The Montessori School of Camden (MSC) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as the Reading Coach.
Qualifications: The minimum qualifications for a literacy coach as follows:
holds a Bachelor’s degree or higher and an add-on endorsement for literacy coach or literacy specialist; or
holds a Bachelor’s degree or higher and is actively pursuing the literacy coach or literacy specialist endorsement by attending the SCDE Read to Succeed Coach Training or an alternative coach program that has been approved by the SCDE; or
holds a Master’s degree or higher in reading or a closely-related field and is actively pursuing the literacy coach or literacy specialist endorsement by attending the SCDE Read to Succeed Coach Training or an alternative coach program that has been approved by the SCDE.
works effectively with adults and motivates them to change practices
experience as a successful classroom teacher
experience in increasing student achievement in reading
knowledge of evidence- based reading research, quality reading instruction, and a depth of content knowledge
ability to integrate reading strategies into other content areas
experience in data analysis to inform instruction
excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal, and time management skills
experience with coaching and/ or mentoring
The ideal candidate should be a dedicated team player, enthusiastic, and have strong classroom management and communication skills. The candidate must be self-motivated, positive, flexible, compassionate, well-organized, passionate about Montessori Philosophy, and participate enthusiastically in school community activities.
As the school continues to grow to meet the needs of its students and our surrounding community, faculty and team members are continually consulted for input on improvements and program changes and encouraged to grow professionally by obtaining additional certifications.
Experienced educators are the backbone of our success. MSC offers a real career opportunity for the right candidate.
Montessori School of Camden - charter school in Camden, SC
The School: Founded in 1979 as a Montessori preschool program in a traditional private school, in 1985 MSC became an independent 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, governed by a Board of Trustees and led by a Head of School. In 2018 it converted to a public charter school. In 2017 the school was accredited by Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI) and is the only school in the state accredited by a Montessori professional society. Beginning in July of 2019 the school will consist of a teaching faculty of 11, 120 students, and four levels from Primary through Middle School as well as an after-school program, located on an 11-acre campus in a charming Southern town. MSC operates a 180-day school year in four equal quarters spaced evenly across the calendar year, and offers “intersession” special programs in between. The school plans to expand further until it consists of 14 classrooms and 280 students. We value socio-economic, racial and cultural diversity and enjoy a supportive parent body. Our programs are creating independent and confident learners who are excited about their future. Visit the school’s web site at www.montessori-camden.com and Facebook page for more information.
Benefits: The benefit package includes a competitive salary based on experience, certification, and education level, healthcare, paid personal days, and a stipend to enhance your professional skills. Financial support is available for a Montessori certification course. Additionally, faculty children have preferred access to the lottery.