Valor Collegiate Academies is seeking an exceptional High School Instructional Coach who is excited to (1) share our mission of academic excellence and empowering scholars to live inspired and purposeful lives, and (2) willing to pursue equity through curriculum, instruction, and a strong commitment to academic support and acceleration. This is a two year leadership position designed to support our team’s efforts to accelerate our high school students’ learning during the late pandemic academic recovery period.
Valor is a charter school network currently serving 1,700 students in grades 5-11. Our high school, Valor College Prep, was founded in the 2018-2019 school year. As we’ve added one grade level each school year, our founding class of students will be graduating in the 2021-2022 school year.
As Valor is committed to providing a balanced education for our diverse student body - with academic rigor paired with comprehensive human development at the heart of our model - it is essential that our school leaders have a passion for both academic excellence and social-emotional learning. We are looking for an exceptional Instructional Coach to join our high school team. This position will play a critical role in ensuring Valor students are equipped with the skills necessary to pursue the paths of their choice - college, career, and beyond - to live inspired, opportunity-filled lives.
Partner with Valor’s CAO, school leaders, and other instructional coaches in the development and implementation of a strong high school curriculum grades 9-12
Observe teachers’ instruction and lead weekly individual coaching meetings to support them in improving their practice, supporting student growth and outcomes relative to
Create targeted, individualized coaching plans to empower teacher growth and development, as well as student outcomes on critical academic assessments (i.e. AP Exams, end of course examinations, ACT, etc.).
Meet regularly with teaching teams to intellectually prepare units and lessons.
Create and deliver professional learning sessions for teachers centered on effective teaching strategies and data analysis.
When needed, create and implement teacher development plans to support teachers with targeted growth and improvement areas
School and Network Support
With other instructional coaches, pioneer network-wide and/or content-specific academic priorities rolled out each year or by quarter.
Work as a member of the school-based leadership team to ensure effective and consistently implemented instructional and discipline-related systems and routines.
Support school culture and academic data analysis alongside the school leadership team to identify gaps in data and effectively problem solve
Collaborate with other members of the school and network team to strengthen team and individual instructional leadership
Participate as a key member of Valor’s talent team by participating in the interview and selection process of candidates.
Enforce, uphold, and exhibit school’s values, student management policies and culture
Participate in arrival duty, recess or lunch duty, and dismissal duty
Attend family meetings, orientation, and other school events
Lead and attend faculty Circle once a week
Participate as a hiring team member
CRITICAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
At Valor, we believe our diversity makes us strong and we are committed to building a team of educators with diverse experiences, backgrounds, and expertise. Candidates with the following experiences are highly encouraged to apply for this position:
You hold a Bachelor’s in Education or subject area of interest (master’s degree preferred but not required)
You have a track record of success in the classroom, as a teacher-leader, or in a previous school leadership position
You have a proven track record of high achievement in the classroom or in previous leadership positions
You have a relentless drive to develop your leadership practice and to sharpen your skills as a leader in education
You are self-aware and reflective with a strong desire to continuously grow professionally and personally
You have a growth mindset and are quick to incorporate feedback into your daily practice
You have the ability to set and reach ambitious goals, and can handle the intensity required to thrive in a high-performing school environment
You thrive on data. You can analyze qualitative and quantitative data to inform instructional decisions
You have the passion and commitment to serve an ethnically & economically diverse student body
You value and enjoy cultivating deep relationships with students, families, and faculty to create a positive school environment
You value the importance of modeling and reinforcing the school’s core values, norms, and policies
Our hiring process is both an opportunity for us to determine whether you are a good fit for Valor and an opportunity for you to decide whether Valor is the right fit for you. Here is what you can expect in the process for this role:
Phone Interview with Valor's Talent Team
Virtual Performance Task
Interview with Valor school leaders
WHO WE ARE
Founded with the mission to empower a diverse community to live inspired, purposeful lives, Valor Collegiate Academies is a network of high-performing public charter schools serving students in grades 5-12 by the 2021-2022 school year. Our scholars will graduate with academic skills, social-emotional skills, and positive character strengths that rival the outcomes of the best schools in the world.
At Valor, we believe that we can have the greatest impact on our community by committing to 4 key organizational anchors:
Top 1% Academics: We are passionate about meeting every scholar where they are – whether that is behind or above grade level – and supporting them to grow and excel. We define Top 1% Academics to mean that we strive to be in the top 5% in the State of TN for both student achievement and growth every year. All three Valor schools were recognized as Tennessee Reward Schools in the 2018-2019 school year.
Powered by Compass: We believe that in order to live inspired and purposeful lives we must focus on comprehensive human development. The Valor Compass, our nationally recognized comprehensive human development program, is designed to help scholars develop their sharp minds as they strengthen their big hearts. The Compass model is intentionally infused throughout every aspect of our school and has helped foster strong relationships between scholars, teachers, and the larger community.
Thrive in a Diverse World: Valor was founded upon the belief that having a truly diverse community of families and learners in a thoughtfully designed model allows for everyone to have a higher quality and more meaningful experience. Our scholars and staff members come from various walks of life, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and home lives from within Davidson County.
Built to Last: We believe that being built-to-last means having strong, long-term operational infrastructure. This is largely driven in part by having talented people, and keeping that talent at Valor. We believe in making the work we do sustainable, by providing our faculty high quality professional development and support.
Valor offers a competitive salary that is determined based on prior teaching and/or leadership experience.
Valor participates in Metro Nashville Public Schools’ retirement and benefits plan.
Valor Collegiate Academies is an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants of diverse backgrounds and hire without regard to color, gender, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.