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Teacher - Reading/Writing Improvement (2023-2024 SY)

Employer
Norwalk Public Schools
Location
Norwalk, CT, US
Salary
Competitive

Job Details

  • Position Type:
    Elementary School Teaching/Literacy Specialist


  • Date Posted:
    1/25/2024


  • Location:
    Wolfpit Elementary School


  • Date Available:
    January/2024


  • 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR
    TEACHER - READING/WRITING IMPROVEMENT
    WOLFPIT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    POSITION DESCRIPTION

    The Reading/Writing Improvement Teacher is highly skilled in supporting at-risk students who are experiencing reading and writing difficulties. This position requires a teacher who is a continual learner and has knowledge of and demonstrated success in teaching reading and writing as well as in providing tiered instruction to struggling students. The Reading/Writing Improvement Teacher will also be responsible for coaching classroom teachers in reading/writing systems, strategies and procedures and in effectively implementing the identified SRBI interventions for students in Tiers One and Two. The design of this hybrid teaching/coaching role allows for the provision of direct instruction to students for the majority of the school day (70%) and time to provide peer coaching and professional development to colleagues (30%) of the school day.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    Provides direct instruction to students identified as needing Tier One or Tier Two SRBI interventions
    • Implements research-based interventions with targeted students
    • Identifies and addresses the specific reading needs of targeted students through the administration of screening and diagnostic assessments
    • Understands and focuses on all five pillars of reading instruction (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension)
    • Applies knowledge of different learning styles to customize lessons for students
    • Conducts progress monitoring assessments and strategies during the course of instruction
    • Builds strong relationships with classroom teachers
    • Assists teachers in the collection and analysis of progress monitoring data for targeted students
    • Peer coaches' other teachers to use the research-based programs, strategies and varied resources through modeling, co-teaching, observing and providing feedback, as assigned
    • Assists teachers with planning and pacing of lessons, the development of differentiated lessons and the selection of best practices and strategies to best meet the needs of their students
    • Provides technical support to teacher teams, as needed
    • Create an articulated schedule with building administrator in consultation with the CAO
    • Demonstrates expertise in providing research- based interventions through virtual learning environments
    • Provides regular reports and feedback to parents of identified students
    • Maintains logs and student records, as appropriate
    • Collaborates with CAO, Curriculum Directors and/or Building Administrator to plan professional learning sessions
    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
    • Highly effective communicator
    • Exemplary record of teaching and improving students' reading and writing proficiencies
    • Strong knowledge of research- based programs and practices
    • Collaborates well with other teachers, administrators and parents
    • Uses Microsoft Teams and Google Classroom
    QUALIFICATIONS
    • Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts, Grades 1-12 (#102) Cross Endorsement Required
    • Master's Degree required
    • A minimum of five years of exemplary teaching at a minimum of two different grade levels
    • Strong presentation, facilitation, organization and planning skills
    • Knowledge of Adult Learning Theory preferred
    • Prior successful experience as a Reading teacher preferred
    • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent and/or Norwalk Board of Education may find appropriate
    • Ability to speak Spanish preferred

    Note: The Superintendent will be reviewing effectiveness in this position on an annual basis in accordance with the standards set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    Days: Monday - Friday
    Salary: Per NFT Agreement
    Benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision
    Apply at
    www.norwalkps.org
    Click "Employment"

    NORWALK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    It is the policy of the Norwalk Board of Education to ensure equal educational opportunity for all students and to prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, age, marital status, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or physical and mental disability in the school district's educational program and activities; and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, creed, age, marital status, national origin, gender; gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or physical and mental disability.

    01.25.2024

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    Location
    Norwalk
    CT
    06852
    US

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