Early Childhood Literacy Specialist

Faculty / Full-Time

The Chestnut Hill School, Chestnut Hill, MA

POSITION SUMMARY: The Literacy Specialist is responsible for literacy instruction and intervention, as well as leadership in the area of literacy instruction, for Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 1, with the possibility for other grades. This is a full-time position.

 The Literacy Specialist will:

  • Provide thought partnership and expertise to classroom teachers and associate teachers about best practices in early literacy instruction.
  • Maintain a comprehensive inventory of instructional materials and resources.
  • Develop and administer assessments to evaluate student progress toward learning objectives in literacy.
  • Provide daily small-group reading instruction and push-in classroom instruction, as well as additional Tier 2 intervention for students as needed
  • Differentiate teaching methods, assignments, and/or assessments to meet students’ needs.
  • Possess and utilize knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion pedagogy to plan and execute engaging and rigorous instruction.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with families concerning student progress and information about academic programming.
  • Participate in parent-teacher conferences as needed.
  • Contribute to narrative progress reports to record and communicate students’ progress as needed.
  • Attend staff meetings, including grade-level meetings, learning specialist department meetings, and full-staff meetings, as scheduled.
  • Participate in all-school activities (e.g. open house, admissions playgroups, the carnival, etc.) that take place outside of regular work hours
  • Regularly update curriculum materials 
  • Engage in regular professional development opportunities to ensure continual growth and renewal
  • Perform dismissal, lunch, and recess duties as assigned.
  • Support the mission of the school in all ways, by engaging and communicating effectively with staff and parents.
  • Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the head of school or academic dean/dean of faculty


  • Master’s degree in education, reading, or related field 
  • Experience in literacy instruction and intervention as well as an understanding of current best practice, including the Science of Reading
  • Deep and broad understanding of reading content, research, instructional strategies and curriculum design
  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues
  • Commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

The Chestnut Hill School

Chestnut Hill, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary
All Gender