Full Job Description
The PreK-5 ELA Coordinator provides direction and leadership for the overall administration and coordination of the English Language Arts (ELA) program for grades PreK-5 and ensures the effective implementation of Massachusetts English Language Arts frameworks. The Coordinator develops, implements, and monitors the PreK-5 ELA programs within the schools, and provides leadership for district-wide ELA initiatives.
Works under the direction of the Executive Director of Elementary Instructional Operations and is responsible for advising, assisting in the design, development, and implementation, coordination, monitoring, and evaluation of the ELA program to provide a continuous and articulated program in grades PreK-5
Works with principles, assistant principals, Executive Director, and Assistant Superintendent, to promote the implementation of best practices in elementary English Language Arts.
Provides direction and leadership in the development of a comprehensive ELA curriculum for all PreK-5 schools including: scope and sequence documents, pacing guides, units of study, and assessments.
Ensures the PreK-5 ELA program is in alignment with the Massachusetts Framework Standards for PreK-5 ELA.
Provides leadership in the facilitation and implementation of effective instructional practices to support the PreK-5 ELA curriculum.
Uses school and district data to inform and implement curricular and instructional recommendations and decisions.
Systematically analyzes district ELA data with principals and grade level teams.
Assesses the impact of the ELA curriculum with the overall curriculum to ensure students receive a comprehensive educational experience.
Coordinates the selection of instructional materials, supplies, equipment, and textbooks to support the implementation of the mathematics standards.
Recommends effective technology services and practices for staff and students.
Utilizes technology as a critical means for delivering, assessing, and transforming the teaching and learning of English Language Arts.
Supports ELA transitions between elementary and middle school.
Assists with the development of district benchmark assessments for PreK-5 ELA.
Creates and supports yearly district calendar for system-wide ELA assessments.
Reviews and evaluates results of state and district assessments, and recommends appropriate action plans and curricular modifications to the ELA programs.
Supports the development and articulation of tiered systems of support for ELA
Assists with the development and facilitation of district and school-based professional learning for administrators, teachers, instructional aides, and parent volunteers to assist in raising the level of instructional performance and student achievement in ELA.
Supports the development of a proposed annual budget relating to curriculum development and the instructional materials needs of all PreK-5 schools.
Builds coherence with the PreK ELA program to ensure a PreK-3 alignment.
Collaborates with other departments within the Schools and Academic Offices as well as other divisions by providing technical assistance and support in the development and/or implementation of district programs, practices, and processes.
Reports to the community at large concerning the elementary math program by means of presentation to parent and civic groups, newspaper releases, and school committee reports as required.
Performs all other duties as assigned by the Assistant Superintendent, and/or her designee.
5-7 years of classroom teaching experience required, preferably at the elementary level in the field of ELA.
3 years of supervisory and/or administrative experience, preferred
Massachusetts Supervisor/Director for Elementary, Reading/Language Arts, or English, preferred
Masters degree in ELA, Reading, or Literacy curriculum development, preferred
Knowledge of relevant educational technologies and the ability to integrate technology into the program areas
Capacity to work in a collegial setting and to set high academic and instructional standards and expectations
Excellent leadership and communication skills
Performs all other related duties as assigned
Terms of contract: 204 Days
Salary: As defined within the Andover Administrator's Contract
Andover Public Schools (APS) seeks candidates who embody our ethos, which includes valuing the identities of all students, high expectations for all students, teaching excellence, collaboration, innovation, respect, and responsibility.
APS is committed to hiring and supporting a racially and ethnically diverse faculty and staff. Racially and ethnically diverse teachers produce a myriad of positive outcomes for all students, especially the most historically marginalized students.