The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is seeking a dynamic Math Coach to join our effort to improve learning and academic achievement for students in the Boyle Heights, South Los Angeles, and Watts communities. In collaboration with the Director of School Transformation, Coordinator of School Transformation, Partnership staff, school leaders, and teacher leaders, the Math Coach will provide support with Common Core Math instruction, professional development, teacher collaboration and data analysis to a single school site. The Coach will serve as a Partnership team member, and work primarily with one school. He/she will report to and assist the Director of School Transformation, Mathematics with strategic school-site planning and implementing Partnership Academic Team initiatives. The ideal candidate for this position will be a motivated self-starter committed to transforming educational opportunities for students in Los Angeles and will have significant experience with secondary Math instruction, teacher development and Common Core.

  • Work with the Director of School Transformation to develop and execute priority initiatives for math instruction at Partnership schools; use data to track and monitor progress toward goals, and adjust course as needed
  • Assist with the development and use of mathematics curricular materials, including curriculum maps, common assessments, and other tools to support teachers and students in meeting the demands of Common Core
  • Build teacher capacity to implement Common Core math instruction—to utilize curriculum maps, plan from standards, develop assessments, implement instructional strategies, and use data to inform instruction
  • Lead and support teachers in developing collaborative environments focused on student outcomes; work directly with teacher leaders at the school site to plan for and lead data cycles with grade-level or department teams of teachers
  • Design and deliver school-specific professional development to improve the delivery of math instruction and provide teachers and leaders with instructional resources related to Common Core
  • Facilitate ongoing data inquiries to determine progress and needs of school site instructional initiatives; support school leaders and teacher leaders in analyzing and responding to data
  • Assist math teachers with implementing technology-connected learning programs, and interpreting data provided by these programs to inform instruction
  • Conduct classroom observations and coaching conversations to support teacher growth and promote student learning; assist site leaders to observe for and support effective instruction of Common Core
  • Participate as a member of the Academic Team and other relevant work groups to exchange information, coordinate activities, develop teacher support resources, and resolve issues or concerns
  • Contribute to positive Home Team and Academic Team culture
  • Maintain trackers for data, coaching, professional development, and other requests from Director of School Transformation


  • Leadership experiences designing, organizing, and facilitating professional development for adult learners
  • Instructional coaching, observation/feedback skills
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, inspire, and build strong working and mentoring relationships with adults (required)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with administrative staff, instructional staff, and support staff (required)
  • Exceptional critical thinking skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment
  • A positive outlook, flexibility, and a sense of possibility in stressful situations
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to utilize quantitative and qualitative analysis to support decision-making
  • Strong computer skills

Knowledge of
  • Adult learning theory, facilitation skills, and design of professional development
  • The Common Core Instructional Shifts for Mathematics and Standards for Mathematical Practice
  • Instructional knowledge and skills to pass a rigorous observer certification assessment or already hold a passing observer certification rating
  • Use and analysis of assessment data to inform instruction
  • Experience and comfort observing and providing direct feedback to teachers, both written and verbal, that leads to immediate improvement
  • Integrating technology, classroom observation, and supplementary materials

  • A proven record of academic success working with students in historically underserved schools and setting high expectations for teachers and students
  • Completion of rigorous classroom observation training preferred; LAUSD candidates will be required to have completed observer training and show evidence of certification (or commit to indepth training)
  • At least three (3) years of successful full-time teaching experience
  • At least two (2) years of successful school leadership experience (coaching, department chair, BTSA coach, peer observer, etc.)
  • An earned master’s degree or advanced degree preferred
  • Ability to travel between our network schools in South Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, and Watts (must possess a valid Driver’s License)
  • Mathematics degree a plus
  • Smarter Balanced Item Reviewer and/or Writer a plus
  • Spanish fluency a plus

This is a full time, year-round position. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. 
Selected candidate will not have the option of being a District employee, and will be hired by the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools. The Partnership offers a robust benefits package including employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403(b) retirement program.

Department: Academic
This is a full time position

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