Browne Academy’s reading specialist is responsible for providing direct instruction to students, individually or in small groups, to help them develop literacy skills. The teacher’s broad area of responsibility is to ensure that each student may learn and flourish academically, socially, and emotionally in a nurturing and responsive classroom and school environment. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Head of Lower School, Bryan W. Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Specific responsibilities include (but not limited to):
Providing direct instruction in the areas of reading, spelling, and writing for identified groups and individual students, with emphasis on emergent, beginning, and transitional readers.
In cooperation with the classroom teacher, creating an individualized learning plan for each student requiring special needs support.
Testing support for lower school student admission.
Remaining current with accepted and appropriate instructional theory, practice, and research.
Using formative and summative assessment to document student progress and achievement; assessing and analyzing student strengths and needs; designing and implementing appropriate instruction to facilitate learning and growth.
Establishing and maintaining frequent communication with parents about each child’s academic, social, and emotional progress and needs.
Making recommendations for home intervention.
Attending meetings and conferences for all students receiving instructional support.
Giving input to teachers regarding student report cards as deemed appropriate and necessary.
Attending and participating in faculty meetings, committee meetings, school functions, and professional development during and after school hours as needed.
In consultation with the head of school and lower school head, creating and implementing a protocol for determining who will receive learning support in the lower school.
Providing curriculum support and training for all teachers and continuous staff development that supports school division initiatives.
Conducting classroom visitations and providing feedback to teachers and administrators on the school’s literacy programming.
Supporting preschool teachers with assessments and building early literacy skills.
Adhering to strict student confidentiality.
Maintaining a list of outside support personnel.
Performing other tasks as deemed necessary and appropriate by the lower school head.
Education and Experience:
Must possess a master’s degree with an endorsement as a reading specialist.
Three years of successful teaching experience in which the teaching reading was the primary responsibility.
Special education or speech/ language experience.
Knowledge of relevant technology.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to implement formal and informal assessment programs.
Training in Lindamood-Bell, Orton-Gillingham, Woodcock-Johnson, and Gessell would be a plus.
Passion for teaching.
About Browne Academy
Browne Academy is strongly committed to equal opportunity for all its employees. Browne Academy does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identification, or any other characteristic protected by law. Browne Academy actively seeks diverse candidates for employment.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Employment at Browne Academy is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check and education, when applicable.