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28 Aug 2017

Instructional Support Literacy Coach

Hamilton County Department of Education
 Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

Job Description

Creating Opportunities – Changing Lives

“Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

HCDE is looking for dynamic and dedicated educators, advocates, and community leaders who are committed to ensuring that an excellent education, and the opportunities that come with it, is a reality for every student in our district. Members of the new “Opportunity Zone” team will support our schools as they transform instructional practices and build engagement opportunities for our students and their families. If you believe in the potential of every child and that you can be a force for change, we believe this is the opportunity you are looking for.

The ELA Coach will work with 5-7 secondary schools and will focus on the following:

  • Develop a vision and action plan for improving ELA instruction in secondary schools
  • Coordinate data collection and analysis in order to inform instruction
  • Build a network of support for ELA teachers
  • Coordinate ELA coaches
  • Coordinate ELA professional development
  • Develop and implement an aggressive strategy for increasing reading levels of below level readers
  • Work closely with the Coordinator of ELA to ensure alignment

In addition to applying on this site, please e-mail a resume and a brief statement of interest to Jill Levine at


    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate field; Master’s degree strongly preferred or as required by state guidelines.
    • Minimum of five (5) years previous experience in teaching ELA or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position. Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license.


  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills to deal effectively with students, educators, Board members, parents, and community members.

How to Apply

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Bureaus: Tennessee. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support.