Reading Specialist - Ricks Center for Gifted Children

Denver, Colorado, USA
Apr 25, 2017
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Essential Functions

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.

Required Qualifications

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.

Work Schedule

20 hours per week.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit application materials by Tuesday, May 9th, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. For questions about this position, please contact:

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