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Education Services Coach

Department: Education Administration
Location: Madison, WI

Reach Dane/Reach Green offers a generous benefit package to regular employees that work 20 hours or more per week. The benefit package includes the option to enroll in health insurance (75% employer paid premium), dental insurance (50% employer paid premium), and vision insurance. Reach Dane/Reach Green has a competitive 403B match after 2 years of employment and contributes 5% (employee must contribute at minimum 1% to receive match.) Other perks include: vacation and sick time accruals, long term disability and life insurance at no charge.

Hours: 40 hours/week during the program year; 20 hours/week during the summer
Status: Full Year
Location: Red Arrow

The Education Services Coach will provide teaching staff with individualized coaching to enhance the quality of early childhood educational services and support teachers’ ongoing professional development. The Education Services Coach will ensure complete implementation of developmentally appropriate classroom curriculum and child development related Head Start Program Performance Standards. The Education Services Coach will assist the Education Programming Manager with aggregating and analyzing multiple sources of data to develop individual and program wide professional development activities, which support the agency’s school readiness goals.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education required.
  • Teaching License, Certification, and experience in ESL/DLL/Bilingual-Bicultural Education strongly preferred.
  • Teaching License, Certification, and experience in Special Education strongly preferred.
  • DPI certification in ECE or ECEEN or ability to become DPI certified is required
  • CLASS reliability certification is preferred. Ability to obtain CLASS reliability certification within six months is required.
  • Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards, Agency Curriculum, Early Childhood teaching competencies and curricula, and family support practices strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience with preschool/child development programming
  •  Experience in supervision, staff training and development          
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of Trauma Informed Care and ability to practice from a Trauma Informed perspective when working with children, families, and staff. 
  • Experience with low-income and families of diverse cultures
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Successfully pass a physical examination upon hiring and every 4 years thereafter that verifies the employee is free from communicable diseases and is physically able to perform require job responsibilities
  • Successfully complete a TB test upon hiring and every 2 years thereafter
  • Must have a valid Wisconsin’s Driver’s License, motor vehicle and adequate liability insurance as required by agency policy and state liability regulations
  • Must secure Registry certificate within 90 days of employment
  • Other duties as assigned.


Position Responsibilities: All staff members are accountable for knowing and performing the responsibilities associated with their individual position in an efficient and effective manner, understanding that each of us plays an integral role in the success of our mission. The Education Services Coach will support the agency mission, vision and strategic directions and support administrative decisions. The Education Services Coach will maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner so that they get along with children, families, coworkers, supervisors and the public while achieving performance expectations.

Support agency compliance with Head Start Program Performance Standards, Wisconsin Child Care Licensing, and Child Care Accreditation standards

  • Conduct formal, ongoing assessments of classroom environments using CLASS, ECERS, TPOT to monitor and support classroom quality
  • Utilize child outcomes and CLASS data to support teachers in developing appropriate teaching techniques, environments and staff interactions with children by: providing resources, modeling, responding to specific training requests from staff, assisting with orientation of new staff, and using an evidence based coaching model to provide individualized feedback
  • Provide individualized coaching with teachers to analyze individual and classroom child outcomes data that supports the attainment of the agency’s school readiness goals
  • Utilize CLASS as a professional development tool to provide teacher’s with individualized feedback on performance and develop targeted professional development opportunities
  • Assure that needed resources, materials and technical assistance are available to assist educational staff in the provision of high quality services
  • Assist Education Programming Manager with analyzing and aggregating multiple sources of data (i.e. ECERS/ITERS, TPOT/TPITOS, CLASS, accreditation reviews, GOLD) to identify professional development needs and ensure progress toward the agency’s school readiness goals
  • Review teacher lesson plans to ensure that strategies for planned outcomes are appropriate
  • Assure the implementation of a developmentally appropriate classroom and bus curriculum that will enhance the growth and development of enrolled children, contribute to the development of social competence, and provide an environment rich in creative experiences
  • Coordinate the implementation of the agency curriculum and assessment methods with assigned classrooms
  • Provide input to the agency’s School Readiness and Pyramid Model Leadership teams as requested
  • Provide the Education Programming Manager with ongoing feedback on implementation of the coaching model and identified professional development needs
  • Provide input to the Education Programming Manager in developing an annual training and technical assistance plan as requested
  • Support teachers, assuring their compliance with agency policies, program requirements, and job responsibilities
  • Assure the coordination and integration of child development operations with other agency departments/components
  • Assist with coordination of staff training for DLLs and children with special needs
  • Maintain the professional competence, knowledge and skills necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assigned responsibilities
  • Advocate for needed services for children with agency programs, the early childhood community and the community at large
  • Obtain and maintain CLASS reliability and serve as CLASS observer as needed
  • Maintain a professional manner at all times
  • Attend all meetings and trainings as required
  • Perform all other duties as assigned or delegated


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