Aspiring Instructional Coach LEAD

To ensure that all students have access to excellent teachers, we know teachers need access to effective coaching to improve their practice. At HCS, our instructional coaches engage in student-centered coaching and serve as collaborators with teachers to improve the outcomes for all students. The Aspiring Instructional Coach LEAD program is designed to equip highly effective teachers with the skills necessary to have an immediate positive impact on student learning and achievement as a coach.

Training and Practicum of the Program:

  • Throughout the year, candidates will engage in monthly full-day professional learning sessions, facilitated by internal and external experts, that focus on key aspects of the HCS Principal Leadership Standards, the HCS Instructional Framework, and the student-centered coaching model
  • Candidates have the opportunity to engage in job-embedded shadowing of a current instructional coach

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Current HCS teacher with 4+ total years of teaching experience
  • Evidence for 2+ years of strong student achievement and/or student growth
  • Evidence of initiative and leadership

Application Components for Initial Screening:

  • Current, up-to-date resume
  • Recommendation from the applicant’s current principal (recommendation form will be sent by the Talent team)
  • Prior effectiveness data submission (AIC LEAD Data Submission Guidelines)
  • Most recent Project COACH summative evaluation rubric (from T-Eval)
  • Most recent summative evaluation overview (from TNCompass)

Selection Process:

  • Phase 1: Screening - Each applicant's application components will be screened by multiple district leaders using a screening rubric. 
  • Phase 2: Interview - Applicants with satisfactory screening scores will be invited to interview with a small panel of district leaders. 
  • Phase 3: Selection - Candidates will be selected for the program based on a combination of their screening and interview scores. The number of candidates selected for a new LEAD cohort is based on multiple factors and may change from year to year.

Aspiring Instructional Coach LEAD (2024-2025)
Applications for the 2024-2025 cohort of Aspiring Instructional Coach LEAD are now closed. Applications for the 2025-2026 cohort will launch in Spring 2025.

Have questions about Aspiring Instructional Coach LEAD? Email [email protected].