Literacy Coach (2019 - 2020)

  • Chester County School District
  • Feb 27, 2019
Middle School Elementary Literacy Coach Middle Level - Language Arts Middle Level - Math Middle Level - Science Middle Level - Social Studies Special Education

Job Description

Must be SC certified or eligible for SC certification. 

Literacy Coach

Purpose Statement

The job of Literacy Coach was established for the purpose/s of facilitating change in instructional practices of teachers that will enable teachers to diagnose student needs more analytically; plan more productively; and teach more effectively.



  • The literacy coach provides leadership for teachers by planning, collaborating, organizing, mentoring and facilitating change to improve the instructional program; the literacy coach partners with classroom teachers to assess students, plan instruction and implement best practices to create model classrooms where other teachers can come to observe.


  • The literacy coach analyzes data with classroom teachers and administrators in order to meet the needs of every student and improve classroom instruction.


  • The literacy coach provides and gathers resources for classroom teachers and administrators in order to support instruction for all grade levels.


  • The literacy coach facilitates the use of research-based teaching strategies and best practices to address the needs of teachers and school goals.


  • The literacy coach provides staff development needed to implement the school’s strategic improvement plan.


  • The literacy coach establishes, maintains and enhances effective communication with administrators, teachers, parents and other stakeholders.


  • The literacy coach demonstrates a commitment to their own professional growth by staying current with knowledge of research based practices that ensure success of all students.


  • The literacy coach works with principals and teachers in organizing and planning grade level meetings and after school staff development to support school and district initiatives.


  • The literacy coach works collaboratively with media specialists to promote informational literacy to provide resources and staff development.


  • The literacy coach critically and regularly analyzes their own practices in an effort to achieve a school-wide vision.


  • The literacy coach creates an atmosphere of trust and collaboration among staff members to promote professional growth.


  • The literacy coach will coordinate parent workshops for parents to better assist their child at home with literacy.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Certification in an area of Elementary, Middle School, Literacy Coach, Literacy Specialist, and/or Literacy Teacher
  • 3 years teaching experience with proven success in student reading achievement
  • Knowledge of best practices in reading/language arts
  • Skill in analyzing teaching
  • Ability to be innovative and willing to promote new programs and processes

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:  planning and managing projects; and using pertinent software applications.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.

Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: stages of child development, a variety of teaching methodologies.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; routinely gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use basic, job-related equipment.

Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing a variety of complex processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires analysis based on organizational objectives; and problem solving with equipment is limited. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; and working with frequent interruptions.

Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; and operating within a defined budget. Utilization of some resources from other work units is often required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to impact the organization’s services.



The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 40% sitting, 20% walking, and 40% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free environment.

Working Environment

Bachelors degree in job related area.

Experience Job related experience is required.


Equivalency None Specified

Valid Teaching Certificate in Content/Grade area

Required Testing Certificates & Licenses

None Specified

Continuing Educ. / Training


Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance


FLSA Status

Exempt Teacher ALL


Chester County School District


Chester Middle School