Elementary Special Education Teacher Coach
Academy for Urban School Leadership - Chicago, IL

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AUSL is a nonprofit school management organization partnering with Chicago Public Schools, and currently manages a network of 19 schools. At AUSL, it is our mission to improve student achievement in Chicago’s high-poverty, chronically failing schools through our disciplined transformation process. For more information about AUSL, go to www.ausl-chicago.org .
The Elementary Special Education Teacher Coach will provide outstanding, individualized coaching and professional development to the dedicated special education teachers and case managers in AUSL elementary turnaround schools. Coaches work closely with teachers to deepen the teachers' repertoire of classroom strategies, understanding and implementation of special education laws and practices, and using student data to drive differentiated instruction to bring relentless focus to accelerating student learning, especially in the areas of literacy and critical thinking. The Coach will also collaborate with other AUSL coaches to develop and deliver professional development to teachers across AUSL's network, and to participate in recruitment and other network-wide initiatives. All candidates must possess a commitment to deep levels of educational change and reform, resilience of spirit, and an earnest respect and fondness for the children of our schools. Responsibilities
Provide real-time classroom coaching and outstanding, individualized professional development to special education teachers.
Use a repertoire of strategies for adult learners including real-time, side-by-side classroom coaching, co-planning and co-teaching of lessons, modeling of best practice strategies, analysis of student work, IEP consultation, and classroom observation & feedback.
Implement the AUSL coaching model, which is active, transparent, collaborative, and highly accountable.
Collaborate with administrators and teachers to establish teacher performance goals and coach teachers as necessary to meet those goals.
With the AUSL Elementary Curriculum Director, complete projects related to the implementation of high-quality curricular initiatives at individual schools or across the AUSL elementary school network.
Demonstrate commitment to increasing student achievement with data-driven instruction by managing and supporting school-based teachers and administrators.
Collaborate in the design and delivery of Summer Turnaround Training teacher workshops, as well as school- and network-based professional development throughout the school year.
Monitor student assessment data and create reports.
Collaborate and support case managers in first year turnarounds with IEP writing, scheduling, and other case management duties as needed.

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AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership), created in 2001, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve student achievement in...