Elementary Special Education/Literacy Coach
Job Title: Elementary Special Education/Literacy Coach
Reports to: Director of Special Education/Principal
Description and Goals:
The Literacy Coach will support all K-6 staff in the implementation of the site reading plan and program. The Coach will work directly with special and general education teachers in a school providing classroom-based demonstrations, collaborative and one-on-one support, and facilitating teacher inquiry and related professional development. The Coach will focus on enhancing the special and general education teachers’ ability to provide instruction that builds students’ sense of engagement in the ownership of learning. The Coach will also work with administrators and teachers to collect and analyze data, interpret, and use it to guide instructional decisions.
- Guide special and general education teachers to collect and analyze data and develop action/intervention plans and annual IEP goals in response to determined student needs.
- Provide individualized, classroom-based support to implement comprehensive program for students with disabilities. This will include modeling of best teaching practices.
- Work with the principals within the district to create a school-wide focus on goals for reading achievements for students with disabilities.
- Oversee the school’s assessment procedure, training, data collection and collaborate with the principal to complete reports that are due regarding students with disabilities.
- Complete monthly status reports for district and building level administrators, district case managers, and lead special education teachers.
- Participate fully in professional development opportunities, professional research, and reading.
- Conduct workshops on writing annual goals for IEPs and how to use data to promote
academic growth for students with disabilities.
- Assist special education teachers in reviewing and revising annual goals on IEPs to ensure FAPE is provided.
- Perform special education case manager duties to ensure IDEA compliance
- 3+ years of successful elementary classroom experience
- Extensive knowledge of reading, writing, and literacy development
- Outstanding presentation and facilitation skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills (communication, problem solving, conflict management, and collaboration).
- Strong organizational skills.
- 3+ years of documented student growth and achievement in the area of reading
- In depth knowledge of the Mississippi k-3 Reading Curriculum
- The ability to mode, coach, and provide targeted feedback on research-based instructional strategies to teachers and administrators
- Adheres to all GPSD policies and procedures as well as the Mississippi Educator Code of Ethics.
- Attends professional development sessions as scheduled in the district professional development plan.
- All certified employees are expected to work an 8 hour work day, usually 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted or as adjusted by the principal or supervisor.
- Must clock in and out at the appropriate scheduled time assigned.
- Shall dress in an appropriate professional manner.
- All staff must inform their supervisor whenever leaving their office during the working day.
Supervisory responsibilities: Assist as instructed by immediate supervisor.
Education and/or experience: Bachelor’s Degree, Masters preferred.
Certificates, licenses, registrations: Valid Mississippi Teaching Certificate endorsed in a core subject teaching area.
Terms of employment: Salary and work year to be established by the Board.
Evaluations: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Certified Personnel.
Approved by: Board of Trustees, Greenwood Public Schools
Reviewed and agreed to by: _______________________________