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ST. LOUIS SCHOOL - Reading or Literacy Specialist

Company: Office of Catholic Schools
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description:St. Louis Catholic School, located in Alexandria, VA, is a PreK-8th grade school. St. Louis is seeking a certified reading specialist or educator with advanced literacy/reading training to join our Resource and Learning Team in support of students and teachers. The Reading specialist will provide leadership, coordination, collaboration, and innovation in reading curriculum and instruction, so that each student may drive maximum benefit from the K-8 reading curriculum. Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree or higher degree with major reading/Literacy.
  • A valid reading specialist certificate.
  • A minimum of three years teaching experience.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to ongoing education/continuing professional development.Job Responsibilities:
    • Observes struggling readers in the classroom, upon teachers request.
    • Assists classroom teachers in the diagnosis of students and collaborates in planning the instructional strategies.
    • Assists in the selection of appropriate materials utilized by the classroom teacher for corrective measures.
    • Provides demonstrations of new methods and materials (i.e. team teaching)
    • Assists teachers with interpretation of standardized assessment results for K-5 students.
    • Develops and implements a remediation plan for students who have test results identified as below grade level or at risk.
    • Utilizes the Reading Recovery method of intervention and instruction for primary students, particularly in primary grades.
    • Is responsible for maintaining the literature collection.
    • Plans and conducts periodic evaluations to assess the need for changes in the reading program.
    • Plans and develops special reading projects as approved or provided.
    • Serves as a resource to administration and the Director of Learning and resource in areas of reading instruction and curriculum.
    • Provides leadership in the development and implementation of the K-8 reading program.
    • Ensures that reading is a component of the K-8 Language Arts.
    • Strong knowledge of Orton-Gillingham programs

Keywords: Office of Catholic Schools, Alexandria , ST. LOUIS SCHOOL - Reading or Literacy Specialist, Other , Alexandria, Virginia

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