Anticipated Opening-Math Coach- Reiche Elementary School (JOb ID 1194)

Portland School Department | Portland, ME

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Posted Date 5/17/2019


  • Location:
      Reiche Elementary School
    (High-Needs School)

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date: 

Reiche School is seeking a Math Coach to build capacity of school staff in implementing best practices in math instruction. Strong candidates will demonstrate expertise in the area of elementary mathematics instruction, and will have experience coaching and/or providing professional learning opportunities for adult learners.


In partnership with the school Teacher Leaders, District Instructional Coaches and Staff, the Math Coach will:

  • Plan capacity-building opportunities for teams of teachers, in the following formats: 
    • Lead grade-level team meetings to analyze data with focus on implications for instruction, to continue standard alignment work, and to continue work on instructional routines in math (counting collections, number talks, accountable talk, problem-solving, estimation 180).
    • Facilitate professional development focused on math standards, instructional strategies and interventions.
    • Facilitate  Math Labs and PLCs to jointly plan/implement/reflect on math instructional strategies.
    • Assist building leadership team in utilizing student performance data to develop school-wide math goals and implementation plans.
  • Work with school and district staff to assess school’s professional development needs focused on improving instructional strategies.
  • Support staff and students in ensuring vertical alignment and coherence across grade spans focused on content area standards.
  • Implement the district’s current instructional framework in mathematics.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with the District Wide Math Trainer and other Instructional Coaches.
  • Participate in Math RtI: 
    • Participate in Math RtI meetings and monitor effectiveness of interventions
    • Supervise the math interventionist; schedule, instructional program, completion of progress monitors.
    • Teach a limited number of Tier I/II/III groups



  • Exhibits an openness to personal reflection and promotes equity and diversity in the classroom.
  • Demonstrates conviction around having high expectations for all students.
  • Experience with culturally responsive teaching.
  • Collaborative;  demonstrates ability to build trust with teachers and administrators.
  • Strong understanding of what quality curriculum and assessment looks like.
  • Expertise in formative, benchmark/interim and summative assessment.
  • Deep understanding of the Common Core Standards/Maine Learning Results (e.g. how and why they were developed, the big ideas behind their design, etc.).
  • Expertise in proficiency-based (or competency-based) education.
  • Strong systems thinker.  The ability to synthesize a lot of information into bite-sized pieces that are accessible to all.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


  • Bachelor's degree in applicable field of education from an accredited college or university.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • Successful track record as a teacher and/or as a formal leader (coach, administrator, etc.).
  • Experience supporting adult learners.
  • Experience designing curriculum and assessment.




Job Type
Teacher - Elementary Level
Job Location (County)

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