School LocationHenry Ford Academy: Elementary School - Detroit, MI - hfaelementary.org
The Elementary School Reading Coach is part of the Henry Ford Academy Elementary School’s Leadership Team. The primary responsibility of the Elementary School Reading Coach is to build capacity of teachers to provide effective reading instruction that addresses the 5 elements of reading, with special emphasis on addressing reading deficits in K-3 students to close gaps in learning and bring students to grade level performance.
- Provide job-embedded professional development in the 5 major components of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension for all K-3 teachers and all paraprofessionals working with K-3 students
- Provide leadership to instructional staff in planning and implementing parent education programs related to early literacy development and “Read at Home” plans
- Model effective instructional strategies
- Coach and mentor K-3 teachers and paraprofessional in implementation of effective strategies
- Participate in leadership team “walk throughs” to help calibrate what should be seen in literacy instruction
- refine the system for monitoring progress of identified students
- Hel to increase instructional density
- Actively participate in professional development activities
- Fulfill all additional requirements of an HFA staff member
- Meet all obligations as set forth in the HFA staff handbook
Must gave at least a Master’s degree, relevant and valid Michigan Certification, successful experience teaching Reading, and be highly qualified for this position.
Highly desired: advanced training in the teaching of Reading and coaching of teachers, successful experience in: providing reading intervention to elementary aged students, experience coaching teachers, providing professional development to teachers, working in an urban school setting, working in a collaborative team, working with families and students as partners in learning and an evident commitment to holding all students to high expectations for academic and personal success.