At Kingsley Montessori School, our mission is to help facilitate each child’s social and academic development through a collaborative effort between the home and school. The ultimate objective is to help students strengthen their unique capabilities and empower them to be competent learners socially, emotionally, and academically.
The Upper Elementary Reading Specialist provides literacy instruction, intervention, and assessment in grades 4-6 through a combination of intervention and classroom collaboration. We seek reflective, intentional educators who are looking to contribute to a progressive Montessori curriculum, pedagogy, and principles.
The Upper Elementary Reading Specialist must possess a profound understanding of differentiated instruction and research-based best practices related to the unique learning profiles of all children. He/she will guide the creation of individual education plans for students, particularly those with strengths and challenges related to literacy, executive function, processing speed, and working memory issues.
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Located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, Kingsley is an independent day school guided by a unique blend of Montessori philosophy and innovative programming. Kingsley offers a Montessori education tailored to the talents, curiosity, and growth of each student. Our progressive, inquiry-based programs cultivate students’ social and academic development, and prepare them to advance successfully to top public and independent middle schools. Our program’s commitment to knowing every child and to partnering with parents propels each student to access his or her potential.
-MA degree in Education with some form of concentration in Special Education, Literacy, and/or Reading
-Minimum of 3 years teaching/intervention experience
-Certification in multisensory instructional methods such as Wilson or Orton-Gillingham preferred
-Experience using a variety of assessments including Fountas and Pinnell Reading benchmark system and DIBELS
-Experience with Lucy Calkins’ Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Units of Study
-Works cooperatively and collaboratively with Upper Elementary classrooms to plan and implement differentiation techniques (three mixed 4-6 grade classrooms)
-Identify learning needs of students through observation and assessments to determine intervention needs in and out of the classroom
-Write learning plans for students receiving intervention with specific goals for intervention
-Provide individual and small group intervention
-Contribute to planning and implementation of Language Arts curriculum, including Literature Circles, Writing, and Spelling
-Meet and communicate with families effectively and regularly about student progress, including three parent-teacher conferences
-Write two reports summarizing intervention provided to students and their progress
-Serve as a resource for families, providing ideas for outside tutors and summer programs
-Work collaboratively with the specialists who make up the Academic Student Support Team
-Attend weekly team meetings with classroom teachers to progress monitor students and intervention strategies
-Work collaboratively with Director of Upper Elementary, Social Emotional Student Support coordinator, and school nurse
-Competitive, independent school salaries
-Matching 403b plan
-Dental, Health, and Flexible Spending (FSA)
-Extensive, professional development opportunities, including Montessori training
-Qualified transportation program
-Tuition reimbursement for eligible employees seeking Montessori certification
-Kingsley tuition remission of up to 50% for eligible children of full-time employees
TO APPLY, CANDIDATES SHOULD SEND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION* BY EMAIL:
-A cover letter describing your interest in the position with overview of your background and experience with children and education
-A current resume
APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO:
Assistant to the Head of School
* electronic file names must be in the following format:
FirstName LastName Cover Letter Year FirstName LastName Resume Year
About Kingsley Montessori School
Located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, Kingsley is a premier, independent day school guided by a unique blend of Montessori philosophy and innovative programming. With a growing enrollment of 336 students in Toddler through Sixth Grade, Kingsley offers a dynamic and student-centered education that strives to make the most of each student’s unique gifts and creative interests. Our progressive program offers a rigorous, integrated curriculum, which includes vast offerings in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).