Lower School, Literacy Coach/Reading Specialist, Focus K-1

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This position will be both a literacy coach and a reading specialist position and will serve as a liaison between the lower school administration and classroom teachers. Master’s degree in reading, and Orton-Gillingham training, is preferred.

Literacy coaching
(At least 40% of reading specialist’s time shall be devoted to coaching to include, but not limited to, co- teaching, collaboration, facilitation of instructional strategies, modeling, observing, and providing feedback.)
• Work directly with teachers in school providing classroom-based demonstrations, collaborative and one-on one support
• Lead faculty inquiry/professional development work in literacy
• Model and coach instructional methods in a variety of settings (1:1 coaching, grade level work, small group, full faculty) and provide ongoing follow up and support
• Guide teachers to collect and analyze data to inform instruction and plan differentiated instruction.
• Use assessment data to track efficacy of the program
• Coach teachers in the implementation of schoolwide literacy curriculum
• Regularly audit classrooms libraries
Reading specialist
• Assist in early identification and intervention of students in K-1 by administering and analyzing testing and student achievement data. Assess students using a variety of measures to determine appropriate supports and design instructional plans
• Provide direct instruction in the areas of reading and writing for identified groups and individual students, with an emphasis on emergent, beginning, and transitional readers
• Serve as a liaison between the lower school administration and classroom teachers to develop intervention plans for struggling readers
• Push into classrooms, K-1, to provide intervention work for struggling readers
• Align classroom interventions and tutoring support; communicate openly between all parties
• In partnership with Student Support Team and classroom teachers, communicate with parents about student progress and provide specific individualized goals and plans as well as end-of- term summaries
• Collaborate with the LS ERP director and Early Childhood Director to identify students who would benefit from outside professional support and/or additional tutoring.  Recommendations to families go through ERP
• Other duties as assigned

 Requirements and qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in education field and experience in teaching reading required
• Master’s degree in reading, and Orton-Gillingham training, is preferred
• Comfortable with technology as a teaching and learning tool
• Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion work
• Passion for children and an understanding of child development
• Strong communication and time management skills

Physical requirements and work environment:
• May work at a desk and computer for extended period of time
• May have extended times of standing and or walking around campus
• Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled classroom environment
• Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold


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