Literacy Coach

Capitol Heights, MD, US
Jul 09, 2019
Job Title:
Literacy Coach (11-Month)

Capitol Heights, MD, US

Organization Name:
Academic Programs - Literacy

Department Description:


The Literacy Coach supports critical thinking, reading, writing, listening, and speaking across all content areas. The coach organizes, facilitates, and supports a school's literacy initiatives. The coach coordinates the literacy acceleration and intervention programs for students. The coach works directly with adults to support the implementation of the Emphasize Rigorous Literacy instructional plan and the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards plan for the district. The Literacy Coach will also provide feedback to teachers to assist them in improving teaching and learning. The Literacy Coach is an exemplary teacher who has demonstrated improvements in student achievement. The coach is knowledgeable about disciplinary literacy and instructional strategies across all content areas. In addition, this person communicates the components of the literacy plan to the community, and he/she works with teachers to build their capacity to employ effective literacy strategies into their daily classroom practices to meet the demands of Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards .

Brief Description:

This is a PGCEA, Table B, 11-Month Position.

Salary Range: $53,348 - $119,391

CLOSING DATE: July 22, 2019

Detailed Description:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Model literacy practices/lessons in classes, coach teachers on their implementation, and provide opportunities to engage in pre- and post-reflective discourse/analysis;
  • Provide feedback to teachers on instruction through non-evaluative peer observations and reflections to support teaching and learning;
  • Research and provide information and guidance regarding a range of effective and innovative literacy practices through various venues such as individual discussions (formal/informal), study groups, and professional learning communities;
  • Collaborate to build teacher capacity in areas of: 1) increasing the depth of understanding of literacy practices and their relationship to contents and student achievement; 2) use of research-based instructional strategies; and 3) planning for and implementing the principles of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL);
  • Effective use of student literacy data to inform instruction;
  • Examining student work to inform instruction;
  • Effective literacy instruction;
  • Participate in the school leadership team in planning a schoolwide literacy instructional and assessment program that provides consistency, continuity, and varied approaches to PGCPS curriculum implementation appropriate for the strengths and needs of students;
  • Collaborate with school leadership to identify, define, promote, support, and evaluate schoolwide literacy goals;
  • Participate in vertical articulation within grade levels and between schools;
  • Meet regularly with central office staff members to collaborate on school specific literacy goals;
  • Attend professional development meetings collaboratively planned by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Office of Talent Development to share with leadership to determine appropriate implementation;
  • Collaborate with school personnel to provide professional development that supports rigorous instruction and differentiation to improve student achievement;
  • Dialogue with mentors and consulting teachers assigned to teachers when appropriate; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by curriculum and instruction

  • Job Requirements:


    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Expert knowledge and skills in the areas of critical thinking, reading, writing, speaking, and listening;
  • Excellence in teaching; thorough knowledge of Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards, assessment, and instruction;
  • Ability to work well with teachers, parents, and administrators;
  • Ability to coach, model, and build the knowledge and skills of teachers through professional development in the area of literacy;
  • Excellent skills in analysis and use of data to support instructional decisions and acceleration of students. Strong technology skills and the ability to support schools with technology integration into the curricula, particularly in the areas of digital literacy;
  • Excellent organizational and management skills; and
  • Excellent oral and written communication, facilitation, interpersonal, and collaboration skills.


    Bachelor's degree (Master's Degree or Master's equivalent preferred) from an accredited institution; with experience providing professional development training to teachers; a minimum of five years of effective or highly effective teaching experience with three years in PGCPS.


    Standard Professional Certification required; Advanced Professional Certificate preferred; coaching experience preferred.


    No direct supervisory responsibilities.


    The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, talk, hear, walk, sit, and use fingers, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus, and depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 25 lbs.


    The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.



    Additional Details:

    Direct Deposit is expected as a condition of new hire employment.

    Based on the settlement agreement reached in Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor v. Prince George's County Board of Education, OALJ Case No. 2011-LCA-00026, PGCPS is ineligible to sponsor foreign nationals for U.S. employment under any temporary or permanent visa program. As a condition of employment, all applicants for employment must be qualified to work in the United States without sponsorship by PGCPS. If you are not work-authorized and would require PGCPS to sponsor you for a work visa you will not be considered for employment.

    How To Apply:


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    Please complete ALL sections and provide applicable details to ensure full consideration. If you need assistance with submitting your application online, please contact the Employee Support Center Services at 301-780-2191.

    Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

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