Literacy Coach Job Description

Literacy Coach Job Description

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Literacy coach provides support and resources to literacy leadership teams and school-based literacy coaches in the area of effective instructional techniques for ELA/Literacy K-3 curriculum, assessment, and instruction.

Literacy Coach Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Attends professional learning community meetings to scaffold instructional planning based on formative/summative assessment results analyzes teachers' effectiveness in accordance with students' performance
Assist teachers to integrate formative assessment into instructional practice, as requested by the teacher
Research and provide content knowledge, resources and guidance regarding a range of effective and innovative math practices
Coordinate/facilitate pilots of instructional materials and software implementations
Monitor student progress through K12’s interactive lessons and daily assessments
Coordinate/facilitate reading intervention initiatives for students in grades K-6
Collect and review work samples
Alert administrators to any concerns about student performance and progress
Maintain the confidentiality of school, teachers, and classrooms
Provide writing labs and instruction for all students in grades 3-10

Literacy Coach Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Literacy Coach

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: DIBELS, GA

Education for Literacy Coach

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the literacy coach job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Education, Reading, Secondary Education, Elementary Education, Graduate, Teaching, Coaching, Math, English, Language Arts

Skills for Literacy Coach

Desired skills for literacy coach include:

College and Career Readiness standards for student learning
Principles of effective instruction from advance curriculum and content and instruction
Effective instructional strategies and practices
Current research on best practices for improving reading achievement and the integration of technology in online lesson design
Curriculum standards and their impact on K-12 instruction
North Carolina teaching standards and assessment systems for K-2 literacy
State and national reading and writing standards
Acquisition
Assessment
Instructional reading strategies

Desired experience for literacy coach includes:

Provide targeted instruction to tier 1 and tier 2 students
Valid Florida Professional Teaching Certificate
Reading Endorsement or Certification
Endorsement or certification in assigned subject area, preferred
Certifications in reading and/or elementary education
Minimum five (5) years of teaching experience required

