Teacher Literacy

The Literacy Teacher is assigned the responsibility of assisting classroom teachers in their efforts to ensure that all students develop grade level literacy skills.

Primary Responsibility to: School Principal

Director of Special Ed

Responsibilities (Job functions)

  • In collaboration with the classroom teacher and other personnel working with the student, plans a program of literacy instruction that meets the individual academic needs, interests and abilities of students.
  • Assists the classroom teacher in providing instruction within the classroom by assisting with or implementing lessons or instructional activities designed to meet the students' academic needs.
  • Administers and interprets diagnostic tests to assess student needs.
  • Performs limited clerical functions directly related to the instructional assignment for the purpose of instructing students (i.e. preparing materials, maintaining instructional records for student files, communicating with parents, etc.)
  • Researches best practices in literacy instruction.
  • Assists in the selection of instructional material.
  • Monitors student progress.
  • Attends parent-teacher conferences.
  • Assists parents in understanding school assignments and procedures and encourages their involvement in school activities.
  • Attends conferences, in-service and workshops to enhance teaching skills and knowledge.
  • Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required:

  • Skills to organize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Knowledge of principles of child development and instructional processes.
  • College degree and appropriate teacher certification.
  • Knowledge of the reading process and how to teach it.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop creative solutions.
  • Knowledge of state and federal policies and procedures regarding literacy instruction
  • Computer skills including word processing, email, student data management system, internet.
  • Patience and flexibility.