K-3 Literacy Coach (Multiple positions locations to be determined)

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K-3 Literacy Coach Job Description

The K-3 Literacy Coach working under the direction of the ELA Curriculum Director will provide job-embedded professional learning for K-3 classroom teachers. This will come in the form of K-3 faculty, grade level, and individual learning opportunities utilizing full coaching cycles as outlined in the TCSD Coaching Model. The goal of this position is to have a positive impact on student growth in Literacy through their work with and support of K-3 classroom teachers. Goals for direction will come from TCSD Literacy goals, school level Literacy goals, School Improvement Plan, and the individual learning needs of K-3 teachers in the English Language Arts content area.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education (or successful completion of an ARL program)
• Level II or III Teaching License
• 5 years experience teaching in a K-6 classroom
• Level I Reading Endorsement
• Ability to work across and with 2 TCSD schools

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Level II and/or III Reading Endorsement/ LETRS certified
• Masters Degree in Reading 
• Instructional Coaching Endorsement
• Previous Coaching Experience

EXPECTATIONS and DUTIES

  • The primary responsibility of K-3 Literacy coaches is Full and Ongoing Coaching cycles that include pre-conferencing/planning with teachers, modeling/demonstrating lessons, co-teaching lessons with teachers, post conferencing to determine next steps in  the learning process for both teachers and students. (At least 50% of each day is spent in classrooms.)
  •  Implementation of the Utah Literacy Framework Core Areas of Literacy Instruction
  •  Focused on Teacher growth  in an effort to positively impact student learning
  •  Preconference
  •  Identify areas of need
  • Plan lessons together
  • Gather Data
  •  Observe (Observation is not to be performed outside of coaching cycles and is meant to gather information for next steps in the coaching process.)
  •  Provide Coaching and Job Embedded Professional Development by Modeling/demonstrating new teaching strategies, routines, and other use of materials (ie. Jorneys) in classrooms with students present.(Coteach depending on where the teacher is in their process)
  • Debrief/Postconferece
  •  Next steps: Plan for continued support throughout implementation of strategies and skills
  •  K-3 Assessment Support & Testing Teams
  •  This includes but not limited to:
  •  K-3 Acadience Testing
  •  Data Analysis to determine Tier I, II, and III support needed for students
  •  Use of the TCSD Diagnostic Flow Chart to Match Students with the Correct Intervention
  •  Active Progress Monitoring with support for teachers to respond to the data
  •  K-3 Professional Development
  •  This includes whole and small group, but the primary professional development that a coach will provide in job-embedded through in-class modeling as a part of ongoing coaching cycles.
  •  PLC: K-3 Literacy Coaches are active participants of grade level and school PLCs.
  •  Develop/deepen own content knowledge of literacy theory and exemplary practices-whole-group and small-group differentiated instruction for grades K-3. Extend literacy competencies through active participation in: District Level Professional Learning Opportunities, personal coaching with Area


Lead Coach
 Attend all district level coach meetings


Contract
Full Time, 187 days, paid over 12 months
Certified Salary Schedule
Benefit Eligible
8 days sick leave and 4 days personal leave per fiscal year.

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Tooele County School District

92 So. Lodestone , Tooele, UT 84074
 

At the following locations

District Office

92 South Lodestone Way , Tooele, UT 84074