Reading SpecialistPosition Type:
Moss Street Partnership SchoolPosition Eclass:
EB - EHRA 11 month leave earningUniversity Information:
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:
North Carolina General Statute Chapter 116, Article 29A (116-239.5) provided for the establishment of nine university laboratory schools with the mission of “improving student performance in local school administrative units with low-performing schools by providing an enhanced education program for students residing in those units and providing exposure and training for teachers and principals to successfully address challenges existing in high need school settings. The laboratory school shall provide an opportunity for research, demonstration, student support, and expansion of the teaching experience and evaluation regarding management, teaching, and learning.” Position Summary:
The Moss Street Partnership School, which opened in August 2018, is a K-5 elementary school that is operated collaboratively between UNCG and Rockingham County Schools. The Moss Street Partnership School has several key purposes:
* To provide innovative educational programs for low-performing K-12 students;
* To prepare K-12 professional educators and administrators who are well-qualified to work in K-12 high-needs schools;
* To develop, collect, and deliver innovative, high quality professional development to professional educators and administrators in high-needs schools;
* To conduct research and demonstration projects that expand student opportunities for success;
* To provide choice for parents of students who have been attending high-needs schools.
Moss Street Partnership School teachers will work with K-5 students, other faculty of the Partnership School, professional education program faculty at UNCG, relevant personnel from Rockingham County Schools, and external agency personnel with the mission of improving teaching and learning for students at the Partnership School. Teachers will work collaboratively to plan for, teach, and assess all students in their classrooms to achieve the mission of the school. Teachers will cultivate a culture of innovation that supports effective instructional practices/strategies to promote academic and personal success for all students and adults in the school. Teachers will work collaboratively with the Principal and UNCG faculty/staff to support the successful social, emotional, physical, and academic growth of the students at the Partnership School.Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree; excellent oral and written communication skills; and evidence of skill in working with high needs student populations. Qualifying degrees must be conferred and received from appropriately accredited institutions. Preferred Qualifications:
A current teaching license in K-12 or K-6 reading or eligibility for professional educator licensure in K-12 or K-6 reading.
Preferred candidate will possess: Special Instructions to Applicants:
* Qualifications as a clinical educator—licensure, three years of experience, proficient on most recent evaluation;
* Teaching experience in diverse schools;
* Commitment to creating caring classrooms and school relationships and culture;
* Evidence of improving student performance in all subgroups;
* Technologic proficiency;
* Innovation and outcomes orientation;
* Commitment to working collaboratively for the benefit of all students; and
* Experience supporting pre-service professional educators.
Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application: Recruitment Range:
* Cover Letter
* List of References (optional)
Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
* Company Name
* Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
* Email Address
* Contact Phone Number
Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.
Commensurate with education and experienceOrg #-Department:
Partnership School - 12022Job Open Date:
05/25/2021Open Until Filled:
1.000Type of Appointment:
PermanentNumber of Months per Year:
ExemptPercentage Of Time:
Percentage Of Time:
- The professional educator will demonstrate leadership to motivate effective learning practices and to provide the best possible learning opportunities for student growth and development, both educationally and personally.
- The professional educator will facilitate the broad goals of the school and plan accordingly and collaboratively with other professional educators, the Partnership School Principal, and UNCG faculty and staff.
- The professional educator will cultivate leadership in students and families.
- The professional educator will actively participate in professional development and demonstrate a willingness to grow as a professional educator.
- The professional educator will serve as an advocate for her/his students through implementation of innovative strategies and integration of a variety of support services to foster each student’s social, emotional, physical, and academic growth.
Positive School CultureEssential Tasks:
Percentage Of Time:
- The professional educator will foster and engage in collaboration within the school and the broader community.
- The professional educator will participate within a learning community of educators who support one another in improving instruction for all students, including students with disabilities or other unique learning needs; developing and aligning curriculum, instructional practices, and assessments; and problem solving.
- The professional educator will foster an atmosphere that is oriented toward meeting the needs of diverse students.
- The professional educator will foster a culture that involves students and families in the vision for the school.
- The professional educator will build the capacity of students to develop a mindset of inquiry and exploration.
Content KnowledgeEssential Tasks:
Percentage Of Time:
- The professional educator will demonstrate a breadth and depth of appropriate content knowledge.
- The professional educator will integrate curricular areas to meet the needs of diverse learners.
- The professional educator will build upon the cultural and life experiences of students.
- The professional educator understands learner development and individual learning differences and their implications for student learning.
- The professional educator manages the classroom effectively and responds appropriately to behavioral and social skills concerns.
- The professional educator articulates the impact of individual and human diversity on learning, opportunity, and post-school success.
- The professional educator integrates instruction, intervention, remediation, and behavioral learning into the general education curriculum.
- The professional educator performs assessments and interprets assessment data within legal and ethical parameters in service to meeting the needs of students.
- The professional educator works with other teachers and support personnel to use evidence-informed practice in the classroom and school.
- The professional educator works with families to devise programs and advocate for children.
- The professional educator embarks on professional learning that adds to classroom and school efforts to respond effectively to the needs of all students, including those with disabilities.
- The professional educator collaborates with professional personnel, classified personnel, parents, and agency providers to improve educational practice.
Facilitation of LearningEssential Tasks:
Percentage Of Time:
- The professional educator will effectively assess students through a variety of methods to determine appropriate instructional strategies and learning environments.
- The professional educator will collaborate with others to implement the curriculum and achieve the mission of the school.
- The professional educator will collaborate with others to implement innovative and non-traditional learning methods to meet the needs of all students, including students with disabilities and other unique learning needs.
- The professional educator will facilitate innovative learning by engaging students in a variety of methods, strategies, learning environments, and groupings.
- The professional educator will connect students and their families through the Partnership School’s integrated network of partners that provide service and support.
- The professional educator will be receptive to hosting a variety of faculty and students to assist with instruction, as well as data collection and analysis to improve student outcomes.
- The professional educator will analyze student learning collaboratively with other professional educators, the Principal, and UNCG faculty.
- The professional educator will effectively adjust instruction based on analysis of student data to meet the individual learning needs of all students.
- The professional educator will seek opportunities to gain feedback and insights from a range of stakeholders in order to reflect on and improve the outcomes of their practice.
- The professional educator will administer reading assessments and annual assessments to track student reading proficiency development.
- The professional educator will plan and implement instruction for students who are struggling in reading.
- The professional educator will collaborate with other educators and professionals to support learners’ literacy development.
Cultural Competence and Community RelationsEssential Tasks:
- The professional educator will acknowledge the importance of community to improve learning and achievement of all students by collaborating with families and other community members.
- The professional educator will advocate for students and families to ensure equity.
- The professional educator will address the diverse interests and unique learning needs of students and their families, and utilize community resources to demonstrate and promote ethical standards of democracy, equity, diversity, and excellence.
- The professional educator will engage in and enhance meaningful collaboration and relationships among school and community stakeholders.
- The professional educator will facilitate developing a strong school community to foster increased student academic success.
- The professional educator will actively engage in ongoing communication with families to ensure they are informed about their child’s progress and are aware of school resources available for students and their families.
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