Job Description



TEMPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

TITLE: District Instructional Mentor - Middle School

JOB DESCRIPTION:

To mentor beginning teachers, years 1-3, in an effort to build middle school teacher efficacy.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Three (3) years of school or district experience
2. Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills
3. Attributes and styles of positive critiques
4. Classroom observation skills
5. Strategies for conducting constructive feedback
6. Problem-solving skills
7. Formative assessment and self-assessment
8. A demonstrated and articulated belief in the capabilities of all educators and students
9. Successful experience mentoring and/or coaching educators
10. Excellent professional role model: positive, collaborative, growth mindset, reflective,
solution-oriented
11. Effective interpersonal communication skills
12. Commitment to ongoing personal professional growth and learning to acquire the
knowledge and skills needed to be an effective coach of adult learners
13. National Board Certification preferred
14. Co-teaching experience preferred

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of
the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE
ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities performed by the
incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Establishes communication and working relationships with school administration, district
administrative units, and instructional coaches.
* Assists in accomplishing district goals.
* Communicate the work of the new teacher induction program within the district and the community.
* Differentiate mentor support based on prior teaching experience for teachers new to the
district.
* Visit beginning teacher's classrooms and support teachers in professional growth.
* Establish beginning teacher need based on classroom observations.
* Collaborate with district and school staff to design a system of support based on beginning
teacher needs
* Meet with beginning teachers in a plan, observe, debrief cycle (coaching cycles)
* Evaluate data and revise beginning teacher mentor supports and schedule based on best
practice.
* Maintain professional growth through graduate and/or staff development courses,
professional organizations, seminars, and/or professional literature. * Schedule quarterly meetings with building administrators to discuss progress relevant to the
needs of the new teachers.
* Collect data on each beginning teacher on case load to provide program lead an overview of
time logs, the number of coaching cycles, and goal progression for the beginning teachers.
* Consistent with the induction program, observe and provide coaching for new/novice
teachers in buildings and arrange for mentee observations and collaboration with other
teachers as appropriate.
* Maintain professional growth through graduate and/or staff development courses,
professional organizations, seminars, an Communicate information to new teachers via
telephone and e-mail on certification, events, and various issues d/or professional literature
* Maintain confidentiality.
DEPARTMENT: Learning and Leadership

SALARY: Certified

WORK YEAR: Teacher Calendar

REPORTS TO: Director of Instruction

EVALUATION: Certified Evaluation

SUPERVISES: N/A

GOVERNING BOARD APPROVED: September 2022

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