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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3050391
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : April 12, 2019
  • Starting Date: August 26, 2019

Job Description


Anticipated 2019-2020


POSITION TITLE:        Literacy Specialist


FLSA:                            Exempt


Reports to:                   K-5 Literacy Department Head


Terms of Employment:    184 day work year.  Benefits and salary in accordance with the LEA Unit A collective bargaining agreement.



Unit A 18-19 Salary Schedule, add 2.25% for 19-20 Salary Schedule



  • Appropriate MA DESE licensure in Reading, all grade levels
  • Master’s degree in Specialist teacher of Reading, Language and Literacy, English Language Arts Curriculum.
  • Leadership and organizational qualities that include the ability to facilitate teams, communicate collaboratively, coach, train and lead others, and coordinate data.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the Response to Intervention (RtI) process, at-risk supports, elementary literacy curriculum and literacy development.



The literacy specialist helps to facilitate the Lexington elementary literacy program. This includes providing literacy interventions, coaching and collaborating with teachers, planning and facilitating professional development, and collaborating with department colleagues.



  1. Provide research-based, direct instruction in small intervention groups to at-risk students.
  2. Work collaboratively with the school-wide team on the appropriate use of data in making educational decisions.
  3. Facilitate the coordination of school-wide and individual student progress monitoring data.
  4. Facilitate and/ or provide professional learning experiences for teachers.
  5. Collaborate with building administration to review student data
  6. Coach classroom teachers in the balanced literacy curriculum


  1. Exhibit dependability and punctuality in assigned duties.
  2. Strive to improve professional competence.
  3. Display appropriate personal and professional traits that exhibit a positive role model for students.
  4. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  5. Strive to achieve the objectives and expectations of the Teacher Performance Evaluation Plan.
  6. Maintain a caseload of students receiving instructional interventions as determined by building administration.
  7. Attend Intervention Specialist meetings and share pertinent information with building administration and teams.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands or arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


Applicants for employment are considered without regard to age, physical, mental or psychiatric disability, genetics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, or military status.



  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Reading/Literacy
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Lexington Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Contact Information

    • Kari Grossman , Human Resources Office Manager
    • 146 Maple Street
    • Lexington, Massachusetts 02420
    • Phone: 781-861-2580 x68048
    • Fax: 781-861-2582
    • Email: click here

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