2019-2020 - Elementary Literacy Instructional Coach

Purpose: To provide expertise to instructional staff in literacy knowledge and instructional pedagogy, methods and materials for the improvement of instruction and student achievement. Employment Qualifications - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 1. Kansas elementary certification, with an emphasis in Reading/Literacy preferred. 2. Advanced degree, experience and/or specialized training in curriculum content and instructional pedagogy relative to assignment. 3. Knowledge and experience with instruction, methodology and materials related to bilingual education. ESL/ESOL endorsement preferred. 4. Demonstrated ability to work with fellow educators to develop, implement and evaluate instructional strategies and materials to improve teaching and learning for all students. 5. Kansas Certification of Health on file in the Central Office. Essential Functions: 1. Contribute to the literacy improvement initiatives of the district and individual school buildings. 2. Work effectively with district and building administration, as well as instructional staff to improve literacy instruction and student achievement. 3. Provide instructional direction, assistance and support to classroom teachers. 4. Assist in the assessment and analysis of student achievement for program improvement. 5. Monitor and assist with the implementation, delivery and evaluation of district-approved literacy curriculum, materials and instructional methodology. 6. Communicate in a professional manner with staff, students and the public. 7. Provide on-going professional growth opportunities for district staff. 8. Demonstrate the ability to work successfully in multiple buildings, on flexible schedules, with various administrative and instructional staff. 9. Observe district, State and federal policies and guidelines relative to job responsibilities. Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions: 1. Must be able to travel among the district’s school and administrative sites. 2. Must be able to work in both classroom and office settings. 3. Must occasionally lift materials and equipment up to fifty (50) pounds. 4. May require extended periods of both sitting and standing. 5. Requires patience to work with numerous interruptions, flexible scheduling and various staff. General Responsibilities: 1. Coach and support instructional staff in the implementation of effective literacy instructional strategies to deliver the district’s approved ELA curriculum. 2. Provide staff development activities for instructional staff relative to current research and trends, as well as district-adopted/approved ELA materials, methodologies and curriculum. 3. Perform classroom visitations, including model teaching lessons. 4. Assist administrative and instructional staff with the analysis of student achievement information, and with the development of plans to address identified areas of weakness. 5. Confer with district and building administrative personnel regarding progress and concerns related to student achievement. 6. Advise administrative and instructional staff regarding the use of approved instructional resources, materials and methodologies. 7. Assist administrative and instructional staff in the observation of student academic performance and the recommendation of appropriate interventions to support improved teaching and learning. 8. Assist in developing, maintaining and enhancing the services, including inservice activities, to staff, students and patrons provided through The Learning Center. 9. Assist in the development and coordination of parent involvement activities as required by the Local Consolidated Plan and district/LiNK grant expectations/needs. 10. Continue personal professional growth, and share related information, materials and strategies with instructional and administrative staff. 11. React positively to change. 12. Respond effectively and efficiently to other tasks as assigned. Application Procedures

Complete an on-line district application at http://www.usd443.org. Make sure your application is attached to the position for which you wish to apply.

We need the following documents submitted for your application to be considered complete and eligible to advance through the screening/interview/hiring process.

  • USD 443 Online Application
  • Letter of Interest
  • Copy of current resume, complete with the names and current contact information of at least five references
  • Copy of all university transcripts
  • Copy of current Kansas Department of Education (KSDE) License or verification from KSDE that Kansas licensure is in process

If you are unable to attach these items, you may fax them to 620-227-1695 or mail them to PO Box 460, Dodge City, KS 67801.

Applicants may check application status by reading messages sent to the e-mail address submitted on the application.

Upon recommendation of the appropriate administrative team members, new appointments or transfer assignments will be sent to the Board of Education for final action.



Dodge City USD 443

Dodge City USD 443

Full Districts Benefits Payment Rate: According to the USD 443 Teacher Salary Schedule, plus extended contract services as needed. Contingent upon grant funding.
Job Start Date: August-17-2019
Applications Due By: August-18-2019

Job Contact Information

Ramona Nance - nance.ramona@usd443.org - 620-371-1004

Employer Information

Dodge City USD 443 www.usd443.org



6,850 students 443 certified teachers 1,300 employees (includes full-time, part-time, temporary, and substitute employees)

Finance: $70 million annual budget


1 accredited Pre-Kindergarten early childhood education center with Head Start program.

8 accredited elementary schools for Kindergarten through 5th Grade students.

2 accredited middle schools 6th through 8th Grade students.

1 accredited high school for 9th through 12 Grade students.

Alternative high school education opportunities with adult education opportunities.

To be considered all applicants must apply at http://www.usd443.org.


Employer Address: 1000 North Second Avenue Dodge City, Kansas

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