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Induction/Mentor Instructional Coach Information

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