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Director, Early Literacy, Pre-K - 3

Central Administration
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Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in education from an accredited college or university with major course work in education.
  • Five years of full-time, paid, professional educational experience as a full-time reading teacher in an urban setting.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of:
  • the theories and principles of early childhood growth and development.
    • effective school concepts and principles.
    • state-of-the-art research and proven best practices in areas of responsibility.
    • principles and concepts for continuous quality improvement in education.
    • the contents, materials, methodologies and practices utilized within reading education at the pre-kindergarten through grade three levels.
    • federal and state laws, guidelines and regulations governing the management of grants.
    • funding sources, public, private and governmental, for programs directly and/or indirectly related to literacy development.
    • current social, economic and various other problems and needs of urban families as they relate to the ability of children to achieve.
    • the administration and evaluation of state and federally funded programs.
    • the principles, practices and procedures of administrative control.
    • supervisory methods and techniques.


  • Demonstrated ability to:
      • coordinate the preparation of effective funding proposals and grant applications.
      • interpret funding source documents and establish ongoing controls to ensure the appropriate utilization of funds received.
      • plan, coordinate implement, monitor, develop and assess a comprehensive network of public, private and government funded literacy programs.
      • communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
      • establish and maintain effective working relationships.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.




  • Possession of a valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Administrative Certificate for Elementary Principal or Principal K-12.

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