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Explore! Community School

Instructional Coach (2020-21 School Year)

Explore! Community School


Job Summary

Department: Instruction

Supervisor: Principal

Type: Full Time; 12 month


In accordance with the Explore! Community School mission and values, the Instructional Coach is a master teacher with broad knowledge and deep experience in quality instruction and progressive classroom culture as well as a sense of urgency around student achievement results and a commitment to our Core Values. As a member of the instructional leadership team, s/he will work closely with the principal and assistant principal to implement and contribute to the continual improvement of Explore’s model of progressive teaching and learning.

Check out this video to learn more about our school and culture!

Job Responsibilities


  • Develop and support teachers in implementing Responsive Classroom and developing well-managed classroom cultures that are respectful, focused, and aligned with Explore’s Core Values
  • Use student achievement data and student work to drive instructional improvement and decisions to help teachers achieve learning goals
  • Develop teachers through collaborative coaching with a focus on planning, in-class modeling, and
  • Collaborate with team members in student supports, interventionists, social-emotional supports, and culture to ensure that teachers are integrating student academic and social-emotional supports into their instruction
  • Support the school to ensure effective implementation of logistics necessary for running a well-functioning school, such as scheduling, test administration, learning exhibitions, and other events that impact teaching and learning
  • Design and facilitate professional development sessions during summer in-service, Friday teacher development time, and staff planning days



  • Commitment to Explore! Community Schools mission, values, and educational model           
  • Bachelor’s required, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Demonstrated success in delivering quality instruction and developing a strong, positive classroom culture
  • Possess skills with data analysis and intentionally responds to data in order to drive student results
  • Strong content knowledge and knowledge of pedagogical approaches used in Project Based and/or experiential Learning
  • Ability to build strong, trusting relationships with colleagues while holding them accountable for results
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Possess an active State of TN Teaching Certification
  • Maintain emotional constancy in high stress situations
  • Eagerness to initiate new projects, take on additional responsibilities, and learn new skills
  • Additional skills that enhance staff and students’ academic experience (e.g. multi-lingual, musician, carpentry, knock-knock jokes, etc.) highly sought

Additional Information


Salary is competitive and commensurate based on experience. Compensation at Explore includes a comprehensive benefits package.

How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: February 28, 2020
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Education