Propel Schools is the largest network of public charter schools in Allegheny County consisting of 13 schools and approximately 4,000 scholars.Our mission is to provide high-quality schools to underserved communities. Each of our schools provide a rigorous academic environment and small class sizes where educators focus on providing each scholar with support and individualized attention. With one of the top starting teacher salaries in Allegheny County, a customizable benefits package and extraordinary career and professional development opportunities, Propel Schools is one of the area’s premier education organizations.Opportunity:
Propel seeks an experiencedLiteracy Instructional Specialist
to join our amazing team for the 2021-2022 school year. If you are resilient, hard-working, team-oriented, open to feedback, have grit, and are willing to do whatever it takes to close the achievement gap for children impacted by poverty and race, then we invite you to consider a career with Propel Schools.Responsibilities:
- K-2 Literacy Instructional Specialists will administer literacy assessments to students several times per year.
- Utilize best practice instructional strategies and research-based intervention methods and strategies to meet the learning needs of identified students.
- Model the use of intervention strategies, through their use in the classroom, to general and special education educators.
- Analyze existing student achievement data and administer student assessment and progress monitoring instruments as needed to aid in the diagnosis of reading deficits and progress monitoring of identified students.
- Attend professional development opportunities that promote improved instructional strategies and support researched-based resource materials needed to implement the intervention program successfully and support/maintain professional growth.
- Communicate regularly with the Title I Schoolwide Programs Coordinator and utilize the support and feedback provided to improve practice.
- Perform any other task as determined by the Title I Schoolwide Programs Coordinator.
- An associate’s (or higher) degree
- Meeting a rigorous standard of quality that demonstrates, through a formal assessment, knowledge of and the ability to assist in literacy instruction.
- Ability to learn various technological resources.
- Education related Field or Work Experience
- Ability to work collaboratively in a non-traditional, Urban education environment
- TB Test
- Act 34 Criminal Clearance
- Act 114 FBI Clearance
- Act 151 Child Abuse Clearance
- Mandated Reporter Training
- Act 168 Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure
- Act 24 Arrest and Conviction Disclosure