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Gilbert Instructional Coaches include (left to right) Lindsey Good, Melissa Jones, Jen Schnormeier and Ashley Soma.


  • 4 total, 1 per building
  • Full-time positions
  • 10 additional contract days
  • $9,000 stipend*


  • Serve as a mentor to new teachers, using the Journey to Excellence program.
  • Provide support and knowledge that encourages the professional growth of teachers for enhancement of student learning.
  • Support teachers in the development and implementation of Individualized Career Development Plans.
  • Assist both new and career teachers to plan learning (including content, instructional strategies, and assessments) which align with district outcomes, the Iowa Core, and meets teachers where they are.
  • Provide demonstration lessons to improve instruction that apply best practices, educational innovations, and Iowa Core to new learnings.
  • Member of the District Leadership team.
  • Embed professional development in the classroom when collaborating with teachers.
  • Serve as a resource to ensure the effectiveness of lessons and strategies.
  • Support all teachers in the collection and analysis of formative, summative, and district data.
  • Partner with the TLS Coordinator to analyze and communicate district assessment results as well as school and district successes/concerns to students, staff, and community.
  • Support the accomplishment of the building’s long-term and short-term goals.
  • Participate in leadership and content-specific professional development training as needed.
  • Participate in the development of a school-wide culture that promotes professional growth and student learning.
  • Promote student and teacher behavior expectations that are conducive to learning, maximize learning time, and increase the probability of advancing student achievement.
  • Co-plan and/or co-facilitate professional development at the building and/or district level.
  • Establish positive relationships with students, parents, other staff members, and the community.
  • Participate in activities surrounding the adoption of curriculum and materials.

*Stipend is an addition to the teacher’s base salary as according to the District Salary Schedule

Gilbert Community School District

Gilbert Community School District

103 Mathews Drive, Gilbert, Iowa 50105  |  (515) 232-3740