Reading Specialist

Virginia Beach City Public Schools-1
Virginia Beach, VA, US
Closing date
Jan 7, 2022

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Teaching, English / Reading / Language Arts Teacher, Reading Specialist
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Reading Specialist

Bayside Elementary School

Virginia Beach , VA

Certified - Position - Reading Specialist

Job Number 3700181489

Start Date

Open Date 08/03/2021

Closing Date

Under the direction of the principal, the responsibilities of the position fall into two categories. As a teacher, the reading specialist is responsible for providing direct instruction to students, individually or in small groups, to enable students to develop literacy skills. As a literacy leader, the position is responsible for implementing a comprehensive literacy program at the assigned school through coaching, supporting, and guiding teachers in best practices for literacy instruction.
Direct Instruction of Students
  • Provide direct instruction in the areas of reading and writing for identified groups and individual students, with an emphasis on emergent, beginning, and transitional readers.

Literacy Teacher
  • Identify literature for use in all content areas in support of the curriculum.
  • Provide curriculum support and training for all teachers and continuous staff development that supports school division initiatives.
  • Model and coach instructional methods in a variety of settings (whole group and small group) and provide follow-up support.
  • Collaborate with and coach teachers on the use of assessment data to plan instruction; analyze school literacy data and plan for future literacy needs.
  • Provide ongoing training and follow-up in the use of assessment tools.
  • Select instructional materials to meet student needs.
  • Participate in collaborative instructional planning.
  • Assess students using a variety of measures to determine appropriate placement and specific instructional needs.
  • Conduct classroom visitations and provides feedback to teachers and administrators on the school's literacy program.
  • Serve as a liaison between the school and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction by attending meetings and disseminating information.
  • Maintain an organized system and accessible location for the storage and circulation of reading and writing materials.
  • Maintain a comprehensive inventory of instructional materials and resources.
  • Assist with the planning and delivery of parent workshops and informational sessions involving the language arts program.
  • Participate in parent conferences and provide instructional suggestions.
  • Remain grounded in content standards and objectives in order to facilitate integrated and concept based instruction.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of VBCPS curriculum and techniques for integrating curriculum, VBCPS policies and effective instructional practices; knowledge of the needs of students requiring remedial reading instruction; thorough understanding of the teaching and learning process; ability to provide instruction that reflects multiple perspectives and multicultural education; ability to infuse technology into curriculum; ability to guide and train teachers in effective techniques and strategies; ability to work effectively with administrators, colleagues, central office, school based staff, students, parents and community; ability to use diagnostic data to tailor instruction to meet the needs of the student(s); excellent organizational, communication, and human relations skills.
Must possess a Master's degree and be eligible for a Virginia Teaching License with an endorsement as a Reading Specialist. Three (3) years of successful classroom teaching experience in which the teaching of reading was the primary responsibility, required. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
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Reports To Catherine Brumm

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

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Salary Range:

Instructional Experience-Based Step Pay Scale

Salary will be based on years of full-time creditable, verified work experience.

Virginia Beach City Public Schools Offers:
  • Membership in the Virginia Retirement System
  • Comprehensive Benefits Plan
  • Personal Reasons Leave & Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Professional Development
  • Leadership Development

Start Date 2021-2022 School Yr

Virginia Beach City Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, disability, marital status, age, genetic information or veteran status in its programs and activities. (Reference: School Board Policies 2-33, 4-4, 4-6)

To seek resolution of grievances resulting from alleged discrimination or to report violations of these policies, please contact the Chief Human Resources Officer at (757) 263-1133, 2512 George Mason Drive, Municipal Center, Building 6, Virginia Beach, VA, 23456.

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