The Literacy Instructional Coach will provide instructional support and coaching to teachers as they work to ensure that each student is able to reach his or her academic potential. The Literacy Instructional Coach’s primary role is to work with teachers to support best practices in using data, provide analysis of school-wide trends in instruction, and make recommendations about potential next steps to address areas of need. The Literacy Instructional Coach must take a hands-on approach to improving instruction and effectiveness by working at various levels (classroom-, school-, system-wide) to directly improve ELA instruction, student learning and foster teacher development. This may include modeling lessons in classrooms, helping teacher groups plan instruction, and facilitating professional development.
QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of five (5) years of successful elementary teaching experience and certification in reading or have certification in a core elementary content area as well as have a reading endorsement from an approved institution. Hold a Master’s Degree or higher degree in curriculum and instruction is preferred Knowledge of the design and implementation of standards within the instructional framework across the curriculum Understanding of the characteristics of learners Knowledge of the processes of successful coaching Ability to train teachers in utilizing measures of reading achievement like Lexille scores and universal screeners to diagnose and remediate students Ability to use the latest technology in education Excellent communication and organizational skills Successful experience in working collegially with teachers Successful experience as staff developer is desirable Strong knowledge base of best practices in standards-based reading and literacy instruction Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: To transform teaching practices and increase students’ literacy skills across the curriculum Teach, model and facilitate research-based best literacy practices within the school’s instructional program Train teachers to achieve and assist with placing students in the appropriate intervention and support service Identify needs and make recommendations for appropriate instructional literacy materials and assessments that directly support and align to the Georgia Standards of Excellence. Instruct designed classes in accordance with formulated plans and outlines, modified as necessary to achieve the learning objectives; all within the policies of the school system Maintain the degree of discipline and order in the classroom necessary to effectively instruct students Facilitate change in instructional practices of teachers that will enable teachers to diagnose student needs more analytically, plan more productively, and teach more effectively Train teachers to disaggregate and analyze literacy and student achievement data to improve student performance Collaborate with teachers to identify the literacy needs of students, to set learning goals and targets, and to problem solve with teachers to develop best practices for continuous academic growth of students Provide professional development on best practices in literacy instruction across the curriculum Establish, maintain and enhance effective communication with administrators, teachers, parents and other stakeholders Observe teachers in their classrooms and offer insight for the enhancement of teaching-learning situations Provide specific integration and differentiations strategies that enable teachers to meet the needs of all readers and of all abilities. Network with other literacy coaches and participate fully in ongoing professional development to extend literacy and instructional competencies in all contact areas Perform other duties and related to the improvement of student achievement as determined by the Principal REPORTS TO: Principal
SALARY RANGE: Ten months. Salary in accordance with the DCCS Compensation Guide APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applicants will begin on January 4, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
INTERESTED APPLICANTS SHOULD APPLY ONLINE. THE DOUGHERTY COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, AGE, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN OR DISABILITY
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The Dougherty County School System is a leading catalyst and advocate for public education in Southwest Georgia. It's the largest school system in the second congressional district. The school district has 21 schools (14 elementary, 4 middle and 3 high schools), five learning centers and the Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy. All schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC). The DCSS offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
Dougherty County is recognized for its quail and duck hunting, fishing, the Flint River and many cypress swamps. The County has a population of approximately 90,000. Our County has two institutions of higher education, Albany State University and Albany Technical College. Notable points of interests include the Albany Museum of Art, the Flint RiverQuarium, the Albany Civil Rights Institute, the Parks at Chehaw, Radium Springs Gardens, and Thronateeska Heritage Center, which includes the Museum of History, Wetherbee Planetarium, and the Science Discovery Center. Dougherty County is a short drive to Atlanta, the Georgia coast, as well as the Florida Gulf Coast beaches.
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