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Director of Literacy Instruction

Yellowstone College Prep

Report to:  Director of Student Achievement

Full-time/Exempt

10.5-Month Calendar

 

Qualifications and Education Requirements

At least 3 years of Instructional Leadership Experience

Bachelors Degree from accredited collge/university - required (Masters degree - Preferred)

 

PRIMARY DUTIES

Teacher Support, Coaching, and Development

The Director of Literacy will:

  • Provide leadership, coaching, and development of 3rd-8th grade Literacy teachers on research-based strategies in instruction, close reading, and balanced literacy approaches. 
  • Strong ability to build relationships and investment towards student achievement.
  • Observes classroom instruction regularly and provides clear, actionable feedback to teachers and stakeholders.
  • Meet with literacy grade level teams to assist in the implementation of the reading/language arts curriculum.
  • Facilitates regular Professional Learning Community meetings related to curriculum and instruction, delivery and execution, reading, and writing.
  • Deliver quarterly campus-wide professional development in alignment with campus data and targets, curriculum, and differentiating teachers needs in literacy education.
  • Work closely with the Principal Team and Director of Student Achievement in the progress monitoring and progression of student achievement and teacher development.
  • Ensure intervention instructional blocks are intentional, differentiated, and drive student mastery.
  • Display mastery level knowledge of literacy curriculum as it relates to curriculum and lesson internalization, content, courses, standards alignment, and assessments.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of curriculum guides, pacing calendars, and TEK support.

 

Data Driven Instruction

The Director of Literacy will:

  • Conduct model lessons, evaluations, and analyzes literacy and achievement data towards student mastery of standards.
  • Assist in the analyzation of campus Literacy data identifying strengths and weakness.
  • Ensure the usage of and analyze the data of blended learning platforms to progress monitor student achievement.
  • Conduct weekly data meetings to close student achievement gaps.
  • Monitor grade-level progress against assessment cycle benchmarks.

 

Student Academic Performance

The Director of Literacy will:

  • Manage the tracking and analysis of student data to drive increased student achievement and performance.
  • Work closely with the designated staff members to cross manage the RTI process on campus.

 

Senior Leadership Team Responsibilities

The Director of Literacy will:

  • Participate in leadership team meetings and other related executive decision making;
  • Be ultimately responsible for the well-being of the student body by serving as one of the points of contact for after-school student pick-up and transportation;
  • Work with the senior leadership team to develop all-staff days and other school-wide culture building activities and meetings;
  • Participate in meetings, conferences, and other opportunities to stay well-informed about current best practices in education and continue their own personal and professional development; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Physical Effort

This position may require prolonged periods of walking, standing, sitting, stooping, keyboarding, fine and gross manipulation, kneeling and speaking.

 

Other Attributes:

Excellence: We hold everyone (families, students, colleagues) to the highest standard of excellence and constantly look for ways to enhance the Yellowstone experience.

In addition, as a member of the admin leadership team at Yellowstone, the Director of Literacy must be:

 

Passionate: enthusiastically committed to both the Yellowstone mission and to achieving extraordinary results for our staff, students, and families

 

Collaborative: a true team player who relishes the opportunity to problem-solve with others, lead productive and effective meetings, readily engage in meaningful conversations, and genuinely celebrate and share other people’s successes 

 

An Excellent Project Manager: a hard worker with a strong attention to detail who understands how to set ambitious milestones, use data to guide decision making, can effectively delegate responsibilities, and can navigate a complex task/project from inception through to completion

 

Yellowstone Values

Every employee at Yellowstone is committed to our PRIDE values.

 

Positivity: At Yellowstone, we smile first. We are a positive presence on campus and extend a good-natured grace and enthusiasm in all personal interactions.

 

Responsibility: We follow through on our promises and commitments. We own our actions and will never settle for less than our best effort.

 

Integrity: We demonstrate integrity in all circumstances and always put the best interests of the Yellowstone community first. We “walk the talk” and lead by example.

 

Determination: We anticipate and overcome challenges. We are resilient in the face of obstacles and are committed to the success of every member of the Yellowstone community.

 

Excellence: We hold everyone (families, students, colleagues) to the highest standard of excellence and constantly look for ways to enhance the Yellowstone experience.

 

YELLOWSTONE SCHOOLS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. IT IS OUR POLICY THAT ALL APPLICANTS BE CONSIDERED SOLELY ON THE BASIS OF QUALIFICATIONS AND ABILITY, WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, SEX, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY, GENETIC INFORMATION OR VETERAN STATUS.

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