Literacy Coach Examples

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Literacy Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a literacy coach. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for literacy coach
  • Provide direct, in-person coaching services to a small cohort of schools with a statewide classification of a “C”, “D”, and/or “F” throughout the year (1-2 days/week per school site)
  • Plan and conduct a thorough data dive at the beginning of the year that guides teachers and school leaders to assess their current data strengths, challenges, and opportunities
  • Align with teachers and school leaders on schoolwide, classroom, and student level goals that align with district and state goals and priorities
  • Plan and lead weekly data analysis one-on-one meetings with teachers and school leaders
  • Regularly review progress towards goals and plan aligned next steps with teachers and school leaders
  • Lead school leaders in routine schoolwide walkthroughs, where participants debrief takeaways, analyze trends, and establish next steps
  • Lead instructional strategy and data-aligned Professional Learning Communities for teachers
  • Co-plan and provide feedback on the facilitation of instructional strategy and data-aligned Professional Learning Communities for school leaders
  • Provide ongoing, targeted observation and feedback aligned to instructional next steps for teachers
  • Conduct joint ongoing, targeted observation of schoolwide instruction and co-plan highest leverage feedback for school leaders
Qualifications for literacy coach
  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in education
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience leading other teachers to achieve strong academic results
  • Training in Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) and/or Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction (FOLI) preferred
  • Ability to work beyond the ten-month school year and beyond the student day
  • Facilitate high-impact co-planning or rehearsal sessions to help teachers and school leaders strengthen their practices
  • Has teacher and school leader coaching experience of similar scope and scale to that of the MDE’s Data Coaching program
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Literacy Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of literacy coach. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for literacy coach
  • Plan and conduct professional learning opportunities for school based personnel on implementing the standards-based curriculum, inquiry learning and authentic assessment
  • Collaborate with District and Turnaround Team supports to develop a vision for strong strong literacy instruction at Green
  • Collaborate with other grade level coaches to implement our visions for math, literacy, and social-emotional learning through Coaches Cabinet
  • Help lead the K grade level during team collaboration times including PLCs
  • Help the K grade level team develop rigorous academic and social-emotional goals for each student
  • Set schedule for grade level AE
  • Ensures instruction aligns with curricula demands and student needs
  • Designs and facilitates monthly content specific training for teachers and building level coaches creates day by day pacing guides to support authentic lesson development
  • Assists in monitoring adherence to pacing guides
  • Aids in differentiation of instruction
Qualifications for literacy coach
  • Has grit and courage in the face of challenging work
  • Knows how to build relationships across various stakeholders
  • Is a proven leader with the ability to inspire the attainment of rigorous, measurable goals
  • Is able to travel locally to multiple schools each week within a designated region in Mississippi
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required (Masters of Education degree preferred)
  • A minimum of 3 years of successful classroom teaching experience (K-5 experience preferred)
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Literacy Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of literacy coach. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for literacy coach
  • Assists ELLM teachers with using the assessment results to identify children’s needs and plans instruction based on individualized instructional outcomes
  • Facilitates usage of all parts of the Mastery Learning Instructional Framework
  • Aids in the development of teachers' knowledge of content and best practices in delivery
  • Supports building level coaches and teachers in developing plans for instruction
  • Guides building level coaches in modeling/co-teaching lessons
  • Provides debriefing opportunities for teachers and building level coaches
  • Provides walk-throughs to support instructional best practices
  • Asesses schools professional development needs
  • Conduct weekly and biweekly progress monitoring for enrolled SISP students
  • Perform all other duties as directed by the Lead, Principal, or designee
Qualifications for literacy coach
  • Has excellent communication skills to interact effectively with multiple stakeholders
  • Is deeply self-reflective, passionate, and committed to world-class schooling and excellence
  • Mastery of appropriate content-specific, pedagogical knowledge and related research and best practices
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills, with the ability to swiftly and accurately understand and analyze complex data to identify strengths and opportunities
  • Understanding of best practices in effective professional development, teacher support, and instructional coaching
  • Ability to design and facilitate effective professional development, including conferencing, co-planning, conducting classroom observations and providing feedback, modeling best practices, leading demonstration lessons, co-teaching, analyzing data, and supporting inquiry and reflection
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Literacy Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of literacy coach. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for literacy coach
  • Meet regularly with the Elementary Curriculum Coordinator, Principals, and others to assure that students achieve proficiency or better in English language arts and that teachers are supported in their instructional practice
  • Create an atmosphere of trust and collaboration among staff that will promote professional growth and accelerate the achievement of all students
  • At the beginning of the school year, meets with the Elementary Curriculum Coordinator, to determine the schedule and priorities for training, conferences, workshops, meetings at the school, district, and/or other level
  • As a coach to classroom teachers, the literacy (or instructional) coach will spend a substantial portion of the day working with teachers in classrooms
  • Coach classroom teachers in all aspects of differentiated literacy instruction, including use of student assessments to group students, management of effective whole- and small-group instruction, and individual activities to meet specific student needs
  • Provide feedback and suggestions for instructional improvements during coaching
  • If requested by the classroom teacher, support teachers to implement strategies for working with struggling readers, English language learners, SPED students, for extending learning for students above grade level
  • Coach will work with teachers and administration to design school-based professional development as necessary
  • Provide teachers with clear and specific information on how to implement a range of effective instructional strategies
  • Be competently knowledgeable of the Massachusetts English Language Arts Framework, core reading program, and other curricular programs to assist teachers in their implementation
Qualifications for literacy coach
  • Strong track record of leading a team towards ambitious learning goals for students
  • Several years of prior successful experience teaching in an urban, multicultural education setting
  • ESOL Endorsement or Certification
  • Minimum 3-5 years of English Language Arts Teaching Experience
  • Valid Tennessee Teaching License Certification
  • Previous Instructional Coach Experience Preferred
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Literacy Coach Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of literacy coach. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for literacy coach
  • Establish and enforce discipline procedures and expectations for students so that students can self-discipline and self-direct their learning on campus and in the classroom
  • Collaborates with the national network of K12 teachers
  • Maintains paperwork consistently, appropriately and in a timely manner
  • Adapt and refine a Common Core State Standards aligned curriculum, scope and sequence, units, lessons and resources for students with Special Needs
  • Track and Meet aggressive student and staff learning targets in literacy
  • Support suite of literacy programs
  • Provide resources, development and strategies to teams for students that require academic intervention
  • Provide parent workshops on home literacy strategies
  • The Literacy Coach will model best practices and coach teachers across content-areas with a focus on students’ regular practice with complex texts and their academic language
  • Serve on the school Instructional Team with a focus on identifying and supporting the professional learning needs of teachers
Qualifications for literacy coach
  • Successful K-12 classroom teaching experience, virtual experience preferred
  • Experience, certification and/or degree in ESOL and/or Special Education preferred
  • Willingness to travel on occasion (may require occasional overnight travel)
  • Must reside in Maine and within a commutable distance of the South Portland office
  • At least two years of successful coaching or leadership experience at the elementary level
  • Expertise and results in balanced literacy and the pedagogy of Reading and Writing Workshop

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