Marshalltown Community School District


Teacher Leadership & Compensation System


We are excited to begin the recruiting and selection phase of the Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) system! We have many great teachers in Marshalltown Schools and we are excited to provide the leadership opportunity for teachers interested in working in this capacity.  Job descriptions and applications for all teacher-leader positions are posted at this site. Please see below for updates on each of the teacher leader positions available.


Positions funded by the Teacher Leadership Compensation (TLC) system are one school year in length and non-recurring. The contract will state the number of additional days required, the compensation amount for the specific role, and a timeline for the role including specific commencement and expiration dates.


Full-release Teacher Leader Positions


Curriculum & Professional Development Leader (CPDL) (4):


The current positions are:

PK-6 elementary core (PS, ELA,Math, Science,SS, Title I)

7th-12th core (ELA,Math, Science, SS, PLTW, WL, Reading Intervention)

PK-12 College and Career Readiness (CTE, XLP, & Counseling/Student Resource Specialists)

CPDL K-12 non-core (Art, Music, PE, Librarians) and PK-12 mentoring program coordination


Notice that there are separate different job descriptions for CPDL positions. The ones in bold are open.


Instructional Coach (IC) (12):


The current positions are:

6 PK-4 ICs

2 Lenihan ICs

2 Miller ICs

2 MHS ICs  

Again, you will notice that there are separate different job descriptions for elementary and secondary IC positions. The ones in bold are open.



Classroom Teacher Leader Positions


Mentors (TBD approx. 50 for Year 1 and Year 2 mentees):

We will hire mentors to support our new teachers on an initial license as well as teachers on a standard license new to the district. There is a job description linked below including responsibilities and time commitments. Mentors are assigned with principal input, when possible, in the same building with another teacher that does not teach the same content and/or grade level. The number of mentors hired will reflect the mentees in need of a mentor. All mentors must complete the one-day summer district Cognitive Coaching training prior to mentoring. This is typically held in the summer on a non-contract day and you will be compensated $16 hours for this training.


PLC Lead:

We will hire PLC Leads to support our PLC teams.


The current positions are:

-Anson, Fisher, Franklin, Hoglan, Rogers, and Woodbury each have one at grades K, 1, 2, 3, and 4.

-Lenihan will have one per planning team.

-Miller will have 7th and 8th grade science, math, social studies, and language arts.

-MHS will have 3 science, 3 math, 4 social studies, 4 ELA, and 1 world language.

-One PLC Lead for each one of these areas:-MLA will have one PLC Lead.


 K-4 Art
5-8 Art
9-12 Art
 K4- Title I /5-6 Reading Interventionists
 K-6 General Music
5-12 Performance/Instrumental Music
 
K-4 PE
5-8 PE/Health
9-12 PE
 
K-4 Teacher Librarians
5-12 Teacher Librarians
 Preschool & 3YO ECSE (1 Lead)
9-12 CTE

 ELL K-4 PLTW Launch Lead Teachers (2 leads)
ELL 5-6 Program 

K-6 Counselors & Social Workers
7-12 Counselors & Social Workers
K-12 XLP
K-12 Alternate Assessment
K-12 BD


Other information:

Start dates for these positions will vary depending upon the positions. Dates for additional contract days will be shared as soon as they are determined.

  • CPDLs: Teachers hired for the CPDL positions begin July 1 . Teachers designated as CPDLs will receive the stipend of $10,000 and be expected to work an additional 15 days for the school year.


  • ICs: Teachers hired for the IC positions begin July 1. The exact 10 days outside of contract days will be shared in June. Teachers designated as ICs will receive the stipend of $5,000 and be expected to work an additional 10 days for the school year.


  • Mentors: They will receive the stipend of $1000 pending successful completion of 26 hours noted below. More specifics will be forthcoming for mentors regarding the times/dates for the four monthly sessions. Mentors that have not completed the Cognitive Coaching training in the past will need to do that prior to becoming a Mentor.

  • Extra days for Mentors ($1000=$38.46 per hour)

    • 26 hours of which:

      • 16 hours are for eight monthly pre-conferencing, observation, and post-observation (each observation cycle is roughly two hours)
      • 8 hours for four 4:00-6:00 p.m. meetings (Sept/Oct/Nov/Jan dates TBD)
      • 2 hour lunch/meeting to meet mentee on August mentoring day

  • PLC Leads: They will receive a stipend of $1200 pending paid attendance at the summer PLC Institute (unless already completed) as well as the planning, facilitating, and follow-up for thirty ongoing, regular PLC meetings during the school year. There will be eight required monthly Wednesday meetings held for one hour from 4-5 p.m. at a date each month determined by the principal and that building's PLC Lead team. District-level PLC Leads will attend these meeting building-level PLC meetings at their "home" school.

