READING SPECIALIST

Location
New Bedford, MA, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 09, 2019
Ref
3096349
Job Details
Job ID: 3096349
Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: May 8, 2019
Starting Date: July 1, 2019

Job Description
Hayden-McFadden School has been designated as a Level 4, turnaround school. This designation will allow for an extended day/extended year for both students and staff. Educators at Hayden-McFadden will participate in 18 professional development days throughout the school year. We are looking for motivated individuals to join our team.

JOB GOAL: The Reading Specialist works with the Principal to plan and deliver professional development and collaborates with all teachers (general education and special education teachers) with the goal of raising school and student achievement in Reading and English Language Arts.

REPORTS: Principal

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Reading Specialist spends a significant part of each school day engaged in improving classroom instruction through the three primary roles listed below:

Providing professional development, included trainings, workshops, and embedded professional development via the coaching cycle.
Consulting with and facilitating school-wide and grade level data teams through the use of focused protocols for the purpose of monitoring student progress and providing tools and strategies so that teachers will learn how to classroom practice based on the review of student data, as related to tiered interventions in Reading.
Participate in IEP and RtI meetings, and School Improvement Plans (SIP).
Providing student intervention either through modeling within the classroom or providing direct instruction/support to students in small groups (minimum of 4 students).
Further description of performance responsibilities required to fulfill the three primary roles of the position is listed below:
Identifying areas of training for school staff in order to stay on track toward meeting AIP targets in Reading and English Language Arts.
Providing training workshops and consultation in Reading Street ensuring that instruction is aligned to the MA state standards.
Analyzing curriculum materials and pacing guides and how they relate to the Reading Street program to support teachers to deliver timely and targeted instruction of the MA standards to all students.
Providing evidence on an ongoing basis to the Principal of demonstrated student learning that reflects progress toward meeting school improvement targets in every classroom in every grade as outlined in the AIP.
Planning and modeling of differentiated instruction incorporating quality Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 intervention reading strategies within classrooms on a scheduled basis for students with general education and special education needs.
Following up within classrooms to assist teachers in the delivery of new interventions as a result of participating in professional development and discussions based on student progress monitoring data.
Demonstrating school progress through periodic checkpoint meetings with the Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent, and the Manager of Curriculum, Data and Assessment.
Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Equal Opportunity Employer
New Bedford Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Possesses a Professional license in the area of teaching position from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
2. Advanced degrees and Reading Specialist certification.
3. Highly recommended by his/her current principal.
4. Provide evidence that demonstrates Reading curriculum, instruction, and assessment expertise in the following: understanding and use of student data, leadership and implementation of exemplary instructional practice, impact on student learning especially with "high needs" students, engagement in recent professional development activities.
5. Provide evidence that demonstrates Reading curriculum, instruction, and assessment expertise in the following: understanding and use of student data, leadership and implementation of exemplary instructional practice, impact on student learning especially with "high needs" students, engagement in recent professional development activities.
6. A demonstrated belief that each and every student can achieve at high levels.
7. A demonstrated record of leadership and facilitation of adult learning.
8. A demonstrated dedication to lifelong learning, reflection, and continued personal and professional growth.
9. Specialists will come with the ability to build strong relationships with teachers, administrators, and other specialists.
10. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
11. Outstanding interpersonal and collaborative teamwork skills.

The New Bedford Public Schools do not discriminate on account of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, genetics, or disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions in employment for potential employees. New Bedford Public Schools encourages people with multilingual skills, particularly in Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese and/or Spanish, to apply. Ever available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.

  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required


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    Contact Information
    Tammy Morgan, Principal
    361 Cedar Grove ST.
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 02746
    Phone: 508-997-4511 x 2329
    Fax: 508-994-0163
    Email: tmorgan@newbedfordschools.org