Reading Specialist

Employer
SAU 16
Location
Exeter, NH, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 08, 2021
Ref
735
  • Position Type:
    Middle School Teaching/Reading


  • Date Posted:
    3/19/2021


  • Location:
    Cooperative Middle School


  • Reading Specialist

    Position
    The Reading Specialist Teacher works collaboratively with educational teams across the school (classroom teachers, special education teachers, paraprofessionals, and principal) to support the developing literacy of CMS children.

    Essential Functions
    • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
    • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction
    • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
    • Interpret data including but not limited to standardized and other test results for diagnosis, instructional planning and program evaluation
    • Assist teachers in selecting, administering, and evaluating results of screening, diagnostic, and progress assessments
    • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
    • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
    • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
    • Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
    • Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.
    • Supervises students in activities that take place out of the classroom during the school day, including activities involving school transportation.
    Additional Duties
    Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
    Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

    Equipment
    Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.

    Travel Requirements
    Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles.
    • Knowledge of middle school curriculum and concepts.
    • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
    • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
    • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
    • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
    • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
    • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

    Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
    Works in standard office and school building environments.

    Qualifications Profile
    • NHState Certification as K-12 Reading Specialist
    Education
    • Master's Degree from an accredited college or university
    Experience
    • Intervention/instruction experience for struggling learners
    • Analyzing data / progress monitoring

    Application Procedure
    • Please apply online
    • Applications will be considered only when a cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation, license and transcripts have been attached to your online application.

    Posted vacancies in SAU 16 have been approved by the School Board.

    It is the policy of SAU 16 not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, color, homelessness, sexual orientation, age, or disability in its education programs, services, activities or employment practices.

    Candidates committed to the understanding and practices of Competency Based Education are highly encouraged to apply.

    Selection Procedure
    All resumes will be screened and selected candidates will participate in a thorough interview process.
    FLSA Status: Exempt

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