Education Specialist - Literacy Coach

Pearson - Kansas City, KS


Pearson K12 Learning is a global education company that produces award-winning learning solutions that empower educators and engage students with the highest quality content.

Recognized as an industry leader, we serve millions of K-12 learners with innovative, student-centered educational programs that turn today’s classrooms into active learning environments. By embracing technology, personalized learning, and immersive experiences delivered across multiple platforms, we design our learning solutions to be more accessible and relevant to each student.

Our comprehensive solutions for core curriculum, and supplemental and intervention programs - by an array of professional development services - allow teachers to use data to inform classroom practices and tailor instructions to an individual’s abilities and learning styles.

Partnering with school districts and educators, we are committed to delivering the best possible learning experiences that improve every student’s chance of success.

The **Education Specialist** for **Literacy** is the onsite representative of Pearson K-12 Learning helping to initiate lasting change in districts and schools by delivering professional development, Change of Practice, and Job-embedded services that support all students. The Education Specialist provides individual and group support for district personnel and school faculty to incorporate effective strategies into classroom practice.

Pearson K-12 Learning prides itself on employing state of the art consultants that focus on accelerating instructional improvement in the area Literacy, in conjunction with other core offerings. Consulting with district personnel and school faculty, the Education Specialist will effectively present the services supporting all students with engaging and interactive activities to meet identified needs, and also implement research-based leadership and instructional strategies.

**_This position may require travel to several states, but we are seeking a candidate who resides close to a travel hub in one of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, or Wisconsin._**

**Responsibilities: **

+ Support customer engagements to include delivery of training on print, digital or blended programs.

+ Lead Pearson messaging, product delivery, customer adoption of Pearson products and current educational pedagogy and deliver services as intended by Pearson Development.

+ Deliver winning presentations to PreK-12 audiences to include teacher, parents, district administrators, and adoption committees at the local, regional or state level

+ Personalize Pearson provided training resources.

+ Have a strong knowledge of education theory and market trends in assigned focus areas; i.e. Literacy.

+ Routinely engage the customer for planning purposes with workshop delivery and/or with guidance, lead internal and external customer team meetings.

+ Have extensive knowledge of industry and Pearson best practices to include district, state and national standards, as dictated by the customer engagement.

+ Maintain certification on Pearson core products and fulfill assignments based on said certification.

+ Collaborate with other internal Pearson teams, which include sales and services stakeholders, to ensure customer success.

+ Proactively work with management on renewal efforts for our clients.

+ Submit regular time cards and expense reports in conjunction with Pearson Travel and Expense policy.

+ Possess problem solving skills.

+ Communicate effectively the expectations of how literacy programs impact classroom instruction.

+ Provide literacy professional development for all content areas including exploration classes.

+ Provide support in area of coaching and modeling that support implementation of literacy components in all content areas.

+ Develop and implement literacy lesson plans that ensure the attainment of state learning standards and state testing expectations.

+ Provide support to leadership teams in progress monitoring and implementation of literacy blueprints/implementation/action plans.

+ Engage in overnight travel to deliver training and services at the assigned customer sites.


+ BA/BS Degree

+ Master’s Degree in Education.

+ Minimum of five years in elementary, middle, and/or high school literacy classroom teaching experience.

+ Minimum of three years of experience with facilitating adult learning in K-12 settings in literacy Professional Development.

+ Experience facilitating online courses preferred; openness to becoming skilled in online facilitation.

**Additional Skills and Competencies: **

+ Literacy coaching experience strongly preferred.

+ Strong professional interpersonal and communication skills.

+ Strength in deploying research based coaching strategies for adult learners.

+ Ability to deliver well-planned and organized workshops.

+ Skill in delivering comprehensive engagements ranging from transactional to multi-day events.

+ Effective training and presentation skills.

+ Solid knowledge of education theory and market trends in content areas; i.e. literacy.

+ Solid understanding of the research behind PreK-12 best practices to include instructional strategies, education innovation (both print and digital) and district, state and national standards.

+ Awareness and ability to understand background, history, climate and culture of customer

+ Exceptional communication, training and presentation skills with internal and external customers.

+ Ability to analyze data and how to explain the data to the leadership team and staff

+ Completing certifications within the agreed-upon timeframe.


Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

**Primary Location: ** US-IL-Chicago

**Other Locations** US-WI-Milwaukee, US-MO-Kansas City, US-MI-Detroit, US-MN-Minneapolis

**Job: ** Product Management

**Organization: ** North America Learning Services

**Employee Status: ** Regular Employee

**Job Type: ** Standard

**Shift: ** Day Job

**Job Posting: ** Oct 31, 2019

**Job Unposting: ** Ongoing

**Schedule: ** Full-time Regular

**Req ID: ** 1913283

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.