Position Summary: The Reading Specialist at Wasatch Academy is a teacher for students experiencing reading difficulties, who functions as a literacy or reading coach and as a supervisor or coordinator of reading/literacy professional development and program development.
General Duties & Responsibilities:
Support Wasatch Academy’s mission, values, institutional goals and educational philosophy.
Work directly with students with diagnosis of dyslexia implementing a 1:1 Wilson Reading intervention.
Serve as a resource in the area of reading for teachers and administrators.
Work cooperatively and collaboratively with other professionals in planning programs to meet the needs of diverse populations of learners.
Provide professional development opportunities for Wasatch Academy faculty.
Provide leadership in student advocacy.
Screen/test students to establish proper reading intervention placement.
Provide diagnostic, prescriptive and evaluative services for identified students.
Provide individual and small group instruction for identified students.
Confer with the Dean of Student and Parent Services on the needs of the reading program.
Other duties as required.
Bachelor’s degree in Special Education with concentration in Reading/Literacy Education. Master of Education in Special Education, Literacy/Reading concentration preferred.
Minimum: Wilson Reading System Level 1 Certification; Level 2 Certification preferred.
Previous teaching experience.
Understand reading and literacy theory and practice.
Communicate in a clear and timely manner.
Reports to: Dean of Parent and Student Support Services
Located in the center of Utah, Wasatch Academy welcomes students from 40 countries and over 30 U.S. States. Today the school educates more than 300 students providing outstanding educational opportunities to a richly diverse student body. Realizing the need to form international partnerships, Wasatch Academy currently partners with more than seven international schools through a dual diploma prog...ram. These partnerships encompass a broad range of possible relationships, including agreements with schools that provide educational student and teacher exchanges.