Website M19supt Mascoutah CUSD 19

Job Title:      Special Education Instructional Coach

Job ID 1026– Apply through Applitrack link found on MCUSD19 Vacancies page
Reports To:    Executive Director of Student Services and Special Education Coordinators
Work Days:    183 Days + 5-15 Flex Day during Summer
Salary: Determined by graduate degrees/hours and level of experience.
FY 25 Teacher Salary Schedule
Salary Schedule for 2024-2025 SY: Step 1 Salary Range: $43,750 – $52,750 (Bachelors – Masters+45) / Summer Days to be paid “per diem.”                              Board paid TRS
Benefits Package Available


The Special Education Instructional Coach is responsible for working with special and general education teachers, related services providers, and paraprofessionals in order to provide support in improving academic and functional outcomes for students with disabilities with a focus on inclusive opportunities.


Essential duties of this position include the following.  Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Support and carry-out the overall mission, vision, and goals of the Mascoutah School District.
  • Create meaningful experiences with special and general educators to increase engagement and learning for students with disabilities through coaching cycles.
  • Provide professional development and model/coach special and general educators, as well as paraprofessionals and related service providers, on methodology and evidence based practices to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.
  • Model lessons, instructional strategies, and academic and behavior support for special and general education staff.
  • Observe lessons and provide feedback through coaching cycles.
  • Collaborate on development of increased inclusive programming and services for students with disabilities.
  • Promote effective data collection practices.
  • Provide consultation to instructional coaches and administrative teams on diverse learning and inclusive practices.
  • Engage in the PLC process by working collaboratively with professional learning teams and providing guidance in supporting all students.
  • Engage in continuing education and professional development activities in order to stay informed about the most recent issues pertinent to the field of special education.
  • Ability to use computer network systems, software applications, assistive technology, as needed.
  • Consult with the Director of Student Services, Director of Academic Services, building administration, teachers, paraprofessionals, and outside professionals, as needed.
  • Other duties assigned by the Director of Student Services.


  • Illinois Professional Educator License with Learning Behavioral Specialist Endorsement
  • Minimum 5 years experience as a special educator.
  • Ability to work effectively with special and general education students, school staff, and parents.
  • Must have ability to travel to/from various locations in the district as needed.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Highly dependable with excellent communication skills.
  • Highly ethical and able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Committed to an inclusive philosophy of education for students with disabilities within a continuum of special education services.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of general education and specialized curricula.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and application of evidence based instructional strategies.
  • Strong understanding of curricular adaptations and modifications, as well as a variety of learning strategies to meet the needs of unique learners.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with other professional staff members, maintaining a positive working relationship with teachers and support staff.
  • Committed to continuous improvement and data based decision-making.
  • Works effectively and productively as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrates technology skills as required by job responsibilities.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage flexible schedules.
  • Ability to communicate with special educators, paraprofessionals, related service providers, general educators, and administrators regarding best practices and program recommendations

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move 25 pounds and up to 50 pounds occasionally.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires reasonable duration of sitting, walking, and standing. The job is performed under a generally hazard free environment.

Note: This is not necessarily exhaustive or an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the position.  This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment.  The school district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.