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Maine Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy (MPCL) - Who is the Literacy Coach?

What is the MPCL literacy coach?

Criteria for Selecting a School Literacy Coach

A teacher applying for the Maine Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy literacy coach internship must have:

Selecting a Literacy Coach For Your School

The literacy coach plays an essential role in the successful implementation of Maine Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy. Therefore, thoughtful consideration to the selection of this person is vital.

The person filling the role of school literacy leader must be committed to helping the school move through the change process. Since systematic change takes years to accomplish, it is in the interest of the school to support a person who intends to work at the school for at least five years. Additionally, the person must have the respect of colleagues and be able to serve as a leader. The following questions can help guide the school in selecting a literacy coach.

The selection of a literacy coach cannot be taken lightly. The school literacy coach is the key person who assures the school attains its goal of improved student achievement. This person is the driving force behind school change.

The Responsibilities of a School Literacy Coach

During the internship year, the literacy coach:

In the year following the internship, the literacy coach:

In subsequent years, the literacy coach:

Image Description: Maine Literacy Partnership Coaches group photo at graduation

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College of Education and Human Development
5766 Shibles Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207.581.2441
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System