Induction/Mentor Instructional Coach Information

  • Induction/Mentor Coach

    Education/Training Experience

    • Possession of a Clear Credential and a minimum of five years successful high school teaching experience
    • Knowledge of the state-adopted academic content and standards and performance levels for students, state-adopted curriculum frameworks, and the California Standards for the Teaching Profession
    • Knowledge and experience in using a variety of effective, research-based instructional strategies for diverse groups of learners
    • Experience in working with English Learners and/or other language minority students
    • Willingness to deepen their understanding of and responsiveness to cultural, ethnic, cognitive, linguistic and gender diversity
    • Willingness to deepen their understanding of and use of effective formative assessment practices
    • Demonstrated leadership ability
    • Meets highly-qualified teacher status

    Qualifications (desired)

    • At least two years of teaching within SMUHSD
    • Permanent, certificated SMUHSD employee
    • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
    • Strong verbal, written and technology skills
    • Experience in designing and leading staff training or professional development for adult learners
    • Recent experience with peer observations or student shadowing and teacher coaching
    • Induction (BTSA) mentor trained

    Other Requirements

    • Department of Justice fingerprint clearance
    • Evidence of tuberculosis clearance


    • Develop a trusting and reflective partnership with your candidate honoring confidentiality
    • Support candidate(s) in their Individualized Learning Plan (ILP)
    • Formally observe your candidate at least twice, engage in four coaching cycles using coaching tools informed by the candidate’s strand selection
    • Attend all instructional coach trainings, and induction instructional coach trainings
    • Attend two New Teacher Program Support Workshops
    • Assist candidates in identifying and utilizing site and community resources,  including a triad conversation between candidate, site administrator and IIC to discuss candidate’s ILP goals
    • Meet,  record, and submit documentation of an average of no less than one hour per week of individual support/mentoring
    • Set and revisit professional mentoring goals applicable to candidate support
    • Participate in ongoing program evaluation and provide feedback on the program’s effectiveness