Literacy Coach / Reading Consultant

Job | Posted 3 months ago


LEARN, in collaboration with Goodwin University, has an immediate opening for a Literacy Coach / Reading Consultant for the Riverside Magnet School, in East Hartford, CT for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. The Riverside Magnet School is a public magnet school serving children ages 3 through Grade 5. The Literacy Coach/Reading Consultant is a teacher-leader who nurtures the holistic growth of all learners at Riverside Magnet School by utilizing our Reggio Emilia magnet theme to promote a deep understanding of, and life-long appreciation for, literacy, social studies, and other related areas of study and research.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Collaboratively develop and implement common vertically aligned reading, writing, social studies, and related area curriculums.
  • Lead teams in the instruction, assessment, and strategic implementation of interventions in literacy.
  • Work directly with teachers in classrooms to implement highly effective and proven instructional practices.
  • Lead staff in analyzing student data and developing instructional plans to address students’ strengths and needs.
  • Design and implement PD for all staff.
  • Serve as a leader on the school’s SRBI team.
  • Cultivate and maintain resources and materials to support teaching and learning in related areas.
  • Work with teachers and other instructional staff to strengthen their ability to differentiate instruction.
  • Consult with and assist teachers and other instructional staff to improve their classroom effectiveness.
  • Serve on the school’s Leadership Team and provide leadership on matters related to curriculum and instruction.
  • Support effective programming, teaching, and learning in related areas of study or research.
  • Communicate with parents and facilitate meetings for our community on curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
  • Organize formative and summative assessments and results, including benchmark and state/national assessments.
  • Serve on school and district committees as related to the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment, or as requested by building or district administration.
  • Participate in regional curriculum activities upon request.
  • Perform other tasks as appropriately assigned by building or district administration.
Required Certifications:
  • Reading Consultant (096), Reading and Language Art Consultant (097), Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts (102), Special Teacher of Reading (063)
Desirable Qualifications Skills, Qualifications, and Experience
  • Track record of success as an elementary classroom teacher, especially in an urban or highly diverse setting.
  • Strong understanding of reading, writing, and social studies content and standards.
  • Knowledge of Connecticut Core ELA Standards and Connecticut Social Studies standards.
  • Prior curriculum development and instructional coaching experience.
  • Experience implementing a model of continuous improvement to build adult capacity.
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills with evidence of effective support of adult learners.
  • Background and interest in the Reggio Emilia philosophy
  • Experience working with culturally, socially and economically diverse student/family populations
Interested candidates should submit their credentials and apply online at  EOE.

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LEARN Regional Educational Service Center

29 Willowbrook Road, East Hartford, CT 06118
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