Coordinator, Early Literacy

Job category: Professional
Exemption Status/Test: Exempt
Reports to: Director
Date Revised: March 1, 2020
Dept./School: Teaching & Learning Development

Primary purpose

Coordinate the district early literacy programs and initiatives. Collaborate with additional core content areas, technology staff and other district personnel to formulate, develop, promote, implement and evaluate early literacy programs and initiatives. Collaborate with early childhood and intermediate ELAR coordinator to vertically align a research based, and effective curriculum for Kindergarten-third grade students. Engage the community and district personnel in early literacy activities. Provide curriculum, staff development and course material selection guidance in Kindergarten-third grade ELAR education

Qualifications

Education/Certification

Master’s degree from accredited university with a major in assigned subject

Valid Texas teaching certificate with required endorsements for subject assigned

Principal or Mid-Management Certificate

Experience

Required:

Five (5) years teaching experience in early literacy educational settings

Demonstrated, successful experience in curriculum writing

 

Preferred:

Familiarity with dyslexia therapy practices

Experience working in intervention models serving at-risk students

Experience with balanced literacy

Coaching experience

Special knowledge/skills

Demonstrated ability to design and to lead the development of an effective, integrated curriculum

Demonstrated in-depth understanding of the Kindergarten-third grade TEKS, with a focus on designing effective curriculum that directly aligns with those standards

Demonstrated ability to integrate twenty-first century skills and technology into student learning experiences

Demonstrated success in student achievement as measured by data analysis of assessment results for curriculum and instructional design

Highly proficient in verbal and written language

Demonstrated interpersonal and collaborative skills for creating and adding value in a high stakes, fast-paced environment

Major responsibilities and duties

Content and Program Management

  • Work cooperatively with directors and campus principals in developing and supervising the instructional programs in assigned subject area.
  • Coordinate the review, development, and revision of all subject area programs and related curriculum documents and materials, including curriculum guides, course outlines, and teaching plans.
  • Oversee testing programs for early literacy and make recommendations for improvement where appropriate.
  • Coordinate the ordering and use of department instructional aides and materials for early literacy.
  • Evaluate the curriculum and instruction program effectiveness for the assigned subject area based on evaluative findings (including student achievement data) and recommend changes as needed.
  • Maintain a resource library of publications, supplementary materials, and supplies relevant to the assigned subject area.
  • Participate in development, preparation, and administration of the budget for supplies, equipment, and facilities in early literacy.

Staff Development

  • Plan and provide staff development for teachers, administrators, and staff in early literacy.
  • Disseminate information regarding current research and significant developments on the state and national levels in early literacy.
  • Observe classroom instruction and provide feedback and assistance to classroom teachers to facilitate improvement and innovation.  Demonstrate teaching strategies with student in classroom.

Other

  • Convey information to parent and community members about school programs.
  • Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.
  • Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  •  None

Mental demands/physical demands/environmental factors

Tools/Equipment Used: 
Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals
Posture: 
Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: 
Repetitive hand motions, frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching
Lifting: 
Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
Environment: 
Frequent district-wide travel; occasional statewide travel
Mental Demands: 
Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsible and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.