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Mineral County Schools 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV 26726            Phone: 304-788-4200            Fax: 304-788-4204

School Instructional Specialist







IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:      Principal and Director of Curriculum and Instruction - Elementary




EMPLOYMENT TERM:             Minimum 200 days annually, pursuant to WV Code §18-5-45; extended employment terms may be established by the Mineral County Board of Education.


SALARY:                                   Pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-2, in accordance with Mineral County Teacher Salary Schedule, commensurate with experience and education level.


EVALUATION:                          Performance in this position will be evaluated by the building principal/immediate supervisor and in accordance with WV State Code §18A-2-12, WV State Board Policy 5310 and Mineral County Board of Education Evaluation Policy. 


JOB SUMMARY:                       To provide leadership, coordination, and support for learning programs and activities. 



  • Implements and evaluates innovative curriculum and instructional techniques provided for students with direct instruction within the collaborative classroom;
  • Provides assistance to teachers in developing effective teaching strategies in defined academic areas;
  • Models and assists teachers in the collaborative classroom on how to use content specific interventions for struggling students for the purpose of improving their success in defined academic areas;
  • Monitors teaching practices for school intervention and remediation;
  • Supports teachers in the process of improving their learning environments, teaching practices, and overall classroom quality;
  • Supports the disaggregation of assessment data as it relates to the school, to individual student achievement, and to the improvement of instruction;
  • Assists teachers in securing resources for carrying out school improvement plans;
  • Facilitates on-site professional development sessions;
  • Promotes technology integration into the curriculum;
  • Plans, conducts, implements, and evaluates school-wide activities related to instructional support;
  • Plans and provides activities related to parent involvement that would enhance the school’s climate;
  • Serves as the liaison between the local schools and Parent Advisory Council;
  • Serves as the liaison between the local schools and district support staff;
  • Debriefs with and assists teachers with the goal of improving teacher practices and students learning. 
  • Builds capacity among the teachers by improving instructional practices and subsequently effective student learning;
  • Works with teachers to improve classroom management and climate through the implementation of effective instructional methods;
  • Works closely with the principal in planning, implementing, and assessing reform efforts at the school for the purpose of creating a learning environment that supports academic achievement;
  • Provides a link between local school staff and district support staff in areas related to instruction and curriculum;
  • Maintains relationships with colleagues that are characterized by mutual support, respect, and cooperation;
  • Uses professionalism and approaches others in a tactful and positive manner;
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills to maintain confidentiality and creates and maintains a positive and conducive work environment;
  • Understands and implements technology into lessons to support the curriculum being taught;
  • Possesses ability to present to a group of staff members efficiently and effectively;
  • Adheres to Employee Code of Conduct as outlined in Mineral County School’s Policy 3210; and
  • Performs other duties deemed appropriate and assigned by the Superintendent and/or immediate supervisor(s). 


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred;
  • Teaching experience preferred;
  • Have or be eligible for appropriate certification for the position subject(s) and grade level(s) as required in West Virginia Policy 5202;
  • Possesses excellent written and oral communications skills;
  • Criminal background check conducted pursuant to WV Code §18-5-15c and/or §18A-3-10, as appropriate. 

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.


The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed drugs while in the workplace. Alcohol and controlled substance which affects employee productivity, safety or judgment in the workplace will not be tolerated.



The physical demands described 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 frequently required to reach, stand, walk, lift, grasp, write, talk, hear, see, use technology such as computers and multimedia equipment, and use repetitive motions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently lift and/or move at least 10 pounds of materials. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff members.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Most commonly, the educational setting is indoors. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate (20-60 dB).



The information contained in the job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee.


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MINERAL COUNTY SCHOOLS: 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV. 26726      |      Phone: 304-788-4200      |      Fax: 304-788-4204
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