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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3500284
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 19, 2021

Job Description


Under the general supervision of the school principal, plan, organize, and encourage students to reach higher reading levels by focusing on the five pillars of reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Instruction will maximize student learning, employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies, including strategies to meet diverse student needs. This commitment will include maintaining or pursuing a reading endorsement, attending professional development, collecting data, and providing feedback to the principal and to the district office of Curriculum and Instruction.




Job-specific Responsibilities

  • Under the general supervision of the school principal, works to improve the reading achievement of all students assigned. The reading teacher develops and implements lesson plans to provide diversified reading strategies and activities specifically designed for targeted students.
  • Diagnoses, assesses, prescribes, and evaluates the reading needs of individual students to determine level of need.
  • Carries out ongoing assessment of reading needs; writes and modifies the lesson plans as needed; maintains student achievement records and data.
  • Utilizes small group instruction along with daily activities and assessments to identify and work with students to deepen students' understanding of the English language.
  • Consults with other content teachers, special education teachers, parents and students, advising on strategies and activities that may be used to enhance a students’ reading skills.
  • Maintains a print-rich classroom, including a word wall.
  • Keeps parents, administrators, and curriculum specialists informed about the reading programs/strategies being utilized.


Customized Licensure Qualifications

  • ELA- AYA (7-12) Integrated Language Arts OR Middle Childhood (4-9) Language Arts and Reading.
  • Reading Endorsement OR Ability to obtain a Reading Endorsement.


The Dayton Way

  • Support and maintain the District’s core principles in the areas of professionalism, curriculum, instruction, culture, and customer service. Demonstrate courage, compassion, patience, and a passion for teaching in daily activities.
  • Meet the challenges of delivering education in an urban school setting. Use instructional methods to help struggling learners reach grade level.
  • Navigate competing instructional initiatives and find ways to apply them to the classroom effectively.
  • Build confidence in students, parents, and guardians that academic achievement is attainable through high expectations and sustained effort.
  • Collaborate and engage effectively with teachers and administrators to implement instructional strategies that promote student success in content areas.
  • Build positive rapport and trust with families and community partners to facilitate their engagement in education efforts.
  • Participate in district-organized professional development activities and seek out opportunities for self-development to improve instruction design and delivery skills.




Instructional Design

  • Create engaging lessons aligned with pacing guidelines and district curriculum to drive the growth and development of students. Submit lesson plans for review.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet diverse student needs and interests.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects.
  • Coordinate instructional activities and discuss student work with other teachers to create a consistent, cohesive environment for learning.


Instructional Delivery

  • Prepare learning materials and classroom environments.
  • Deliver instruction through the district required methods, including gradual release, Marzano framework, and high-yield strategies.
  • Clearly communicate learning objectives to students.
  • Use differentiated instruction to provide students with a range of different avenues for understanding new information. Offer a variety of materials and resources for students to explore and manipulate.
  • Prepare, administer, grade, and analyze work assignments to evaluate student progress, strengths and areas of need.
  • Make timely updates to student data in student recordkeeping systems to keep parents / guardians informed of student progress.
  • Provide individualized feedback and guidance to students with the goal of enhancing their academic performance.
  • Integrate technology into instructional delivery when appropriate to enhance or complement learning.
  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, or other experiential activities to guide students in learning from those activities.


Analytics & Improvement

  • Select, develop, and use a variety of formative assessments to drive changes to instruction and ensure student learning.
  • Use student data from formative and summative assessments to plan instructional delivery.
  • Research and utilize best practices to improve instruction.
  • Participate in teacher-based teams to analyze data and adapt instruction to impact student learning.
  • Utilize reflective practices to improve instructional approaches and adapt to changes in learning methods.




Classroom Management

  • Use a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS), including Positive School Climate (PSC) and RTI frameworks, to support the early identification and support of students with learning and behavior needs. Leverage intervention opportunities to maximize student achievement and strive to make difficult children feel like they belong in the classroom.
  • Implement the District’s classroom management strategy and programs.
  • Relate to and interact with students. Actively put students first and be intentional about making a difference in students’ lives.
  • Establish and maintain the rules for student behavior per the student handbook and other district policies. Follow disciplinary procedures for maintaining order among the students in collaboration with other teachers, administrators, and the Safety & Security team.


Evaluation / Other

  • Maintain complete, accurate student records as required by state law, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss student progress, resolve behavioral issues, and address academic progress.
  • Attend staff meetings and professional development activities.
  • Serve on various committees.
  • Plan assignments for classroom volunteers and supervise their activities.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of student records.
  • Abide by state and national standards while administering assessments.
  • Perform other duties as outlined in the teacher contract.




Core Values

  • D – Dependability = attendance, response time, completion
  • I – Integrity = honesty, being loyal to the absent, ethical decision-making
  • C – Collaboration = seeking out teamwork, building bridges
  • C – Compassion = showing concern, seeking to understand, being kind
  • E – Excellence = being professional, achieving goals, stretching ourselves



  • Coping with Stress = think critically and solve problems in difficult situations; capable of handling interruptions effectively
  • Interpersonal Skills = successfully interact and engage with students, families, colleagues, administrators, and others; enjoy working with children
  • Presentation Skills = creatively share information verbally and in writing to build interest and engage student learners; organize and present information in meaningful, easy-to-understand ways
  • Adaptability and Flexibility = willingness to change methods and approaches as appropriate










  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the U.S.
  • Current and valid State of Ohio teaching licensure appropriate for the specific teaching position.
  • K-12 Reading Endorsement or the ability to obtain endorsement.
  • Must pass Federal and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation background check in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code Section 3301-83-06.


Knowledge & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Relevant teaching experience or background in subject matter area
  • Sound grasp of curriculum for the appropriate subject area and the Ohio Learning Standards
  • Experience working in an urban school district or working with urban education
  • Understanding of the importance of literacy- and language-based approaches to teaching content area
  • Knowledge of differentiated instruction, child development principles, and a wide range of instructional and intervention strategies
  • Ability and willingness to utilize technology in the enhancement of student learning
  • Effective time management skills




  • Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, hear, see, read, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms, crouch, kneel, stoop, and climb stairs
  • Occasionally lift and/or move lightweight items up to 40 lbs.



  • Work is performed in a classroom setting
  • Occasional exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and tissue
  • Work may be subject to frequent interruptions
  • Potential exposure to disruptive parents and students
  • Some assignments are subject to completion within strict timelines
  • Periodic travel for meetings, professional development activities, and work assignments


Mission Statement: To equip our students to achieve success in a global society by implementing an effective and rigorous curriculum with fidelity.

The Dayton Public School District provides equal educational and employment opportunities for all people without regard to race,

gender, ethnicity, color, age, disability, religion, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, or affiliation with a union or professional organization.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > English & Language Arts
    Classroom Teacher > Reading/Literacy
  • Equal Opportunity Employer


    Contact Information

    • Jenise Brown
    • 115 S. Ludlow St
    • Dayton, Ohio 45402

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