Literacy Coach

Literacy Coach

Date Posted: 11/20/2020 Closing Date for Outside Candidates: until filled
Starting Date: 1/11/2021 (or as soon as possible) Closing Date for Internal Candidates: 12/4/2020
    (Internal Candidates will be considered before outside candidates)  
Salary Range: $40,400 - $60,600    
Reports To: Director of Early Childhood and Elementary Learning Services  
Terms: school year position with benefits per Board approved benefit schedule    
Qualifications:
  • Ability to work well with people and maintain productive/positive interpersonal skills.
  • Master's Degree in literacy or equivalent with five or more years teaching experience at Grades K-3.
  • Demonstrated success with teaching students at-risk in the area of reading.
  • Michigan endorsement with approval or certification in Reading.
  • Knowledge of current K-3 state literacy standards.
  • Instructional skills and knowledge base in early literacy components such as phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.
  • Familiarity and success with utilizing formative, screening, and diagnostic tools with students to determine appropriate reading instruction.
  • Ability to utilize data from diagnostic tools to determine additional extra supports needed in order to read at grade level by the end of 3rd Grade.
  • Reading Specialist certification or the equivalent amount of training focused on research-based practices (preferred).
  • Ability to administer and use the data from the Kindergarten Entry Assessment (preferred).
  • Ability to use observational data and formative assessment processes to guide professional learning and coaching (preferred)
  • Ability to use technology as an instructional and organizational tool (preferred).
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Essential Functions:
 Essential duties shall include, but are not limited to:
  • Work with the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support team.
  • Work with school districts in assessing needs and integrating Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for K-3 literacy including coaching building-level teams in analysis of data.
  • Develop and model high quality literacy lessons and units for K-3 teachers.
  • Coach one-on-one in high needs K-3 classrooms, building and maintaining confidential relationships [This language may change depending upon the coaching model used].
  • Serve as a regional source for development and delivery of professional development related to research-based literacy strategies and interventions for teachers of Grades K-3.
  • Supporting the integration of technology in effective literacy instruction.
  • Participate in school improvement activities focused on improving instructional practices as evidenced by student outcomes in Grades K-3.
  • Participate in required trainings for Michigan ISD K-3 Literacy Coaches.
  • Remain knowledgeable about current research and pedagogical recommendations relevant to the coaching role.
  • Provide training and support with implementation of a comprehensive system of literacy instruction.
  • Assist local districts in identifying strengths and needs in support of an early literacy continuum.
  • Assist as needed for completion of duties, attend meetings outside of normal working hours.
Apply To:

Please click on the following link to apply:

https://staff.ncresa.org/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsFin/rapplmnu03.w

  If you have questions, please contact the NC RESA Human Resources Department at 231.924.8853.