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Preschool and Lower School Literacy Coordinator (One Year Interim Role 2021-22 SY)

Start Date: August 2021 

The Packer Collegiate Institute seeks a highly engaged, passionate, innovative, and experienced candidate for a one-year interim Literacy Coordinator position for the Preschool and Lower School division (2021-22).

Packer’s commitment to diversity requires that all faculty members engage in active and thoughtful work involving identity, equity, and inclusion.  We actively encourage applicants with broad and diverse backgrounds to apply.

Responsibilities :

  • Coordinate curriculum development and implementation in all areas of literacy for Pre-Kindergarten through Fourth Grade
  • Provide ongoing instructional and literacy content coaching to teaching faculty
  • Coordinate literacy assessment practices in Pre-Kindergarten through Fourth Grade
  • Identify students with reading and writing needs and consult with the Student Support Team to secure appropriate supports when indicated
  • Plan and lead professional development for Pre and Lower School teaching faculty regarding reading and writing development and instruction
  • Serve as a resource for current research on best practices in literacy instruction
  • Provide ongoing training and support in assessment protocols and practices to Pre and Lower School faculty
  • Develop resources for and communicate with families about how to encourage and support reading and writing development outside of school
  • Meet regularly with Pre and Lower School administration to assess instructional practices and identify curricular needs
  • Present to and consult with Pre and Lower School families on a variety of topics related to literacy development and instruction
  • Connect with external resources regarding professional development opportunities and new literacy initiatives
  • Consult periodically with Middle School teaching faculty to align teaching practices and curricular goals

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Education (Literacy specialization is preferable)
  • At least three years experience as a classroom teacher in early childhood or elementary education
  • Extensive knowledge of assessment and instructional practices in all aspects of literacy development
  • Solid understanding of child development in the preschool, elementary and middle school years
  • Ability to engage in effective collaboration with various members of the school community
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and a sense of humor
  • Solid leadership ability and potential
  • Excellent organizational skills

Please send resume and cover letter to hr@packer.edu with “Job Listing 120018 - Literacy Coordinator " in the subject line of the email. 

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