Strake Jesuit is currently seeking qualified applicants for the full-time faculty position of Instructional Coach.
This creative, flexible, innovative educational leader supports faculty with instructional coaching of effective instructional practices to enhance student learning and to further the mission of the school. Working at the direction of the AP for Academics and AP for Formation, the Instructional Coach provides guidance, training, coaching, and support in a variety of settings including one-on-one meetings, small groups, workshops, and faculty meetings. The Instructional Coach promotes the Jesuit educational mission through the particular style and process of teaching of Ignatian Pedagogy. The Instructional Coach helps teachers understand and grow in the Ignatian principles guiding Jesuit education and helps make these principles practically applied to everyday classroom instruction. The Instructional Coach further assists faculty in designing effective lessons and assessments, aligning lesson plans to outcomes, promoting classroom best practices, learning effective teaching strategies, developing as an Ignatian educator, and implementing Ignatian Pedagogy in the classroom. The Instructional Coach also assists in the training of Department Chairs and other faculty members as instructional leaders to become exemplary coaches of teachers, participates in the formal teacher evaluation process through observations and follow-up conversations with faculty members on a regular basis, assists faculty with their yearly goals, and supports faculty with suggestions and strategies to improve curriculum, instruction, assessment, and classroom management. The ideal candidate brings excellent people skills, a proven track record of instructional coaching, a knowledge, understanding, and experience with Ignatian Pedagogy and Jesuit education, and a deep understanding of instructional practice, adult learning principles, educational technology, and curriculum development. In addition to being a full-time member of the teaching faculty, duties include participation in an ongoing teacher formation program, assisting in the daily needs of the school community, and moderating or assisting in at least one extracurricular program offered by the school. The successful Instructional Coach, like all Strake Jesuit faculty, is enthusiastically committed to school life and our mission.
To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter by e-mail to email@example.com, by fax to 713-774-6427, or by mail to Strake Jesuit, Office of the Principal, 8900 Bellaire Boulevard, Houston, Texas, 77036. For questions, contact Michelle Dolar at 713-490-8224.