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Organization Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School (LAMB) (view profile)
Classification Reading Specialist
Job Type Full-Time
Date of posting 8/8/17


LAMB is seeking Reading specialists who can provide expert instruction, assessment, and leadership for LAMB’s dual language (Spanish-English) reading program.

Educational Characteristics
• Reading Specialist certified with minimum of five years of teaching experience
• Experience in reading with the responsibility for the literacy performance of readers in general and struggling readers in particular
• Bilingual (Spanish/English)
• Demonstrated ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds
• Montessori trained (preferred), or open to becoming familiar with Montessori philosophy and method of education

Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide tier II supports which supplement the Montessori reading program with quality reading instruction that is research-based and meets the needs of students following the RTI model
• Manage the school-home reading program with regards to its materials, teacher implementation, and data collection system
• Specialized knowledge of assessment and use of data for diagnosis that is vital for developing, implementing, and evaluating the literacy program in general, and in designing instruction for individual students
• Assess the reading strengths and needs of students and provide that information to classroom teachers, parents, and specialized personnel such as psychologists, special educators, or speech teachers, in order to provide an effective reading program
• Observe classroom settings to assess what changes should be made to the teaching model as well as determine which students need extra instruction
• Great interpersonal skills to be able to advise and coach administrators, teachers; must enjoy working with people
• Provide reading and writing workshops for professional development based on needs
• Other duties as assigned

Salary is commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package includes medical insurance (health, dental, & vision), retirement plan, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, flexible spending account (medical, dependent care, and transit), and vacation/sick leave.