Elementary Literacy Coach
Must hold a license issued by Virginia Department of Education.
The license position area must be in one of the following areas: Reading, Reading Specialist.
The license must be in one of the following grades: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th.
GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK: Works directly with teachers by providing classroom-based instruction, demonstrations, collaborative and one-to-one support, and facilitating teacher inquiry and related professional development. Assists in enhancing teachers’ ability to provide instruction that builds students’ sense of engagement in the ownership of learning. Works with administrators and teachers to collect and analyze data, interpret, and use it to guide instructional decisions. Work is performed under general supervision of the English, Reading, and Title I supervisor. This is a 10.5-month contract whereby the coach will work planning curriculum and professional development for teachers while providing consistent support for the successful implementation and instruction of the ELA Curriculum. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS: The Literacy Coach will support the development of high-quality/effective ELA Instruction in all elementary schools while a guiding the staff in the implementation of the components balanced literacy including: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Writing to meet the needs of the rigorous Virginia Standards of Learning in English. (These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.) ? Guides teachers to collect and analyze data and develop action plans in response to determined student needs and best practices. ? Provides individualized, classroom-based support to implement comprehensive program. This will include modeling the best teaching practices. ? Works with the principals within to create a school-wide focus on goals for reading achievement. ? Oversees the school’s assessment procedure, training, data collection and collaborates with the principal to complete reports due. ? Completes monthly status reports for the district administrators and English, Reading, and Title I supervisor. ? Participates fully in professional development opportunities and professional research and reading. ? Collaborates with classroom teachers, building principals, reading specialists, and other relevant stakeholders to analyze achievement data and monitor individual student progress. ? Performs related duties as assigned.