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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3406586
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : November 25, 2020

Job Description


Position Title:                0.2 FTE Special Education Reading Specialist (2020-2021 school year)


FLSA:                              Exempt


Reports to:                    Building Principal and the Director of Special Education


Terms of Employment:  184 day work year (prorated).  Benefits and salary in accordance with the LEA Unit A collective bargaining agreement.  Immediate start unil the end of the 2020-2021 school year.  Non-benefits eligible position.


Unit A 20-21 Salary Range




  • Provide multisensory reading approaches to struggling readers (i.e. Orton Gillingham and Wilson).
  • Match and adapt multisensory reading approaches to individual student needs.
  • Develops and delivers multisensory reading lessons to individual and small groups.
  • Collects, records, and evaluates on going data on pupils’ reading growth, to support lesson planning, IEP development, and progress monitoring.
  • Communicates regularly with parents in addition to conferences to discuss pupil’s progress.
  • Ongoing collaboration with school and district personnel.
  • Consultation with school staff regarding reading development for struggling readers.
  • Actively participates in ongoing professional development through in-service education activities provided by the district and self-selected professional growth activities.
  • Administers standardized tests in accordance with district testing program and to determine special education eligibility.
  • Participates in curriculum development programs as required.
  • Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of pupil activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Qualifications:

 Must have MA DESE Reading Specialist license or Moderate Disabilities license and relevant experience at the appropriate grade level. Orton Gillingham or Wilson training preferred.


 Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and possess a high level of capability with technology.


 Must be able to assist in the protection of students and school property, assist the principal in fire and other emergency drills as required by law and School Committee policy


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.  Must be willing and able to physically manage students if needed. 

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.


Experience and commitment to working in a racially and culturally diverse teaching and learning community


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: Part-time
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Reading/Literacy
    Special Education > General Special Education
  • 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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