Instructional Specialist - Math

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Denver Public Schools


Traditional 235 work days 

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $69,362 - $80,441

Essential Functions and Objectives:

Administers and manages activities within elementary mathematics coaching and curriculum. Serves as a K-5 mathematical standards expert and applies gained knowledge to execute, maintain and improve systems, programs, or processes.

Responsible for improving student achievement by providing individualized support to schools, leading professional learning communities for teacher leaders and school leaders, designing and leading district professional learning for teachers and partnering with Directors of Schools. Collaborates within the department to provide thought partnership in embedding Culturally Responsive Education practices in the development of curricular resources and content-specific coaching of educators across the District.

- Possesses a strong understanding of the Common Core K-5 Math Standards, Standards for Mathematical Practice, and planning using the district adopted curriculum.  

- Cultivates a deep understanding of and investment in Culturally Responsive Education (CRE) practices with key stakeholders (e.g. school leaders, teacher leaders, teachers) across the District in support of equity for all students.

- In partnership with the academics team, develops and facilitates cycles of professional learning in CRE for the District and its school teams to ensure schools meet measurable student outcomes tied to district priorities, such as rigorous standards-based instruction, culturally responsive teaching, instructional systems and data-driven instruction.

- Facilitates learning cycles across schools, including collaboratively setting learning goals, engaging in observations and coaching participants.

- Models exemplary culturally sustaining practices for teacher leaders, such as instructional planning at the unit and lesson level, data meetings and feedback conversations.

- Analyzes district local assessment data and classroom observations and uses it to inform school support.

- Works collaboratively to achieve actionable and observable results at the student level; contributes to a strong team culture grounded in district values and a commitment to excellence and service to schools.

- In collaboration with the multilingual education team, develops professional learning and coaching opportunities for teachers and leaders on best practices for supporting the achievement of multilingual learners.

- Supports with district curriculum adoption and implementation.  

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

- Minimum four (4) years of teaching experience in gifted education with at least two (2) years of experience in coaching other teachers in mathematics.

- Previous experience working in an urban district with Multilingual Learners.

- Proficiency with Google applications and Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

- Effective time management and organizational skills.

- Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.

- Strong attention to detail.

- Effectively handles multiple demands and competing deadlines in a fast paced environment.

- Cultural sensitivity with familiarity in establishing inclusion.

- Ability to work as a member of a team in a collaborative, influential capacity.

- Familiarity with culturally responsive teaching theory, research and practice and an understanding of the social, cultural, and historical context of educational inequity.

- Capacity and responsibility to be culturally responsive with an affirmative attitude toward cultural difference.    

Education Requirements:

- Bachelor's Degree in education or related field required.

- Master’s Degree in education or related field preferred.

Additional Information:

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- Employee must live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working for Denver Public Schools.  


About Denver Public Schools:


Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.  


DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at  


Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.




Review of Applicants Begins: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Contact Name: 
Anntoinell Berry