English Language Arts Consultant

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Wayne RESA
Position Details: 

English Language Arts Consultant

  • Support local districts in curriculum development, implementation and assessment in English Language Arts based on the Michigan Career and College Readiness Standards and research based instructional frameworks
  • Plan, develop, and deliver professional learning opportunities and resources for Wayne County districts and educators around literacy initiatives as well as the implementation of a systematic instructional coaching model based on professional learning standards and relevant literacy research
  • Provide consultant and leadership services to Wayne County districts and schools in literacy curriculum, instruction, and assessment; school organizational development; school improvement and professional development beginning in early childhood through secondary
  • Plan and deliver professional learning opportunities consulting, and resources for Wayne county districts and educators, which includes grant initiatives (including the Regional Assistance Grant, the MDE Early Literacy Grant, and GSRP)



  • Provide consulting and coordinate activities related to literacy curriculum, instruction, assessment, and coaching frameworks and principles
  • Know and be able apply current research and effective practices of curriculum, pedagogy, and adult learning practices in the area of literacy
  • Support educators in using data effectively to drive instructional practice and change as well as to analyze the effectiveness of curriculum frameworks and resources and the implementation of multi-tiered system of supports
  • Facilitate educator teams engaged in analyzing multiple data sources, including student work and reflecting on practice toward the goal of improving student outcomes
  • Build collaboration and networks of innovative and successful instructional strategies and resources
  • Model the principles of continuous learning, problem solving, collaboration, as well as the ability to learn new technologies and instructional practices on an ongoing basis
  • Engage in professional study with district and school level leaders and coaching teams, which involves modeling instructional practices, developing coaching dispositions and engaging in instructional rounds and debrief sessions
  • Provide consulting, professional development and relevant resources to Wayne County literacy leaders
  • Plan, develop, support, and deliver professional learning activities for Early Childhood Specialists and program staff working with young children in Wayne County around developmentally appropriate early literacy practices
  • Act as  the Wayne RESA liaison to the Michigan Department of Education related to literacy and coaching initiatives
  • Understand and support districts in the implementation of state legislation and policy as they relate to literacy and assessment initiatives
  • Organize, plan and conduct professional development sessions, training programs and conferences for local districts in a variety of locations
  • Integrate the use of technology into literacy instruction and programs
  • Participate in local district needs assessments and Educational Services planning
  • Work in collaboration with other Wayne RESA staff to ensure client needs are met in the most efficient and effective manner
  • Collaborate as an active team member in Wayne RESA projects as assigned, which includes attending and contributing to department and team meetings and planning sessions
  • Use professional judgment and act effectively to carry out the functions of this position within the direction provided by Wayne RESA’s mission and goals and the Educational Services goals and objectives
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Master’s Degree required 
  • Major/Minor English Language Arts preferred
  • Michigan Teacher’s or Administrative Certificate required


  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience teaching English Language Arts required
  • Consultant experience in English Language Arts preferred


  • Demonstrated skill in design and implementation of successful strategies for professional development and curriculum planning/development in English Language Arts, based upon current national standards required
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership, teaching, planning and evaluation, and curriculum development required
  • Demonstrated skills in consultation, training, group facilitation and process required
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate emerging forms of technology into professional activities and public presentations required
  • Demonstrated skill in proposal development and organization and budget management preferred
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills required
  • Demonstrated skill working with diverse populations required


Current WCSSF 11-Month Salary Schedule – Schedule H ($68,568 - $103,774 FY) and a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including health/dental/vision/life and long-term disability insurance. Generous time off including 19 paid holidays, sick and personal business days. Membership in the Michigan Public Schools Employee Retirement System www.michigan.gov/ors. The position is represented by the Wayne County Salaried Staff Federation Local 4479 (WCSSF). The current Collective Bargaining Agreement and additional information regarding employer sponsored health care plans can be found at:http://www.resa.net/aboutus/reports/budgetsalarycompensationtransparencyreports/

Application Process and Timeline: Internal and external applicants must complete and submit an online application at http://www.applitrack.com/resa/OnlineApp/default.aspx (Job ID #12670) by 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in order to be considered.

Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency (Wayne RESA) provides leadership and services to the 33 local school districts and 108 Public School Academies (PSAs) that educate almost 290,000 students. Wayne RESA is committed to the process of continuous improvement through service, leadership, collaboration, and excellence, and is a goals-driven organization that empowers staff to maximize resources to support student achievement.