- Job Type
Under the leadership of the Director of Academics, the job of Reading Teacher is established for the purpose/s of improving students’ success in reading by supporting the implementation of the National Common Core literacy standards and curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; developing and modifying lesson plans and materials to meet the needs of a diverse student population; modeling the parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals; maintains contact and communication with parents and Student Life staff; and works effectively with administrators, colleagues, and all members of the community.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Advises student life staff for the purpose of supporting teacher’s expectations, developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.
- Assists other teachers for the purpose of implementing the district reading curriculum.
- Supports student life staff with implementation of campus-wide reading initiatives.
- Assumes individual responsibilities as assigned by the administration for the purpose of improving staff knowledge and supporting student activities.
- Collaborates with school personnel, parents, and various community agencies for the purpose of improving the quality of student outcomes, developing solutions and planning curriculum.
- Collects, analyzes, and prepares data for the purpose of interpretation and reporting to the district, state and federal agencies.
- When necessary, model best practices for effective Common Core curriculum literacy implementation for teachers and other staff.
- Develops and coordinates reading programs cooperatively with classroom teachers for the purpose of supporting teachers and ensuring student success.
- Collaborates with Title I coordinator, administration, and the Professional Development Coordinator to train and provide feedback for support staff (Title I aides, paraprofessionals).
- Evaluates students’ abilities in reading skills for the purpose of assisting in the diagnosis of learning disorders, developing remediation plans, and/or evaluating student progress.
- Facilitates professional development opportunities for the purpose of providing staff development and support to school staff including both student life and academic staff.
- Conduct non-evaluative observations of classrooms to monitor the use and effectiveness of literacy-related professional development.
- Furthers personal education via staff development, college courses, etc. for the purpose of staying current with the latest and best practices, and learning new theories and techniques.
- Instructs students (e.g. individually, small group) for the purpose of improving their success in reading and assessing reading concepts and proficiencies through research-based programs.
- Maintains confidentiality of all information for the purpose of protection of students, staff, parents and the district.
- Mentors classroom teachers and support staff for the purpose of supporting staff in the instructional process.
- Conduct non-evaluative observations of classrooms to monitor the progress of students identified as “at-risk” readers and provide feedback to students and teachers.
- Participates in various meetings for the purpose of receiving and/or providing information.
- Provides assistance in selecting and administering valid, reliable reading assessments and screening instruments for the purpose of providing effective school programs to increase the reading skills of students.
- Provides proper care, management, and seasonable security for all district property in their custody (e.g. equipment, supplies, classroom facilities, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining inventories, and preventing damage and/or theft.
- Collaborates with librarian, administration and other key staff members to build and maintain a positive campus-wide reading culture through professional development.
- Assesses resource needs as they relate to curriculum, intervention and reading culture and work with administrators to procure funds necessary to purchase materials.
- Establish and maintain an engaging middle and/or high school learning environment conducive to student success.
- Promotes and support a middle and/or high school program with promotion based upon standards mastery.
- Examines student assessment data to guide and improve instruction
- Promotes high levels of learning in an engaging and effective manner using a variety of instructional methodologies, curriculum resources, and materials
- Integrates literacy strategies into the instructional framework.
- Differentiates instruction to reach all learners.
- Advocates for student accommodations and services to ensure that IEP’s are being implemented with fidelity.
- Maintains and submit necessary records, progress reports, and grade reports
- Monitors and case manage assigned MD Online IEP’s
- Meet with students on your assigned caseload on a weekly basis
- Delivers pull out instruction that is compliant with student IEP’s
- Participates in faculty meetings, workshops, staff development programs, and other school-sponsored activities
- Participates in summer programming which may include direct service to incoming and returning SEED youth and curriculum work with colleagues
- Assists in general building supervision and discipline of students outside of the classroom
- Adheres to the professional and ethical standards as outlined in the SEED Staff Manual
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelors’ degree in the related field is required
- Active teaching certificate (grades 6-12) is required
- Master’s in the related field and/or prior teaching experience is highly desired.
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