Instructional Coach

Palouse Prairie Charter School North Central / Lewiston Curriculum Not Applicable Full Time Posted 5M ago

About this job

The Instructional Coach position will work collaboratively with the Executive Director to successfully implement the core practices set by the EL Education model.

Palouse Prairie Charter School’s EL Education model’s definition of student achievement combines academic achievement, character, and high-quality work. We believe that academic success is built on strong character. The character qualities of compassion, respect, empathy and welcoming are shaped through challenging academic work. The Instructional Coach position will assist in the overall administration of the school that ensures Palouse Prairie is fulfilling the school’s mission and vision.

Essential Functions:

Leadership Skills:
Support the Executive Director in frequent walkthroughs and instructional observations.
Support teaching staff in meeting Palouse Prairie’s EL Work Plan goals and student learning goals.
Facilitate Professional Development along with Executive Director and EL School Designer.
Serve as the RTI coordinator.
Ensure equitable instruction is delivered in all classrooms.
Along with Executive Director and the Instructional Leadership Team, maintain a strong relationship with the EL Education network.

School/Organization Culture:
Believe in high accountability and collaboration.
Comfortable with both individual and group decision-making.
Support the Executive Director and teachers in overseeing disciplinary interventions.
Communicate and collaborate with families regarding disciplinary interventions.
Conduct formal investigations based on student, parent and adult inquiries related to school culture, discipline, and incidents.
Serve as the family outreach coordinator, including collaborating with the Parent CREW to facilitate EL 101.
Maintain systems for collecting and tracking data on school culture metrics, including discipline and attendance.

Administrative and Operational Oversight:
Collaborate with the Executive Director in the overall administration of the school with the understanding that the Executive Director has the final decision-making ability.
Work with the Executive Director in developing and supporting new staff members.
Testing coordination.
Support the Executive Director with overseeing Federal Programs.
Collaborate with the Executive Director in all organization aspects i.e. technology needs, calendar development, budgeting, planning and executing school-wide events.
Serve as the Grant Coordinator.
Support the Executive Director in other responsibilities as needed.

Master’s Degree in education.
Experience in leadership.
Effective communication and interpersonal skills with students, parents, and colleagues.
Effective and straightforward communication with the Executive Director, Instructional Leadership Team, and EL School Designer about issues and concerns.
Knowledge of how to engage the adult learner.
Strong organizational skills.
Knowledge of K-8 Idaho Core Standards.
Knowledge of current, research-based instructional strategies and assessment practices.
Preferred candidates will have at least five years of classroom experience in an EL Education school.

Palouse Prairie Charter School may be a good fit for you if you:
Flourish in a collaborative environment that deems alignment, consistency, and fidelity to programs and school design integral to school and student success.
Thrive in a diverse, intellectually challenging environment where reflection and improvement of professional practice are regarded as hallmarks of individual and group growth and development.
Believe all children - regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, or home language - can achieve at high levels, AND believe that the teacher must actively engage students to make that happen.
Have knowledge of child cognitive, social, moral and ethical development as well as different learning styles and can implement this knowledge in a caring and collaborative community.
Demonstrate competence using qualitative and quantitative data to inform instruction and to assess students' progress over time.
Have the desire to work in a non-traditional school environment.
Are passionate about what Palouse Prairie has to offer staff, students, and families.

Why Teach at Palouse Prairie Charter School?
EL Education schools were founded on the ideals of Outward Bound and organize their curriculum around rigorous, multidisciplinary learning units called expeditions. Palouse Prairie faculty enjoy a high degree of autonomy and responsibility in all aspects of the school program, including team-teaching; caring for students; developing curriculum and standards; leading students in service on and off campus; experiential methods of learning in environments outside the classroom; participating in shared decision-making; and engaging in professional development.

About Our School: PPCS, a public school chartered by the Idaho Public Charter School Commission, demonstrates 12 years of successful operation. The school serves approximately 190 students K-8. PPCS was founded by a group of parents and educators seeking a model of education with a vision of using meaningful curriculum to create individuals who take their learning into the community and make a positive difference in the world. We are located in Moscow, Idaho. PPCS is an EL Education (formerly known as Expeditionary Learning) school rooted in effective teaching and learning practices as a means to ensure that all students are provided a rigorous curriculum embedded with components of strong character and service learning. The curriculum is organized around learning expeditions where collaboration, cooperation, and teamwork are integral to the school design. Active pedagogy is supported by working with teaching partners and through a school culture that practices shared and distributive leadership, reflection, deep dialogue, meaningful social interactions and aligned professional development. Equity and high expectations for every student are fostered through inquiry and project based learning; a safe, respectful and orderly community; adventure; service learning, civic responsibility, and engagement of families in the life of the school. To learn more about the school please visit and

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FTE: .75-1.0
Placement on the Certified Staff Salary Schedule based on experience and education.
Extensive on-site professional development delivered by EL Education school designers, and opportunities for off-site professional development opportunities at EL Education Institutes, Site Seminars, and Conferences (PPCS pays for courses, airfare, lodging, substitute teacher, and daily per diem)

Pursuant to Idaho Code 33-512(15), all first time employees of Palouse Prairie Charter School (PPCS) must submit to a criminal background check. PPCS is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation in the education programs and activities it operates.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Palouse Prairie Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.