Literacy Coach K-8

Posted 3 months ago


Regional School Unit 57


Title: Literacy Coach K-8



  1. Master’s degree in Education, concentration in Literacy

  2. Maintains or is eligible for MDOE certification 020 General Education (K-8), 300 Literacy (7-12), and/or 092 Literacy Specialist 

  3. At least 5 years successful teaching experience; experience in literacy and experience collaborating with adults to ensure student success preferred 

  4. Thorough knowledge of literacy development, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to interact positively and collaboratively with a variety of people

  5. Successful background, criminal records, fingerprinting and reference check 


Reports to: Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Coordinates with: Literacy Specialists, Classroom Teachers, Resource Teachers, Support Staff


Job Goal: 

1. Enhance literacy instruction to increase students’ literacy growth and achievement


Performance Responsibilities:

  1. Works with and engages teachers and support staff to provide leadership and support for classroom teachers and administrators towards achieving comprehensive, research- based school reform in literacy  


Such duties include but are not limited to:

  • Presentation and facilitation of research based instructional approaches

  • Establishes regular communication with the classroom teachers, other building staff,

and Principal(s) regarding research-based best practices in literacy

  • Collaborates and consults with school personnel about literacy practices and curriculum

  • Works with literacy Specialists to create schedules in their buildings; including intervention time, educational technician planning time, lunch breaks, and use of space. 

  • Conferences with individual teachers and grade-level teams about student work in

literacy to determine action steps for improving instruction

  • Works cooperatively with other staff and administrators to develop and implement literacy strategies through team-teaching, collaborative planning groups, and best practices based on research and data analysis 

  • Provides demonstration lessons in classrooms and coaching to assist teachers in

providing organization and management of reading and writing instruction, delivering

quality literacy instruction, and integrating literacy instruction with content areas

  • Provides training in the administration of literacy assessments including informal

reading inventories, as well as district writing prompts, and monitors results to inform

professional development decisions and classroom instructional support

  • Facilitates professional development through study groups, inquiry groups and teacher

action research groups for the purpose of furthering teacher inquiry towards best

practices in literacy

  • Assists with analyzing student data and meeting with building administrators and

teachers to discuss student progress and needs

  • Assists administrators with the acquisition of resource materials

  • Assists literacy Specialists with required paperwork

  • Supervises educational technicians in their buildings; including issuing assignments, direct supervision, scheduling weekly planning/check-in meetings for direction and assistance, observations, and performance evaluations

  • Participates in monthly staff meetings, follows through on tasks discussed, and readily

shares information with other staff members

  • Works with the administrators and other specialists to research assessment tools that

help identify our population of students, and/or gain further diagnostic information

about student needs

  • Is educated on the requirements of any district adopted literacy program and ensures fidelity of district literacy programming

  • Participates in ongoing professional development to stay current on literacy research

and practices and shares these practices through coaching

  • Collaborates with the Director as to regulatory matters

  • Maintains confidentiality regarding records, conversations, test results, and classroom



     2.      Always works in a manner that meets professional responsibilities regarding regular and 

special education requirements, including attending meetings and related consultations as 

directed, maintaining knowledge of students goals, progress, and accommodations, attending and documenting professional development as directed, maintaining confidentiality (FERPA) of student information, and following school board policies and procedures at all times


      3.     Completes other duties as assigned 


Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, climb stairs, lift (ranging from 25-75 lbs depending on student size), bend, pull, push, walk, kneel, crouch, and perform other physical tasks that may be required from time to time. 


Terms of Employment: Salary, work year and working conditions to be established by the RSU 57 School Board. 


Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation. 

Note: The above job description reflects the general requirements necessary to describe the principle functions or responsibilities of the job identified and shall not be interpreted as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job, either at present or in the future.

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Regional School Unit 57

86 West Road, Waterboro, ME 04087