Classroom Teacher - Clayton School District
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Reading
Job Title: Reading Specialist
Job Location: Captain Elementary School
Beginning: Aug 06, 2019
Deadline: Feb 24, 2019**
Certificate: Special Reading, K-12
District: Clayton School District
Clayton, MO 63105
Telephone: 314-854-6000 EXT 6032
Job Description:
The School District of Clayton is seeking a full-time student-centered Reading Specialist to join our Captain Elementary School staff for the 2019-2020 school year. 
A Reading Specialist works with individual students and small groups of students to provide reading support.  Also, they provide support to classroom teachers.
The successful candidate will:
  • have in-depth knowledge of reading processes, acquisition, assessment, and instruction of reading and writing
  • work with teachers to support kids in classroom, including the reading and writing workshop
  • use research-based strategies to work with other teachers, provide in-service, and professional development in reading and writing strategies
  • collaborate with classroom teachers and other specialists to plan and develop instruction according to curriculum guidelines which meet individual student’s learning needs and objectives
  • develop and present specific lesson plans, using a variety of teaching strategies
  • evaluate individual student learning needs and communicate with parents or guardians
  • work in conjunction with the building principal to understand behavior expectations and achieve desired level of classroom support in the teaching of reading and writing in a variety of settings
  • keep records of academic performance. Report on aspects of student development for school records and parents; conduct parent-teacher conferences on both a regularly scheduled and asneeded basis
  • consult with other professionals to use diagnostic evaluation data of students; develops instruction (intervention and extension); differentiating instruction according to individual needs
  • participate in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops
  • perform other duties and responsibilities as requested by the building principal
Our district values the ability to work with diverse students and colleagues; success in creating inclusive classrooms; and experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives.
Education:  Bachelor's Degree required.  Master's Degree in Reading required.
Certification:  Missouri teacher certification and Special Reading certification required for level assigned.
Other:  Reading Recovery training preferred.
Experience:  Preferred.
Compensation:  Highly-competitive salary.
Benefits:  Comprehensive benefits package
FLSA Status:  Exempt, Professional Exemption-Teacher.
Work Calendar:  192 day calendar.  
Please understand that in order to be considered as a candidate you must complete all steps in the application process.  These steps include completing the online application; uploading your cover letter, resume, and transcripts; listing three current references; and completion of the Teacher EPI Assessment.
To apply, please submit your application online at

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of the School District of Clayton not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability in its programs or employment practices as required by Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Full Non-Discrimination Disclosure

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