Title 1 Literacy Coach (Grant Funded)

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Start Date
07/01/2022
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Description

12 Month Position
Grade 19

In accordance with the Title I, Part A federal grant award, this position supports the implementation of Title I instructional methods and programs. Support is provided directly to schools, teachers, and staff implementing Title I services through professional development training, coaching, observational visits, and collaboration on student acceleration progress. Program monitoring, use of instructional record keeping, and observational records is a key component of the coaching process for increasing program fidelity and student outcomes.  This position works in collaboration with various team members to ensure identified Title I students have opportunities for academic success in alignment with grant specified instructional methods.  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participates in on-going professional development and training for the instructional coach role and the content of instructional methods used in Title I services.
  • Responsible for successfully learning about and implementing instructional methods used in Title I.
  • Demonstrates current and comprehensive knowledge of evidence-based literacy instruction aligned with science-based reading research to include oral language, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing.
  • Understands the nature of differentiated instruction and applies this knowledge during literacy intervention training, coaching, and instruction.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with teachers, specialists, and school administrators.
  • Leads the use of early literacy screening assessments and multiple diagnostic literacy assessments to determine reading skill deficiencies and make intervention decisions.
  • May teach small numbers of students to maintain current knowledge and processes of instructional models used in Title I.
  • Provides direct on-going professional development for instructional staff including Title I tutors as defined in the Title I grant instructional methods.
  • Responsible for supporting implementation of methods with program fidelity.
  • Collaborates with the Title I Coordinator and other team members on Title I services, outcomes, and training.
  • Collects, maintains, and reviews all required record keeping, instructional forms, and data from programs, including supporting Title I tutors
  • Oversees and analyzes data monitoring information for student entry and exit outcomes and assists with reports and/or presentations as needed on program delivery progress and outcomes with the Title I Coordinator.
  • Plans, implements, and evaluates division level parent and family engagement (PFE) programming and supports and monitors school level PFE.
  • Models the WJCC Strategic Plan Values: Individualism, Integrity, Innovation, Accountability and Collaboration.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)
  • BA degree in reading/literacy, education or related field required; MA preferred, but not required; at minimum 5 years of successful classroom teaching at the K-3 level; and experience in literacy leadership/coaching preferred, but not required or combination of experiences considered.
  • Must possess in-depth knowledge of evidence-based literacy instruction and science-based reading research.
  • Demonstrates willingness and ability to pursue new and continuous learning.
  • Experience and knowledge of best practice in early literacy instructional methods.
  • Familiarity with supplemental literacy interventions or methods.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of a rich array of instructional approaches, resources, and technologies.
  • Ability to work collaboratively alongside teachers.
  • Ability to engage in critical conversations, constructive feedback and facilitate a change process over time.
  • Demonstrated skills in analyzing and using data for instructional decision making.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills required to effectively collaborate with others.
  • Must possess a growth mindset and a solution focused attitude.
  • Ability to successfully complete on the job training in instructional methods offered under Title I.
  • Must possess the ability to use time efficiently and work with little supervision.
  • Must possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Must possess exceptional public relations skills and the ability to multi-task in various settings.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license. Travel between schools required.

Posted By

Williamsburg-James City County School District

P.O. Box 8781 117 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23187
 

At the following locations

Central Office - School Leadership, Elementary

117 Ironbound Road , Williamsburg, VA 23185