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Instructional Coach - Literacy

Alexandria City Public Schools
Alexandria, Virginia
Closing date
Jul 27, 2023

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Job Description

The Literacy Instructional Coach provides leadership, professional learning, and coaching support to teachers on the development of literacy practices (reading, writing, speaking, listening, and metacognitive skill development) that increase opportunities for all students to succeed in general education settings. This job reports to the Principal.

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, Master's degree preferred.
  • Certificates & Licenses: Valid Virginia Department of Education license required, or eligibility to obtain one. Endorsement in Reading Specialist preferred.
  • Experience:
    • A minimum of three to five years of successful teaching experience.
    • Knowledge of current research in instructional coaching, curriculum trends in instruction, teacher effectiveness, differentiated instruction, student learning, and best practices in instruction.
    • Knowledge of a variety of literacy assessments and familiarity with state assessments.

Essential Functions:
  • Organizes and facilitates, in a collaborative manner, program specific professional learning and implementation to support the inclusion of all students.
  • Coordinates services and communicate program goals with appropriate personnel.
  • Facilitates the development and implementation of ACPS literacy frameworks and subcomponents such as the Elementary Reading Guidelines.
  • Strengthens teachers' instructional knowledge and their repertoire of pedagogical strategies for teaching rigorous content to all students.
  • Facilitates the consistent use of effective literacy strategies by supporting teachers through co-planning, co-teaching, modeling, demonstration sessions, reflecting, and focused classroom observations.
  • Supports teachers in creating classroom environments in which literacy is consistently and effectively integrated and where all learners are actively engaged and supported in challenging and rigorous studies as they make meaning of academic content through daily reading, writing, oral communication experiences, and hands-on activities.
  • Collaborates with teachers (general education, special education, and English Language Learning teachers) and administrators to develop and provide differentiated support in which teachers set student achievement related to growth in reading and professional development goals that are pedagogically-based and data-driven.
  • Facilitates the analysis and interpretation of formative and summative literacy data and continuous improvement process school-wide.
  • Assists administrative and instructional staff in analyzing and interpreting data and designing, implementing, and evaluating interventions to improve student achievement.
  • Collaborates with teachers, both individually and in small groups, to analyze student work, reflect on instructional delivery, evaluate lessons and differentiate instruction accordingly.
  • Documents work and keep progress logs with teacher input.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.


Primary Location:
Patrick Henry K-8 Program School
Salary Range:
Teachers and Other Licensed Staff Salary Scale (
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Alexandria City Public Schools is one of the most diverse school systems in the country and we celebrate that diversity. Our students come from more than 80 different countries, speak more than 60 languages, and represent a rainbow of ethnic and cultural groups. They are economically diverse, but all are rich in that the residents of Alexandria are dedicated to ensuring that each and every one of them achieves success.

The children of Alexandria have benefited significantly from the strong support of City Council and the Alexandria community over the years. Tremendous gains have been made in student achievement and ACPS continues to be in the forefront of technology integration.

T.C. Williams High School is on the cutting edge, both inside and out. The award-winning building features numerous environmentally sound features, such as a 450,000-gallon underground cistern that collects and stores rainwater for building use, and a rooftop garden that provides stormwater management. The redesigned educational program at T.C. consists of smaller learning communities designed to increase academic achievement and the level of student engagement. Students feel more connected to caring adults, and teachers have more opportunity to know and support their students.

The City of Alexandria was recently named one of the Top 100 Communities for Young People by America's Promise, partly because of the quality of our schools and programs. A recent City survey indicates that the number of people who made the decision to live in Alexandria based on the quality of the schools has increased since 2004. We have many reasons to celebrate. ACPS is truly an urban success!

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2000 N Beauregard St

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