JobID 34509 : SPEC – LITERACY TEACHER DEV ELEMENTARY (for placement in the Pool of Candidates) 2019-20 SY (#1349191)
Application Period May 02, 2019 - May 20, 2019
|Job Title:||SPEC – LITERACY TEACHER DEV ELEMENTARY||Revision Date:||02/05/2019|
|Salary Plan:||Exempt||Revised By:|
|Pay Grade:||Certificated, BA||Comp Reviewed By:|
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Job Summary (2-3 sentences describing job purpose): At the direction of the principal and Department of Curriculum and Instruction, the Literacy Teacher Development Specialist (LTDS) builds teachers’ capacity in literacy by facilitating job-embedded teacher development. In collaboration with administrators, teachers and central office staff, the LTDS supports the goal of building teacher capacity to meet system-wide and local school initiatives to increase student learning in literacy (e.g., reading, writing, listening, speaking, and using language effectively).
Reports to: The Principal and Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Department Name: Curriculum and Instruction
1. In collaboration with the principal, develops a Literacy Professional Development Plan for the school that is aligned to the school’s School Improvement Plan.
2. Maintains and promptly submits accurate, complete, and correct records and reports as required by district policy, administrative directives, etc.
3. Facilitates or serves as a member on school literacy groups and committees.
4. Works to promote productive relationships with and among school staff.
5. Attends and participates in all required meetings.
Education and Experience Requirements
Experience Requirements: Required: Minimum: Five (5) years successful teaching experience; at least three in MNPS desirable. Meets highly effective rating (4 or 5) on the most recent evaluation. Experience in presenting and modeling exemplary teaching practices to adult learners in a variety of settings such as workshops, seminars and college courses. Evidence of instructional leadership (e.g., team leader, resource teacher, interdisciplinary resource teacher, department chair, system-wide committees, etc.). Experience as a literacy or reading coach, reading specialist, and/or reading teacher. More specific degree, certification, and experience requirements will be included in the position announcement as vacancies occur.
Licenses, Certifications or Registrations Required: Active Tennessee Teacher License
Skills Required: Read, write, and effectively communicate to a variety of audiences.
- Admission to the Metro Nashville Public Schools K-12 Literacy Teacher Development Specialist Pool
- Demonstrates appropriate use of tools, especially instructional technology, to enhance and extend instruction; Maintains proficiency in instructional technologies.
- Submission of a letter of introduction that MUST explain your understanding of the key competencies of an effective Literacy Teacher Development Specialist:
· Understanding reading—familiarity with current reading research, TN ELA standards and
assessments, the ELA Core Actions and how them impact planning and classroom instruction,
and literacy data review
· Understanding pedagogy—best practices in effective literacy (reading, writing, speaking, & listening)
instruction, collection of instructional strategies to draw upon, managing diverse learners and student
· Understanding adult learning theory—how to help other teachers learn, experiment, and apply new
knowledge; facilitating meetings, effective questioning strategies; how to work collaboratively with
administration and teachers
- Demonstration of high-quality literacy instruction in a classroom setting while being observed by members of the MNPS Literacy Department.
- Submission of a videotape showing the candidate conferencing with a teacher/ colleague, leading a small or large group professional development session, or teaching a guided reading lesson or interactive read aloud at the elementary level or facilitating a small or whole group literacy lesson (in any content area) at the middle school or high school level.
- Submission of three letters of reference from current principal, colleague, and teacher the candidate supported. These reference letters must speak to the candidate’s literacy skills, knowledge and expertise as well as human relations and interpersonal skills.
- Mandatory attendance required at summer MNPS training.
General Skills, Responsibilities, Requirements, and Impacts
Level 6: Synthesizes or integrates analysis of data or information to discover facts or develop knowledge or interpretations; modifies policies, procedures, or methodologies based on findings.
Level 4: Mentors others by advising, counseling, or guiding them regarding problems that may be resolved by scientific or other professional principles.
Level 8: Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving widespread economies and/or preventing losses through the development and administration of organization-wide programs and policies that impact major departments.
Level 2: Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percentages.
Level 6: Reads journals and manuals; composes specialized reports/analysis; speaks to large groups of coworkers and people outside the organization.
Level 5: Performs coordinating work involving guidelines and rules with constant problem solving; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressure.
Level 4: Makes decisions with moderately serious impact - affects work unit and may affect other units or citizens.
Level 3: Requires responsibility for the safety and health of others and for occasional enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety.
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires MNPS to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.