is a plus, especially in special school program