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Literacy Coordinator & Coach SY24-25

Company: Bridges Public Charter School
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

POSITION: Literacy Coordinator & CoachREPORTS TO: Assistant Principal of Curriculum Instruction and AssessmentsThe Literacy Coordinator/Coachs essential functions within the organization are to provide professional leadership and serve as a resource for instructional staff and school instructional leadership in the area of literacy for 1st - 5th grades. The position develops and implements literacy programs within organizational policies; reports major activities to senior level administrators through conferences and reports. The position is responsible for supporting teachers and administrators in meeting identified goals in literacy education programs. The Literacy Coordinator/Coach will provide ongoing professional development that enables teachers to think reflectively about improving student learning and implementing various instructional programs and literacy based best practices. The Literacy/ Coordinator/Coach will be willing to learn about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in order to provide classroom support, coaching, and in-service workshops that merge best practices in elementary math with UDL. The Literacy Coordinator/Coach is also a member of the school-wide assessment team overseeing/co-coordinating the various assessments that are administered to our students. This is a 12 month position.Who We AreOur mission is to provide an exemplary educational program that includes all students. Our developmentally appropriate, student and family-centered educational approach nurtures students to expand their developmental skills, in order to build a foundation for life-long learning. Our Core Values are:ResponsibilityEngagementAcceptanceCreativityHonestyWe utilize the Universal Design for Learning Framework as the foundation for building student agency and framing the essential work needed to meet our mission and organization goals.Who Are We Looking ForWe are seeking passionate educators to build an inclusive Pk-5 school community. We are seeking committed individuals to provide high-quality and innovative instruction to a diverse student community. We are seeking individuals that recognize that they are in a position of public trust and are held to a high standard of personal and professional conduct. If you are a dedicated educator who is passionate about creating a culture of inclusion and respect, we invite you to join our team. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of our students and build a brighter future for our community.Our Graduate ProfileA Bridges GraduateIs a unique and independent individual who is prepared to pave their own path.Self advocates through their preferred communication modalities.Welcomes diversity with inclusion, openness, acceptance, and respect for others.Demonstrates empathy and a desire to help and support others in need.Perseveres in the face of challenges to meet their individual academic, social and extra curricular goals.Is prepared for next steps after leaving Bridges Public Charter School.As a Literacy Coordinator & Coach you will be responsible for...RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE Coordinate an elementary (grades 1-5) literacy program based on the science of reading.Provides coaching support and assistance to all classroom teachers in improving literacy instructional practices through the full implementation of the schools coaching model/frameworkAssess teachers level of knowledge about teaching literacy, and determine needs for professional development.Facilitate/advise in the development of strategies to promote high standards of literacy through the content and delivery of the whole school curriculum.Assist the teachers in creating a literacy rich environment in the school and individual classrooms.Work with classroom teachers to universally design instruction and align instructional design to Common Core Standards.Facilitates professional development for teachers throughout the school yearSupport in the selection of classroom resources/materialsCoordinates with the Assistant Principal to order instructional materials/resources for elementary classrooms. Demonstrate (model) reading/teaching/learning strategies in classrooms and provide feedback. In collaboration with the instructional staff, establish student learning goals for literacy at each grade level.Coordinate diagnostic assessments of students to determine proficiency levels in grade-level standards.Maintain data reports of assessment results school-wide, by classroom, and by individual students.Makes data driven decisions to identify strengths and deficiencies and apply those findings to school wide recommendations for improved student achievement.Supports classroom teachers in evaluating data and to improve instruction with appropriate instructional interventions for each student based on identified needs.Facilitate regular Professional Learning Community meetings (PLC) with classroom teachers to examine student work and monitor progress in order to support teacher reflection and action.Facilitate teacher work groups/common planning time or grade level team meetings as needed.Participate on the Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) to determine the schools strengths and needs for improvement in literacy instruction.Participate in team reviews concerning the academic progress of at-risk students who are not responding to interventions.Continue personal professional growth through ongoing participation in workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced coursework.Maintain a collection of professional and reading/learning materials related to math instruction, Universal Design for Learning, and which reflect current research.Collaborates with other departments and instructional staff to ensure continuity of the literacy program within the classroomSupports in coordinating the work of the reading interventionistsCo-coordinate (with reading interventionist ) literacy academic enrichment events for parents and studentsCo-coordinates the MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) for the schoolCo-coordinate the assessment programs within the school (NWEA, DC CAPE and as appropriate)Meets regularly (weekly) with supervisor to review benchmarks and established data points to assess student progress towards established instructional goalsAttend and participate in school events outside of regular school hours.Other duties as assignedPROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIESAdhering to the 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. work dayRegularly attends work and adheres to all attendance policies.Be on time for classes, duties, team meetings and professional development activities. Communicate about and plan for absences in advance with teaching teams and the Assistant Principal.Facilitate/participate in weekly Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings.Contribute to PLC sessions by being prepared to share data, ideas, student work, materials, feedback, facilitating sessions and/or discussions.Facilitate/participate in a Summer Professional Development. Summer Professional Development will be two weeks in August before students return.Seek out additional opportunities for professional development that will lead to achieving personal and school-wide professional development goals.Reading provided school information and adhering to all deadlines.Respond to all emails within 24 hours or the next business day.Other professional duties as assigned.SCHOOL CULTURECreate and maintain a physically and emotionally safe environment for students.Communicate respectfully to students, staff and families at all times.Model, practice and discuss respectful, unbiased and effective communication with students.Other school culture expectations as assigned.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSHold an advanced degree and have extensive experience in elementary reading and literacyMinimum of five years of classroom teaching experience preferably elementary levelMinimum of two years of of Literacy Coaching experienceMinimum of two years of experience in teacher training and professional developmentDemonstrate strong skills in partnering with families.Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of colleagues, parents, families, and community members.Be committed to meeting the needs of a diverse student population.Have a track record of being a team player and community minded.Be committed to their own learning.Have excellent time-management skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently.Have a passion for urban public schools.Adhere to a high level of professional and ethical standards.Bilingual English / Spanish is a plus, not required. Salary add-on of up to $2000.00 for documented Spanish language skills.SALARY & BENEFITS$68,500.00 - $90,000.00 / Per YearSalary is based on educational level, certification(s), and years of experience. The successful candidate will be contracted yearly. Employment will be renewed according to evaluations and staff interest. Child care and health savings plans, pre-tax deduction for Metro, bike racks and regular staff engagement and wellness activities. Staff lounge and lactation room for nursing mothers. Health benefits (medical & dental), disability insurance, and a retirement plan: 401-(k) with a 4% match or the continuation of the DCPS retirement plan.To ensure safety for all students, all staff members may be fingerprinted. Background checks will be conducted on all school staff prior to their service as employees.by Jobble

Keywords: Bridges Public Charter School, Washington DC , Literacy Coordinator & Coach SY24-25, Education / Teaching , Washington, DC

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