DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Secondary Literacy Coach
Performs professional instructional
work in guiding students who need additional literacy
intervention toward gaining knowledge and skills in order to
become proficient readers; create a class environment favorable
to learning and personal growth; establish effective rapport with
students; motivate students to develop skills, attitudes, and
knowledge; establish positive relationships with parents and with
other staff members. Assist with Data Based Decision Making
(DBDM) process and participate on DBDM team(s). Support
staff professional development.
Work is performed under the
direction of the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant
Program Coordinator, who will at least annually evaluate the
Secondary Literacy Coach's performance. Work is reviewed
through observations and results achieved.
Model balanced literacy strategies
Assist teachers with planning,
sequencing, and scaffolding of instruction to support literacy in
scientifically-based instruction to small groups of students.
Implement with fidelity and
supervise reading intervention adaptive technology program
designed for struggling readers.
Attend both site and district-wide
Data-based Management Team meetings.
Provide training and follow-up
coaching to assist classroom teachers in the use of balanced
literacy strategies in their classroom.
Work with teachers individually, in
collaborative teams, and/or departments, to provide practical
support on a full range of reading, writing and communication
Observe and provide feedback to
teachers on instruction related balanced literacy and content
reading and writing.
Continue professional growth and
strengthen professional teaching knowledge, skills, and
strategies through ongoing program of workshops, seminars, and
Support staff professional
development for teachers, volunteers, parents, paraprofessionals
Meet and instruct assigned classes
in the location and at the times designated.
Guide the learning process toward
the achievement of established district curriculum goals,
establishes and communicates clear objectives to the students for
all lessons, units, and projects.
Create a classroom environment that
is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity,
interest, and abilities of students; translate lesson plans into
learning experiences to best utilize the available time for
instruction; provide written evidence of preparation upon request
of the supervisor.
Employ a variety of instructional
techniques and media, consistent with the physical limitations of
the location provided and the needs and capabilities of each
Strive by instruction and action to
implement the district's philosophy of education, instructional
goals and objectives and performance expectations as outlined on
the Teacher Performance Descriptor List.
Identify the difference in needs,
abilities, and interests among students and provide appropriate
instruction to meet those differences.
Employ a variety of classroom
assessment techniques in order to determine student's
instructional needs in meeting the district's competencies;
assess accomplishments of students on a regular basis in order to
provide progress reports as required; communicate with parents as
Administer group standardized tests
and proficiency tests to students in accordance with district
Maintain accurate, complete, and
correct records as required by law, district policy, and
Take all necessary and reasonable
precautions to protect students and to maintain equipment,
materials, and facilities.
Develop and maintain a code of
conduct for the classroom which is consistent with established
administrative policies; develop rules of classroom behavior for
which are enforced in a fair and just manner.
Make provision for being available
to students and parents for education-related purposes during the
scheduled workday when required or requested to do so.
Plan for and participate in
professional improvement activities; take advantage of courses,
readings, in-service training, and conferences in his/her area of
specialization and competency.
Establish and maintain two-way
communication with parents, students, and other staff members in
an honest, positive, and constructive manner.
Plan and supervise assignments for
teacher aides, volunteers, and student teachers; make written
evaluation as required.
Supervise students in
out-of-classroom activities on campus during the assigned working
day; participate in the sponsorship of student activities as
appropriate to the grade level; attend established traditional
school-sponsored activities agreed upon by the building
administrator and the faculty.
Fulfill the requirements of
punctuality, reliability, and responsibility with regard to
school level and school district policies, procedures, and
Cooperate with other professional
staff members in assessing and helping solve health, attitude,
and learning problems of the students.
Serve on district committees that
develop curriculum and enhance instruction.
Perform related duties as
Frequent contact with students,
parents, school personnel and other school personnel.
CONDITIONS OF WORK
Typical classroom environment.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of the
principles and practices for effective balanced literacy
techniques and strategies in area of specialization; of the
principles and practices for effective student learning
techniques; of lesson planning; of available instructional media;
of effective data-based problem solving skills; of Common Core
State Standards; of effective interpersonal communications.
Skill in the use of effective technology in classroom
instruction. Ability to perform the following work
activities with or without reasonable accommodations:
¨ Develop lessons, units and
projects consistent with District curriculum goals and
¨ Meet and instruct assigned
¨ Work independently and
handle multiple priorities.
¨ Assess the accomplishments
¨ Utilize effective
data-based problem-solving skills
¨ Develop fair and
appropriate classroom management techniques.
¨ Supervise assignments for
aides, volunteers and student teachers.
¨ Model good instructional,
coaching and mentoring practices.
¨ Communicate effectively,
both orally and in writing.
¨ Meet deadlines.
¨ Maintain accurate, complete
and correct records as required by law.
¨ Operate a computer and
¨ Communicate enthusiasm,
excitement and a strong feeling of commitment to the teaching
¨ Maintain regular
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Preferred: Master's degree from an accredited
institution in Reading, Literacy, or Content Reading and Writing;
or any equivalent combination of experience and training which
provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the
Possession of a valid Nevada
Teaching Certificate issued by the State of Nevada:
1. Valid Nevada Secondary Certificate with
sufficient course work in major/minor field(s) of
Period of Service
Minimum 186 days/yr
(Calendar to be determined by Program Coordinator)
Licensed Salary Schedule