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Coordinator of Literacy, Library and Social Sciences

Events Upcoming

New Members

Posted: 03/02/2023

REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning


  1. At least six years of successful teaching experience preferred with standard teaching or special education certificate required
  2. Valid Illinois General Administrative or Principalship endorsement on the Professional Educator Licensure or is working toward or willing to obtain that endorsement is required. Compensation is commensurate with administrative experience.
  3. Masters Degree in Reading required. Further advanced coursework or degrees preferred
  4.  Must reside in District #186 boundaries
  1. Coordinate PK-12 research-based, literacy, social sciences, civics and library programs, which are aligned and consistent with State of Illinois standards and District goals to create an intellectual community around related topics.
  2. Knowledgeable of current research, evidence based teaching strategies and practices in the areas of civics, social sciences and literacy.
  3. Develop and communicate curriculum guides for educators in cooperation with a variety of stakeholders.
  4. Knowledgeable of current legislative action regarding literacy, civics and social science topics.
  5. Coordinate PK-12 literacy and social sciences textbook adoptions aligned to standards and current research.Coordinate and organize a literacy K-8 curriculum adoption during the 2023-2024 school year.
  6. Serve as member of the Teaching and Learning and Instructional Support Services Teams and collaborate with all content/specialty areas within the department
  7. Serve as ad-hoc member of Curriculum Council, including taking leadership of literacy, social sciences, civics, and library program revisions, additions, and adoptions for approval.
  8. Seek staff , family and student voice and input
  9. Coordinate and provide professional development for PK-12 staff, literacy coaches, literacy interventionists, 6-12 English and Social Studies department chairs, and librarians.
  10. Assist with elementary summer school teacher professional development and support as required.
  11. Implement and evaluate literacy and social studies assessment systems with both formative and summative assessments
  12. Implement and suggest plans of action Multi Tiered Systems of Support and Intervention (MTSS) as well as Early Warning Intervention and Management Systems (EWIMS)
  13. Write for, implement and evaluate federal, state, district and community grants when available. Interview and assist in assigning and supervising building and district literacy staff members.
  14. Partner with the Family and Community Engagement Liaisons to support families and community members in support of literacy and civic engagement across the community
  15. ?Seek to participate in, present at and include educators in Illinois State Board of Education events, professional development, and state-level committees as well as national committees and national professional development opportunities.
  16. Supervise, evaluated and coordinate Literacy Teacher Instructional Leaders and related departments/staff
  17. Supervise and coordinate Librarians in the budgeting for and the purchase of PK-12 library and research materials.
  18. Maintain regular lines of communication open with the Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning and the Superintendent of District 186.
  19. Knowledgeable about and participate in supports for School Wide AVID and AVID Strategies K-12.(Advancement Via Individual Determination)
  20. Other duties as assigned
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