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Position:    K-12 Learning Coach
Division:    Learning
Reports to:    Director of Learning
Contract:    full-time, school year 2023-24

Position overview:
To optimize student learning at ASW by working directly with K-12 teachers to implement processes and practices that enhance and/or transform teaching. 

Specific responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • The instructional coach will work K-12 across the school and in collaboration with other coaches and coordinators to:
  • Build a collaborative, coaching culture, alongside of the coaching team, to support faculty in the endeavor of realizing ASW’s Mission, Vision and Core Values
  • Provide onboard training to new ASW staff on key frameworks, structures and resources
  • Use coaching strategies when working with teachers
  • Create structures and processes to engage teachers in on-going professional development to support cohesion of best practices, e.g. Peer Learning Labs 
  • Facilitate planning with teachers and teams using the ASW mission and values, the ASW adopted academic standards, and the IB essential elements
  • Lead teams in design discussions regarding inquiry-based and concept-based teaching and learning practices 
  • Support a culture of data-Informed practice through the facilitation of conversations related to the analysis of student assessment data for the purpose of adjusting learning and providing student feedback
  • Curate and make available teaching and learning resources.
  • Support IB Coordinators in the design of the written, taught, and assessed curriculum: 
  • systems and structures that create student agency
  • design of IB units using developmentally appropriate, ASW-adopted academic standards.
  • Promote a collaborative culture that focuses on improvement of student learning outcomes.
  • Implement co-designed practices and projects to address the unique learning of students (inclusion, diversity, differentiation, adaptations, multiple literacies etc.), research and tools, assessment as, of and for learning. 
  • Keep abreast research, new educational developments, and technology advancements as related to instructional practice.



  • Teaching certification from an accredited institution, a minimum two years of experience and a proven record of instructional coaching
  • Preferred Master’s in instructional pedagogy
  • Preferred teaching experience in one or more of the IB PYP, MYP and DP Programmes


  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with coaching models and coaching cycles
  • Developed trust and relationship within teams to facilitate school change
  • Experience promoting a collaborative culture
  • Demonstrated success in leading teacher professional development in small and large group settings and demonstrated skills for building team and group dynamics
  • Experience with the design of aligned plans of teaching and learning, including assessments and learning engagements
  • Experience connecting data to instructional decision-making
  • Preferred knowledge and experience in one or more of the IB frameworks or a commitment to grow professionally in the IB philosophy 

Prior (successful) experience with: 

  • Coaching models and coaching cycles
  • Developing trust and relationships within teams to facilitate school change
  • Promoting a collaborative culture
  • Leading teacher professional development in small and large group settings 
  • Designing, implementing and monitoring curriculum: written, assessed and taught
  • Connecting data to instructional decision-making
  • Supporting the design framework for service and action within units of study
  • Working within one or more of  IB frameworks (preferred)



  • SY 2023/2024