Early Literacy Coach
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: The primary role of an early literacy coach is to positively impact student achievement by providing coaching, training, and support to assigned schools in the implementation of quality curriculum, instruction and assessment. These efforts are intended to support schools as they provide quality Tier One classroom instruction and Tier Two intervention strategies to students. (This is a grant funded position)
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.
- Work cooperatively with the Asst. Supt. of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment and literacy consultants to plan training for teachers, teaching assistants, paraprofessionals and administrators.
- Analyze, interpret and effectively assess strengths and opportunities for growth
- Establish positive and productive professional relationships with all ISD and member district educators.
- Effectively communicate in one to one situations and in group settings.
- Design and facilitate collaborative, job-embedded, standards-based professional learning opportunities aligned with the Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) model and the GELN Essential Practices.
- Assist in the collection of data, its analysis and its use to inform instructional decisions both in the classroom and at the school level in order to improve student achievement.
- Employ data conferencing with individual teachers/administrators and teams of teachers.
- Support classroom teachers to align instruction with curriculum and the GELN Literacy Essentials and Schoolwide/Centerwide Practices.
- Provide leadership in the area of instructional best practices.
- Expand teachers’ use of a variety of resources to improve instruction.
- Assist in the development and implementation of formative and summative assessments.
- Provide leadership and assist in the coordination of a variety of programs/services such as summer programs, community trainings, instructional coaching and data conferencing.
- Manage reporting, and evaluation related to the position.
- Model continuous learning and use best practice in educational improvement.
- Provide information to local districts regarding state and federal initiates and legislation.
- Maintain regular consistent attendance and punctuality.
- Maintain a professional personal appearance.
- Adhere to district health and safety procedures.
- Adhere to Board Policies.
- Maintain Confidentiality.