Secondary Mathematics Coach


POSITION: Secondary Mathematics Coach
LOCATION: 1541 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90017
REPORTS TO: Director of School Transformation


The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools (the Partnership) was founded in 2007 as the cornerstone of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s strategy to improve education in Los Angeles. An independent, nonprofit organization, the Partnership contracts with LAUSD to transform and turn around historically under-performing schools in LAUSD. The Partnership currently manages 17 schools in three communities ; Boyle Heights (East LA), Central LA (south of downtown), and Watts ; and serves approximately 16,000 students. It is the only major school turnaround organization operating at scale in California.
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Secondary Mathematics Coach Position Description
The Partnership for Los Angeles School is seeking a highly effective Secondary Mathematics Coach to join our effort to improve learning and academic achievement for students in the Boyle Heights, South Central, and Watts communities. In collaboration with the Director of School Transformation, Senior Directors, Partnership staff, school leaders, and teacher leaders, the Secondary Mathematics Coach will provide direct support to schools in mathematics instruction, strategic planning, professional development, data analysis and the transition to Common Core State Standards. The Secondary Mathematics Coach will serve as an integral Partnership team member and will report to and assist the Director of School Transformation. 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 mathematics instruction, teacher development and Common Core.

– Work with teachers to strengthen their understanding and implementation of Common Core instruction, and facilitate sharing of effective strategies and curriculum
– Conduct classroom observations and coaching conversations to support teacher growth and promote student learning
– Design and deliver professional development to improve the delivery of mathematics instruction and provide teachers and leaders with instructional resources related to Common Core
– Assist with the administration of common assessments and facilitate teacher review and analysis of student data to inform instruction
– Support school sites with developing collaborative environments by coaching teacher leaders and department chairs around effective PLC structures and facilitation techniques
– Assist teachers with implementation of blended learning programs and interpreting data provided by these programs to inform instruction
– Facilitate ongoing data inquiries to determine progress and needs of school site instructional initiatives, including data analysis support through action planning, professional development, and creation of formative assessments
– Support site leaders in developing systems and structures to support the Common Core transition; assist site leaders to observe for and support effective Common Core instruction
– Participate as a member of the instructional team and other relevant work groups to exchange information, coordinate activities, develop teacher support resources, and resolve issues or concerns


The ideal candidate will have:

– Leadership experiences designing, organizing, and facilitating professional development for adult learners
– Demonstrated ability to motivate, inspire, and build strong working and mentoring relationships with adults
– Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with administrative staff, instructional staff, and support staff
– Exceptional critical thinking skills
– Excellent oral and written communication skills
– Excellent computer 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
– Multiple measure teacher evaluation systems focused on teacher growth and development
– Instructional knowledge and skills to pass a rigorous observer certification assessment or have already 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 in‐depth training over the summer)
– 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 seventeen schools in South Los Angeles, East Los Angeles, and Downtown Los Angeles (must possess a valid Driver’s License)
– Spanish fluency a plus

Compensation and Benefits
Compensation will be commensurate with experience. The Partnership offers a robust benefits package including health and dental insurance, and a 403(b) retirement program.

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Los Angeles, California
The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools

1541 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA, 90017, US