Regional Early Literacy Instructional Coach

Los Angeles, CA
Regional Support – Regional Leadership /
Full-Time Immediate /
Who We Are

KIPP SoCal Public Schools is a nonprofit organization that operates 23 tuition-free, open-enrollment charter public schools, within 20 Local Education Agencies (LEA), educating more than 10,000 students and supporting 6,800 alumni to and through college and beyond.

What We Believe

KIPP SoCal believes that the purpose of education is for liberation. This means that we see, develop, and inspire the limitless potential in each and all of our KIPPsters.

What We Do

At KIPP SoCal we build trusting relationships that are strengthened by high expectations and collaboration alongside laughter and joy. We set ambitious goals and hold each other accountable for students achieving their greatest potential. We work together with each other and in partnership with families and communities in the active pursuit of a more equitable world. We do the right thing, even when it's not always comfortable standing up and speaking out against anti-blackness, racism, oppression, and injustice. We persevere through obstacles and treat failure as an opportunity to learn and grow.


The Early Literacy Instructional Coach reports to the Director of Literacy. They will assist in the implementation of the KIPP SoCal early literacy approach, with a primary focus on literacy and driving student achievement outcomes in grades K-2. All efforts driven by the Instructional Coach will be in service of an equitable, inclusive, rigorous, and diverse learning experience in reading, writing, listening, and speaking for all students. This role is coaching school leadership (principals and assistant principals) more than teachers so experience working with that level of senior leadership is highly preferred.

Please note:
External to KIPP applicants should apply by May 30, 2024.

Primary Responsibilities

    • Collaborate with the other Literacy Coaches, Director of Literacy, and Directors of Schools to create the enabling systems to realize the regional early literacy vision and goals, and drive quality early literacy instructional practices with fidelity and precision at schools in the portfolio
    • Support 2-4 elementary schools by: building the literacy coaching skills of leadership teams, directly leading content team meetings for teacher and leaders, leading and providing feedback in the coaching cycles with LT members and a select group of teachers, and working with school teams to analyze data (primarily DIBELS, OCR, Wit+Wisdom and iReady) to drive instructional decision making, and providing coaching to leadership teams on data analysis practices, as needed
    • Work closely with School Leadership to integrate literacy priority work into whole school planning, roles+responsibilities, and progress monitoring and accountability systems, and coaches school leader and leadership team to strengthen the skills needed to implement literacy work with high quality
    • Implement KIPP SoCal teacher preparation practices into schools through content teams and coaching with with leadership teams Lead any adaptation efforts to early literacy curricula to better meet the needs of students (e.g. adjusting lessons / units per the gradual release of responsibility instructional framework).
    • Monitor and lead the creation and adjustment of regional scopes and sequences for early literacy
    • Monitor and, when relevant, lead the creation of regional formative and summative early literacy assessments
    • Conduct literacy observations and literacy walkthroughs in collaboration with the Director of Literacy,  Director of Teaching and Learning, Directors of Schools, CAO and school site-level instructional leaders.
    • Lead the planning and delivery of regional professional development in early literacy
    • Plan and lead professional development at schools in literacy on an ad hoc or on-going basis based on individual schools’ needs in literacy
    • Coach and develop specific teachers and leaders across schools when needed
    • Collaborate with the Director of Literacy to craft a personalized professional learning plan (e.g. text study, workshops, conferences, school visits, etc.) to build knowledge and capacity in early literacy content and teaching and learning instructional methods and practices


    • Bachelor’s Degree (required)
    • 4-5 years of teaching related experience, preferably in schools with demographics similar to KIPP SoCal, and with evidence of student mastery and growth that outperform district/state averages in all or most student groups and with students of all skill levels
    • At least 2 years of experience of driving student results and growth through the coaching and/or managing of other school leadership team members, e.g. coaching principals is a main feature of this job so applicants with this experience will be most competitive
    • At least 2 years of experience coaching TK-3GR  teachers to achieve student results in literacy and reading
    • Deep experience with and knowledge of best practice research methods for early literacy and language acquisition grounded in the science of reading
    • Deep experience with analyzing student assessment data and using data formatively to drive instructional decisions Critical thinking skills and creativity in building strong systems and structures that support literacy instruction
    • Extensive experience designing and leading professional development and training sessions to a variety of teacher experience levels
    • Excellent project management skills
    • Experience leading teams to drive results
    • A deep passion for social justice, anti-racism work, and belief that all children are capable of excelling academically
    • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and build relationships across teams and schoolsModel the values of KIPP SoCal  (lead with love, strength in the collective, equity and excellence, curiosity and integrity)

Benefits & Compensation

    • KIPP SoCal Public Schools offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position. The salary range for this position is $111,300 to $166,900. New hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary between the range minimum and the salary range midpoint of $139,100 depending on qualifications, internal equity, and the budget allocated for this role.
    • 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of the cost
    • Employer-paid KIPP SoCal life insurance
    • 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP SoCal
    • Voluntary Benefits (Pet Insurance, Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, etc.)
    • Generous time off program includes 22 holidays, sick leave and vacation
    • Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, etc.)
KIPP SoCal Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

KIPP SoCal strives to ensure that our careers website is accessible to all, including individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please contact us. You can find our contact information on our website, Information will be sent to a talent acquisition representative who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the hiring process.