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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3048160
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 30, 2019

Job Description

The Putnam Avenue Community:        

The Putnam Avenue Upper School is an innovative public middle school rounding out its seventh year in the Cambridge Public Schools. We are looking for a dynamic, committed educator with strong content and pedagogical knowledge, solid classroom management skills, a deep commitment to social justice and experience working in an urban school setting.


The Role:

The literacy coach will work primarily with teachers in grades 6-8, supporting their ongoing professional growth and learning both as individuals and in their teams. The literacy coach will work in a collaborative manner with teachers, encouraging and inspiring growth and reflection on their own practice. The literacy coach will draw on a depth of knowledge about reading and writing development as well as significant experiences teaching upper grades literacy in their work with teachers. The literacy coach will also work directly with the principal to support data monitoring and analysis, school improvement, and intervention work. The literacy coach will support implementation of the ELA curriculum and the generating and sustaining of a powerful vision for lifelong literacy learning in school and beyond.


Your Skill Set:

As the incoming Literacy Coach you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Required Massachusetts License: Grades 6-8.  Reading Specialist preferred.
  • At least 5 years of successful teaching in 6th-8th grades.
  • Familiarity with the 2017 English Language Arts and Literacy Framework.
  • Literacy Collaborative Literacy Coordinator training or Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Workshop training.
  • Proficiency in confronting issues of race and equity.
  • Experience analyzing and using a wide variety of data sources. 

Application Procedure:

Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity. 


At the Cambridge Public Schools, we are committed to cultivating an environment where diverse perspectives and backgrounds are embraced, acknowledging that a team reflecting diversity of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, and veteran status allows us to serve our communities better. To that end, we welcome and encourage applicants to bring their authentic selves when considering employment opportunities within our school district.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Reading/Literacy
    Athletics & Activities > Coaching
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Contact Information

    • Cambridge Public Schools
    • 159 Thorndike Street
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141

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