Curriculum Coach

Temple Beth Shalom
Temple Beth Shalom
Employment Types:
Full-time
Locations:
Needham, MA, USA
Compensation:
70,000 – 80,000 USD per year
Posted on:
05/10/2022

OVERVIEW

The Curriculum Coach supports teachers in their work of providing an excellent educational experience for each child and family.

THE WORK

Core responsibilities include supervision, direct, in and out of classroom guidance, and supporting educators as they meet the individual learning of each child. Through personalized, one on one and small group learning, the Curriculum Coach helps to identify the needs of individual teachers and works with each to set goals. The Teacher Curriculum Coach participates in school-wide organizational tasks and initiatives and serves as a part of the TBS Children’s Center Leadership Team.

From supporting new teachers in learning best practices, knowledge, skills, and dispositions to supporting teachers in designing the learning of children with special needs, the role includes listening, modeling, and co-problem solving. Mentoring side by side in classrooms, the Curriculum Coach models best practices, knowledge, skills, and dispositions, offers supportive feedback through formal and informal observations.

WHAT MAKES YOU GREAT FOR THIS ROLE

The following statements feel like they were written to describe you:

  • You bring technical expertise in supervision. You are a good listener, have a supportive nature, and are ready to jump in where needed with a hands-on approach. You are committed to being a positive source of growth for others.
  • You intentionally invest in building relationships and take time to get to know, understand, and nurture the unique learning needs of each person. You continually support others. You are emotionally intelligent, able to recognize your own emotions and to engage with them in a healthy way, and you’re able to read the emotions of others and to respond in a way that honors where the person is and elevates the learning experience. You are flexible and adaptive, and are comfortable with discomfort. You operate with humility as you communicate and connect across lines of difference. You seek to expand your perspective and the perspectives of others.
  • A keen observer, you are a supportive presence in the classroom, pointing teachers to their own strengths and the children’s learning and explicitly modeling the language, behaviors, and techniques that we want resonating through the whole system. You love being in the classroom, working side by side with teachers as you guide them in teaching technique.
  • You are a lifelong learner who takes time for regular reflection and self-examination, modeling anti-bias practices and cultural sensitivity, asking for help, accepting suggestions, and offering guidance. You are a reflective learner. You are self-aware and seek to learn and refine your skill set, so you are eager for feedback and engage in your own ongoing reflective practices. You are excited to dive into the theories of adult learning and coaching. You have demonstrated supervision experience and can anticipate and create or adapt to the learning needs of a supervisee.

SCHEDULE

Full time (7:30am-3:30pm or 10am-6pm), year round, Mondays-Fridays, plus occasional Sundays and evenings

SALARY

$70,000-$80,000 based on experience.

HOW TO APPLY

Send your resume to Ellen Dietrick, Director of Early Childhood Learning, jobs@tbsneedham.org.

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