The literacy specialist provides direct support to individual students, both in a one-to-one setting and during push-in support periods in classrooms.
Essential Functions and Duties of the Position: The essential functions and duties listed below are intended as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
Provide direct service to students by:
Conducting diagnostic assessments of current/new students
Offering short term/long term individual and small group literacy instruction
Provide direct service to teachers by:
Providing demonstration lessons and co-teaching with classroom teachers as appropriate
Acting as coach for teachers regarding identified curriculum and instructional needs
Participating as a member of the support RTI team that meets with individual teachers regularly
Provide parent outreach by:
Outreach and updating families of students you see regularly
Offering information/training on literacy development at home
Attending parent conferences, BTSN, as requested
Coordinate use of current materials related to literacy instruction and collaborate with teachers, principals, and the K-8 Literacy Coordinator in the ordering of supplies and assessment materials.
Be an active member of the faculty, joining in events and school duties with students
Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree, with specialization in reading instruction
DESE License as a teacher and reading specialist
Experience with a research based literacy program (i.e. Orton Gillenham, Wilson, etc.)
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge:
Sophisticated knowledge of student literacy skill acquisition and development
Depth of knowledge regarding literacy (reading & writing) curriculum and instruction
Skill in administering and interpreting literacy assessments and using data to inform and differentiate literacy instruction
Demonstrated skill in teaching individual and small group reading instruction and providing consultation services to professionals
Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills enabling information sharing and the development of collaborative relationships
Ability to collect, organize, and analyze data in order to make recommendations for instructional programming and professional development.
Salary and Benefits:
Full health benefits offered
Student Success Coordinator, and Head of School
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education license as a reading teacher
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree + Advanced Degree Required.