Jan 13, 2024

Reading Coach (Gr 6-8)

  • TrulyHired
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
Full-time Teaching

Job Description

Normandy Schools Collaborative is seeking a Reading Specialist. This position will report to the Director of Literacy and serve as an instructional expert and provides leadership in English Language Arts through coaching, technical support, professional development, and resources aligned to the standards and the Normandy Schools Collaborative Evaluation Framework. This role works with teachers, administrators and the Curriculum and Instruction Department to determine the need for and purpose of targeted teacher support, and schedules and maintains accurate records of all activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establishes and maintain positive, collaborative relationships with school-based and district staff.
  • Conducts an instructional needs assessment of K to 8 ELA teachers and provide individualized support for all assigned ELA teachers.
  • Uses formal and informal data to identify and provide feedback and support to teachers.
  • Collaborates to design and deliver new professional development sessions annually and coordinate all professional development opportunities for elementary ELA teachers.
  • Supports teachers in planning for and delivering instruction that is aligned to the standards and is tailored to all learners (including Diverse Learners and English Language Learners).
  • Gathers accurate evidence during classroom observations using a teaching rubric.
  • Provides data-based, constructive and timely feedback to teachers using the framework for observation.
  • Provides differentiated instructional support by working directly with teachers in the classroom to model, co-plan and co-teach effective, research-based instructional strategies.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree preferred
  • Missouri Teacher Certification appropriate for level and/or subject area of assignment.
  • Recognized as a master level teacher with at least five years of successful teaching experience and/or other related experiences
  • Proven leadership ability and ability to work well with others and motivate others to perform at high levels
  • Exemplary communication and organizational skills with a diverse group of people

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and use fingers, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and depth perception. Occasionally the employee will lift up to 50 lbs. such as to lift files and paper.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. The employee continuously is interacting with the public and staff.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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