JOB TITLE: Literacy PreK-8 Specialist
Position Type: Certified Salary Schedule:
Certified Term of Employment: 12 months
Approved by: Sacaton Governing Board Department: District Office Reports to: Director of Federal Programs and Organizational Improvement Location: District Office
POSITION SUMMARY To support the development of a standards-based curriculum, demonstrate instructional leadership and literacy proficiency, and supports the implementation of guaranteed and viable curriculum. The Curriculum Instructional Assessment Specialist shall serve as a liaison between schools and the district. 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.
JOB GOAL: To support the mission of the district goals, procedures, and policies in the best interest of the student by professionally carrying out assigned duties and participating in the improvement and refinement of related areas. To coordinate program resources to promote the educational development of each student.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: ? Must have the authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986. ? Must meet all Arizona Department of Education certification requirements. ? Must meet all ESSA (Highly Qualified) qualifications. ? Master’s degree preferred, with a minimum of five years effective teaching experience. ? Must have an endorsement in subject area.
REQUIREMENTS: ? Adheres to the District vision, mission, core values and goals in collaboration with staff. ? Demonstrates the ability and desire to provide outstanding service to students and families. ? Demonstrates a high regard for confidential and sensitive information.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: ? Collaborates and directs assigned teachers (not in an evaluative role) ? Carries out supervisory responsibilities by the organization’s policies and applicable laws and reports directly to the Director of Exceptional Student Services as to personnel you directly supervise.
• Maintains the district’s Literacy Plan for compliance with the state MOWR law
• Supports district administrators in the development of school-wide MOWR Literacy Plans
• Monitors and communicates updates with MOWR Law to district personnel to ensure district compliance.
• Maintains district DIBELS Benchmark Assessment system by communicating timelines, testing protocols, data entry procedures, and completing the analysis of school and district data.
• Supports the design and implementation of standards-based curriculum, assessment, and instruction to positively impact student achievement.
• Coordinates committee work in ELA curriculum and assessment development and other areas as designated.
• Oversees resource and ELA textbook adoption, rollout and implementation.
• Assists the teaching staff in understanding and aligning the ELA curriculum content standards and utilizing the adopted resources.
• Conducts classroom walk-throughs and provides feedback to guide instruction in the area of ELA.
• Recommends adjustment in curricular, assessment and instructional strategies resulting from the analysis of data.
• Creates and maintains district ELA assessment materials and data.
• Attends specific meetings which affect the curriculum, instruction, and assessment of grades PreK-8; prepares reports as needed.
• Guides implementation of technology use with ELA content.
• Provides technical assistance to teachers and administrators in the analysis and interpretation of student data related to learning, achievement and designated content areas.
• Displays awareness of additional resources to support adopted curriculum and state standards. Professional Development:
• Contributes to District level work teams and committees, providing an ELA content-specific focus.
• Designs and achieves a three-year professional development plan in conjunction with the primary evaluator.
• Helps to design and implement professional development plans and/or assists teachers in achieving their goals.
• Provides ELA professional development for staff that is related to district goals that promote collaboration.
• Utilizes data to determine adult learning priorities. • Teaches additional district professional development courses (some evenings and Saturdays required).
• Conducts regular meetings with ELA curricular teacher leaders at the school level.
• Displays understanding of the different approaches to adult learning and aligns them with professional learning goals.
• Coordinates support and provides training for district assessment administration in ELA.
• Works collaboratively with other personnel for professional development.
• Performs other duties as assigned. Professional Knowledge & Skills:
• Displays pedagogical knowledge as outlined in the Arizona State Professional Teaching Standards.
• Displays pedagogical knowledge as outlined in the Arizona Educational Technology Standards.
• Demonstrates knowledge of the alignment of curriculum with Arizona Academic Standards.
• Shows evidence of collecting, analyzing and disaggregating data to improve student achievement and evaluating curriculum and instructional goals.
• Persists in seeking effective approaches for students and staff who need help.
• Has an accurate impression of the lessons’ effectiveness, the extent to which it achieved its goals, and can cite general references to support the judgment.
• Effectively determines and communicates instructional goals. • Remains current with legislative actions that relate to ELA content.
• Recognizes the value of understanding the learning communities’ interest and/or cultural heritage.
• Utilizes technology in developing curricular, instructional, and assessment strategies.
• Grows and develops professionally through reading, research, conference/workshop attendance, and other opportunities to enhance knowledge of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
• Embeds knowledge and skills gained from professional development activities to support teachers in improving student achievement.
• Uses the professional day in a purposeful and productive manner.
• Completes assigned tasks and projects in a competent and timely fashion.
• Communicates and responds to all stakeholders in a competent and timely fashion.
• Communicates the mission, vision, core values, and goals of the district in multiple ways to all stakeholders.
• Works to develop a repertoire of leadership strategies. • Applies district policies and administrative procedures fairly and consistently.
• Adheres to legal and procedural guidelines (i.e. Board Policy, ELL, Special Education).
• Demonstrates receptivity to ideas, challenges, and concerns presented by stakeholders. MARGINAL DUTIES:
? Provides support related to Teaching Strategies.
? Supports the implementation of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) in the district, including documenting, monitoring and reviewing student progress and instructional strategies used for students with needs.
OTHER SKILLS/ABILITIES/KNOWLEDGE/WORK STYLE: ? Demonstrates the ability to work effectively and efficiently under time constraints. ? Must be detailed-oriented and self-motivated. ? Must have an excellent memory and ability to function well under stress. ? Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision and/or assistance. ? Must demonstrate flexibility, common sense, and good judgment. ? Must have the ability to keep abreast of information pertinent to the job. ? Develops and demonstrates the progress of district/department goals. ? Provides purpose and direction for individuals and groups within the schools and/or departments. ? Evaluates personnel by district and state policies/timelines.