Reading Specialist - Elementary

Zuni, NM, US
Mar 11, 2021
Grade Level
Elementary School
Position Type:
Elementary School Teaching/Reading Resource

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Shiwi Ts`ana Elementary School

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:

  • Job Description

    Position: Reading Interventionist-Elementary

    Reports to: Principal

    Site: Elementary School

    FLSA: Exempt

    Contract Length: 9 Month/188 days - for School Year 2021-2022
    Salary Range: $55,00.00 - $73,371.00

    Purpose: Coordinate the reading program throughout the district. Collaborate with district staff and outside consultants to ensure proper implementation of the state and district curriculum. Provide support for advanced academic services in reading, including SAT preparation and AP/Pre AP classes

    Minimum Qualifications:

    · Master's Degree in Elementary Education preferred;


    · NM PED, Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education K-8 Teacher's Level III License with a Reading Endorsement;

    · Minimum of five years as a reading teacher;

    · Ability to assist in organizing the coordinating a district-wide instructional program;

    · Knowledge of reading content at all levels;

    · Knowledge of best practice instructional techniques for reading;

    · Experience with computers with the ability to enter data in computers, utilize SMART Board and Microsoft Office programs(s);

    · Ability to plan and implement lessons based on department and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned;

    · Ability to establish and maintain an effective relationship with students, peers and parents;

    · Ability to communicate with students both orally and in writing in English Language;

    · Ability to read, analyze and interpret general educational material, technical procedures or governmental regulations;

    · Ability to write reports, correspondence and procedures manuals;

    · Ability to effectively present information and respond to question from groups of students and the general public;

    · Ability interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram and schedule form;

    · Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program;

    · Ability to be confidential;
    * Able to perform the following essential duties, physical and mental functions and utilize the essential equipment of the position with or without reasonable accommodation;

    Essential Duties:
    · Assist schools in the development/implementation of programs to enhance student achievement in reading;
    · Serves as resource to the principal and teachers for the implementation of best-practice instructional strategies in reading;
    · Coordinate the inventory and/or distribution of materials to support high-quality instruction in reading;
    · Assist in the development and implementation of the district reading curriculum;
    · Assist schools in the development of plans to enhance student achievement in reading;
    · Develop, conduct and/or arrange staff development sessions for reading teachers;
    · Provide leadership and communications to and between vertical teams in reading;
    · Assist in analyzing assessment data and developing, administering, and analyze assessments;
    · Creates a environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interest of the students;
    · Analyze student progress and provide appropriate instruction;
    · Prepare for assigned students to include instructional materials such as SMART Board presentations, media, duplicating, preparing hand-outs, etc.;
    · Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities;
    · Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved;
    · Encourages students to set and maintain standard of behavior;
    · Maintain accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulations;
    · Communicates regularly with parents by means of newsletters, notes, phone calls, conferences, etc.;
    · Is available to students and parents for education-related purposes;
    · Provides before and after school duty as assigned;
    · Perform assigned duties in a timely basis.

    Physical Functions:
    · Frequently required to stand, talk, hear and sometime walk and sit;
    · Occasionally required to lift up to 30 pounds; may lift up to 75 pounds with the help of another employee;
    · Hand and eye coordination in operating computer, SMART Board, grading papers, and writing assignments etc.;
    · Usually works on even surfaces, may walk on uneven surfaces outdoors;
    · Exposed to various degrees of noises (talking, attending games, assemblies etc.). The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud;
    · Work in close proximity of other individuals;
    · General vision, corrected to 20/20, reads a multitude of records, correspondence and data. Ability to adjust focus from various school tools to include: (SMART boards, computer, written assignments, typed material, lab equipment, art tools and equipment, etc.).

    Mental Functions:
    Must be able to:
    · apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program;
    · plan and implement lessons based on department and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned;
    · read, analyze and interpret curriculum, test, evaluations and bilingual material;
    · interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written and oral form;
    · deal with students and parents in such a way to maintain their goodwill;
    · respond appropriately to student behavior and discipline;
    · respond appropriately to supervision and accept recommendations;
    · communicate both orally and in writing, in English;
    · effectively present information and respond to questions from students; parents, peers and supervisor.

    Essential equipment:
    Equipment available for the job will include: SMART Board, projectors, copiers, phone, fax, computer, videotape equipment, calculator, printer, scanner, etc.
    Large files, paper, writing utensils, staples, art supplies, lab equipment and related classroom materials.