JobID 4589 : Teacher Specialist - Elementary Literacy Coach (#1569157)
Calendar: 195 Days
This position reports to Teaching and Learning Department
Priority Screen Date: May 26, 2019
SUMMARY: This position provides sustained, comprehensive, and differentiated support to educators at the school level in English Language Arts and English Language Development. Literacy coaches support educators as they implement the Utah Core Curriculum using district adopted resources, research-based strategies, data analysis, reflection, and action for the continuous improvement of teaching and learning.
- Valid State of Utah Teacher License
- Level 1 Reading Endorsement or will obtain within 4 years of initial employment as a Literacy Coach
- ESL endorsement or will obtain within 4 years of initial employment with the District
- Successfully completed five or more years as an elementary school teacher
- Communicates effectively with district personnel, school administrators, and teachers
- Demonstrates a growth mindset through reflection and continuous professional learning
- Ability to use assessments and tools to support teachers in meeting student needs
- Demonstrates excellence in teaching and learning and the ability to model effective strategies
- Level 2 Reading Endorsement
- Master’s Degree in Reading or related field
Essential Roles and Responsibilities:
The coach works collaboratively with teachers and other educational stakeholders by designing appropriate and relevant learning opportunities based on data and current practices of adult learning needs.
Learner Differences and Environments
The coach demonstrates an understanding of cultural and linguistic diversity, by providing teachers with a range of strategies and resources to meet diverse learning strengths and needs. In modeling strategies that represent an equity mindset, the coach helps to remedy practices that contribute to the achievement gap in diverse populations. The coach creates environments that support individual and collaborative learning, and reflective practice based on respect and positive rapport. The coach engages in regular communication in an honest and non-judgmental manner with all stakeholders that ensures a coherent system of support. .
- Risks found in the typical work environment which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations.
- Maintains regular and predictable attendance for the purpose of fulfilling job requirements efficiently. Will be required to attend activities, events, and meetings outside of normal work hours on a regular basis.
- Driving to work locations
- Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work: however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying light items, etc…