    • Extra time for PLC Leads ($1200=$38.71)

      • 8 hours - One 1-hour meetings per month for 8 months total (Sept-May minus March) from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

      • 15  hours - prep time on own to prepare for 30 small group PLC meetings (1.5 hours per month to prep/lead 3-4 monthly PLC meetings held on contract hours from 8-4 p.m.)

      • 4 hours- Each PLC Lead will have a checklist of items to do to prepare for PLCs launching at each site the first week of school. CPDLs will share out this list around August 11th (after the virtual district August 9-10 training for new leads)

      • Four 30-45 minute check-ins with a CPDL (one per quarter) that can be done before school, after school, or on your prep time

      • PLC meetings will be scheduled on a weekly basis (M-F) for building-based PLCs.

      • PLC meetings will be scheduled once per six-day cycle for district level PLCs.


Application Guidelines


Mentor and PLC Lead

  • Applicants must submit an online application (see link below).

    • You will need to be “signed-in” to your district-provided Google account in order to complete the online application. Please contact your building’s teacher librarian if you need assistance with your account.

    • After reviewing the questions on the application, we encourage you to type your responses into a word processor first in order to take advantage of the ability to save your work, to use spell check, and to access other editing features. Conduct a word count before copying and pasting, as the Site Based Review Council (SBRC) requests a maximum word count of 300 for each response.

    • Please do not request a letter of recommendation from your administrator.

    • These positions are 1-year positions and there is no guarantee from year-to-year of continued compensation or employment.

  • Hiring Process

    • Each candidate’s application will be evaluated and scored by the SBRC using a rubric. In addition, the administrator at each applicant’s respective site will be contacted regarding the candidate's skills in four specific domains–classroom management, content, instructional strategies, and assessment.

    • An online screener, a phone interview, and a "face-to-face" interview may be held.

    • By applying for the position, you are agreeing to work additional hours and/or days, to possibly have teachers observe lessons in your classroom, to possibly model lessons in others' classrooms, and to work with Instructional Coaches, Curriculum Professional Development Leaders, and Administrators on improving teaching and learning. For more information about these responsibilities, please see the job descriptions.


Instructional Coaches

  • Applicants for the IC positions must submit an online application (see link below).

    • You will need to be “signed-in” to your district-provided Google account in order to complete the online application. Please contact your building’s teacher librarian if you need assistance with your account.

    • After reviewing the questions on the application, we encourage you to type your responses into a word processor first in order to take advantage of the ability to save your work, to use spell check, and to access other editing features. Conduct a word count before copying and pasting, as the SBRC requests a maximum word count of 300 for each response.

    • No letters of recommendation will be required at this time.

    • Applicants also must submit a cover letter and résumé with the application.

    • In addition, the candidate may be selected for an  interview by district and/or building administration. An online screener, a phone interview, and a "face-to-face" interview may be held.

    • These positions are 1-year positions and there is no guarantee from year-to-year of continued compensation or employment.

  • Hiring Process

    • Each candidate’s application and résumé will be evaluated and scored by the SBRC using a rubric. In addition, the administrator at each applicant’s respective site will be contacted regarding each candidate's skills in four specific domains–classroom management, content, instructional strategies, and assessment.

    • By applying for the IC position, you are agreeing to work an additional 10  days to work with mentors, PLC Leads, other ICs,  Curriculum/Professional Development Leaders, and Administrators on improving teaching and learning. For more information about the Instructional Coach responsibilities, please see the job description.

    • An online screener, a phone interview, and a "face-to-face" interview may be held.

    • A survey inquiring about levels of teacher support for his/her candidacy may be shared with building teachers and administrators.

CPDLs:

  • Applicants for the CPDL positions must submit an online application..

    • You will need to be “signed-in” to your district-provided Google account in order to complete the online application. Please contact your building’s teacher librarian if you need assistance with your account.

    • After reviewing the questions on the application, we encourage you to type your responses into a word processor first in order to take advantage of the ability to save your work, to use spell check, and to access other editing features. Conduct a word count before copying and pasting, as the SBRC requests a maximum word count of 300 for each response.

    • No letters of recommendation will be required at this time.

    • Applicants also must submit a cover letter and résumé with the application.

    • In addition, the candidate will be selected for an  interview by district and/or building administration.

  • Hiring Process

    • Each candidate’s application and résumé will be evaluated and scored by the SBRC using a rubric. In addition, the candidate will be interviewed by district and/or building administration.

    • By applying for the CPDL position, you are agreeing to work an additional 15 days to work with mentors, PLC Leads, Instructional Coaches,  other CPDLs, and administrators on improving teaching and learning. For more information about the Curriculum Professional Development Leader responsibilities, please see the job description.

    • An online screener, a phone interview, and a "face-to-face" interview may be held.

    • A survey inquiring about levels of support for CPDL candidacy may be shared with district teachers and administrators.

    • These positions are 1-year positions and there is no guarantee from year-to-year of continued compensation or employment.



Application Rubrics

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