Title 1 Literacy Coach (Grant Funded)
12 Month Position
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.