The Packer Collegiate Institute seeks a highly engaged, passionate, innovative, and experienced candidate for a one-year interim Literacy Coordinator position for the Preschool and Lower School division (2021-22).
Packer’s commitment to diversity requires that all faculty members engage in active and thoughtful work involving identity, equity, and inclusion. We actively encourage applicants with broad and diverse backgrounds to apply.
Coordinate curriculum development and implementation in all areas of literacy for Pre-Kindergarten through Fourth Grade
Provide ongoing instructional and literacy content coaching to teaching faculty
Coordinate literacy assessment practices in Pre-Kindergarten through Fourth Grade
Identify students with reading and writing needs and consult with the Student Support Team to secure appropriate supports when indicated
Plan and lead professional development for Pre and Lower School teaching faculty regarding reading and writing development and instruction
Serve as a resource for current research on best practices in literacy instruction
Provide ongoing training and support in assessment protocols and practices to Pre and Lower School faculty
Develop resources for and communicate with families about how to encourage and support reading and writing development outside of school
Meet regularly with Pre and Lower School administration to assess instructional practices and identify curricular needs
Present to and consult with Pre and Lower School families on a variety of topics related to literacy development and instruction
Connect with external resources regarding professional development opportunities and new literacy initiatives
Consult periodically with Middle School teaching faculty to align teaching practices and curricular goals
Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com with “Job Listing 120018 - Literacy Coordinator " in the subject line of the email.
Master’s Degree in Education (Literacy specialization is preferable)
At least three years experience as a classroom teacher in early childhood or elementary education
Extensive knowledge of assessment and instructional practices in all aspects of literacy development
Solid understanding of child development in the preschool, elementary and middle school years
Ability to engage in effective collaboration with various members of the school community
Exceptional interpersonal skills and a sense of humor
Solid leadership ability and potential
Excellent organizational skills
About The Packer Collegiate Institute
Grounded in rich traditions while embracing the future, Packer is a diverse community that balances the value of scholarship and the intellect with the importance of meaningful and sustained relationships. Guided by dedicated adults, Packer students are challenged to develop talents, pursue aspirations, and become empathetic, responsible, globally-minded women and men.
We educate students to:
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