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Secondary Literacy Coach

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Summary Information:
Employer: Knox County Schools
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Coaching
Reading/Literary Education
School / Org: Knox County Schools
Location Knoxville, Tennessee
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN4600091467
Posting Date: 10 January 2018
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Knox County Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position:

Secondary Literacy Coach - POOL

Location: System-wide

Job Type: Certified - Middle/High School - Language Arts

Grades: 6-12

Endorsement Code: {407} ENGLISH 7-12, {007} ENGLISH

Job Summary - LITERACY COACH Middle & High:
The Literacy Coach will support grades 7-12 in the implementation of all middle and high of Knox County Schools’ Comprehensive Reading Program. The Coach will work directly with teachers in school to provide classroom demonstrations in rigorous standards based teaching. He/she will provide collaborative and one-on one instructional coaching and will facilitate teacher inquiry and related professional development. The Coach will work with administrators and teachers to align their work with district priorities. He/she will lead data sessions that look at both formative and summative assessment results and suggest and monitor intervention strategies and materials for struggling students. The Coach will focus on enhancing teachers’ abilities to provide instruction that builds students’ literacy skills, is academically rigorous, addresses the curriculum standards and enhances students’ engagement and ownership of their learning. In addition as a member of a professional coaching community, the Literacy Coach will participate in professional development and inquiry into his or her own practice.


• Valid Tennessee Teaching license and middle school certification required.
• Master’s Degree with Special Teacher of Reading, K-8 endorsement (preferred)
• Five years teaching experience.
• Extensive knowledge of the content and methodology of comprehensive reading and writing instruction, literacy development and adult learning theory.
• Experience using assessment results to shape instruction.
• Knowledge of successful techniques for classroom organization and experience planning for effective literacy instruction.
• Ability to share proven instructional approaches with teachers and administrators and interpersonal skills to provide advice and coaching.
• Strong organizational skills, strategic planning skills and efficiency in meeting deadlines.
• Meet all qualifications for teacher personnel as outlined in the Knox County Policy Handbook (Qualifications and Duties of Teachers, section GBBA).
• Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.

Essential Function / Job Duties:
• Reports to Middle School Reading Supervisor
• Model research-based instructional approaches and collaborate with the teacher to determine those approaches that best meet the students’ needs.
• Observe the teacher as he/she implements changes in instructional approaches and provide feedback to the teacher.
• Teach at least one group of students on a regular basis.
• Provide ongoing professional development to teachers in a school-based setting.
• Assist teachers in aligning their teaching with appropriate standards, curriculum and assessments.
• Provide assessment support to teachers through collaborative analysis of student work and formal and informal assessments.
• Serve as a resource to literacy educators.
• Monitor the progress of struggling students and offer suggestions for intervention to meet students’ reading needs.
• Facilitate inquiry groups among teachers where current research and writing on effective literacy practice is read and discussed.
• Support the administrator and leadership team in the creation of the school’s professional development plan with specific, measurable and attainable benchmarks for teacher and student performance.
• Participate fully in professional development for coaches, including peer observations, professional research and reading, and inquiry sessions.
• Establish and maintain satisfactory, respectful working relationships within the school environment.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

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