Jan 13, 2024

LPS Elementary District Literacy Coach

  • TrulyHired
  • Lynn, MA, USA
Full-time Teaching

Job Description

About LPS

Lynn is a seaside urban district located on Boston's north shore. The city is known for its contemporary public art, historic architecture, downtown cultural district, and public parks and open spaces, which include the oceanfront Lynn Shore Reservation and Lynn Woods Reservation. Home to an international population, Lynn Public Schools services almost 17,000 students across 18 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 2 comprehensive high schools, 1 vocational school, and 1 alternative junior/senior high school. We are a linguistically-rich community with 68% of our students speaking two or more languages.

LPS Vision and Core Values
Drawing upon the strength of our community, our families, our students, and our partners, Lynn Public Schools commits to fulfilling the intellectual, physical, and social-emotional potential of all of our students. We work together so our students learn to thrive, advance, and impact the greater community and the world.

The Lynn Public Schools is committed to our Core Values:
  • Inclusiveness
  • Shared Responsibility
  • Collaborative Relationships
  • High Expectations
  • Inspiring Life-Long Learning
Lynn Public Schools is dedicated to the goal of strengthening an environment and school culture that honors and celebrates diversity and responds effectively to the social-emotional experiences of every student and family. LPS Strategic Plan

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary license in the specific subject area(s): Reading Specialist, All Levels
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university; Master's Degree preferred.
  • SEI Endorsement
  • Strong district lens regarding EL, curriculum, and equity
  • Knowledge of current education legislation/regulations
  • Ability to work effectively with teachers, support staff, and parents and advocate for children in order to effectively problem solve
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills and ability to work with all stakeholders
  • Experience in urban district/setting preferred
  • Ability to meet the expectations of the Massachusetts Standards and Indicators of Effective Teaching Practice
  • Ability to facilitate strong collaborative relationships between and among teachers and administrators to support the improvement of instructional practices in literacy
  • Ability to work cooperatively with a wide range of staff involved in literacy instruction and remediation
  • Ability to plan and present at building-based and district level meetings
  • Familiarity with current, research-based literacy programs and assessments
  • Familiarity with data analysis and interpretation
We encourage you to apply or reach out for more information if you meet some of the qualifications above. The Lynn Public Schools community celebrates that we live in a rapidly changing, increasingly diverse and connected world. We are committed to hiring educators that represent diversity of race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, religion and gender.

SKILLS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Serve as a resource to classroom teachers and principals on materials and methods for English Language Arts in the areas of instructional practices, curriculum, and differentiation.
  • Co-plan and co-teach lessons with classroom teachers consistent with system-wide initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the administration and teachers on the development and maintenance of a district-wide approach to reading and writing instruction.
  • Collaborate with the administration and teachers on the development and maintenance of district-wide common assessments.
  • Collaborate with the administration and teachers in the development and maintenance of a program to support grade level instructional teacher leaders in the area of literacy.

    Support principals and teachers in the identification of students in need of RTI reading support.
  • Support principals and teachers during school-based data review and curriculum planning meetings.

REPORTS TO: Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instruction

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  • As negotiated with Lynn School Committee and Lynn Teachers Union.
  • 180 days per year
  • Teacher Salary Estimator

BENEFITS: The City of Lynn offers comprehensive and competitive health and dental benefits; Harvard Pilgrim PPO/HMO, Altus Dental High/Low, and Vision. Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Plan (FSA) as well as Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability are available on a voluntary basis.

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment physical, including a drug test, National fingerprint-based Criminal Background Check (NCBC), and Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI).

All MUST be completed PRIOR to the start of employment.

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the Lynn Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed/religion, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, marital status, homelessness, special need, proficiency in the English language or academic achievement or any other consideration made unlawful by any federal, state or local laws or regulations, including Title VI and VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the 1972 Amendments to the Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and M.G.L. Ch. 76:5, M.G.L., Ch.151C.

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