St. Anne's School of Annapolis is seeking a Reading Specialist for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year and 2023-24 school year.
The Reading Specialist’s primary responsibility will be to provide small group literacy instruction to a caseload of identified students in pull-out and push-in settings. The Reading Specialist will:
Serve as a resource person and instructor to accommodate students’ reading remediation needs.
Use assessments to track, monitor, and modify instruction in support of student learning goals.
Provide pull-out and push-in intervention services for struggling readers.
Continuously monitor progress of students, both formally and informally, in order to adjust instruction and student grouping.
Collaborate and communicate with the students' classroom teachers and specialized personnel (g., special education to align instruction and support to both the students' reading development and their classroom instructional needs.
The Reading Specialist reports directly to the Director of the Center for Learning
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Participates in the data-based identification of students in need of small group or individual literacy intervention.
Assists the Student Support Team in setting goals and planning interventions for students struggling with literacy.
Collaborates with others (teachers and learning specialists) in providing supplemental instruction to struggling readers.
Is accountable for students’ literacy growth and increases each individual student’s literacy achievement.
Creates a positive, achievement-oriented learning environment.
Bachelor’s degree in Reading or educational field.
Experience with Orton Gillingham approach to intervention. Orton Gillingham certification preferred.
Knowledge of current Science of Reading Research.
Knowledge of and experience with administering and analyzing formal and informal reading assessments.
Demonstrated success in raising the literacy achievement levels of traditionally at-risk students through the use of a range of research-based instructional practices, approaches, methods, curriculum materials, and interventions.
Experience working with students with learning differences..
Ability to self-reflect on teaching practices and be responsive to feedback.
Ability to schedule and prioritize work independently.
Commitment to continuous improvement and learning through professional development.
Minimum of two years of experience as a Reading Specialist with a strong record of student achievement preferred.
St. Anne’s School of Annapolis invests in the intellectual and spiritual promise of each student in a community that celebrates diversity and upholds the dignity of every human being. We challenge students to think critically and creatively, to know themselves as learners, and to govern their lives with confidence, compassion, and integrity. St. Anne's School draws from its Episcopal tradition as an independent, co-educational school, serving students in Twos through Eighth Grade. St. Anne’s School is committed to equity and justice and aspires to be a community in which every member feels engaged, heard, and valued. We embrace the contributions of all members of our community as we foster a culture of respect. Sharing perspectives and experiences beyond our own boundaries through exploration, introspection, and civil discourse is integral to our mission of creating an inclusive learning environment.
St. Anne's School of Annapolis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability or national origin in admissions, employment or educational policies. We value diversity and embrace the fundamental Episcopal belief in the... dignity of each human being. We are committed to helping our school community understand and appreciate human differences and similarities.