Lower School Reading Specialist
Shore Country Day School, Beverly, MA
Start date: Week of Aug. 21st, 2023 (orientation week for new employees)
Status: Full Time, Exempt, 10-month faculty, On-campus
Reports to: Head of Lower School
Using PDF format, please send a resumé and a cover letter describing how you meet the below criteria to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lower School Reading Specialist supports the fundamental educational mission of the school by teaching reading in a variety of settings to students in Kindergarten through Grade 5.
In living out our Equity and Inclusion Commitment, we encourage candidates of all backgrounds, abilities, and lived experiences to apply, including candidates of color, candidates who are members of the LGBTQ+ community, neurodivergent candidates, multilingual candidates, and other candidates from historically underrepresented communities.
- Apply culturally responsive pedagogy techniques to create a strong sense of safety, belonging, and learning engagement for every student
- Plan, organize, and implement reading lessons that support students in one-on-one settings as well as in guided reading groups
- Observe students in reading classes and discuss findings to best support individual student needs
- Perform evaluations of a diagnostic and prescriptive nature and provide post-assessment reports
- Support Lower School teachers with relevant resources and materials to supplement or enhance the literacy curriculum in the classroom
- Participate in caregiver meetings to discuss a child’s learning profile, an action plan for support, and/or progress made over a period of time
- Write narrative reports on students receiving regular one-on-one tutorial sessions and reading groups, and conduct formal caregiver conferences three times per year
- Maintain verbal and written communication with caregivers
- Engage in professional responsibilities that include collaborating effectively with colleagues, participating in pertinent employee meetings, performing necessary duties, and keeping abreast of current research and practices in reading, child development, and equity and inclusion
Skills and Competencies:
- Strong proficiency with culturally responsive pedagogy
- Bachelor’s degree from accredited four-year college or university
- 3 or more years of elementary experience
- Experience with various literacy and reading intervention programs and assessments
- Orton-Gillingham training preferred
- Deep and broad understanding of best practices in differentiated literacy instruction
Shore Country Day School (Boston Metropolitan area) is a Pre-K – Grade 9 independent day school serving students of all social identities. Our commitment to anti-racist and culturally responsive teaching, staff, and administrative practices are the privilege and responsibility of every member of the Shore Community. All employees are supported through mentoring, significant professional development opportunities, and a culture of intentionality for individual belonging and innovation.
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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
Shore Country Day School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.