Reading Teacher

Baltimore, Maryland
Aug 14, 2019
Grade Level
High School, Middle School
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.


  • 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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