Reading Specialist - Ricks Center for Gifted Children
Work with students:
- Assess the reading strengths and needs of students and provide that information to classroom teachers, parents and specialized personnel.
- Provide instruction to students in and out of the classroom using flexible groupings based on assessment data.
- Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive, creative learning environment.
Collaboration and program development:
- Collaborate with classroom teachers to use assessment results to plan and implement an appropriate reading programs.
- Create and implement a differentiated, high level reading program, including participating on a school-wide language arts curriculum alignment and development team.
- Prepare and implement a long-range plan for ongoing intervention and remediation for Ricks reading instructional program.
- Support the school mission through the active involvement in the school community.
- Interact with and be involved with parents, including proactive outreach on both positive aspects of learning and areas for improvement and providing parent workshops.
- Set and participate in team goals focused on student growth and supported by growth data.
- Work with an administrator in a coaching model around professional goals and participate in reflection on own performance on teaching rubric.
- Ability and willingness to work with the school in a shift toward standards-based grading and reporting.
- Team with the classroom teachers and other support personnel including but not limited to the school psychologist/inter and the occupational therapist in order to serve students.
- Assist teachers in assessment, grouping students, and pacing instruction.
- Introduce or model techniques and strategies.
- Other duties as assigned.
- 2+ years of experience as a Reading Specialist.
- Bachelor's degree in teaching, reading, or related field.
- Valid teaching certificate/license, special license, or licensable.
- Experience and knowledge in using a universal assessment systems and leveling, especially STAR, DIBELS, and DRA2 and Fountas and Pinnells Leveled Literacy Intervention program.
- Master's degree in reading instruction, special education, curriculum and instruction or a related field.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Experience with gifted children.
20 hours per week.
For best consideration, please submit application materials by Tuesday, May 9th, 2017.
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