Teacher Literacy | Kimberly
The Literacy Teacher is assigned the responsibility of assisting classroom teachers in their efforts to ensure that all students develop grade level literacy skills.
Primary Responsibility to: School Principal
Director of Special Ed
Responsibilities (Job functions)
- In collaboration with the classroom teacher and other personnel working with the student, plans a program of literacy instruction that meets the individual academic needs, interests and abilities of students.
- Assists the classroom teacher in providing instruction within the classroom by assisting with or implementing lessons or instructional activities designed to meet the students' academic needs.
- Administers and interprets diagnostic tests to assess student needs.
- Performs limited clerical functions directly related to the instructional assignment for the purpose of instructing students (i.e. preparing materials, maintaining instructional records for student files, communicating with parents, etc.)
- Researches best practices in literacy instruction.
- Assists in the selection of instructional material.
- Monitors student progress.
- Attends parent-teacher conferences.
- Assists parents in understanding school assignments and procedures and encourages their involvement in school activities.
- Attends conferences, in-service and workshops to enhance teaching skills and knowledge.
- Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required:
- Skills to organize and manage multiple tasks.
- Knowledge of principles of child development and instructional processes.
- College degree and appropriate teacher certification.
- Knowledge of the reading process and how to teach it.
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to develop creative solutions.
- Knowledge of state and federal policies and procedures regarding literacy instruction
- Computer skills including word processing, email, student data management system, internet.
- Patience and flexibility.