School Instructional Coach - Edison Elementary 2024-2025 School Year, Mesa Public Schools

School Instructional Coach - Edison Elementary 2024-2025 School Year



Job ID:

East Maricopa

April 10, 2024

Contact Information:
Mesa Public Schools
63 E Main S
Mesa, AZ 85201
District Website

Dana Yursi
Phone: 480-472-0463
District Email

Job Description:

Base Salary:


Performance Pay:

Available annually

New hire experience:

$500 for each full-time year of certified teaching or verified like experience

New hire education:

$65/hour of graduate level credits: BA +45 hours max,

MA +60 hours max $1000 for advanced degrees


Certified Exempt, 187 workdays


Vacation, sick leave, holidays, matched retirement,

health, and life insurance


Candidates must complete an on-line application which requires appropriate Arizona certification, valid IVP Arizona fingerprint clearance card, evidence of highly qualified status, three letters of recommendation, and transcript of credits.



The Instructional Coach is a critical lever in improving student achievement. The position provides leadership, direction, and professional learning in the area of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  An instructional coach is a learner who models continuous improvement, lifelong learning, and goes above and beyond to ensure student success. Instructional coaches will promote reflection, provide guidance and structure when needed, and focus on strengths, collaboration and common issues of concern. They are responsible for supporting teachers in developing specialized instruction in classrooms through modeling, co-planning, co-teaching and providing feedback to teachers.



  • Holds a valid Arizona Teaching Certificate; three years of successful teaching experience required
  • Holds a valid Arizona Teaching Certificate specific to content area; five years teaching experience preferred
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and ability to model explicit, systematic instruction including effective teaching strategies and evidence-based best practices
  • Knowledge of effective coaching practices and ability to motivate others
  • Ability to design and facilitate professional learning and model effective instructional practices
  • Effective communication, planning, organization, presentation, facilitation, and leadership skills
  • Demonstrates knowledge of national, state, and district standards and trends concerning instructional design, resources, and strategies
  • Able to work with and motivate others
  • Leadership experience at school and/or district level


  • Supports the strategic goals and Mesa Public Schools promise and Portrait of a Graduate
  • Is a communication link between the district and school sites
  • Designs and provides professional learning
  • Assists with the alignment of standards/curriculum with related instructional materials, strategies and activities
  • Is an active, participating member of district-level meetings, trainings, and coaching team


  • Provides guidance, resources, and assistance with a focus on strong instructional practices, feedback, and data analysis
  • Models explicit, systematic instruction including effective teaching techniques, strategies and evidence-based best practices
  • Models and provides feedback regarding effective instructional practices and implementation of district curriculum and resources
  • Disseminates and discusses curriculum, instruction, and assessment related district issues and information to/with site administrators and collaborative teams
  • Creates, facilitates, and monitors professional learning for leaders and collaborative teams
  • Codesigns instruction with teacher teams
  • Attends, participates and/or co- facilitates regular Professional Learning Communities
  • Facilitates data meetings with teachers and collaborative teams as they analyze and make data driven decisions to impact student achievement
  • Attends site- and district-based leadership team, grade-level, and/or department and staff meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Mesa Public Schools is an award-winning district and voted Best Place to Work in Mesa. With over 9,000 employees, we are the largest school district in Arizona.  Families have sent generations of students through our schools, as we are the premier educational choice in Arizona.

REPORTS TO:           School Principal

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ORGANIZATION: The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex or gender, sexual orientation, disability, age or marital status.