Job Description


The US Department of Education (USDE) Reading Coach will support schools in implementing four components of a Multi-Tiered System of Support in Reading model for students in grades 1 and 2: Tier I instruction, Tier II intervention, data-based decision making, and infrastructure. The USDE - Reading Coach will work with (a) the school’s Reading team, (b) Grade 1 and 2 classroom teachers, and (c) the interventionists and/or teachers who implement Tier II programs for Grade 1 and 2 students. The coach will support these staff to learn reading assessment and instruction content, skills, and practices that improve student achievement. The coach will have five schools to work with and will work one day a week in each of the schools.


Appropriate Arizona Teaching Certificate

Structured English Immersion (SEI) Requirement

Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card

Certain endorsement/approved area(s) may be required for highly qualified/appropriately certified purposes.


Two (2) years experience working with adult learners

Three (3) years experience working with diverse population

Three (3) years experience or training in a coaching framework or methodology


Excellent written and verbal communication

Experience with administration and interpretation of screening, diagnostic, and progress monitoring assessments, including working with associated online data systems

Experience implementing components of an MTSS framework

Expertise in beginning reading instruction based on the science of reading

Knowledgeable about current and past research in content areas and other pedagogies relevant to the coaching role

Familiarity with Tucson Unified School District policies and practices, including the current reading program. Adept at balancing and prioritizing professional duties before, during, and after school hours, as well as planning and preparing for these duties

Demonstrated punctuality, preparedness, organization, and commitment


Proof of immunity to rubeola (measles) and rubella (German measles), or proof of MMR immunization.

Availability to work flexible hours as needed, to include evenings and weekends.

Willing to work in June and July to attend specialized training at an added duty rate of pay.


Effective: 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

LOCATION: Multi tiered Systems of Support - 1010 E. 10th Street

FTE : 1.0 - 7.5 hours per day

Work Calendar: 9.5 month

Positions less than 30 hours per week are not eligible for district benefits.

Internal candidates will transfer at a rate commensurate with their bargaining unit language. For more information on salary schedule, please reference the Employee Agreements Webpage.

Probationary Contracts will be issued for any contingent Certifications, Positions that are 0.6 FTE or less, and certified employees within their first three years with the District.

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Tucson Unified School District is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination based on disability, race, color, religion/religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or national origin.

Job Contact Information
Name Michelle Merrick
Title Program Manager
Phone 2254971
Applications will be accepted beginning
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 12:00 AM
(Pacific Standard Time)

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