Elementary Level Instructional Coach 
Pine Meadow Primary School
1.0 FTE
Immediate Opening

Summary:  To work with the Principals, teachers and district administrators to improve instruction and student learning.
Reports to:  Sara Nelson, Pine Meadow Primary Principal
Essential Functions:
Instructional Program:

  • Implement the District Literacy Plan.
  • Evaluate literacy needs within various subject areas and collaborate with teachers and administrators to interpret and use assessment data to improve instruction.
  • Assist in the implementation of the District Multi-Tiered Support System.
  • Assist in developing and implementing school continuous improvement plans.
  • Use assessment data to assist teachers, administrators/counselors/support teams with placement of students in appropriate instructional intervention or accelerated programs.
  • Facilitate training, planning and coordination of state and local standardized assessments.
  • Assist teachers with analysis of formal and informal assessment data of their students, to determine the appropriate response to instruction.
  • Assist teachers with planning, sequencing, and scaffolding of instruction.
  • Guide teachers in determining instructional strategies that will best meet the needs of students who are not responding to interventions.
  • Work to assure articulation from elementary to middle to high school levels.
  • Attend scheduled meetings and conferences.

Professional Development:

  • Provide in-service training and follow-up coaching to assist classroom teachers in the use of reading/learning strategies in their classrooms.
  • Work with teachers individually, in collaborative teams, grade level teams and/or with departments and learning cohorts providing practical support on a full range of reading, writing, and communication strategies.
  • Observe and provide feedback to teachers on instruction related to literacy development and content area knowledge.
  • Collaborate with teams on district-level in-service planning.
  • Continue professional growth and strengthen professional teaching knowledge, skills, and strategies through an ongoing program of workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced course work.
  • Provide staff development for teachers, volunteers, parents, administrators, and other appropriate personnel as needed.

Professional Responsibilities:

  • Encourage literacy and life-long learning.
  • Maintain and promptly submit accurate, complete, and correct records and reports as required by law, by grant regulations, by district policy, and by administrative directives.
  • Establish rapport with faculty and staff.
  • Work to promote productive and collaborative relationships with and among school staff.
  • Attend and participate in all required meetings.
  • Uphold school rules, administrative regulations, and School Board policies.


  • Five years teaching experience
  • Current teaching license


  • Master’s Degree in reading, curriculum or related field
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • Leadership experience
  • Knowledge of best practices in reading instruction
  • In-depth understanding of the Minnesota English Language Arts Common Core State Standards
  • Assessment and Data Analysis experience
  • Reading Corps training and/or supervision experience

Application materials required for consideration:
1.  Completed online application
2.  Resume and cover letter, free of grammatical and spelling errors
3.  Three letters of recommendation – one from an administrator 

Salary and Benefits:
Please see the Sartell Education Association agreement for salary and benefit information.  

Posting closes September 23, 2020

Final job offer is contingent upon a criminal background check and board approval.