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Duties

  • Provides direct instruction to students for purposes of diagnosis and intervention of reading problems
  • Prepare and administer interventions such as, but not limited to, READ 180, Corrective Reading and Read Naturally
  • Assists teachers through observation and diagnosis of student difficulty
  • Identifies and recommends strategies for intervention
  • Provides formal and informal staff development regarding teacher strategies including, but not limited to formal presentation, written communication and literature on best practice, modeling, arranging for staff development to be provided or attended, arranging for teacher to observe or meet with other teachers, meeting with teachers during common instructional preparation time, etc.
  • Assists teachers with referrals for Professional Learning Communities (PLC)
  • Assists teachers with assessment and decision-making regarding grouping and strategies
  • Develops and/or identifies resources for parents/teachers
  • Develops recommendations for instructional and resource improvement
  • Assists teachers with implementation of reading curriculum
  • Assists with maintaining data on student progress
  • Maintains records on reading specialist work
  • Works with other reading specialists, Assistant Superintendent of Learning and Instruction, and junior high Reading Language Arts Coordinator in the improvement of reading/language arts curriculum, improvement of instruction, and District efforts to prevent reading difficulty
  • Works with other reading specialists to communicate K-5 reading needs and programs to teachers and principals across the District
  • Provides support to principals in evaluating reading programs and instruction in the buildings
  • Assists determining staff development needs and resource needs
  • Works with Administration in the placement of students and organization of reading groups
  • Demonstrates the effective use of digital tools in teaching and learning practices to help students achieve learning targets
  • Models use of digital tools in instructional practices
  • Regularly connects with continuous professional learning communities to advance professional practices for 21st Century Learning and Teaching
  • Participates in the evaluation process with the appropriate administrator to improve performance according to the Flossmoor Teacher Evaluation Plan (FTEP).

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Education.  Must have taught as a Reading Specialist – Grades K-5 in the last ten (10) years or have taken coursework, seminars or workshops relevant to Reading Specialist – Grades K-5 education in the last two (2) years.

Valid Illinois Professional Educators License (PEL), Reading Specialist endorsement for grade level

Salary/Benefits

Competitive salary, 10 sick days, 3 emergency leave days, multiple health and dental benefit options w/ generous contributions from the Board of Education.

Tuition reimbursement available

Abundant internal professional development and learning opportunities

Job Posting Date

7/6/2020

Start Date

8/10/2020