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Job Title: Reading Specialist
Job Location: Villa di Maria Montessori School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Villa di Maria Montessori
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Telephone: 314-822-2601 EXT 121
Job Description:
Villa di Maria Montessori School in Kirkwood, Missouri is seeking a qualified Reading Specialist to begin in the second semester of 2018-2019 school year. The Reading Specialist will work with children that have been identified as needing additional support in reading, writing and spelling both individually and in small groups. Additionally, the Reading Specialist will work closely with teachers to identify children that need additional support. The ideal candidate will possess deep knowledge of reading processes and acquisition, strong assessment skills, and strength and confidence in communicating progress with the children, their teachers and their parents. The candidate we seek is kind and warm, patient, competent, highly organized and capable, with strong abilities to work with children with diverse learning styles.
Villa di Maria Montessori is a Private, Non-Profit school which serves children ranging in age from 2 1/2 thru 12 years. Our Mission is to support each child to develop academic excellence and the ability to embrace and respond to the challenges of today’s world with innovation, compassion, determination, grace and kindness.

  • • Support children one on one or in small groups in reading (decoding, fluency and comprehension), writing and spelling.
  • • Work closely with teachers to identify additional children that may need reading support and to create comprehensive plans in moving forward in supporting the children.
  • • Keep clear records of each child's progress and performance along with outlined goals.
  • • Provide frequent communications with teachers and parents regarding their children's progress.
  • • Work closely and collaboratively with our Villa team and with other specialists that are supporting children outside of school.
  • • Identify and attend relevant Professional Development opportunities.
  • • Bachelors Degree and Reading Specialist certification, or certifications in Orton-Gillingham, Wilson or Spire. Knowledge of Montessori is a plus.
Hours: 30-35 hours per week
Salary: Commensurate with experience

To apply for this position please send resume along with references to:
Carrie Tallon at or Robyn Milos at

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