Reading Specialist SY21-22 (Perry Street Prep)
About Perry Street Prep
Perry Street Prep serves 400+ elementary and middle school students in Northeast DC. We are a community of diverse learners, with students from all eight wards of the city, that builds relationships with families and empowers students to be college-ready and to thrive in a global society. Our goal is to provide every student, PreK-8th grade, with the knowledge, the attitudes and the support they will need to succeed in rigorous high schools and beyond.
Perry Street Prep students have PRIDE: perseverance, respect, integrity, dependability, and excellence. Our school culture emphasizes PRIDE qualities, and our faculty and staff help our students strive to embody them.
Our diverse, committed, and driven staff have led Perry Street Prep to become one of the highest performing schools in Washington, DC. In 2019, we earned the distinction of Tier I, the highest performance rating given by the DC Public Charter School Board, designation as an ESEA Distinguished School by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education for exceptional student achievement by our students with disabilities, and the selection as a 2019 Bold Performance School by EmpowerK12.
For additional information about Perry Street Prep, visit pspdc.org.
About the Position
The Reading Specialist provides explicit English Language Arts instruction in a one-to-one or small group setting to improve individual students’ literacy skills. The Reading Specialist designs and creates intervention plans aligned with regular classroom literacy objectives and tailored to each child or small group. The Reading Specialist utilizes evidence based intervention curriculums (LLI, Wilson Reading, Fundations, CKLA, etc) to deliver instruction and frequent assessment (Fountas & Pinell, NWEA MAP, and running records)to inform planning. The Reading Specialist monitors student progress and adjusts instruction as needed to increase student achievement in English Language Arts.
The Reading Specialist position is a full-time, salaried, 10-month position, with an expectation for in-person instruction for the 2021-22 school year. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Collaborates with classroom teachers to identify students in need of literacy intervention
Provides and delivers focused reading intervention instruction to students in small groups and one-on-one settings through push-in and pullout for the purpose of improving student outcomes and achievement;
Serves as a content specialist to assist in the development and implementation of ELA instruction;
Serves as a literacy resource to regular classroom teachers by assisting them in organizing their reading program, selecting materials, and relating their instructional program to the differentiated needs of students;
Models effective strategies for teaching struggling readers in the classroom;
Facilitates professional development in the areas of school wide literacy strategies, small group and whole group literacy instruction;
Facilitates and performs literacy screenings;
Understands and interprets assessment data, both formal and informal, to inform instructional decisions and flexible student grouping;
Frequently monitors progress of students receiving intervention services in order to adjust instructional practice and student grouping;
Seeks out and participates in appropriate professional development opportunities;
Applies the values of urgency, rigor, and consistency to create a positive learning environment that promotes high expectations
Establishes and implements effective classroom management procedures, and maintains productive, safe, and focused learning environment
Communicates with students, parents, school staff to ensure that students are on-track in their learning and making progress towards goals
Contributes to the school community through participation, professionalism, collegiality, and passion;
Performs any other duties as assigned by school leadership.
Perry Street Prep is seeking educators with the following education and experience:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required. Master’s degree preferred.
Two or more years of teaching experience as an elementary or middle school teacher in an urban environment with a strong record of student achievement preferred.
Compensation and Benefits
Perry Street Prep offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package.
How to Apply
Do you believe that every child deserves the right to a high quality education? Do you want to prepare students for unlimited global opportunities? Apply today!
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran’s status, or any other factor, which would constitute a violation of the D.C. Human Rights Act or other applicable laws or court order.