Literacy Coach

  • York School District One
  • Jefferson Elementary School, Chester Highway, York, SC, USA
  • Jun 10, 2021
Elementary Literacy Coach

Job Description


  • South Carolina certification as required for the position
  • Hold a Bachelor's Degree or higher and an add-on certification for literacy coach OR
  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher and are enrolled and actively pursuing the literacy coach endorsement OR
  • Hold a master’s degree or higher in reading and be pursuing the requiring qualifications in coaching
  • Minimum of three years teaching experience at the primary/elementary level or in specialized reading with primary/elementary students
  • Skills in human relations, leadership, and conflict management
  • Skills in computer word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Excellent skills in accurate record-keeping and written and oral communications
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable
  • Candidates must be willing to participate and successfully complete Reading Recovery teacher training. Completed applications must be submitted to the Reading Recovery Training Center, Clemson University. A teacher in training will work individually with four reading recovery children per round for part of the day.

Job Description: 


  • Provides leadership in the continuing development and implementation of a district-wide literacy (reading and writing) curriculum which establishes high expectations for all students K-12.
  • Improves literacy education by serving as a resource to individual schools and teachers.
  • Improves reading and literacy instruction by assessing staff needs and providing appropriate staff development workshops.
  • Provides leadership in the use and also the development of assessment and evaluation strategies for formative and summative purposes.
  • Identifies effective strategies for teaching reading, writing, listening, and speaking and assists in their implementation.
  • Keeps informed of new developments in literacy education by reading professional literature; reviewing new materials and exemplary programs; and participating in local, state, and national conferences.
  • Promotes the professional growth of K-12 literacy education teachers by encouraging active participation in related national, state and local organizations and activities.
  • Promotes improved coordination and articulation in literacy instruction at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
  • Increases public awareness and understanding of the district literacy program by speaking to PTAs/PTOs and other civic organizations and through general communication with the public.
  • Develops and administers budgets for literacy Interacts and communicates with parents, coworkers, administrators, committees, teachers, professional staff, and others in the performance of job activities.


  • Knowledgeable of all state and federal regulations and compliance requirements applicable to educational programs.
  • Knowledge of the records, forms and reports which must be prepared and maintained.
  • Has thorough and comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of literacy education.
  • Knowledge of fiscal management practices.
  • Knowledge of curriculum development.
  • Knows how to keep abreast of changes in policy, standards, procedures, and regulations pertinent to the job



  • Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply state and federal regulations related to literacy education.
  • Ability to operate general office equipment in the performance of daily
  • Ability to effectively apply knowledge of literacy education to programs, services, and
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, district staff, and all other groups involved in the activities of the job.
  • Ability to identify effective strategies for teaching in reading and writing.
  • Ability to complete, process, and maintain all required records and reports.
  • Ability to operate general office equipment such as a computer, calculator, copier, etc.


Terms of Employment: 

190 days per school year; salary and work year to be established by the Board           


 Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on Evaluation of Certified Personnel.


York School District One is an equal opportunity employer

York School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, handicap, sex, age, alienage, or national origin as required by applicable state and federal laws.


York School District One


District Profile

  • District Map
  • 10 schools:
    • Elementary Schools (Grades 4K - 4th Grade):  Cotton Belt, Harold C. Johnson, Hickory Grove/Sharon (Grades 4K - 6th, Hunter Street, JeffersonYork Comprehensive High School
    • York Intermediate (Grades 5 & 6)
    • York Middle School (Grades 7 & 8)
    • York One Academy
    • York Comprehensive High School
    • Floyd D. Johnson Technology Center
  • 820 employees; 437 certified employees and 383 classified employees
  • District-wide AdvancED accreditation
  • 81.9% on-time graduation rate

Student Profile

  • 5249 students
  • Racial Composition: 65.6% white, 18.4% African American, 8% Hispanic, and 8% Other
  • 67% meet federal guidelines for free/reduced-price meals

District Programs and Services

  • Montessori (serving multi-aged pre-school students, Hunter Street Elementary)
  • Reading Recovery
  • Graduation Enhancement Program
  • York County Middle College Program Partnership
  • Gateway to Technology
  • Project Lead the Way
  • Culinary Arts
  • GreenSTEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • MERIT (Gifted/Talented Program, Grades 3-8)
  • Advanced Placement Course Offerings
  • Dual Credit Course Offerings
  • Making Middle Grades Work
  • Credit recovery for students in grades 9-12
  • Alternative school programs for students in grades 5-12
  • Manufacturing Operations Major

District/Community Collaboratives

  • Family Resource Centers
  • Work-Based Student Initiative
  • Community service clubs and organizations for students
  • Collaboration with Second Harvest of Metrolina

School and Staff Recognitions

  • 3 schools received Palmetto Silver Awards for 2017-18 (Cotton Belt, Jefferson, and York Intermediate), 2 schools received Palmetto Silver Awards for 2018-19 (Harold C Johnson and Jefferson) and 1 school received Palmetto Gold Award for 2018-19 (Cotton Belt)
  • 41 teachers currently hold National Board teacher certification
  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Student Recognitions

  • State representation in chorus, band, oratorical contests, FBLA, FFA, essay contest

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Additional Information

Thank you for considering employment in York School District 1! We serve students and families in the western portion of York County by providing quality education and striving to meet the needs of our community.

York School District 1 employs over 400 teachers and over 750 total employees. We always welcome innovative and energetic applicants to our open positions.

Work with Us

To streamline our recruitment processes, our District utilizes an online application system provided by TeacherMatch. To view our openings and apply, visit our postings page at TalentEd.

Benefits and Insurance

York School District 1 offers the insurance programs of the South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA). Employees select the coverage that best meets the needs of themselves and their families.  We believe that employees are our greatest resource and take pride in being able to offer benefits to all eligible employees and their families. More information about employee benefits is on our Human Resources Benefits page.


Please contact our Human Resources staff with questions about your application process. Thank you for your interest in York School District 1!