Literacy Coach

Meeker School District is seeking professionals to fill the role of a Literacy Coach, whose responsibility is to oversee and implement literacy performance of readers in general or struggling readers in K-3 grades. The Literacy Coach in this role works closely with external facilitators, Principal, and other relevant school/district administrators, teachers, and parents to accomplish the school district’s literacy goals. This individual will not have direct classroom duties but will work alongside teachers to ensure students develop skills necessary to become proficient readers.

Meeker School District has an approximate enrollment of 720 students in grades Pre-K through Twelve. The Elementary School has approximately 340 students preschool-5th. We are seeking an individual who has the understanding of the intellectual, social, and emotional needs of the elementary school student. Professional involvement beyond the local level and successful teaching experience are desirable. The Meeker Re-1 School District is seeking an enthusiastic person who wants to join a staff committed to “Excellence in all we do”.

Date Available: Position begins August 1, 2022

Job Functions/Qualifications:

  • Displays, at all times, acceptable professional and ethical standards including, but not limited to:  confidentiality, courtesy, cooperation and positive attitude, reliability/punctuality, timeliness in respect to deadlines, respectfulness toward others

  • Professional Development:

    • Provide resources and training to school staff on scientifically based reading research and evidence-based practices;

  • Assessment:

    • Lead and coordinate the school leadership team: Help administer the literacy assessments for screening, progress monitoring, diagnostic, and outcomes

  • Curriculum and Instruction:

    • Use available guidance for reviewing core, supplemental, and intensive intervention materials under consideration for purchase for evidence of alignment with the literacy project

  • School Liaison:

    • Meet regularly with the Principal, Coordinator of Academics, external facilitator, and others to assess the progress of the implementation of the Early Literacy Grant project and to modify elements as necessary

  • Assists with planning on an as-needed basis for structures including, but not limited to:

    • RTI/MTSS

    • ICAP

    • 504

    • ALP

    • Standardized assessments

  • Masters in reading, education, special education, or related field

  • Three to five years prior K-5 teaching experience, K-3 preferred; preference for individuals with experience in varied positions, including reading teacher and classroom teacher

  • Valid state teacher certification with documented READ Act training

  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned. To view the full Job Description, click HERE.

Applications: Please submit application/resume/references to:  Certified application can be found HERE.

             Jessica Browning- Human Resources Director

Meeker Re-1 School District

             School Administration Office

             555 Garfield Street/P.O. Box 1089

              Meeker, CO  81641

              Telephone: 970-878-9040

              FAX: 970-878-3682

              E-mail: admin@meeker.k12.co.us

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary negotiable based upon qualifications and experience

  • Current salary schedule can be found here: MSD 22/23 Salary Schedule

  • Fully paid health, dental and life insurance for the employee and $119 towards dependent health coverage.

  • Colorado Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) member account with employer contribution of 21.4%.

  • 11 personal/sick days

  • Probationary Contract for 3 years

  • Coaching opportunities at the Middle and High School.

  • Reimbursement of moving expenses; up to $1,000 for in-state moves, and up to $2,000 for out-of-state moves.

Timeline: Review of applications will begin immediately and remain open until filled.

The Meeker School District Re-1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The educational programs, activities and employment opportunities offered by Meeker School District RE-1 are offered without regard to race, color, sex (which includes marital status), sexual orientation (which includes transgender), religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, disability or need for special education services.  Inquiries regarding alleged unlawful discrimination or harassment should be directed to the Meeker School District superintendent, 555 Garfield, PO Box 1089, Meeker, CO 81641, Phone (970) 878-9040; or to The Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1961 Stout Street, Third Floor, Denver, CO 80294, Phone (303) 844-2991.