Director of Studies/Curriculum, English/Language Arts, Reading
JK - 5 Literacy Instructional Coach
Position Title: JK-5 Literacy Instructional Coach
The JK-5 Literacy Instructional Coach is responsible for spearheading the implementation of the Saint Andrew’s literacy curriculum, including planning for instruction, assessment, data analysis, and instructional interventions; coordinating appropriate professional development for faculty; offering one-to-one, small group and whole faculty coaching to enhance the delivery of literacy instruction; and collaborating with the Head of Lower School, the Head of the Middle School, the Dean of Faculty, the Dean of Studies, and the English Department Chair as appropriate to ensure student achievement in literacy.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Observe classroom instruction and coach teachers to ensure strategies and methods of instruction are being effectively implemented to meet student needs
Model and demonstrate effective use of instructional strategies
Coordinate the vertical alignment of a coherent literacy program JK-5
Conduct professional development workshops appropriate to various levels of instruction
Plan for the collection of student data about performance in literacy
Analyze student data for performance trends and plan appropriate instructional responses at the classroom, grade, and divisional levels
Use assessment data to assist administrators with placement of students in appropriate instructional or intervention programs
Participate in team reviews concerning academic progress of at-risk students who are not responding to interventions
Collaborate with librarians and teachers to develop and support programs that promote an appreciation of reading and writing
Maintain a collection of professional materials related to literacy instruction that reflect current research
Work to promote productive relationships with and among school staff
Communicate regarding the school's literacy program to staff, parents, and members of the community
a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
a record of successful teaching
a demonstrated ability to work successfully with a team of educators
strong written and oral communication skills
strong organizational skills
a growth mindset
experience with the International Baccalaureate PYP or MYP programme preferred
Saint Andrew's School is privileged to have committed educators who work together to bring inspiring and innovative ideas and programs to campus. Our faculty, staff, and administrators are recruited and selected from across the country and world.
The school is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices, including: selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicant and employees without regard to age, gender, race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or familial status, pregnancy, disability/handicap, genetic information, military status, or any other protected status in accordance with the requirement of all federal, state, and local laws.
Saint Andrew’s School is a drug-free workplace and all employees must pass and maintain a Level II criminal background check.
Please send a cover letter, current resume, a statement of educational philosophy and three professional references to Craig Cetrulo, the Dean of Faculty, at email@example.com.
About Saint Andrew's School
An independent, co-educational school for grades JK - 12, Saint Andrew's School seeks to educate students in mind, body and spirit. We welcome students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds to join our community.