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Teacher - Reading Specialist - Part Time

Company: Legacy Traditional Schools
Location: Maricopa
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Job Description:

Changing Lives Through Education!

Legacy Traditional schools is dedicated to providing motivated students with the opportunity to achieve academic excellence in an accelerated, back-to-basics, safe learning environment taught by caring, knowledgeable, and highly effective educators in cooperation with supportive, involved parents.

With multiple locations in Arizona and Nevada, Legacy Traditional Schools offers excellent benefits and compensation packages for staff providing student services for grades K-8.

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Position Overview

Reading Specialists are teacher leaders who are responsible for supporting effective pre-K8 reading/language instruction and student learning. Reading Specialists will work with teachers and students in giving and administering reading interventions. In this role, Reading Specialist professionals build capacity by supporting struggling students individually as well as supporting teachers to develop more effective instruction and assessment. Reading Specialists work collaboratively with? teachers in building their intervention and pedagogical knowledge, support teachers on a day-to-day basis, and facilitate school-wide professional development focused on how students learn how to read.

Essential Duties & Accountabilities

* Deep and broad understanding of research-based reading and language interventions, including the specialized knowledge needed for teaching.

* Solid knowledge of the K-8 reading standards.

* Expertise in using and helping others use effective instructional and assessment practices that are informed by knowledge of reading and literacy learning trajectories.

* Knowledge and skills for working with adult & child learners.

* Leadership skills necessary to influence and support educational efforts to improve the teaching and learning of reading.

* Assists administrators, teachers, and school staff in implementing and monitoring a comprehensive reading intervention and literacy program.

* Collects and maintains appropriate records of student progress and provides timely and accurate oral and written feedback to teachers, school staff, students, and parents.

* Uses a variety of data to evaluate abilities and disabilities of students and works independently and with classroom teachers and school staff to adjust their instruction to meet the needs of all students.

* Serves as a member of the school data team to design, implement, and monitor the school reading intervention plan.

* Coordinates the schools reading and literacy program.

* Maintains an inventory of reading intervention instructional and professional materials.

* Creates a classroom environment conducive to positive, effective instruction.

* Facilitates instruction based on current research-based best practices in reading and literacy.

* Uses district and state assessment data to improve instruction.

* Provides individual diagnostic testing to assess student needs.

* Participates in team reviews concerning academic progress of at-risk students

* Attends scheduled meetings and parent conferences as needed.

* Plans and implements a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of students.

* Communicates objectives to students in a well-planned, organized manner using clear and precise language.

* Communicates concerns and ideas with colleagues, students, parents and community in a positive, professional and ethical manner. * Maintains accurate, complete, legible and correct records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulation.

* Assumes individual responsibilities which may be assigned by the principal/supervisor and which may relate to committee work, student activities, student supervision or other planning and professional assignments.

Qualification Requirements

* Valid certification/endorsement in area of reading/literacy or eligibility for certification

* Ability to receive and obtain a Level One IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card

* The incumbent in this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check.

* Experience with Arizona and Nevada State Standards

* Experience with intervention groups and planning.

* Ability to analyze and use data to design, modify, and evaluate reading intervention, instruction, and assessment

* Experience in a school/literacy leadership role

* Three or more years of experience as a K-8 general education teacher or reading specialist.

* Experience and other qualifications as specified by the Superintendent school, to improve reading teaching and learning.

Physical Requirements

* Travel between campuses is required from time to time.

* This position requires the need to lift objects (up to 25 pounds) on occasion.

* This position requires standing for long periods at times, sitting, kneeling, stooping and long periods of concentration.

Federal Funding

* As funds allow, this is a Title I federally-funded position with responsibilities that align to federal requirements. The continuation of this position will be revisited annually based on funding.

Keywords: Legacy Traditional Schools, Maricopa , Teacher - Reading Specialist - Part Time, Other , Maricopa, Arizona

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