Osborn Elementary School

Phoenix , AZ

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Job Description

Master Teacher
Job Description
Role and Responsibilities
  • Analyze school-wide student data as the basis for developing a school plan
  • Participate in the development of the school plan utilizing the TAP processes
  • Oversee planning, facilitation and follow-up of cluster group meetings during Professional Growth Blocks
  • Team teach with colleagues, demonstrate model lessons, and develop and help implement curriculum
  • Observe and provide peer assistance and coaching toward meeting teachers’ IGP goals
  • Evaluate teacher performance using the “TAP Instructional Rubricsand conduct follow-up teacher conferences
  • Participate in all TAP trainings and become a Certified TAP Evaluator; participate in the Qualified Evaluator Training and become a Certified Evaluator.
  • Attend professional development meetings
  • As requested, participate on district, school and intra-district consortia/committees to enhance collaboration, share information and contribute to critical work
  • Work an expanded calendar year
Leadership Team Participation
  • Analyze student data to identify student learning goals
  • Develop a school academic achievement plan in collaboration with the site council
  • Create a school assessment plan in collaboration with the site council
  • Monitor goal setting, activities, classroom follow-up and goal attainment for cluster groups and Individual Growth Plans (IGPs)
  • Assess teacher evaluation results
  • Partner with the principal in sharing some of the responsibility of interacting with parents to strengthen home-school connection
Cluster Group Planning and Implementation
  • Developing the long-range cluster plan, weekly cluster group meeting records, and activities with other members of the leadership team
  • Overseeing and leading, co-leading or attending selected cluster meetings weekly
  • Following the “STEPS for Effective Learning; providing appropriate follow-up in the classroom; and assessing all cluster groups’ progress toward goals.
  • Collaborate to determine , develop and implement learning resources
Manage Teachers’ Individual Growth Plans (IGPs)
  • Oversees groups of teachers in developing goals providing instructional interventions with proven results
  • Facilitates teacher proficiency with these new strategies through classroom-based follow-up
  • Ensures that the progression of teacher skill development is aligned with changing student learning needs
  • Conduct classroom evaluations and conferencing for both formal and informal observations
Classroom Follow-Up
  • Provide support following every cluster meeting. (Observation/feedback, model teaching, demonstration lessons, and team teaching following every cluster meeting and in individual teacher mentoring situations.)
Professional Growth
While the master teacher is expected to come to the job with a high level of educational knowledge, they will be afforded the opportunity to work with a TAP director, Regional Master Teacher Leaders, and other master teachers to enhance their skills and provide their teachers with only the best instructional interventions and strategies. In some cases, mentor teachers will also attend selected in-service training sessions.
Specific Qualifications Required
  • Master’s degree in relevant academic discipline or highly qualified status in relevant academic discipline
  • Have at least five years teaching experience and a proven track record in increasing student achievement
  • Demonstrated expertise in content, curriculum development, student learning, data analysis, mentoring and professional development, as demonstrated by an advanced degree, advanced training and/or career experience
  • Student data that illustrates the teacher’s ability to increase student achievement through utilizing specific instructional interventions
  • Instructional expertise demonstrated through model teaching, team teaching, video presentations and student achievement gains
  • Excellent communication skills and an understanding of how to facilitate growth in adults
The principal, TAP director and other master teachers will evaluate master teachers informally and formally on an ongoing basis on the TAP Instructional Rubric. (“Teacher Evaluation and Performance Award Guide”).  As well, mentor and career teachers will participate in master teacher evaluations.

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