ELA Lead, Texas

  • Remote
  • Full Time
  • Texas
  • Experienced

This is a full-time position located in Texas. Residence in the Texas area required. Knowledge of TEKS and leadership experience in TX strongly preferred. Regular travel to schools across the entire state of Texas will be required for this position. Instruction Partners pays for all travel expenses.   

What You’ll Do:

Our Content Leads support instructional improvement on the ground with our school system partners. You’ll work closely with our Directors of Instructional Support, executing professional development, leading instructional walkthroughs, building and coaching capacity in leaders, and providing content expertise to our partners. You’re a detail-oriented educator with a strong background in ELA and instructional coaching in grades K-12 as well as in developing and facilitating impactful adult learning experiences. You should be passionate about improving instructional effectiveness and believe in the potential of students, teachers, and systems. You will be on our Partnership Team, which supports schools and systems throughout the country, and reports to the Director of Instructional Support. Specifically, you will:


System Support

  • Accompany Directors of Instructional Support on school walkthroughs, use the Instructional Practices Guide (IPG) to observe and score ELA instruction, and give feedback on trends to system and school leaders and teachers
  • Conduct reviews and create reports on quality of assessments, curricula, pacing guides, scope and sequence guides, and other materials to inform system strategy for instructional improvement
  • Answer partners’ questions (directly and via Directors of Instructional Support) to support effective, informed decision-making
  • Work with partners’ ELA teams to support their instructional improvement cycle, including school visits, classroom observations, professional development, and content support
  • Assist with the build-out of curriculum implementation plans and supports for systems

Content Development and Delivery

  • Develop content, such as model lessons, content exercises, and training session materials and PowerPoints
  • Lead professional development for teachers and leaders
  • Support development of curriculum-specific transition and implementation plans and resources
  • Prepare materials for and lead the ELA portions of professional learning opportunities for teachers and leaders
  • Prepare materials for and lead sessions during topical meetings, quarterly network meetings, and other events as needed

Required Candidate Qualifications: 

  • 3-5 years of experience as a ELA teacher and 2+ years as an administrator or instructional coach, with a record of success achieving clearly-defined outcomes and improving student learning

Candidate Qualifications and Traits:

  • Commitment to excellent daily instruction for all students
  • 3-5 years of experience as an ELA teacher and 2+ years as an administrator or instructional coach, with a record of success achieving clearly-defined outcomes and improving student learning
  • Deep knowledge of ELA content and pedagogy in grades K-12
  • Deep understanding of the ELA standards, assessments, and instructional implications
  • Detail orientation, organization, and follow through
  • Very strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience building positive relationships with diverse team members and stakeholders
  • Experience with Texas learning standards (TEKS) and curricula strongly preferred
  • Able to travel to schools and systems in Texas weekly, to Nashville quarterly, to team meetings (location TBD) bi-annually, and nationally as needed
  • Travel often includes early morning departures and/or overnight stays and is estimated to be 50-60%. 
  • Residence in the Texas area required. A flexible schedule Monday through Friday is required. Instruction Partners covers all travel expenses.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Hiring

At Instruction Partners, we know that difference enhances, transforms and strengthens our ability to serve students and schools. We invite and celebrate diversity of all perspectives, and we are deeply committed to ensuring equitable access and voice throughout our organization. Instruction Partners is proudly an equal opportunity workplace, and we value the inclusion of persons who have experienced poverty and/or for whom English is not their first language, and every race, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, culture, ancestry, religion, national orientation, age, marital status or Veteran status. Join us, and let's work together to support great teaching and accelerate learning for every student.


The starting salary range for this role is $62,000-89,000, depending on experience. Detailed information about the organizational compensation philosophy is available upon application. Competitive benefits and private retirement investment options are available, as well as a generous vacation policy.


We are looking for candidates to join our team immediately, with an ideal start date in early Spring of 2022

Our Vision

All students experience an excellent education that prepares them to contribute to their community, achieve economic security, and pursue their dreams.

Our Mission

We work shoulder to shoulder with educators to support great teaching and accelerate student learning. We focus on small systems, both districts and charters, and we work to ensure equitable access to great instruction for students in poverty, students of color, students learning English, and students with disabilities.

Our Core Values

Live Big-Hearted

We care deeply about ourselves, each other, our work, our partners, and the students we serve. We value the differences each other brings to the table because we know diversity of voice, thought, and experience makes us better. We operate joyfully and without ego, collectively focused on the broader good.

Choose Optimism

We believe that, with the right support, every student can succeed. We have the courage to lean into challenges and believe in the possibility of overcoming obstacles while holding a high bar for ourselves, partners, educators, and students. As we advance antiracist actions, our path may not be smooth, but we will walk it anyway because we have faith that the journey will make our team and our education system better.

Champion Antiracism

We think critically about creating and upholding brave spaces for all team members, partners, leaders, and students so they are seen, valued, and heard. We amplify the voices and experiences of Black, Latinx, and Native people. We actively look for and dismantle systems of oppression within and outside of our organization, and we are consciously de-centering whiteness in our organizational culture by embracing diverse expressions of excellence that make our team more inclusive and effective.

Read our commitment to antiracist action.

Be Honest

We are open, authentic, and truthful with ourselves, teammates, and partners. Our trust in each other and our work gives us the courage to lean into difficult conversations, put forth new ideas, and give and receive feedback through the lens of equity of voice and experience. We understand the intense and gripping nature of our work, so we name our needs to ensure we are practicing self-care and love within our beloved community.

Get Practical

We believe support should be thoughtful by meeting people, schools, and systems where they are. We leverage the voices, strengths and stories of families, educators, partners and teammates to find answers, because we know there isn’t a “one size fits all” solution to the challenges of our education system. We always look for ways to work smart, focus on the most relevant impact, and reduce friction to make it easier to take action while grounding our progress in equity.

Keep Learning

We know and love that we don’t yet have all the answers because we are nerds for learning, even when it’s hard or ambiguous. We actively pursue new knowledge, research, and evidence so that we can leverage the latest insights and best practices in our work, then we put that knowledge to work in partnership with our team, our partners, and the students and communities we serve. We respect the learning that springs from our own anti racist journeys, and vow to activate our knowledge in pursuit of equity and excellence.

How We Work

Instruction Partners is a nonprofit organization dedicated to excellent instruction for all students, with a focus on students in poverty, students with disabilities, students learning English, and students of color. We keep one foot in practicality and the other in evidence-based best practices, because we believe that leveraging high-quality, grade-level content and providing just-in-time supports will accelerate learning for all students.

Instruction Partners spends time getting to know the needs of the educators, leaders, and systems it serves, allowing the team to custom-build service plans to support partner goals. Partnerships include on-the-ground support, and partnership team members serve as thought partners to the school systems they serve, a team educators can reach out to and feel supported by.

Instruction Partners provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Instruction Partners complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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