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Contract for Services to a Mississippi Educator
to Provide Instruction to Local School Districts

Educators In Residence (EIR) Mathematics Instructional Coaches (Grades K-6)

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Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) - Academic Education Office

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06/27/22 2:00 PM CST


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Contract for services to a Mississippi educator to provide instruction to local school districts. The purpose of the program is to improve education in mathematics for students in grades K-6. The successful applicant will be expected to provide services and resources to local educators to improve math instruction, fluency, and application.

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), through the Academic Education Office, is seeking competitive Request for Applications (RFA) from qualified applicants for a Mathematics Instructional Coach – Educator in Residence (herein referred to as “Math Coaches”). Math Coaches will provide job-embedded, coaching services to participating K-6 public school districts throughout the state of Mississippi. Math Coaches will provide appropriate services to schools so that there can be a cohesive, sustained, intensive and classroom-focused approach that is rigorous, engaging, and relevant for students. Math Coaches will be responsible for effectively identifying the needs of assigned teachers and schools in order to prioritize, schedule, organize, and provide technical assistance. Individuals selected as Math Coaches are expected to adhere to the MDE Coaching Model and work collaboratively with local and state-level math academic staff to strengthen their math instruction and impact student achievement. 

Mirroring the MDE Strategic Goals One (1) and Four (4), the objective of the Math Coach is to provide and ensure all students are proficient and showing growth in all assessed areas and to ensure that every school has effective teachers and leaders.

The Program’s goals and objectives are to: 

  • Work with the MDE, through the Academic Education Office, to prioritize, schedule, organize, and to provide technical assistance to teachers and administrators on evidence-based numeracy and mathematics strategies; 
  • Advocate and demonstrate the effective use of manipulatives in the mathematics classroom to support conceptual understanding;
  • Work collaboratively with local and state-wide coaching staff to ensure alignment of services;
  • Provide appropriate coaching and professional development services that address numeracy and mathematical deficiencies in assigned schools to ensure that there is cohesive, sustained, intensive and classroom-focused professional development and coaching that is rigorous, engaging, and aligned to the Mississippi College and Career-Readiness Standards for Mathematics and the Standards for Mathematical Practice;
  • Develop non-threatening, open, professional, and collaborative work relationships with district-level school personnel, local-level curriculum and/or math instructional leaders and coaches, principals, and teachers; and 
  • Effectively identify the mathematics instructional needs of assigned schools and teachers to prioritize, schedule, organize, and provide technical assistance to teachers to help accelerate student learning and increase grade-level mathematics outcomes for students. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 203667

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This RFA solicitation seeks competitive applications from MS educators employed with a local school district in an effort to provide coaching services from Mississippi mathematics educators. The individuals selected for these positions must meet the minimal application requirements as follows:

The selected individual for the Math Coach position must provide documentation (via resume or curriculum vitae) of a minimum of two years of the following criteria:
• Experience facilitating adult learning or delivering professional development specific to math instruction;
• Experience mentoring, coaching, and providing feedback about instruction to classroom teachers;
• Experience analyzing and using student achievement data for instructional purposes; and
• Experience leading others in a collaborative process (e.g., professional learning communities, school, or district level meetings etc.).

The following are preferred credentials, but not required of the Applicant:
• Minimum of three years documented teaching experience in teaching mathematics.
• Documented experience designing and delivering professional development aligned to the MS CCRS specific to evidence-based mathematics instruction.
• Documented experience working with classroom teachers and/or instructional leaders on the effective use of manipulatives in instruction.
• A 154, 155, 156, 189, 901, 905, 927, 928, 929, 931, 983, and/or 985 educator license/endorsement. For more information on educator licenses and endorsements, please view the Guidelines for Mississippi Educator Licensure.

• Bachelor’s degree in Education with four (4) years of successful experience teaching mathematics; -OR-
• Master’s degree in Education with three (3) years of successful experience teaching mathematics.

Pre-Application Information:

- Thursday, June 2, 2022: Request for application release date
- Wednesday, June 8, 2022: Deadline to submit questions and request for clarification
- Tuesday, June 14, 2022: Responses to questions and request for clarification posted
- Monday, June 27, 2022: Application submission deadline by 2:00 PM CST
- Friday, July 8, 2022 and Monday, July 11, 2022 (if needed): Evaluations
- Tuesday, July 12, 2022: In-person Interviews
- TBD (August 2022): State Board of Education (SBE) Meeting
- TBD (August 2022): Notification of awards and non-awards

The deadline for submitting written questions by email is Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 5:00 PM (CST).

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Written questions concerning this RFA shall be emailed to:

Mississippi Department of Education
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205-0771

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USA: Mississippi

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