Classroom Teacher - Waterbury Public Schools
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Language Arts (English)
Job Title: Literacy Facilitator (Grades 6-8)
Job Location: District-Wide
Beginning: Aug 22, 2022
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Reading and Language Arts Consultant (097)
Certificate: Remedial Reading & Remedial Language Arts, 1-12 (102)
Certificate: English, 7-12 (015)
District: Waterbury Public Schools
Waterbury, CT 06702
Telephone: 203-346-2676
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Certified applicants must apply on our Frontline System to JobID 2317 *link here to applitrack) 

Job Title: Literacy Facilitator, Grades 6-8

Job Description: The Literacy Facilitator will support all staff in the implementation and enhancement of the site reading/literacy plans and programs. The Literacy Facilitator will work directly with teachers in a school and/or virtual school setting providing support in using varying technologies that enhance teaching and learning, classroom-based and virtual demonstrations, collaborative and one on one support, and facilitating teacher inquiry and related professional development. The Literacy Facilitator will focus on enhancing teachers’ ability to provide in person and distance learning instruction that builds students’ sense of engagement in the ownership of learning. The Literacy Facilitator will also work with administrators and teachers to collect and analyze data, interpret, and use it to guide instructional decisions.

The Literacy Facilitator will provide instructional support and collaborative coaching in person and virtually to teachers as they work to implement the Common Core State Standards and District curriculum. The Literacy Facilitator will work with teachers to support best instructional and distance learning best practices using data, analysis of school-wide trends in instruction and to make recommendations about potential next steps to address areas of need. 

As an advisor and collaborator to teachers, the Literacy Facilitator is responsible for providing support in the designing of literacy units and lessons, providing content knowledge in literacy, analyzing data to modify curriculum and forms of assessment and sharing of best practices. The Literacy Facilitator’s ultimate job is to work with instructional teams to create effective literacy learning experiences for students that are virtual and in person.

A Literacy Facilitator is a learner who models continuous improvement, lifelong learning, technological skill and application for teaching and learning, and goes above and beyond to ensure student success. All Literacy Facilitators work collaboratively as a team with members of the Academic Office and the Chief Academic Officer. Literacy Facilitators will promote reflection, provide guidance and structure where needed, and focus on strengths, collaboration and common issues of concern. They are responsible for ensuring high-quality instruction in building and virtual classrooms through modeling, co-planning, co-teaching and providing feedback to teachers. The instructional coach will demonstrate and model a passion for urban education reform and leadership. This is NOT a supervisory position and DOES NOT include evaluation of colleagues
 
Qualifications: 
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college. 
  • Five (5) years’ experience teaching, with a record of successfully impacting student achievement and working successfully with students who have the greatest needs. 
  • Possession of a valid Connecticut State Board of Education teaching certificate/endorsement in Secondary English (015) for Secondary Coaches.  Endorsement as a Reading and Language Arts Consultant (097) or Reading Specialist/Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts, 1-12 (102) is preferred.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.

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