The Bi-Literacy Coach is a highly effective Dual Language expert whose role is to lead the planning, coordinating, and implementation of a comprehensive schoolwide literacy program which facilitates learning. The Bi-literacy Coach will build the capacity of the guides and support teachers to provide effective literacy instruction by providing observation and coaching, modeling of best practices, and planning and presenting PD. Additionally, the coach will evaluate curriculum and program options and collaborate with grade level coordinators as part of the school leadership team.
Duties and responsibilities
Facilitate implementation of approved curriculum and various literacy interventions in alignment with the requirements of the Early Literacy Grant.
Provide individual and group coaching and support through regular observation and coaching cycles.
Establish clear expectations, processes, and objectives related to literacy instruction that align with school wide goals
Collaborate with the School Leadership Team on shared projects such as the Master Schedule, UIP and assessments
Identify staff development needs and provide staff development related to bi-literacy as part of the problem solving process
Collaborate with the Grade Level Coordinators to ensure effective literacy instruction is embedded into Montessori instruction in alignment with the implementation of the ELG Grant and Montessori philosophy
READ act coordination – Continue developing and implementing Biliteracy Plans, including READ act requirements and considering the students’ bilingual trajectory.
Collaborate with Grade Level Coordinators with the administration of interim assessments (Dibels, IDEL and STAR) Data analysis after each interim assessment
Plan and coordinate Tier II intervention groups and progress monitoring assessment. Data analysis after each intervention cycle and plan strategies to move forward.
Collaborate with teachers and school leadership to foster an inclusive, caring and just school culture
Collaborate with grade level teams to develop and implement a multi-year, parent education program differentiated by grade level
Provide Logistics and Operations Support as necessary
Responsible for interview, hiring and selection of Academic Interventionists using the hiring committee process
Advanced degree in dual-language education or similar
5+ years teaching experience required
Previous experience teaching in a public Montessori setting preferred
LETRS training preferred or experience with the Science of Reading and a willingness to complete LETRS facilitator training upon hire
Montessori certification preferred
Skills and abilities
Bilingual – ability to speak and write with native like fluency in both Spanish and English
Ability to provide constructive feedback
Solution oriented; takes the initiative to resolve conflicts
Demonstrated ability to facilitate and foster collaboration
Demonstrated ability to analyze and make decisions based on summative and formative data
Ability to lead from a foundation of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Ability to effectively manage time and competing priorities
This position requires some flexibility to attend events on evenings and weekends throughout the year in support of the community. This position will require the employee to move about regularly, visiting classrooms and may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time. There are occasions when you may be required to be outside for a short period of time in inclement weather.
This position is primarily administrative. On occasion you may be asked to assist with the set up, tear down or rearranging of classrooms.
Starting Salary Range: $54,000 – $62,500 depending on education and experience
To apply send an email with the subject line: Bi-literacy Coach to email@example.com . Include your resume (in English) and a cover letter (in Spanish) and statement of your teaching philosophy.
About Montessori del Mundo
Montessori del Mundo (MdM) is a public Dual Language Montessori charter school in Aurora CO. MdM follows the Montessori philosophy and curriculum and uses a research-based dual-language model with the goal of bilingualism and biliteracy for all students. Academic instruction is in both Spanish and English to prepare students for the future bilingual world