Overview

To provide expert attention to the needs of students in the area of reading and support teachers in the <br />implementation of effective reading instruction.<br /><br />* To assess the reading strengths and needs of students, provide that information to parents and <br />educational staff, and use the results to plan and implement an effective reading program for <br />the students<br />* To coordinate the administration of literacy assessments, examine the use of data from the <br />assessments, and monitor student progress<br />* To provide reading intervention to students who are struggling with reading<br />* To support, supplement, and extend classroom teaching to implement a quality-reading <br />program that meets the needs of students and work with teachers, support staff, and school <br />administrators to facilitate the coordination of the reading program with the total curriculum<br />* To lead professional development in literacy, provide information on literacy methodology, <br />model strategies or techniques, conduct demonstration or collaborative lessons, and coach or <br />mentor teachers<br />* To maintain an in-depth knowledge of the Virginia Standards of Learning curriculum standards in <br />reading<br />* To perform other duties as assigned by the principal or supervisor for reading<br /><br />ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP:<br />A person in this position reports to the Principal and/or Assistant Principal.<br /><br />STATE REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:<br />Must have or be eligible for Virginia licensure with endorsement(s) required for teaching assignment(s).<br />BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:<br />* Hold or eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a reading specialist<br />* A Master's degree in reading or a Master's degree with a reading endorsement<br />* Three (3) years of successful classroom teaching experience in which the teaching of reading <br />was an important responsibility<br />* Knowledge of current research and best practices in the field of reading


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