Upbeat and highly capable Elementary Educator devoted to promoting student learning and enhancing individual potential. Skilled in directing classroom environments and enhancing student behavior through positive and forward-thinking approaches. Caring relationship-builder with analytical mindset and good decision-making skills.
K-12 Reading Specialist Endorsement
Serve as a member of the school literacy team to develop a schoolwide reading plan.
Collaborate with school administrators and reading team members to develop and monitor the schoolwide reading program, which includes personnel, time, curriculum materials, and assessments.
Collaborate with teachers to guide planning for instruction.
Provide job-embedded professional development support to classroom teachers through classroom visits, constructive feedback, modeling, co-planning, and co-teaching.
Facilitate literacy meetings with diverse groups (parents, teachers, administrators, tutors).
Develop an action plan to identify needs, develop measurable goals, and organize action steps strategically.
Use data to plan differentiated lessons.
Plan and deliver professional development according to the needs of the school.
Work collaboratively with a variety of school staff and supervisors.
Deliver intervention lessons directly to students.
Model research-based best practices for instruction.
Incorporate all of the components of literacy into instruction.
Facilitates the implementation and management of district and state reading assessments and programs.
Uses a variety of data (such as DRA, PALS, quarterly benchmarks, SOLs, etc.) to plan instruction and intervention.
Collect, interpret, analyze, and monitor a variety of student performance data.
Demonstrate expertise in the use of assessment and screening measures (formal and informal) for language development and proficiency.
Guide teachers in the analysis of assessment data and facilitates instructional adjustments accordingly.
Train classroom teachers on the administration of division assessments.
Collect and monitor intervention documentation to ensure that all identified students are served.
Attend professional development activities to improve/maintain knowledge of reading skills and remediation practices.
Keep abreast of development, research, and new technology in the field.
Comply with school and school board policies and regulations.
Build relationships with parents, school staff, and community representatives.
Ensures a safe, orderly learning environment.
Facilitate staff training on student-teacher relationships, classroom management, parent partnership, and school culture.
Accurately monitor and analyze daily student attendance, and discipline records; create new systems and structures to proactively address the school's areas of need.
Directly coach and train teachers to develop clear and consistent classroom expectations and routines.
Support teachers in building meaningful relationships with students and parents.
Observe lessons and provide targeted and actionable feedback to teachers.
Participate in regular leadership team meetings.
Lead staff training at the start and end of the school year and on professional development days.
Work closely with the administrative team to support high-achievement academic culture.
Assist teacher leaders (e.g., coaches, grade team leaders) in developing leadership skills.
Be a visible and highly engaged leader in the school community.
Develop positive and supportive relationships with classroom teachers, administrators, and staff.
Train Mentors of year one, two, three, or four Teachers.
Train new educators in the expectation of the mentoring process.
Check-in with mentors and new educators to assure the progress of the new educator.
Work with the District Coordinator in cases of any matching concerns.
Document Lead Mentor activities.
Assist with setting up learning teams.
Assess student achievement and maintains appropriate assessment and evaluation documentation for institutional and individual reporting.
Manages the behavior of learners in the instructional setting to provide an environment that is conducive to the learning process and assists and participates in the management of student behavior in other parts of the school and school grounds.
Coordinates instructional activities and collaborates with other professional staff, both school and non-school based, as required to maximize learning opportunities.
Participates in professional development activities and staff meetings.
Provides continuous communication with parents, both written and oral, to keep them informed of their child's progress.
Communicates with students, parents, professionals, and support personnel in and outside the school to share information and to support/encourage involvement.
Implement remedial programs for students requiring extra assistance.
Improved students' reading levels through guided reading groups and whole group instruction.
Observed and assessed student performance and kept thorough records of progress.
Using data, established clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects.
Implemented a variety of teaching methods to promote success.
Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.
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