Literacy Coach

New Horizons Community Charter School | Newark, NJ

Posted Date 3/07/2023
Expiration Date6/01/2023

Job description


The primary role of the Literacy Supervisor is to mentor and support teaching and learning through modeling, coaching, evaluating and professional development to improve and accelerate student achievement through quality curriculum and instruction. A Literacy Supervisor is a certified, highly qualified teacher who demonstrates leadership skills and has expertise in curriculum, instructional strategies, child development, classroom management and knowledge of adult learning theory.


  • Valid NJ Instructional Certificate
  • Valid NJ Supervisor Certificate
  • Successful experience and demonstration of knowledge and understanding of child growth and development; effective instructional strategies learning assessments and diagnosis; and research related to learning.


  • Research and provide content knowledge and resources to staff and learning and teaching literacy — including:
  • Teaching strategies (e.g. Reading in the Content Area);
  • Assessment techniques (reading and writing skills);
  • interpretation of assessment results; etc.
  • Research and prepare materials for use by the district, departments, schools and teachers including:
  • teaching strategies (e.g. Reading in the Content Area);
  • assessment techniques (reading and writing skills);
  • interpretation of assessment results; etc.
  • Research and provide information and guidance regarding a range of effective and innovative literacy practices through various activities such as:
  • Individual discussions (informal and formal);
  • Coaching sessions;
  • team teaching;
  • demonstration lessons with pre and post-discussion/analysis;
  • study groups;
  • professional development programs
  • Collaborate with staff to collect and analyze data for professional development needs.
  • Coordinate, monitor and deliver district staff development
  • Develop understanding and proficiency in the alignment of the curriculum with the Common Core Standards, the New Jersey Curriculum Standards, implementation of performance benchmarks, diagnostic and prescriptive instruction, inclusion of special education and the differentiation of expectations, materials of best practice instruction.
  • Provide demonstration lessons to model effective instructional strategies and assessments.
  • Provide content-specific assistance and support in the use of adopted textbook series, supplemental materials and instructional technology.
  • Support the development of a coherent instructional program with clear and well- articulated that incorporate best practice across the content areas.
  • Provide leadership in literacy content curriculum meetings.
  • Maintain paperwork consistently, appropriately and in a timely manner.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of schools, teachers and classrooms.
  • Coordinate/facilitate instructional material pilots and implementations (including software).
  • Obtain prior approval from the Director of Curriculum and Instructions before distributing written communication and other media.
  • Supervises formally and informally and evaluate teachers
  • Presentation of parent and other community outreach.
  • Perform any duties that are within the scope of employment and certifications, as assigned by the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and not otherwise prohibited by law or regulation.
  • Any other duties deemed appropriate and necessary by the Director of Curriculum and Instructions of.

Job Type: Full-time

Type of Job (K-12 or Higher Ed.)

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