Professional Learning Coach

General Responsibilities: The Professional Learning Coach, having instructional expertise, will work as a colleague with classroom teachers to support student learning and teacher implementation. The Professional Learning Coach will focus on individual and group professional learning that will expand and refine researched-based, effective instruction for teacher/students.  In order to meet this purpose, the Professional Learning Coach will provide support to school/district coaches and teachers based on their goals and identified needs related to students with disabilities.  The ideal candidate will have expertise in EBPs for students who struggle to meet benchmarks in content areas and instructional practices for students with disabilities.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university (Master’s Degree Preferred)
  • Minimum of five years of successful teaching experience with students with disabilities
  • Current KY Teaching License
  • Deep knowledge of special education compliance, IEP development, and specially designed instruction
  • Knowledge of content standards, particular literacy and math
  • Experience in researched-based instructional practices for students with and without disabilities
  • Desire to continue career improvement
  • Previous coaching or teacher leadership experience
  • Deep knowledge of and experience with:
    • Accommodations and modifications for individual learners
    • Progress Monitoring
    • Assessment driven instruction (teaching/learning process)
    • Evidence Based Practices for students with disabilities
  • Effective communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills for promoting initiatives, and conveying expectations
  • Ability to design and deliver quality professional learning for administrators, coaches, and teachers
  • Outstanding presentation and facilitation skills
  • Embraces the use of technology
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in a professional manner both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated strength in organization, communication skills and efficiency in meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a positive collaborative member of a team
  • Demonstrated interest and engagement in professional learning and reflection

To apply please submit a NKCES Application, resume’, certification(s) and letter(s) of recommendation to

Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired

  • An itinerant teacher for students with visual impairments to travel to students’ assigned schools to provide direct and/or consultative special education services relating to vision loss.
  • Work with classroom teachers, counselors, parents and diagnosticians concerning appropriate assessments, modifications, and/or test administration
  • Supervise modified materials preparation, acquisition and insuring necessary classroom modifications are made for students
  • Provide instructions to students ranging from age 3 to 21 for skills needed by blind and visually impaired students in order to access all areas of core curriculum
  • Maintain current professional libraries, assessment materials and registrations to appropriate agencies for students
  • Participate in transition for successful integration into community by helping students set realistic personal and vocational goals


  • A bachelor’s degree from a college or university
  • Kentucky certification for teachers of students with visual impairments
  • Ability to travel between sites
  • 3-5 years of experience  teaching the visually impaired.

To apply please submit a NKCES Application, resume’, certification(s) and letter(s) of recommendation to

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