Academics Department

Academics Organizational Chart
Essential Duties and Responsibilities of an Academic Coach:
  • Develop curriculum, instructional materials, and assessments.
  • Model lessons in classrooms as needed.
  • Support the instructional development of all teachers in understanding the NM Common Core State Standards and varied assessments, the Framework for Teaching, and data analysis.
  • Provide direction and coordination for how the curriculum is taught consistent with District initiatives and recognized best instructional practices.
  • Create an articulated schedule with building administration.
  • Assist teachers in understanding CCSD mission and core values.
  • Provide technical support to collaborative teams within buildings.
  • Assist teachers with resources, materials, tools, information, etc. to support classroom instruction and planning, including new resources.
  • Support teachers and administrators in using data to improve instruction on all levels.
  • Assist teachers with planning and pacing of lessons, the development of differentiated lessons, and the selection of best practices to meet the needs of their students.
  • Support teachers by helping with the multiple instructional strategies/processes during planning times.
  • Informally observe (non-evaluative) lessons and provide feedback for a teacher’s professional growth and students’ success.
  • Develop staff members’ knowledge and skills through a variety of professional development targeted topics and designs.
  • Develop coaching plans for teachers to ensure student improvement.
  • Assist in devising and implementing a district-wide assessment system to chart student achievement.
  • Support teachers in providing intensive ELL strategies, at all levels of proficiency, to meet the instructional needs of identified students, as required by State and Federal mandates.
  • Attend all District professional development trainings related to the position of Instructional Coach.
  • Remain current best instructional practices by attending professional conferences, events, workshops, webinar's, and educational book studies as required.
  • Align work time to goals and objectives of the district school improvement plan.
  • Comply with all Board of Education policies, administrative regulations, Public Education Department guidelines, and local, state and federal laws.
  • Perform additional job responsibilities as assigned.

CCSD Curriculum Handbook 2019 2020

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Contact us:
Kassy Lopez, Ph.D., Instructional Coordinator
(505) 368-4984 ext. 20177  |
Judy Geisinger, Instructional Coach
(505) 368-4984 ext. 20178  |
Jennifer Martinez, Instructional Coach
(505) 368-4984 ext. 20175  |
Bobby Sutherland, Instructional Coach
(505) 368-4984 ext. 20179  |
Dr. Sam Eckhart, Instructional Coach
(505) 368-4984  |