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Position: All Other Positions
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Literacy Coach
Job Location: Norwich Public Schools
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Norwich Public Schools
Norwich, CT 06360
Telephone: 860-823-6284 EXT 2019
Job Description:
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District-wide Subject Specific Instructional Specialist Job Description
(ELA, Humanities, EL, Math, Science, SRBI, Assessment & Technology)  

The primary function of the District-wide Subject Specific Instructional Specialist is to provide strong instructional guidance and assistance to classroom teachers and instructional staff in the development and implementation of curriculum and instructional programs which promote effective classroom teaching practices, increased student achievement and consistency of curricular implementation across the district.  

Qualifications: Valid CT State Teaching Certificate Master’s Degree  At least five years of successful classroom teaching experience  
Reports to:Administrative Specialist (AS) for Academics, Multilingual  Language Learning Director, and Assistant Superintendent  
Performance Expectations and Responsibilities:
1.Lead and support teachers in development and implementation of an integrated experiential, collaborative, innovative, and technology-rich approach to curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the identified specific subject area. (e.g. ELA, humanities, math, science, SRBI, EL, assessment or technology) and supports the continuous improvement of teaching and learning.
2.Directly model for teachers subject specific best practices in ELA, humanities, math, science, SRBI, EL, assessment or technology,  and curricular lessons.  
3.Revise and facilitate changes in the curriculum in the identified subject (ELA, humanities, math, science, SRBI, EL, assessment or technology) providing explanation of units and assessments, support teachers during their planning time, assist staff in locating assessment calendars, NPS curricular units, assessments etc., provide professional development on curriculum, instructional model and DOK level of a task and examine student work samples, and maximizing instructional time.
4.Develop, coordinate and/or facilitate professional development for teachers in the identified subject (ELA, humanities, math, science, SRBI, EL, assessment or technology) with a focus on planning with the end in mind, and teaming with EL and SPED teachers in collaboration with the classroom teachers to determine student needs and addressing those needs in the curriculum.
5.Analyze district, school and classroom level data for trends, identify areas of need for grade level content areas, and communicate and address identified curricular needs of  students and work with coaches and teachers to address those needs. 6.Perform other duties as required by the Administrative Specialist (AS) for Academics, Multilingual Language Learning Director, and Assistant Superintendent.  

Note:  The  above  description  is  illustrative  of  tasks  and  responsibilities.  It  is  not  meant  to be  all  inclusive  of  every  task  or  responsibility.

Necessary Skills: 
? Ability to communicate well with others Ability to follow policy and procedures
?Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; develop alternative solutions; and, work well in group problem-solving situations.
?Ability to adapt to change in the work environment; manage competing demands; change approach or method to best fit situation; and able to deal with frequent change
?Ability to maintain a high level of ethical behavior
?Ability to be objective and open to others’ views

Proficient with the use of technology for data collection; personal management; curriculum work Terms of Employment:  Salary and work year to be determined by the contract between the Norwich Board of Education and the Norwich Teachers League

Evaluation:  Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on evaluation of support services. Revised:  03/20/2021

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.