Role Synopsis 

The Instructional Coach is highly aligned with the larger school vision and mission and leads with the crucial role of developing the majority of our instructional staff. The Instructional Coach serves as part of the Instructional Team and is responsible for bringing evidence-based practices into classrooms by working with and supporting teachers and administration with the goal of building teacher capacity that increases student engagement and improves student achievement. He or she works as a colleague with classroom teachers to support and enhance student outcomes. In order to meet this purpose, the Instructional Coach will provide personalized support that is based on the goals and identified needs of individual teachers. 

The Instructional Coach reports directly to the Director of Curriculum and Instruction. 

Role Mission: The Instructional Coach increases the impact of others through the following modes: Observe and provide feedback of others, facilitate PD, supports the school’s data driven instruction plan, and partners with the school administrative team to ensure scholars achieve academic success. 

Expected Outcomes 

  1. 75% of coached teachers respond strongly agree or somewhat agree to the statements about their Instructional Coach on the monthly survey 
  2. Coached teachers demonstrate 10% increase in achievement or growth as measured by Interim Assessment.
  3. Coached teachers score an average of 4 in all domains of the TEAM evaluation rubric

Critical Competencies 

Core Value Competencies (GP core values listed first) 

  1. Responsibility – Accepts ownership for the actions and outcomes of myself and my team.
  2. Integrity – Does what is right, even when no one is watching. Earns trust and maintains confidence. Speaks plainly and truthfully.
  3. Courage – Persevere when the going gets tough. Faces the difficulty of our challenge in spite of our fear or frustration.
  4. Commitment – Does what it takes to reach my goals and be a part of the Grizzlies team. Upholds the mission and supports the team even in the face of adversity, challenge and disappointment.
  5. Excellence – When better is possible, good is not enough. Constantly strive to be the best. Embraces self-growth as the pathway to star in our role, elevate our team, and achieve our goals.
  6. Grit – Demonstrates persistence and willingness to go the distance to get something done. Works relentlessly, which often includes long hours, to accomplish goals.
  7. Efficiency – Able to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort. 
  8. Strategic Thinking/Visioning – Able to see and consistently communicate the big picture in an inspiring way.
  9. Organization and Planning – Plans, organizes and schedules in an efficient, productive manner. Focuses on key priorities. 
  10. Flexibility/Adaptability – Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Copes effectively with complexity and change. 
  11. Calm Under Pressure – Maintains stable performance when under heavy pressure or stress.
  12. Analytical Skills – Able to structure and process qualitative and quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it which inform next steps and/or action plans. 
  13. Attention to Detail – Does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project. 


Leadership  Articulate and model the school’s values to students, families, staff, district partners and the community 

Motivate and lead instructional team members to yield the highest academic performance possible from all students 

Hold high expectations for all students and team members 

Communicate regularly with the DCI and, upon request, the ED concerning student achievement, curriculum elements, professional development, and resources that teachers may need to improve their instruction

Curriculum Design  Serve as instructional leader providing inputs on effective instructional curriculum and lessons and student assessment (internal and external) 

Ensures that every facet of the instructional program is explicitly aligned with State of Tennessee and internal standards 

Alongside DCI and DoSS; evaluates, makes recommendations for purchase, distributes, and provides support for intervention materials.

Lesson Plans 

Delivery of Instruction Assessments 

Supports the DCI and, when applicable, the DoSS in ensuring that lesson plans are designed to meet the unique needs of the students in that classroom 

Learning activities in classrooms are aligned with established learning outcomes for the school, district or state 

Ensures that high quality instruction takes place from bell to bell in each classroom at Grizzlies Prep 

Ensures that all instruction at Grizzlies Prep is engaging every student and advancing learning 

Support Grizzlies Prep team members maintain a classroom culture of few to no behaviors which interrupt teaching and learning 

Lead by example; be ready to model and teach a class when needed.

Ensures that varied and multi-modal assessments are executed as scheduled and in an efficient manner which provides adult understanding of student mastery

Implement effective internal assessment systems to monitor academic progress of students throughout the year 

Support the DCI to ensure that each internal assessment is rigorous and is specifically aligned to state and internal standards 

Support the DCI to ensure that each internal assessment is rigorous and is specifically aligned to objectives taught 

Develop modes to invest students in the various assessments windows

Observation and 


Give consistent and constructive feedback to assigned cohort of teachers facilitate student growth and academic achievement 

Provide feedback re: instructional activities and practices to LT upon request

Attend, and lead upon request, data meetings, support teachers, and facilitate positive faculty dynamics

Orientation and 



Collaborates with members of the leadership team and relevant staff members in planning and implementing annual summer staff orientation 

Plan and facilitate regular 1:1 or small group meetings with cohort of teachers to discuss data, practices, and actions which lead to improved student learning

Upon request of the DCI, facilitate regular instructional staff meetings

Seek and share curriculum best practices from other schools and professional journals

Data  Implement and oversee data collection systems for compliance purposes

Analyze all internal and external assessments for LT decision making

Collaborate with DoSS and DCI concerning student achievement and student assessment


Memphis Grizzlies Prep College Preparatory Charter School Job Descriptions

Memphis Grizzlies College Preparatory Charter School 

Instructional Coach 


  • At least 3 years of K-12 teaching experience with proven academic results 
  • At least 2 years of implementing RTI2a programming 
  • Track record of managing and leading adults to achieve ambitious goals 
  • Commitment to frequently using data to inform high quality decision making and drive performance
  • Interventionist license or 2 years of Interventionist experience, preferred 
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Prolonged periods standing and actively monitoring student behavior while teaching. 
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times. 
  • Must be able to assist students who have physical impairments. 
  • Must be able to traverse classrooms and adjust height, by bending or leaning, in order to teach each child.
  • Must be able to facilitate classroom transitions by walking through hallways and up and down stairs with students. 
  • Prolonged periods sitting and working on computer to complete necessary paperwork. 

Americans With Disabilities Act Compliance: 

Grizzlies Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires Grizzlies Prep to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.