Coach Lead Literacy Intervention

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, Tennessee

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Date Posted October 12, 2020
Industry K-12: Independent/Private
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Kathryn Pattullo

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Cheryl Winters

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Work Location:

(1) Primarily works at Bransford Office Campus

Duration; # of months
11 months

Job Summary (2-3 sentences describing job purpose): The District Lead Literacy Intervention Coach supports a continuum of literacy instruction and intervention through the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS): a continuum of evidence based, system-wide practices to support a timely response to academic and behavioral needs, using data-based decision making to empower each MNPS student to exceed great expectations. The District Lead Literacy Intervention Coach collaborates within and across the departments/divisions of Curriculum and Instruction; Social-Emotional Learning, and Exceptional Education to support schools in their implementation of MTSS, with a specific focus on assessment, data analysis, and intervention for literacy.

Reports to: Director of MTSS

Department Name: Curriculum and Instruction

Primary Job Duties/Responsibilities: List, in the order of importance or time spent, the essential duties/tasks performed by the position. This is not an exhaustive list and employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required.

Job Duty/Resp. 1:

Assessment Support and Data Analysis—Provide support for the use of curriculum-based measures for screening and progress monitoring in literacy; Assist in development of and support for a coherent system of assessments; Analyze district- and school-level student data from multiple sources to identify trends and formulate instructional strategies to meet student needs; Develop protocols and procedures for district and school-level data-based decision making

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Professional Learning Leadership – Create and facilitate professional learning opportunities for assessment, data-based decision making, differentiated instruction, and intervention in literacy; Consult with school data teams to support data-based decision making; Assist in providing monitoring, support, and feedback to ensure successful implementation of MTSS. Provide support for identification of and intervention for students with characteristics of dyslexia, including developing expertise in MNPS-recommended interventions identified as dyslexia-specific (e.g., Reading Mastery, Early Interventions in Reading, Corrective Reading, S.P.I,R.E., Wilson, Orton-Gillingham strategies).

Job Duty/Resp. 3:

Collaboration – Work collaboratively within and across departments/divisions (particularly Curriculum and Instruction, SEL, and Exceptional Education) to clarify, strengthen, and communicate connections across district initiatives; Serve on district teams (including the District MTSS Leadership Team) as assigned to support the development of district level guidance for assessment, data-based decision making, scheduling, and instruction/intervention.

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Communication – Clearly articulate the district vision for the Multi-Tiered System of Support as a framework to identify and meet the needs of all students and support the whole learner.

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Professional Growth -- Continue professional growth and strengthen professional knowledge, skills, and strategies; Participate in professional development opportunities and coordinate and facilitate district-level professional development offerings; Attend and participate in all required meetings; Maintain a collection of professional materials related to effective instruction and reflective of current research.

Job Duty/Resp. 6:
Other duties as assigned.

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Education and Experience Requirements

Education (training/degree): Required minimum: Master’s degree in education, curriculum development or related field Preferred: Click here to enter text.

Experience Requirements: Experience in literacy education/literacy interventions, RTI/MTSS, assessment, delivery of professional development, and data-based decision making

Licenses, Certifications or Registrations Required: Tennessee Teacher License

Skills Required: Strong interpersonal and leadership skills; Ability to relate and interact positively with teachers, other staff, students, administrators, central office personnel, parents, and the general public; Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form; Competency in adult learning theory and the development and leadership of professional learning opportunities for instructional staff and parents

General Skills, Responsibilities, Requirements, and Impacts

Data Responsibility:

Level 6: Synthesizes or integrates analysis of data or information to discover facts or develop knowledge or interpretations; modifies policies, procedures, or methodologies based on findings.

People Responsibility:

Level 6: Negotiates or exchanges ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policies and programs, or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions, or solutions.

Assets Responsibility:

Level 4: Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving moderate economies and/or preventing moderate losses through the management or handling of supplies of high value or moderate amounts of money

Mathematical Requirements:

Level 4: Uses practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions, measurements, or logarithms; may use algebraic solutions of equations and equalities, deductive geometry, and/or descriptive statistics.

Communications Requirements:

Level 6: Reads journals and manuals; composes specialized reports/analysis; speaks to large groups of coworkers and people outside the organization.

Complexity of Work:

Level 7: Performs work involving the application of broad principles of professional management and leadership to solve new problems for which conventional solutions do not exist; requires sustained, intense concentration for accurate results

Impact of Decisions:

Level 6: Makes decisions with serious impact - affects most units in organization, and may affect citizens.

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Safety of Others:

Level 3: Requires responsibility for the safety and health of others and for occasional enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety.

ADA Requirements/Compliance

Physical Demands:

Level 3: Requires light work involving standing or walking some of the time, exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular basis, and moderate dexterity in operating machinery, tools, or office equipment.

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Unavoidable Hazards:

Level 1: The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards

Sensory Requirements:

Level 1: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, and speaking.

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires MNPS to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

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