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TOSA - Secondary Literacy Specialist

Company: St. Cloud Area School District 742
Location: Saint Cloud
Posted on: March 14, 2023

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District Wide

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Secondary Literacy Specialist
1.0 FTE
Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA)
Hours may vary based on building/program needs


Minimal 3 years experience in a teaching position that was focused on reading instruction. (Includes SPED, EL, Intervention, K-12 reading)
MDE Tier 3 or 4 teaching license, K-5 or 6-12
Knowledge of Dyslexia
Demonstrated Excellence in teaching
Knowledge of high yield literacy instructional strategies
?Proven use of data to support student success
Preferred: LETRS trained or in-training
?Experience teaching reading intervention
POSITION SUMMARY: The Literacy Specialist will work in partnership with teachers, building leadership, and the Teaching and Learning Department to support student learning in all content areas. The Literacy Specialist will: Support literacy instruction in all content areas
Guide PLTs through identification of essential learning & use of formative assessments to ensure student learning
Support all teachers in reducing student failure rates
Support implementation of effective grading practices
?Coach teachers in use of high leverage practices
SCHEDULE: Assigned 1-2 secondary schools 4 days/week
DAO/Professional Development/Data/Resources 1 day/week
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provide direct instructional coaching to teachers to support the implementation of the guaranteed and viable curriculum
Supports alignment in classroom practices and curriculum implementation across classrooms
Engage in reflective conversations with teachers to assist in making instructional decisions to most effectively meet the needs of their students
Regularly review student assessment data at assigned school(s) to assess student progress and identify necessary instructional changes
Support teachers in the design and use of formative assessments, including responding to formative assessment data (includes lesson planning)
Support the analysis of data through PLT's and MTSS
Actively participate in the MTSS process by ensuring the implementation of identified Tier 2 and 3 interventions
Support facilitation of identified Professional Learning Teams
Assist teachers with analysis of formal and informal assessment data of their students
Provide professional development and support to teachers regarding the implementation of grading, literacy and effective instructional strategies
Provide targeted support and mentorship for new teaching staff
Model best high yield instructional strategies
?Support all content teachers in literacy instruction
Professional Responsibilities Work to promote productive relationships with and among building and district staff
Serve as a member of the site leadership team
Provide building and district professional development
Engage in professional learning opportunities identified by the district as essential learning for Literacy Specialists
Partner with building leaders to create a predictable schedule of support for classroom teachers
Support and communicate the literacy needs of students in a reading intervention, students receiving EL services, and students who go through the MTSS process
?Support the Secondary Assessment Plan and provide assessments within the plan to students to guide supports

Performs other comparable duties of a like or similar nature as assigned.
It is the prerogative of the District to assign staff so as to best meet the needs of the students.

Keywords: St. Cloud Area School District 742, Saint Cloud , TOSA - Secondary Literacy Specialist, Other , Saint Cloud, Minnesota

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