Literacy Instructional Coach

Saint Andrew's School
Boca Raton, FL United States

About Saint Andrew’s School
Saint Andrew’s School is an independent, co-educational school for grades PK-12, Saint Andrew’s is both a day school and a boarding school, educating students from across the United States and throughout the world. As a college preparatory school in the Episcopal tradition, Saint Andrew’s welcomes students of all faiths, customs, cultures, and beliefs. “Honor Above All,” academic excellence and education in Mind, Body, and Spirit reflect Saint Andrew’s experience. We are committed to educating the “whole child” while instilling a dedication to lifelong learning.

Saint Andrew’s School seeks employees who are committed to our mission to provide educational excellence in an inclusive community, fostering lifelong learning and nurturing each individual in mind, body, and spirit in the Episcopal tradition. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds and experiences will help us promote an inclusive school culture. We are committed to respecting the dignity of each member of our community, and we strive to recruit a diverse and talented faculty and staff.

Position Summary
The PK-8 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; helping to foster a culture of reading and writing; and collaborating with the Head of Lower School, the Head of the Middle School, the Dean of Studies, and the English Department Chair as appropriate to ensure student learning and achievement in literacy.

Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate with the Department Chair on the vertical alignment of a coherent literacy program PK-8

Model and demonstrate effective use of instructional strategies, including those aligned with the school’s adopted programs such as Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP) Units of Study and IB PYP/MYP

Plan for the collection of student data about performance in literacy PK-8

Analyze student data for performance trends and plan appropriate instructional responses at the classroom, grade, and divisional levels

Use assessment data to collaborate with and assist administrators an learning specialists with the placement of students in appropriate instructional or intervention programs

Observe classroom instruction and coach teachers to ensure strategies and methods of instruction are being effectively implemented to meet student needs

Support teachers in the development of appropriate assessment tasks and tests

Support the continued growth and development of all students, including those above grade-level

Conduct professional development workshops appropriate to various levels of instruction

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

Establish and promote productive relationships with and among school staff

Communicate regarding the school’s literacy program to staff, parents, and members of the community

Serve on Academic Affairs Committee and Lower/Middle School leadership teams, as needed

Teach one or two sections as needed

Other duties as assigned

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

Record of successful teaching

Demonstrated ability to work successfully with a team of educators

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Excellent organizational skills

Cross-cultural competence

A growth mindset

Experience with the International Baccalaureate PYP or MYP program preferred

Saint Andrew’s School is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices 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 or 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 is a drug-free workplace. All employees must successfully maintain an acceptable Level II criminal background check. Saint Andrew’s School may, in its discretion, modify or adjust the position to meet the school’s changing needs.

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