JobID 5957 : Literacy Coach (#1947589)
Job | Posted 4 months ago
Days Per Year: 197
JOB TITLE: Literacy Coach
REPORTS TO: Executive Director-Induction and Strategic Coaching
WAGE/HOUR STATUS: Exempt
PAY GRADE: Teacher Salary Scale
The Literacy Coach position is designed for an educator who strives to positively impact classroom success in the area of literacy. The primary role of the Literacy Coach is to improve the implementation of the state curricular standards through utilization of the research-based instructional strategies focused on literacy identified by the district. The Literacy Coach, under the direction of district leadership, will directly support teachers that provide classroom instruction in literacy by providing core content knowledge development, lesson planning, instructional delivery, classroom environment and data action planning coaching designed to assist them in the implementation of curriculum standards and delivery of instructional strategies in order to increase student learning, progress and achievement. The work of the Literacy Coach will be guided by the state curricular standards in literacy and instructional delivery data gathered by campus administrators, development specialists and other literacy coaches.
All employees of SISD are expected to act with integrity, support organizational goals, communicate in a clear and respectful manner, championing the needs of our students and drive continuous improvement.
- Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university
- Five years’ job related experience in PK-12 education
- Valid Texas teaching certificate in early childhood and/or literacy
- Special Education Certification
- Bilingual and/ or ESL Certification for campuses with large English Language Learner (ELL) student populations
- Successfully demonstrated track record of success with at-risk and/or diverse learners as well as adult learners
- Successful experience in coaching PK-12 classroom teachers in literacy
- Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
- Excellent skills in the use of Microsoft Office applications
- In-depth knowledge of state curricular standards in literacy as written, taught and assessed
- In-depth knowledge of federal, state and local laws, policies, procedures and processes related to the education of students who receive services through bilingual/ESL, career and technical, gifted and talented and/or special education programs
- Ability to coach teachers that teach early literacy in the critical attributes of instruction and student engagement with diverse populations
- Excellent data analysis skills
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- Safeguards the confidentiality of all documentation provided or generated.
- Engages early literacy teachers in adult learning experiences designed to develop a district culture that fosters a growth mind set and promotes all employees as learners.
- Spends 80% of time Real Time Coaching, observing, modeling and participating in planning, learning, practicing and Data Driven Action Planning (DDAP) professional learning community (PLC) meetings with teachers receiving support in the area of literacy. Spends the remaining 20% of time in strategic planning sessions and required trainings/meetings with other literacy coaches.
- Uses research-based adult learning and engagement strategies to support early literacy teachers in the transfer of learning experiences into practice.
- Implements coaching cycle with teachers that teach literacy (Partnered Planning, Focused Rehearsal, Supported Execution and Guided Adjustments).
- Participates in DDAP meetings to support teachers that teach early literacy.
- Provides ongoing content development in literacy during Learning PLCs.
- Models effective lesson planning for classroom teachers that teach literacy.
- Models effective instructional strategies for classroom teachers that teach literacy.
- Tracks teacher development based on identified criteria in the area of literacy.
- Shares coaching plans and progress with campus administrators for teachers receiving support in literacy.
- Models best practices and differentiation of instruction by creating resources in various formats to meet the needs of all learners.
- Promotes and models the integration of technology throughout the design and delivery of coaching and professional development modules.
- Prepares for and conducts coaching and professional development sessions for any campus-based or campus-support personnel throughout the school year, on weekends and during the summer, as needed.
- Participates in all district trainings throughout the school year and during the summer.
- Performs all other duties as assigned.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: physical mobility, standing, prolonged sitting, some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling. This position will require traveling within the district.
Mental demands: ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of situations; ability to interpret a variety of data; ability to interpret TEC and policy; ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory, ability to be effective in both oral and written communication; ability to maintain emotional control under stress.
The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.
This position is funded by Federal/and or State grants, you understand that your employment is expressly conditioned on the availability of full funding for the position. If full funding becomes unavailable, your employment is subject to termination or nonrenewal, or reassignment as applicable.
Spring Independent School District
16717 ELLA BLVD, HOUSTON, TX 77090-4299
Compare with State
Amount per Student
State Average: $10,068 (USD)
% ELL Students
State Average: 17%
Student Teacher Ratio
State Average: 15.26
% IEP Students
State Average: 9%
State Average: 558