Friendship Public Charter Schools is a thriving network of college preparatory public charter schools. Headquartered in Washington, DC, Friendship serves over 4,000 students in preschool to grade 12 and guides a growing network of alumni to college completion annually. 80% of students come from low-income households. 98% are African American or Latino. The mission of Friendship Public Charter School is to prepare students to become ethical, literate, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens by providing a world-class education that motivates students to reach high academic standards, to enjoy learning, to achieve success, and to contribute actively to their communities.
Friendship Public Charter School seeks dynamic reading specialists to support their reading strategic plan. The Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach will be assigned to Friendship elementary campuses to support efforts to ensure every child attending Kindergarten through 5th grade at Friendship in Washington, D.C. has the support needed to become a strong reader capable of going to and through college. The school-based Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach will work to accelerate student reading achievement through implementing network-wide reading initiatives, professional development, and programming as well as support teachers to develop high quality small group reading instruction and interventions. The Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach will provide direct, balanced literacy interventions to scholars as well as coach teachers, model best practices, support the building principal, and assist the Director of Reading to reach network-wide reading goals. The design is for a dual supervisory position where each Reading Specialist/Literacy Coach reports to the principal to become an integral team member of their specific school as well as reporting to the Director of Reading to create a culture of reading that encourages strong reading instruction, excitement about books, and a genuine, institutional love for reading.
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