About Us

Brilla Public Charter Schools is a network of K-8th grade schools that currently serves 1,800 students from Mott Haven, University Heights, and other neighborhoods in the Bronx. The network is growing from its current four elementary and two middle schools to five elementary and five middle schools educating some 4,000 students in the Bronx and Paterson, NJ. The Charter Management Organization (CMO) for Brilla Schools Network is Seton Education Partners, an organization inspired by the Catholic educational tradition, that also manages the Seton Teaching Fellows missionary program and El Camino, an optional after-school Catholic faith formation program. At the heart of the Seton educational mission is our dedication to help students become young men and women of good character and spirit who are prepared for excellence in high school, college, and beyond. 

Brilla combines a Classical approach to education – an emphasis on a content-rich curriculum, inquiry-driven instruction, and virtue formation that fosters an appreciation of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness – with individualized instructional support. We approach the formation of our students holistically and maintain high academic expectations. Ours is a joyful community that honors the dignity of each student, our staff members, and the families we serve.

Position Overview

The Instructional Coach is a full-time leadership team member who supports teachers to align their instruction with the curricular and instructional vision of Brilla Schools and to attain school and network academic targets. Supervised by an Assistant Principal, the Instructional Coach serves as the content expert and planning authority for all of the literacy components in the school, ensuring vertical and horizontal alignment, high quality learning opportunities aligned to strategic priorities, and exceptional student performance and achievement across the content. Instructional Coaches develop the content knowledge and pedagogical techniques of teachers, ensuring that deep content knowledge and best instructional practice permeates the school (such as lesson plan internalization, assessment data, Blended Learning supplementation, and Intervention support). Instructional Coaches are sensitive to the interwoven relationship of academic and character formation and are attentive to ways to ensure mutual reinforcement of the intellectual and affective dimensions of learning. Instructional Coaches embrace the Classical approach to education and actively facilitate the adaptation of lesson plans and curricular resources to enrich the student encounter of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness. 

This position requires a positive, flexible, solutions-oriented, organized, and reflective leader who can balance multiple roles and responsibilities with grace and virtue. Instructional Coaches work daily with teachers and in close collaboration with the Assistant Principal, Principal, and Brilla Network Academics Team to ensure that curricular materials are consistently adapted to meet the needs of teachers and the classroom. In addition to planning and coaching requirements, Instructional Coaches maintain materials inventories and requisitioning, attend regular content meetings, and actively deepen their own knowledge of content, standards, and Classical pedagogy. Brilla Instructional Coaches daily support teachers through active observation, live coaching and must have a deep appreciation for inductive, inquiry-driven, data-informed, student-engaged learning. They must offer as well as accept, implement, and seek feedback. They will manage multiple concurrent tasks and responsibilities, while inspiring outstanding achievement in a joyful, vigorous, and collaborative work environment.

Core Competencies & Responsibilities

  • Conduct daily classroom observations, live coaching and provide feedback to urgently develop  teachers instructional practice
  • Organize and lead teacher development meetings, developing their content knowledge, data analysis and action planning and pedagogical skills
  • Collaborate with Assistant Principal and Instructional Leadership Team to analyze assessment data and create targeted interventions for student academic goals
  • Support teachers in achieving school-wide goals aligned with curriculum, pedagogy, and professional evaluation expectations
  • Facilitate professional development exercises and workshops on curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment cycles
  • Manage assessment cycles, including scheduling, quality assurance, and preparation
  • Lead curriculum development aligned with New York State Next Generation standards, adapting materials as needed
  •  Coach teachers in literacy content knowledge and pedagogical practices
  • Foster positive relationships with school stakeholders and actively participate in school events
  • Engage in ongoing professional development, collaborate with colleagues, and provide constructive feedback for continuous improvement in teaching methodologies and school culture
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

 Qualifications

  • Passionate commitment to Brilla Schools' educational mission and holistic child development
  •  Embrace of Classical education principles with a focus on nurturing students' well-rounded growth
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited institution, preferably in English/Language Arts
  • Current elementary school teaching certification and demonstrated teaching excellence
  • Experience in special education (preferred) and familiarity with Classical liberal arts education
  • Proven track record in fostering outstanding student growth and coaching teachers
  •  Strong, diverse content knowledge across grade levels or subjects
  • Dedication to character development in both children and adults
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral, and sensitivity to diverse backgrounds
  • Analytical mindset, problem-solving abilities, and adaptability in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Spanish language proficiency (preferred)

Qualifying Tasks

  • Portfolio of demonstrated, consistent student achievement
  • Portfolio of created unit plans and lesson plans
  • Demonstration Lesson in Content
  • Facilitation of Content Coaching Session or Feedback Task

The base pay range for this position is $100,000-$123,806 per year in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Pay may vary within the stated range, depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

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