Valor Collegiate Academies is hiring an exceptional STEM Instructional Coach who is excited to share our mission of academic excellence and empowering scholars to live inspired and purposeful lives.
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.
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. This leadership 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.
Teacher Coaching & Curriculum Design
Collaborate with academic leaders and school leaders on the design and implementation of a rigorous, college preparatory Math and Science curriculum.
Support the design and implementation of Math RTI (Response to Intervention) curriculum to ensure high-need students are on track to meet proficiency standards.
Observe teachers’ instruction and lead weekly individual coaching meetings to ensure teachers meet ambitious assessment goals on various standardized tests (i.e. AP Exams, end of course examinations, ACT).
Coach and meet regularly with specific grade level and content teams.
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
Collaborate with all instructional coaches to share and discuss school and network-wide initiatives, while addressing the short and long term goals within the coaching role.
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 in parent engagement and communication, including home visits, parent calls, and conference events.
Participate as a key member of the high school hiring 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
Work closely with families and students in need of additional academic support
Attend family meetings, orientation, and other school events
Lead and attend faculty Circle once a week
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:
A Bachelor’s in Education or subject area of interest (master’s degree preferred but not required).
Experience teaching high school physics, high school biology, high school mathematics, or high school chemistry required.
An active TN teaching license in Secondary Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics preferred.
A proven track record of significant achievement in the classroom based on results from rigorous summative assessments or growth assessments in a STEM content area either at the middle school or high school grade level.
Demonstrate content expertise in Secondary Mathematics and Sciences. Candidates that are not currently licensed in Secondary Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics may be required to pass the Secondary Mathematics Praxis assessment and/or AP Exams in Calculus AB, AP Biology or AP Physics to demonstrate content knowledge.
Proven ability in using student-level data to guide instructional decisions.
Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom and/or previous leadership position.
Grit and perseverance to work within a fast-paced, start-up environment.
Commitment to use data and technology to personalize learning for both adults and scholars.
Commitment and enthusiasm for working with an ethnically & economically diverse student body.
Ability to model, live, and reinforce the school’s core values inside and outside the classroom with colleagues, scholars, parents, and the larger community.
Optimism, resiliency, curiosity, a sense of humor, and a burning passion for personal growth and student success.
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.