Classroom Teacher - City Garden Montessori Charter School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Reading
Job Title: Reading Specialist
Job Location: City Garden Montessori School
Beginning: Jul 09, 2024
Deadline: Jul 20, 2024**
Certificate: Elementary Education
District: City Garden Montessori Charter School
St. Louis, MO 63110
Telephone: 314-664-7646
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Job Description:
City Garden Montessori School (City Garden) is the only Montessori charter school in Missouri, and we are one of the highest-performing charter schools in the state. Our team possesses passion and determination to implement the Montessori approach to educating children in a diverse, public-school environment. City Garden is committed to being an anti-biased, anti-racist community and seeks others who are passionate about these values.

At City Garden we are redefining public education, reimagining community, and reinvigorating our world.

City Garden is a community-centered and people-centered organization in an exciting point in our growth and expansion. Ours is an environment that celebrates vulnerability and centers humanity in the workplace. To learn more about City Garden’s impact on the community, please read some recent articles about us, found HERE and HERE.

The Reading Specialist will have the responsibility for delivering intensive intervention that improves student achievement in reading and composition skills, with an overall goal of advancing the academic skills needed for success. They will build on a student-centered environment which fosters relationships and promotes continual growth  for students and staff. 

Reading Specialist will... 
  • Be an experienced elementary-level reading interventionist
  • Be cognizant of current approaches, methods and research in reading development
  • Be deeply committed to whole-child education, having proven success and outcomes in meeting children’s needs holistically 
  • Have a grounding in anti-bias education and antiracist values and principles, and is excited to be part of a school that is reimagining education through these lenses 
  • Be eager to engage deeply with students, teachers, staff and families as partners 
Responsibilities 
Planning, Preparation and Instruction
  • Works with the Special Services team to identify, diagnose and assist children who have reading difficulties
  • Conducts small group targeted instruction for 3-6 students at a time
  • Collaborates with teachers to identify, share, and coach best practices for reaching all students
  • Monitors and track student progress
  • Adapts instructional techniques to meet the diverse needs of individual students 
  • Serves as a reading consultant and a reading resource person
  • Maintains a clear, orderly, and attractive environment, including the care and maintenance of teaching materials and equipment
  • Is responsible for the safety of the children left in their charge 
  • Supports and develops positive relationships within the school community, and protects the privacy and confidentiality of each student and family
  • Responds to parent and guardian concerns in a timely manner
  • Completes required progress reports in accordance with school policy
Related Duties 
  • Completes and maintains all records, reports, evaluations, and inventories of student records and tests in a timely manner as may be required by the school
  • Responsible for reading and adhering to the guidelines and school policies as established in the employee handbook 
Qualifications 
Candidates must meet the following requirements: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education; Master’s degree preferred
  • Missouri Teacher Certification (Special Reading K-12)
  • Experience with Units of Study Reading and Writing along with various reading intervention resources
  • At least 3 years of teaching experience required; 5 years preferred, preferably in a public or urban setting
  • Demonstrated success working with a diverse student population
  • Deeply grounded in racial equity and have strong alignment with anti-bias, anti-racism values
Compensation
This position offers an annual salary ranging from $41,700.00 to $54,000.00 based on level of education, licensing, and years of experience. We also offer a robust benefits package.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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