Teacher, TOSA Literacy Specialist - South High School (2021-2022)

Minneapolis, MN, US
Apr 22, 2021
Grade Level
High School
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Job Title: Teacher, TOSA Literacy Specialist - South High School (2021-2022)and Requisition ID number: 74228
Close Date: Open until filled
Organizational Unit: South High (10000095)
Site: South (0362)
FTE: 1.0 FTE; 39 weeks; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time
Union: Teachers(04)
Functional Area: Teaching

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.

Support teachers as they work to implement balanced literacy instruction and a tiered system of instructional support. Help develop, articulate and implement an aligned system of standards, instruction, intervention and assessment. Develop, coordinate and provide professional learning and related services both in person and online.

  • Support classroom elementary teachers, and literacy intervention teachers.
  • Facilitate/lead professional development in literacy and implementation of MTSS.
  • Facilitate data cycles with teachers.
  • Serve as an instructional coach for elementary teachers.
  • Collaborate with the instructional coach team.
  • Coordinate acquisition and maintenance of literacy materials.
  • Help develop a comprehensive tiered system of support.
  • Work collaboratively with other district departments, including ELL, and SpEd.
  • Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Serve as an SOEI Secondary observer

  • Minnesota teaching license from the Minneosta Department of Education
  • Experience with curriculum development, design and delivery
  • Experience with a tiered system of support in literacy
  • Experience leading, planning and coordinating professional development
  • Experience with developing a comprehensive assessment system

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of research-based trends in literacy education and assessmentand best practices inliteracy.
  • In depth knowledge of deep content and pedagogy for effective literacy instruction.
  • Ability to provide professional development on balanced literacy and response to intervention in literacy.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and creatively with colleagues.
  • A passion for student achievement, the conviction that all students will learn, and a drive to close achievement gaps between student groups.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and coaching skills.
  • Knowledge of and an ability to utilize a variety of current technological tools for communication, planning, documentation, and professional development

Physical demands of the position:
  • Able to lift and transport containers weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Can work extended hours
  • Able to travel between building sites

Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

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