READING SPECIALIST (2020-2021)

New Hingham Regional Elementary School

Hampshire Regional School District

Chesterfield, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3250674
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 21, 2020
  • Starting Date: August 31, 2020

Job Description

The Reading Specialist is a highly-qualified teacher of reading who provides strategic and intensive pull-out intervention services to regular education students who require additional support. The focus of the Reading Specialist is to develop a student centered system of instruction that closes the achievement gap in reading. The Reading Specialist has a strong grasp of the nature, extent, and role of phonics instruction.

Supervision: Works under the supervision of the principal. The principal, based on results of an annual performance evaluation, determines consideration for continued employment.

Performance Responsibilities:
-Provides research-based, direct instruction in small intervention groups to at-risk students in grades K-6.
-Understands and implements a systematic approach to phonics instruction.
-Works collaboratively with staff members in using data to make instructional decisions.
-Collaborates with the Principal to review student data on a scheduled basis.
-Facilitates the coordination of school-wide benchmarks and individual student progress monitoring in collaboration with other interventionists.
-Works cooperatively and collaboratively with classroom teachers in planning instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners.
-Participates in “child study” team meetings to assist in diagnosing reading strengths/areas of growth for individual students and suggesting appropriate techniques/materials.
-Promotes a positive learning environment that includes behavioral management techniques appropriate to the needs of all students.
-Supports the Principal’s goals, philosophy, and mission of the school.
-Performs all other duties assigned by the principal, within contractual guidelines.

General Expectations:
-Maintains strong attendance and punctuality.
-Maintains the trust and confidence of students.
-Works independently with general guidance.
-Maintains cooperative relationships with students and adults.
-Manages time to accomplish multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
-Operates standard office equipment including computers, email, and copier.
-Communicates effectively both orally and in writing.

Education and Experience:
-Appropriate MA DESE licensure in Reading.
-Experience using Wilson and/or the Orton-Gillingham approach.
-Experience working with elementary-aged students.

Work Schedule: 184 Days, 8:40 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Reading/Literacy
  • Welcome to New Hingham Regional Elementary School!

    New Hingham Regional Elementary School, also known as Chesterfield-Goshen Regional School District, is a small school in the hilltowns of Hampshire County serving approximately 130 students in the communities of Chesterfield and Goshen. New Hingham is a part of Hampshire Regional School District which is made up of five districts. The Superintendent's Office centrally manages the five districts servicing students from the towns of Chesterfield, Goshen, Southampton, Westhampton, and Williamsburg. Each district has its own school committee, school council, teacher contract, budget, and DESE profile.

    At New Hingham, it is our belief that the combination of high-quality academic instruction and positive relationships with students is the foundation for success. Our theory of action, as it relates to our school improvement plan, is that if we cultivate a collaborative learning community focused on continuous improvement with topics related to curriculum and instruction, teaching all students, family engagement, and professional culture, then we will have a shared vision and purpose for our work leading to more effective practice and increased student achievement.

    Under the direction of the Principal and in collaboration with staff members, New Hingham has a clear focus for the future with identified priorities that have key actions for positive change and forward progress. Ultimately, our focus is on providing the best educational opportunities for all students and staff to learn, grow, and find future success.

    -Goal 1: We will promote the learning and growth of all students by providing and aligning high-quality instruction, designing and administering authentic and meaningful student assessments, analyzing student performance and growth data, and using this data to improve instruction.
    -Goal 2: We will promote the learning and growth of all students by nurturing a safe learning environment which encompasses engaging all students. Students and staff will play an active role in creating a community that supports diverse learning styles, needs, interests, and levels of readiness.
    -Goal 3: We will promote the learning and growth of all students through effective partnerships by enhancing opportunities for two-way communication between and among all students, families, staff, administrators, and the community.
    -Goal 4: We will consistently and effectively collaborate to improve shared responsibility for the performance of all students, as well as continue to build stronger professional relationships between colleagues.

    Please feel free to contact Principal McMillan with any questions at (413) 296-0000. To learn more about New Hingham, please visit our website at www.newhingham.org. We look forward to reviewing your application! Learn more about us...


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Hampshire Regional School District 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.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 1 year 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

    • Jesse McMillan , Principal
    • 30 Smith Road
    • Chesterfield, Massachusetts 01012
    • Phone: (413) 296-0000
    • Fax: (413) 296-0003
    • Email: click here

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