Job Vacancy Special Education Instructional Coach Delaware Department of Education

Job title: Special Education Instructional Coach

Company: Delaware Department of Education

Job description: APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Qualified applicants must complete an online teaching application and attach a letter of interest, resume, recent evaluations and/or student teaching evaluations, transcripts, and license/certification by October 29, 2021. Previous submissions will not automatically flow to this posting. In order to be considered for this position, you must apply specifically for the Job ID listed for this position.

Salary: Teacher salary schedule based on experience and degree. Salary Schedule can be found on the districts website:


  • Must hold or be eligible for State of Delaware Certification
  • Five or more years successful teaching experience
  • Certification in Special Education
  • Five or more years successful teaching experience with special needs students
  • Experience developing and delivering various professional development i.e. seminars, workshops, facilitated work sessions, small groups, one on one coaching, and modeling lessons
  • Ability to collaborate with staff and administrators
  • Ability to assess training needs and work with individual teachers or teams of teachers to provide support, coaching, and feedback through reflective dialogue
  • Demonstrated experience implementing systematic instructional strategies for use with students with learning disabilities, other health impairments and/or mild cognitive delays
  • Knowledge of the curriculum, pacing guides, and instructional materials
  • Knowledge of pedagogy and content
  • Knowledge of strategies to increase student engagement
  • Knowledge of the implementation of the Response to Intervention for academics and behavior and the ability to communicate this process with staff
  • Knowledge of instructional differentiation strategies
  • Knowledge of Common Core and Data Driven Decision Making
  • Implement state-wide initiatives through training /coaching
  • Familiarity and/or Implementation with District initiatives
  • Understand and can apply concepts of adult learning and motivation
  • Experience with school improvement planning process
  • Proficient in the use of instructional technology
  • Demonstrated engagement in on-going professional growth activities
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Must be able to stand and work continuously for a minimum of 4 hours per workday.
  • Minimum lifting requirements- 50 pounds (with assistance).
  • Must be able to use arms and hands without restrictions to accommodate the physical, mobility, and ambulatory needs of students


The Instructional Coach (IC) works closely with administration to ensure effective instruction in all classrooms. The IC drives a culture of instructional excellence through teacher support and training. The IC coaches, teaches, supports coaching initiatives, designs and presents professional development, supports curricular initiatives, and works closely with the Principal to maximize teacher performance. The IC’s success is ultimately determined by teachers’ ability to drive high-level student achievement.


  • Use best practices for coaching/modeling or observing in a formative way and providing feedback through reflective dialogue for teachers district-wide
  • Analyze school level, grade level, and classroom data in order to identify strengths and weaknesses and plan targeted support to improve teacher quality and effectiveness
  • Collaborative with building administrators to establish coaching priorities and support district PD initiatives
  • Collaborate with teachers in their Professional Learning Communities to review data and reflect on instruction as it relates to students with disabilities
  • Collaborate with Curriculum Specialists to stay abreast of District Curricular initiatives and/or changes
  • Facilitate small group learning of new content, pedagogy, and instructional strategies
  • Serve as a member of the AT Task Force and State Level Cadre
  • Assist principal with planning & implementing building level professional development as identified in the SSP plan
  • Review data to establish special education coaching priorities
  • Collaborate with Curriculum Specialists to stay abreast of District Curricular initiatives and/or changes
  • Serve as a member of the School Success Team
  • Assist the Special Services Department with planning & implementing building level and district-wide professional development
  • Maintain accurate records of training activities and coaching sessions in Data Service Center
  • Demonstrate model lessons
  • Ability to attend state-wide content meetings
  • Ability to work evening and summer hours (Compensated)
  • Lead or facilitate lesson studies and/or book studies
  • Broker resources to support professional growth
  • Other duties as assigned

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position


Human Resources Office

600 North Lombard Street

Wilmington, DE 19801

PH: 302/552-2606 s FX: 302/552-2651

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Employment is conditional upon receipt of an acceptable criminal background report, a negative pre-employment drug screening and a child abuse registry check showing you are not on the registry at any level

The Christina School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, or any other categories protected by federal, state, or local law. Inquiries regarding compliance with the above may be directed to the Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator, Christina School District, 600 North Lombard Street, Wilmington, DE 19801; Telephone: (302) 552-2600.

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Location: USA

Job date: Sun, 08 May 2022 04:38:23 GMT

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