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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  • Provide continuous and systematic procedures and opportunities for professional growth for classroom teachers (e.g., through demonstrations, in-service courses, workshops, seminars, conference reports).
  • Consult frequently with classroom teachers on matters relating to reading instruction.
  • Assist in the evaluation of on-going programs and make recommendations for change.
  • Assist the building principal and other administrators and/or supervisors in implementing the school reading program.
  • Participate in all Reading First, ENI Target Teach workshops, and training provided by the Illinois State Board of Education, and Illinois South Cook County Region 4. 
  • Orient beginning teachers and school aides as to the philosophy, procedures and materials for the school reading program.  
  • Help teachers diagnose reading strengths and weaknesses and match these skills with appropriate techniques and materials.  
  • Work with staff and school administrators to facilitate the coordination of the reading program with the total curriculum.    
  • Consult with curriculum committees studying such topics as textbook selection, vocabulary development, concept development, supplementary materials and the development of study skills.  
  • Assist classroom teachers by providing them with additional materials and/or strategies for those students who have been identified as being in need of additional instruction.
  • Work with the classroom teacher and district personnel to coordinate reading instruction designed to meet the individual needs of students.
  • Keep school staff informed as to new developments in reading.
  • Provide leadership in developing a kindergarten through grade 8 developmental reading program.
  • Performs other job-related duties as may be assigned by the Principal or Superintendent.



  • Master's Degree, from an accredited college or university, with training and certification as a Reading Specialist.


  • Successful teaching experience, at the elementary or middle level.
  • Successful experience as a reading specialist preferred


The work year for this position is 180 days.  Salary is in accordance with the teacher salary schedule.  The District offers excellent fringe benefits, including life, health and dental insurance.

Additional Notes

Applications are being accepted until the position is filled. 

How to Apply

Applicants should apply online at http://www.sd1525.org/ and upload your letter of application with resume, current transcripts, and three (3) letters of recommendation.

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