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Instructional & Assessment Coach

The literacy coach position will provide coaching and professional learning in each of the five major reading components; Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension (based on analysis of student performance data).

CEA Master Agreement.


  • Use the Research based Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy: K-3 and the Coaching Modules to support their work.
  • Provide professional learning that enables administering and analyzing instructional assessments.
  • Must make available professional learning that provides differentiated instruction and intensive intervention.
  • Will train staff on the use of progress monitoring.
  • Will follow the MDE Early Literacy Coaching Model and the Student-Centered Coaching Model to guide effective coaching practices.
  • Fulfill all Literacy Coach responsibilities as outlined below in ISD requirements.
  • Model effective instructional strategies for teachers.
  • Facilitate study groups.
  • Train teachers in data analysis and using data to differentiate instruction.
  • Coach and mentor colleagues.
  • Work with teachers to ensure that evidence-based reading programs are implemented with fidelity.
  • Train teachers to diagnose and address reading deficiency.
  • Work with teachers in applying evidence-based reading strategies in other content areas including but not limited to prioritizing time spent with those teachers, activities, and roles that will have the greatest impact.
  • Help increase instructional density.
  • Help lead and support reading leadership teams at the school.
  • Continue to increase his or her own knowledge base in best practices in reading instruction and intervention.
  • Model and coach whole- and small-group instruction with students, for each teacher in grades K to 3.
  • Michigan’s law requires that the coach work frequently with students in whole- and small-group instruction or tutoring in the context of modeling and coaching in or outside of teachers' classrooms.
  • The Early Literacy Coach will support all K-3 teachers in the ISD and be available to support all districts in alignment with the Read by Grade Three Law (MCL: 380.1280f).


  • A valid Michigan Teaching certificate, bachelor's degree and advanced coursework in reading or have completed professional development in research based literacy instructional strategies.
  • Experience as a reading specialist preferred.
  • Special expertise in quality reading instruction.
  • Appropriate instructional technology practices implementation at the K-3 Level.
  • A strong knowledge base in working with adults in a leadership capacity a plus.


If you are interested in applying for this position, submit a letter of interest, application, resume and any letters of recommendation to:

Clintondale Community Schools
Human Resources Office
35100 Little Mack
Clinton Township, Michigan 48035


In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title II of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, and Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act of 1977, it is the policy of Clintondale Community Schools that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, military status, national origin or ancestry, sex (including sexual orientation), disability, age (except as authorized by law), height, weight, or marital status be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to, discrimination during any program, activity, service or in employment. If you have any questions or need to contact someone about discrimination of any kind in the school district, contact the Superintendent at 35100 Little Mack, Clinton Township, Michigan 48035.