PER SESSION VACANCY CIRCULAR (VC) NOTICE # 815: Teachers (Teaching Academy Lead Coach) - NYCTA

  • Posted Date: Jun 4, 2018 Deadline: May 31, 2019

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TEACHER - Teaching Academy Lead Coach

(Please Note: This position is for one semester with the option of returning for an additional semester pending performance and school partnership)



Various selected Teaching Academies in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island



  • NYCDOE licensed and appointed teacher with a minimum of two (2) years of teaching experience; and
  • 1+ year of experience in a teacher leadership role including, but not limited to, Mentor Teacher, Lead Teacher, Cooperating Teacher, NYC Teaching Fellow (NYCTF) Summer Staff, Peer Collaborative Teacher, Model Teacher, Master Teacher, NYC Teaching Collaborative (NYCTC) Coach.



Teaching skills:

  • Possesses deep content knowledge in assigned subject(s)
  • Demonstrates effective classroom management and creates a positive, productive classroom culture
  • Uses student data to plan effective lessons and differentiates instruction and assessment, as well as, uses a variety of effective/high quality instructional strategies
  • Has experience with backwards design framework in long term and unit planning process
  • Uses the Danielson Framework for Teaching as a tool for self-evaluation and growth


Coaching/Leadership Skills:  

  • High-energy collaborator with the drive necessary to be a key player in launching a new program
  • Has experience and success coaching/mentoring adults; knowledge of specific coaching/mentoring skills preferred.
  • Models habits of continuous improvement
  • Evidence of logical and critical thinking skills and strong written and oral communication skills
  • Possesses strong organizational and time management skills
  • Evidence of working successfully in teams or cooperative settings
  • Evidence of ability to reflect on feedback and adjust professional practice when necessary
  • Ability and willingness to learn new technology to collect data, analyze results, and plan next steps
  • Ability to build investment of people without formal supervisory relationships
  • Exemplary problem-solving skills and ability to mediate complex relationships


Program Commitment:

  • Investment in Teaching Academy (TA) model and goals
  • Investment in the success of up to 10 Collaborative Coaches (CC) and up to 10 Pre-service Teachers (PT)* at TA

*Pre-service Teachers (PT) can include, but are not limited to, teaching candidates from:

  • Teachers in training from Alternative Certification Programs such NYC Teaching Fellows, NYC Teaching Collaborative, etc
  • Student Teachers from traditional teacher preparation programs, i.e. universities



(Please Note: This position is for one semester with the option of returning for an additional semester pending performance and school partnership)


Training and Facilitation

  • Model consistent habits of continuous improvement by being open to observations and feedback and continually improving own practice as a teacher leader
  • Complete training (August 2018/January 2019)
  • Attend monthly Lead Coach professional development
  • Ensure the success of up to 10 Collaborative Coaches (CC) and up to 10 Pre-service Teachers to ensure Pre-service Teachers are making progress towards goals, including:
    • Observing Collaborative Coach modeling and feedback practices and provide ongoing support
    • Facilitating school-based training sessions for Collaborative Coaches
    • Observe trends in Pre-service Teacher performance and support Pre-service Teacher development


    Communication and Implementation

  • Serve as the liaison between the Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality (TRQ) and Teaching Academy participants
  • Serve as primary point person for Teaching Academy programmatic matters and troubleshoot as needed
  • Provide regular updates on Training Academy happenings with school administration and TRQ
  • Manage school related logistical matters, including but not limited to Pre-service Teacher attendance and Collaborative Coach per-session collection and submission


    Performance Management

  • Collect data and participate in data analysis related to Pre-service Teacher performance at school site and program-wide
  • Provide ongoing feedback about the program to TRQ
  • Implement Performance Improvement Plans for Pre-service Teachers with input from other stakeholders
  • Support Collaborative Coaches in ensuring Pre-service Teachers are making progress towards goals
  • Provide individual and/or small group remediation opportunities to Pre-service Teachers as required
  • Uphold Teaching Academy goals and expectations, including deadlines



  • Training Hours (TN)
    • Approximately 12-24 hours of training during the month of August/January
    • Approximately 2-3 hours of training each month (September-December/January-May)
  • Per-Session Hours (TR)
    • Approximately 2-3 hours each week



Per Session rates as per the UFT Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Contingent Upon Funding Availability. (UFT or relevant Union/Organization).



  1. Please Send your cover letter and resume to:
  2. In the subject heading please write: Lead Coach Position_ (Insert your school’s DBN- no parenthesis) (Insert first Initial and Last Name) (for example: Lead Coach Position_08X111_MJones)




Please forward any questions regarding this posting to

**NOTE** Hiring offer is subject to revocation according to availability of Pre-service Teachers, proximity of Teaching Academy Site to university programs, or if applicant does not demonstrate proficiency in the Teaching Academy Lead Coach skills by the conclusion of the Teaching Academy Lead Coach Training Sessions, as determined by the Office of Teacher Recruitment and Quality team. **        

Signature for Peter Ianniello

NOTE: Service exceeding the number of hours specified in Chancellor’s Regulation C-175 governing per session activities requires prior approval.  The appropriate Per Session Supervisor must make the request via the Per Session Service System and receive approval before the person can begin working in the activity. Failure to obtain a valid waiver may result in the withholding of payment for hours worked beyond the maximum.


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