General Job Description
Instructional coaches (ICs) are experienced professional educators who provide content-specific support for Breakthrough teachers throughout the summer and engage fully in the Breakthrough Fort Worth community. ICs dictate the level of academic rigor during Breakthrough’s summer program through their interactions with the teaching fellows. Exemplary ICs effectively communicate content specifics to their assigned teachers, guide the teachers through effective planning and execution, and hold both teachers and students to high expectations. Each IC will have six to seven teachers in his/her department and is expected to lead department meetings, visit classes, evaluate lesson plans and curriculum overviews, and meet individually with teachers regarding their ongoing work, all while giving constant feedback and support to their teachers. Since ICs are the only professional teachers on site, they are accountable for the quality of instruction Breakthrough students receive and are responsible for supporting Breakthrough teachers through their first teaching experience.