Teacher - Reading and Language Arts - Elementary
Is this position exempt from overtime pay?
Provides the leadership, expertise and technical support to ensure that all children reach their full potential as language learners and users. Working closely with administration, staff, and community, the reading/language arts teacher helps develop, implement, evaluate, and refine the language arts program.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
1. Promotes and provides differentiated small group instruction in reading/language arts to assist with eliminating the achievement gap.
2. Meets regularly with the principal to report on progress based on outcomes of grade level meetings and assessment data.
3. Assists in taking actions to improve teaching based on evidence of student learning.
4. Works with other district reading teachers to develop strategies that effectively support teachers and schools in order to meet school system goals.
5. Communicates county philosophy and curriculum of reading/language arts to the staff and community.
6. Monitors ordering and delivery of program materials for each classroom.
7. Assists classroom teachers in planning, teaching, modeling, and monitoring effective instruction.
8. Facilitates and contributes to grade level meetings and follows-up with resources and support services as necessary.
9. Attends county level professional development and provides on-site professional development for teachers.
10. Works closely with the administrator(s) to support the implementation of Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts.
11. Perform others duties as assigned.
Assignment to a Title I school may include the following additional duties:
12. Plans, organizes, and implements Extended Learning opportunities for identified students.
13. Develops and implements parent involvement events for families that support student learning.
14. Provides staff development for teachers to build their capacity to work with students with the greatest need for reading supports.
15. Attends Title I school and district meetings and events as needed.
16. Maintains Title I documentation for State and Federal audits and monitoring
17. Helps school administration and staff to understand and practice Title I law compliance at all times.
18. Other duties as assigned by principal and Title I Coordinator.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made on request to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· Hold or eligible for Maryland certification as Reading Teacher or Reading Specialist.
· Three (3) years of successful classroom teaching experience in the area for which you are applying. One year of experience within AACPS in the past three (3) years preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
· Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with professional staff, students, and parents.
· Strong leadership, verbal and written communication skills.
· Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
· Ability to effectively communicate with diverse communities and develop outreach strategies to encourage parental involvement in student learning.
· Demonstrated ability to work effectively and engage diverse parents/ guardians with varied communication styles, levels of skill and experience to support their child's education experience.
· Ability to employ a variety of teaching styles to respond to the needs of diverse learners.
· Demonstrated proficiency with business technology applications (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite-Word, Excel, Outlook, and/or PowerPoint preferred).
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Career Ladder Requirements
· As required by the duties and responsibilities of the job.