Classroom Teacher - St. Louis City
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Reading
Job Title: Secondary Reading Specialist Middle, High School
Job Location: St. Louis Public Schools
Beginning: Nov 26, 2021
Deadline: Jan 25, 2022**
District: St. Louis City
St Louis, MO 63101
Telephone: 314-345-2379
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Job Description:
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Essential Functions: 
  • Uses research and best practices to facilitate measurable student achievement by helping students master skills and meet/or exceed literacy/reading standards that will contribute to and support their success in all subject areas 
  • Works collaboratively with teachers to prepare intervention plans to be implemented by the Reading Specialist or teacher to ensure increased reading and literacy achievement  
  • Uses achievement data to plan a reading/literacy intervention program that meets the individual needs, interests, of identified students and assists them in mastery of reading/literacy curriculum standards 
  • Provides reading/literacy instruction to assigned intervention classes/groups in the locations and times designated 
  • Helps students establish individual reading/literacy goals 
  • Prepares Individual Learning Plans in reading/literacy for each student assigned to the Reading Specialist  
  • Provides individualized, intensive interventions that target the student’s skill gaps  
  • Assesses the growth of students on a regular basis using district assessments and collects student data for reports as required 
  • Identifies and implements research-based teaching strategies that support individual student achievement in reading/literacy  
  • Establishes clear objectives for all lessons and communicates these objectives to students. 
  • Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved 
  • Builds relationships that foster a safe and trusting environment for teachers and students 
  • Supports reading staff in organizing small group interventions designed to supplement classroom instruction in reading/literacy 
  • Facilitates deconstruction of ELA curriculum standards with teachers to ensure the use of appropriate instructional strategies and proper alignment of the written, tested, and taught curriculum 
  • Works in collaboration with teachers to diagnose the instructional needs of students in the areas of reading and literacy 
  • Demonstrates or co-teaches reading/literacy lessons and provides feedback to teachers as requested by school leaders or Academic Office reading/literacy administrator 
  • Organizes and shares information with classroom teachers, AIC and principal, and K-12 Literacy Specialist 
  • Works in collaboration with school staff to design and implement reading/literacy professional development 
  • Observes classroom instructional activities in a non-evaluative manner and maintains open communication with school and district staff regarding challenges, achievements, or supports needed 
  • Meets weekly with K-12 Literacy Specialist to report to discuss student progress and the status of the intervention program in order to provide support or adjust program as needed 
  • Attends staff meetings and engages in professional development to increase skills, knowledge, and processes 
  • Aligns instruction with the standards-based curriculum to meet the needs students  
  • Contacts parents regarding student progress 
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Experience working in a position as a trainer, mentor or other position that requires formalized support and training of teachers in order to improve their teaching skills in reading/literacy 
  • Develops trusting relationships with school staff 
  • Skilled in guiding adult learners 
  • Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions 
  • Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written or oral form 
  • Ability to effectively work and interact with others  
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other adults and within the leadership of the site administrator  
  • Demonstrated passion about improving the reading/literacy achievement of students  
  • Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving capabilities 
Education: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree (required)  
  • Master’s Degree (preferred) 
  • K-12 Reading Certification (required) 

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