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Reading Coach 

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Reading Coach

Reports To: Head of School

Position Summary: The Reading Coach will help students learn reading skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able, responsible members of society and to assist teachers in delivering the quality reading instruction to make this possible.

Job Functions and Performance Responsibilities:

  • Models and coaches instructional methods in a variety of settings (whole group and small group) and provide follow-up support.

  • Collaborates with and coaches teachers on the use of assessment data to plan instruction; analyze school literacy data and plan for future literacy needs

  • Coaches teachers each day to improve professional practice during reading and literacy instruction (English language arts/reading block). This will include working side-by-side with teachers to successfully improve instruction, implement lessons, and accelerate intervention

  • Provides daily targeted intervention to struggling reader groups

  • Assists the administrators and teachers in utilizing assessment tools (universal screeners, diagnostic, formative, and summative) and reports to support all students and improve results for student groups that have historically struggled to meet proficiency

  • Collaborates with administrators and teachers to analyze and to act upon data that will inform instructional decisions, professional practices, and individual teacher professional learning to change student performance trajectories

  • Works with administrators and teachers to facilitate lesson studies, lead professional learning communities, and identify targeted professional learning needs

  • Adheres consistently to a schedule that includes time in preplanned, daily coaching cycles with teachers, professional learning communities, and daily intervention instruction with groups of struggling readers so that reading goals are achieved

  • Demonstrates expertise in evidence-based reading instruction to impact the goal of students performing at or above grade level in reading by the end of third grade

  • Plans and/or facilitates professional learning opportunities that will assist teachers in targeting student reading deficits; facilitating professional conversations; fostering student engagement; assessing student learning; reflecting on professional practice; or identifying next learning steps in order to achieve state, district, and school reading goals

  • Models exemplary work ethic by actively coaching teachers, teaching struggling readers, and participating as a fully functioning member of the school staff daily so that teacher capacity is built and efficacy is achieved

  • Coaches teachers in instruction of students for all tiers of reading

  • Assists school administrators and teachers in analyzing and utilizing assessment data in all tiers of reading instruction and making decisions that will increase the reading skills in students in Grades K-3 so that the goal of students performing at or above grade level in reading by the end of third grade is achieved

  • Assists school administrators and teachers in implementing, strengthening, supporting, and organizing reading instruction and reading intervention

  • Supports local and state reading/literacy efforts -- reading councils, reading associations, reading/literacy alliances, literacy outreach, professional educator organizations, and/or higher education collaborations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an accredited college/university.

  • Alabama teaching certificate

  • Minimum of five years of successful teaching experience.

The ideal candidate for this role will possess the following characteristics and expertise:

  • Possesses a sense of urgency for goal achievement

  • Able to manage varied activities including multiple, simultaneous projects and tasks

  • Exhibits creative problem-solving, innovation, and idea generation

  • Remains focused on results

  • Is action oriented

  • Participates in results-oriented collaborative decision making

  • Able to make quick decisions in response to changing conditions

  • Is accountable for individual and collective results

  • Establishes rapport and builds relationships

Competitive salary based on experience and education and eligible for the State of Alabama Health and Retirement benefits.

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