Boston Public Schools

Instructional Coach - Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining Practices (CLSP) (SY21-22) (00062666-SY2122)

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TitleInstructional Coach - Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining Practices (CLSP) (SY21-22)
Posting ID00062666-SY2122

Josiah Quincy Elementary School (JQES) is a community school with a focus on Providing each student with individualized supports and resources to become global citizens. JQES provides a challenging academic program that gives our students the means to meet high standards and excel to the best of their ability. We foster sound habits and healthy mind and body, and instill in them such virtues as integrity, respect, and self-discipline. We provide a nurturing environment and effective teaching methods that promotes independent learning. As the largest elementary school in BPS serving over 700 students across 7 different programs, we are seeking educators that are committed to providing access and opportunities for all of our diverse learners.
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Boston Public Schools seeks an exceptional INSTRUCTIONAL COACH - Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining Practices (CLSP) who is highly qualified and knowledgeable to join our community of teachers, learners and leaders. This is an exciting opportunity for teachers who desire to serve where their efforts matter.  In BPS, the teachers and leaders are committed to the vision of high expectations for achievement, equal access to high levels of instruction, the achievement of academic proficiency for all students, and the closing of the achievement gap among subgroups within the schools.  BPS is a great place for those who seek to work in an environment that supports their creativity and innovation, and respects their skills and abilities as a teacher.


As your schools CLSP Practitioner, you will act as an agent of change who will promote Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining Practices (CLSP) in your  school community and its classrooms. In doing this work, you must be able to reflect on your own identity and biases, promote CLSP in your school and actively reflect upon, identify, and work toward dismantling systems of oppression in BPS.  The intent behind your role is to close opportunity gaps and promote healthy, healing and affirming spaces/communities for students by focusing on developing/modifying environmental and systemic supports using CLSP.  


REPORTS TO: Principal



The Instructional Coach will provide professional support and technical assistance to teachers and monitor to ensure the full implementation of the instructional focus and expectations.

  • Through the lens of CLSP and using the CRIOP tool, set up effective classroom environments, assist in planning effective lessons, conduct and debrief demonstration classes, co-teach occasional classes, provide in-class coaching, including videotaping and debriefing lessons, assist in planning school-based professional development during and after school, including workshops, study groups, looking-at-student-work-and-data sessions, and peer observations.
  • Assist in the proper implementation of BPS mid- and end-of-year assessments, as well as the analysis and response to results. 
  • Maintain an up-to-date log of all activities in and out of classrooms, including activities, objectives, teachers worked with, outcomes, next steps, and timelines.
  • Monitor individual teacher progress.
  • Monitor teacher participation in professional development activities, and the consequent implementation of curriculum and instructional strategies by meeting with principals and other school supervisors.
  • Provide leadership, professional development in instructional practices, and coaching regarding supports for English Language Learners and Special Needs Students. Lead staff in unpacking curricula through anti-bias screening tools, such as the 7 Forms of Bias. 
  • Share lead responsibility for selected elements of the instructional focus (e.g., assessment development, data gathering and analysis, professional development regarding selected instructional strategies). Perform additional responsibilities as requested by the Principal.



  1. Hold a valid Massachusetts Teaching License in Elementary 1-6 and English as a Second Language.
  2. Experience and demonstrated expertise as a teacher of relevant content and/or subjects.
  3. Demonstrated success working with teachers and administrators as a professional development provider, team leader, and/or facilitator.
  4. Strong organizational skills.
  5. Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment.



  1. Hold an SEI endorsement or a dual certification in ESL.
  2. Experience working in an urban setting.
  3. Special education license, experience and/or expertise.
  4. BPS values linguistic diversity and believe that candidates who speak another language bring added value to the classroom, school, and district culture and diversity. BPS is particularly interested in candidates who are fluent in one of BPS' official languages:Spanish, Creole (Cape Verdean), Creole (Haitian), Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, & Somali.
  5. In order to best serve all students, BPS prefers all core content teachers to be certified in their subject area and one or both of the following: Moderate Disabilities, English as a Second Language (at the appropriate grade level(s)).


BTU, Group I, plus additional compensation equal to 5% of the individual's annual base salary.

Please refer to (under "Employee Benefits and Policies") for more information on salary and compensation.  Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step.



The start and end times of BPS schools vary, as do the lengths of the school day. Some BPS schools have a longer school day through the "Schedule A" Expanded Learning Time (ELT) agreement. To learn more about ELT at BPS and whether or not this school is a "Schedule A" ELT school, check here: To see the bell schedule for every BPS school, go to: Please note, these times may be subject to change prior to the start of the school year.


The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

Shift TypeTraditional
Salary Range1.0 FTE
LocationQuincy Elementary

Applications Accepted

Start Date04/13/2021
End Date05/28/2021