Opportunity: NSU Middle LAB School



• Valid Teaching Certificate
• Master’s Degree in Education (preferred)
• Minimum of five years of teaching with evidence of successfully
impacting student achievement, particularly those who have the greatest

JOB SUMMARY: The Instructional Specialist is a critical lever in improving student achievement. The role of Instructional Specialist is to build teacher capacity and deepen teachers’ understanding of instructional practices as related to Louisiana Student Standards and Data Driven Instruction.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Job-Embedded Instructional Coaching
• Facilitate school-level Communities (PLCs)
• Support teachers with development of standards-aligned proficiency exams
• Collect, organize, and disaggregate academic data
• Oversee school-level Response to Intervention (RTI) program, WIN (Whatever I Need)
• Redeliver and support implementation of district and state professional
• Support teachers and administrators in using data to improve instruction on all levels
• Build strong relationships with teachers, administrators, and other coaches
• Assist teachers with planning and pacing of lessons, the development of differentiated lessons, and the selection of best practices to meet the needs of their students.
• Support teachers in developing strong pedagogical practices
• Develop individualized coaching plans for teachers to ensure student improvement
• Other duties as assigned

• Evidence of successful teaching experience (for example: VAM, Student
Performance Data, COMPASS, CLASS, etc.)
• Original transcripts from institution(s) awarding degree
• Three professional letters of recommendation, one of which is from your
immediate supervisor
• Submit a ten to fifteen-minute video clip of a model lesson involving
students or professional development session involving teachers where the
applicant is leading the event (share link via Google Drive to

SALARY: Position will be 9-month, salary based on teacher pay scale with applicant’s years of experience, and the addition of a substantial Instructional Specialist stipend.

DEADLINE: Monday, October 31, 2023 by 4:00 p.m.

Ben LaGrone, Director of Academics
Natchitoches Parish School Board
P.O. Box 16
Natchitoches, LA 71458-0016
Phone: (318) 352-2358
Fax: (318) 352-8138
Website: www.npsb.la

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