~ 1.0 READING TEACHER/SPECIALIST FOR LOA 2019-2020 ~

John Glenn Middle School

Bedford Public Schools

Bedford, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3170288
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 6, 2019
  • Starting Date: October 14, 2019

Job Description

Performance Responsibilities:
1. Guide the learning process toward the achievement of district and school literacy curriculum goals.
2. Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and communicate these objectives to students.
3. Organize instruction around essential questions or core learning objectives; teach for understanding and/or mastery; provide students with practice and extension opportunities as needed.
4. Administer appropriate assessments to measure progress and use the resulting data to inform instruction.
5. Carry out the school’s disciplinary code and procedures in a fair and just manner.
6. Communicate, including electronically, student progress and development to parents.
7. Participate in professional growth opportunities.
8. Attend staff or team meetings and serve on staff committees as necessary.
9. Collaborate with colleagues to improve curriculum and instructional effectiveness for all students.

10. Assume other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Director of Reading in the fulfillment of Reading Department responsibilities and goals.
11. Incorporate Massachusetts Reading Curriculum Frameworks/Common Core Standards into lesson plans and assist in the preparation of students for Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
    Classroom Teacher > Reading/Literacy
  • Welcome to John Glenn Middle School!

    Located fifteen miles northwest of Boston, Bedford is a residential community of approximately 13,000 people whose history dates back to 1664. A typical New England town in architecture, character, government and tradition, Bedford is proud of its historic past. The Bedford Public Schools is a small system of approximately 2425 students. The schools include Bedford High School (9-12), John Glenn Middle School (6-8), Lt. Job Lane School (3-5), and Lt. Eleazer Davis School (K-2). The Lt. Eleazer Davis School was built in 1999. Bedford High School, the John Glenn Middle School, and the Lt. Job Lane School have recently undergone complete addition/renovations. The student body reflects an increasing diversity with students from Bedford, Hanscom Air Force Base, and Boston (the latter via METCO, a volunteer desegregation program). The school administration is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse staff. Learn more about us...


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Bedford Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer in compliance with Chapter 622, Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehab. Act of 1973. The Bedford Public Schools do not discriminate on account of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or handicap. Bedford is proud to be an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of Empowering Multicultural Initiatives.

    Job Requirements

    • Reading Specialist, K-12
      Must possess the ability to:
      1. Use appropriate tiered intervention programs in reading and writing to instruct students at risk of reading failure. Must have expertise, or be willing to acquire expertise, in one or more of the following programs: Wilson, Orton-Gillingham, Project Read, SRA, and Just Words.
      2. Use elements of effective reading instruction including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension in small group/classroom instruction.
      3. Plan a program of study that, to the extent possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of students in all reading classes. Use informal and formal assessments to identify strengths and weaknesses. Set learning goals for students and monitor their progress.
      4. Have knowledge of and ability to use a wide range of assessment protocols and ability to understand implications of test results for student learning.
      5. Participate and take a leading role in the administration of school-wide standardized diagnostic reading assessments.
      6. Analyze data and make instructional determinations based on state, district, and Reading Department data for reading classes and to support district efforts to improve student performance.
      7. Interpret, as appropriate, test results and statistical data concerning reading as needed by classroom teachers, administrators, and specialists.
      8. Support Reading Department K-12 Goals.
      9. Conduct a yearly review of program effectiveness in improving student reading performance.
      10. Provide written assessments, referrals, and evaluations when requested by Special Education, a Response to Intervention Team, a 504 Team, parents, guidance, and teachers. Assist Special Education liaisons in writing goals for students who have been identified as special education students with a specific learning disability in reading.
      11. Use diligence in the maintenance of records and reports as are necessary to the success of the school reading program.
      12. Work with the Director of Reading to plan and provide professional development to staff on effective reading instruction.
      13. Maintain regular communication with classroom teachers regarding progress of at-risk students.
      14. Successful completion of C.O.R.I. and national background check (fingerprints)


      **Approximate dates are October 14, 2019 through November 25, 2019**
    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Andrea Salipante , Assistant Principal
    • 410 Davis Road
    • Bedford, Massachusetts 01730
    • Phone: 781-275-6804
    • Fax: 781-275-7639
    • Email: click here

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