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This position reports to the Principal, School for the Deaf and is responsible to administer literacy assessments, provide coaching / mentoring for literacy teachers to support implementation of curricula/interventions, for Preschool – 12th grade students who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing.   The Literacy Specialist / Coach will utilize Colorado Academic Standards and benchmarks in establishing instructional goals and provide assessments that measure whether students meet standards, in a safe and civil school environment.


  • Administers assessments to assess students’ literacy skills and collects, analyzes, monitors, and reports student literacy assessment data at the student and program level. 
  • Co-facilitates a school-wide Literacy Professional Learning Community (PLC) to utilize data to drive instruction and develop data-based goals, objectives, and standardized best practice strategies to guide instruction.
  • Collaborates with administrators and teachers to identify and / or develop appropriate literacy curriculum and intervention materials to support each student’s primary communication mode and provides training and support to teachers in the identified curriculum.
  • Provides training, coaching, and mentoring to literacy teachers, in best practices, to implement a schoolwide framework for literacy instruction and intervention.
  • Collaborates with teachers to design rigorous, standards-based instruction in Literacy aligned with the student’s primary mode of communication.
  • Engages teachers in learning new instructional strategies and locates / researches resources to support instructional improvements.
  • Coordinates the development of Reading to Ensure Academic Development (READ) plans, for identified students.
  • Utilizes technology to model, teach, and assist students relative to classroom instruction and activities.
  • Provides parent consultation and training and coordinates parent-focused activities in the area of Literacy.
  • Demonstrates knowledge / skill in the areas of task analysis, assessment, progress monitoring, behavior management, organization / planning, curriculum development, current technology practices, parent relations and teamwork.
  • Utilizes appropriate communication skills with a commitment to literacy development in each student.
  • Collaborates effectively with other staff in providing student instruction, supporting school reform efforts, strategic planning, and positively contributing to co-curricular activities.
  • Positively serves as a team member in the School for the Deaf, and of the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) as a whole; and participates in regular team and departmental meetings, school and instructional meetings as required.
  • Participates in activities related to professional development and training/workshops as appropriate.
  • Performs other appropriate duties as assigned.


Phone: 7195782115

Cert: Any Certification


  • Master's Degree in Education or closely related field from an accredited college or university, with specialization in Deaf Education.
  • Must hold or be eligible for appropriate educator licensure in the State of Colorado, endorsed as a Special Education Specialist: Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing, or comparable endorsement.
  • Subject area endorsement or specialization in English Language Arts and /or specialization related to literacy.
  • 3 years of experience teaching literacy to children (in an educational environment) who are Deaf / hard-of-hearing.
  • Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the Advanced (3+) skill level as demonstrated through an appropriate assessment tool and according to school policy / procedure.