New job Reading Specialist in Langdon, NH

Reading Specialist

Company : Fall Mountain School District
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Langdon, NH

Full Description

    Reading Specialist
    JobID: 1339

    Position Type:
    Elementary, Middle & Early Childhood Teaching/Reading Specialist/Interventionist/Teacher
    Date Posted:
    Alstead Attendance Area
    Date Available:
    Closing Date:
    open until filled

    Position Title:
    Reading Specialist

    Terms of Employment: 189 days per year

    • Masters Degree

    • Valid New Hampshire Reading Consultant Certification or endorsement or proof of eligibility

    • Demonstrates ability to provide leadership in the development of reading programs, evaluation of curricula and diagnosis of reading problems

    • Ability to maintain positive learning environment

    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

    Reports to: Building Principal

    Supervises: Staff as assigned by the Principal

    Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Agreement between the FMRSD and the Fall Mountain Teachers Association, Inc.

    Job Goal:

    To help provide an instruction and learning environment which fosters the ability of each pupil to master reading skills appropriate to age, grade level and individual potential.
    Performance Responsibilities:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of best practices in the area of reading and encourage teachers to apply these before, during and after reading

    • Administer reading assessments and interpret diagnostic results and future instruction based on those results.
    • Collaborate with teachers and model the integration of literacy skills, strategies, and technology that promote comprehension in all subject areas.
    • Assist with the development and selection of resources to enhance literacy awareness/focus in all classrooms.
    • Develop, participate in, and deliver professional growth opportunities in the area of literacy.
    • Develop lesson plans and instructional materials and provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
    • Translate lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
    • Establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a supportive learning environment in the classroom.
    • Evaluate pupils' academic and social growth, keep appropriate records, and prepare progress reports.
    • Communicate with parents through conferences and other means to discuss pupil's progress and interpret the school program.
    • Identify pupil needs and cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
    • Create an effective environment for learning through functional and engaging displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers

    • Administer group-standardized tests in accordance with district testing program

    • Participate in faculty committees and the sponsorship of pupil activities

    • Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and self-selected professional growth activities.
    • Possess a high level of capability with technology

    • Provide leadership and coordination in the regular program of reading and writing instruction

    • Observe literacy instruction in classrooms on an ongoing basis, consult with teachers as requested, and act as a link between school personnel and other literacy professionals/resources

    • Provide content knowledge and resources about learning and teaching literacy including: teaching strategies; assessment techniques; assessment of reading skills; interpretation of assessment results, classroom routines, and practices that promote literacy

    • Assist building and classroom level educators in implementing challenging and rigorous curriculum based on the New Hampshire Curriculum Frameworks and Content Standards.

    • Direct assessment program to determine student skills and knowledge in reading and writing and identify those needing remediation or enrichment.

    • Monitor pupil progress toward state standards and district objectives of literacy instruction; develop and maintain records and reports as necessary

    • Is a member of the grade level data teams

    • Plan and administer a program to provide remedial and advanced literacy instruction.

    • Develop lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individual and small group instruction in order to meet the needs of each pupil

    • Interpret pupil needs and literacy progress to classroom teachers and parents

    • Evaluate the district's literacy program and make recommendations for improvements as appropriate

    • Recommend adoption and use of varied literacy instruction materials.

    • Plan and conduct in-service professional development workshops pertinent to methods and materials appropriate to various levels of literacy instruction.

    • Consult with members of building-based student support teams.
    • Interpret literacy test results to the administration, teaching staff and the community.

    • Participate in school-level planning, faculty meetings, committees and other school system groups.

    • Perform all other duties as assigned.

    Fall Mountain Regional School District does not, and will not, tolerate discrimination or harassment of students because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, age, marital status, familial status, economic status, physical or mental disability, national origin, ancestry, or sexual orientation. Fall Mountain Regional School District does not, and will not, tolerate discrimination or harassment of school employees because of age, sex, race, religion, color, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, national origin, ancestry or sexual orientation. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, in education programs and activities. All public and private educational institutions that receive any federal funds must comply with Title IX.


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