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

Job | Posted a month ago
Position Areas
Instructional Support


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.

• 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

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


  • 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

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