Education Coach

Since 1978, the Denise Louie Education Center has provided high-quality multicultural early learning and family support services to ensure that Seattle kids will be ready to succeed in school and life. We believe that children from low-income families deserve to grow up in high-quality learning environments and we strive to close the “opportunity gap” so that all children can enter kindergarten ready to be successful.

Denise Louie Education Center is looking for a Birth to 5 Education Coach, who has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field and has experience as a coach, mentor teacher, or trainer of adults.

The Education Coach provides individual, group coaching and supports professional development opportunities in all early learning programs to ensure all education staff and teams are supported in successfully implementing the curriculum, assessments, and screenings to promote a high-quality learning environment and with positive outcomes for children.

A look into what you will do:

  • Implement research-based coaching methodology and develop a schedule for observations and feedback sessions with home visitors and teachers to identify strengths and areas of improvement.
  • Develop individual coaching plans, with specific goals and areas for growth based on teacher/home visitor assessment, video review, and CLASS data, in collaboration with supervisory staff.
  • Develop an effective feedback loop to ensure all curriculum, screenings, and assessments are implemented.
  • Apply reflective practice, strength-based, and a cultural humility approach to promote positive outcomes for the teaching/home visiting staff and the children they influence.
  • Use a data-driven decision and planning process to design and facilitate learning and professional development opportunities for teaching/home visiting staff based on their coaching plans.
  • Model research-based instructional methods and intervention strategies for education staff. Promote best teaching practices in early learning settings. Familiar with Head Start Performance Standards and Department of Licensing health and safety requirements.
  • Assist teachers and home visitors in analyzing student data and designing differentiated instructional activities to meet the needs of all learners.
  • Train new teaching/home visiting staff and provide ongoing support as needed in coordination with supervisory staff.
  • Maintain mandatory documentation and files, run reports as necessary.


Additional Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with City of Seattle Early Learning coach and Early Achievers coach to create goals for teaching staff and meet all contract and coaching requirements.
  • Keep up to date with current education research and best practices in teaching.
  • Engage with stakeholders (internal staff, families, and community members) using a strength-based and culturally sensitive lens.


Education, Experience, Skills, and Abilities

  • BA or above in Early Childhood Education or related field.
  • Three years of experience in working in an early learning setting or Head Start classroom preferred.
  • Experience as a coach, mentor teacher, or trainer of adults preferred.
  • Experience with screening and assessment tools for children ages five and under.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency and knowledge of basic office equipment.
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license and daily access to a personal, legally licensed vehicle with proof of current automobile insurance or reliable source of transportation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of research, data, and child outcomes tracking.
  • Completion of, or the ability to complete certification in Teaching Strategies Gold and CLASS.


Physical Demands and Working Conditions

Physical Demands: To perform the job, the employee is frequently required to talk, hear, stand, walk, stoop, and balance, kneel, crouch, reach with hands and arms. 

Working Conditions: The work is typically performed in an early childhood school environment, with moderate to loud noise levels.   Occasional travel to other site locations is needed.

An employee must meet the physical demands described here to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.  The working conditions are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.