Avenues: The World School is a top-tier school in New York City, offering a truly global education, that will expand to some of the world’s leading cities in the next few years. Teaching and learning happens through dual language immersion and challenging interdisciplinary projects. A culture of creativity and collaboration, along with state-of-the-art technology, pervade the school. Brilliant colleagues, with widely diverse experience, create a unique educational experience together.
DEEP COLLABORATION, CONSTANT EVOLUTION
Collaboration here isn't a buzzword: it's woven into everything we do. This role joins the student success team, which works closely with faculty, administrators and families to support our students' learning and emotional health. This intense collaboration is challenging as well as exciting: we're always evolving, learning from each other and seeking to improve.
Avenues is seeking a Literacy Specialist to join the team of inspiring educators in the Lower Division, grades 1-5. This Literacy Specialist will work primarily with grades 3-5 to ensure that students have the skills and support they need to be successful in the immersion program.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
The Literacy Specialist’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Support, supplement and extend classroom literacy instruction to small groups of students
Push in facilitation as needed for reading, writing and word study
Work in partnership with other Literacy Specialists, members of Student Success Team, classroom teachers and Associate Division Heads to ensure that each student is progressing in his/her literacy skills
Reading and Writing Specialist
Administer, score and analyze running records,
Support students writing development using a workshop model
Use Orton Gillingham, Reading Recovery, and Fountas and Pinnell systems as needed
Provide input on reading and writing curriculum in grades 3-5
Support professional development and literacy coaching for teachers in grades 3-5
WHAT YOU BRING
At least 7 years of teaching experience in grades 1-5 with a proven track record of student learning
Strong understanding of and instructional skills teaching through a balanced literacy approach
Highly effective collaborator, eager to listen deeply, contribute to a team and achieve goals together
Deep dedication to learning and developing as an educator
Very resourceful and adaptive, eager to embrace constant change, growth and learning
Graduate degree in education, teaching or a related field
Special Education experience preferred
About Avenues: The World School
In the fall of 2012, Avenues: The World School opened the doors of its flagship, 15-grade (N-12) independent school in New York City offering students a truly global education. Today, the school serves over 1,300 students. The vision of Avenues is to open schools in the world’s leading cities. Avenues will be a highly-integrated learning community, connected and supported by a common vision, a shared curriculum, collective professional development of its faculty, the advantages of modern technology and a highly-talented global leadership team.