Elementary Literacy Coach (Multiple Positions)

Friday, June 23, 2017
Livonia Public Schools
Position Details: 

Job Description:

The primary responsibility of the full time Elementary Literacy Coach is to provide individualized, job embedded professional development for elementary teachers, focused on high quality, research-based literacy instruction. The coach will have a deep understanding of The Common Core State Standards, their shifts and the Livonia Public Schools Priority Standards. The coach will utilize effective instructional practices and assessment data to support teachers with long-range and short-term planning in meeting the literacy learning needs of all students.  These positions will report to the Chief Academic Officer and work collaboratively with the Academic Services Department, the Director of Elementary and District Services, and Elementary Principals. The Elementary Literacy Coaches will remain as part of the LEA.  

Major Responsibilities:

The following responsibilities are intended to be illustrative of the major functions of this position and are not comprehensive: 

  • Assist in the use of formative and summative data to determine students’ strengths and instructional needs
  • Collaborate with teachers to provide students with adequate and appropriate opportunities to meet high standards
  • Model lessons and debrief with teachers
  • Demonstrate lessons that reflect research-based best practices
  • Observe teacher lessons and provide actionable feedback
  • Collaborate with EST, Learning Specialists, Title I Teachers and Paraprofessionals
  • Provide professional learning opportunities for teachers and administrators to refine the understanding and use of research-based effective instruction, higher level thinking skills and content integration
  • Impart knowledge of reading processes, assessment, intervention and instruction
  • Remain current with research and practices related to effective literacy instruction and coaching
  • Collect and share data on the impact of coaching teachers
  • Other duties as assigned 

Minimum Qualifications:

 An elementary school teaching certificate, a master’s degree, at least five years of successful teaching experience at the elementary level are required.  A master’s degree in reading, language arts or other related fields is preferred. The applicant must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills in order to build collaborative relationships with others.  He/she must demonstrate excellent organizational skills. Previous experience working with adult learners is preferred. 

Conditions of Employment:

The work year, salary, and other benefits will be in accordance with the provisions of the current contract and the Livonia Education Association. 

Applications:  Please visit www.livoniapublicschools.org/myLPS/employment.  Deadline is:  June 23, 2017 or until filled. 

Notice of Nondiscrimination:  Livonia Public Schools prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, height, weight, marital status, handicap or disability in any of its educational programs or activities.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries and grievances regarding discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, height, weight, and marital status-Director of Human Resources, 15125 Farmington Road, Livonia, MI 48154 at (734) 744-2566 .  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries and grievances regarding discrimination based on handicap or disability-Director of Student Services, 15125 Farmington Road, Livonia, MI 48154 at (734) 744-2524.

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