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Teacher - Literacy Specialist

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Posted: 06/14/2020

Teacher - Literacy Specialist

Position Summary:
The Literacy Specialist, works with the reading specialist and classroom teachers to assess students’ reading abilities and develop plans to support students who need reading and literacy intervention. The Literacy Specialist also provides mentor support and instruction to teachers and instructional assistants in the area of reading acquisition. The Literacy Specialist will be available to work with parents to develop reading intervention programs to complement the school for students needing reading and language arts support at home.

  • Provides direct reading intervention and instruction for students who are on an IEP.
  • Supports literacy group models within classrooms
  • Provides literacy assessments and ongoing data analysis
  • Helps teachers interpret literacy assessment data of students.
  • Assists administrators and teachers in designing appropriate intervention programs for students at risk of reading failure.
  • Provides professional development training, workshops, and coaching appropriate for teachers and instructional assistants in literacy development skill acquisition.
  • Mentors teachers in the areas of literacy instruction.
  • Assists administrators and teachers in identifying appropriate literacy materials for all students.
  • Provides leadership, coordination, and innovation in English/Language Arts and Common Core curriculum and instruction.
  • Provides demonstrations of new methods and materials for teaching English/Language Arts (e. g. integration of mobile devices and application, use of interactive white board)
  • With the Reading Specialist, plans and conducts periodic program evaluations to assess the need for improvements in reading instruction and/or assessments.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Massachusetts Elementary or Special Education Certification
  • Minimum of one year classroom teaching experience.
  • Ability to assess reading and general literacy needs of students.
  • Effective oral and written communication.
  • Familiarity with educational testing and informal assessment and structured multi-sensory sequential reading programs preferred.
37.5 hours per week

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