Reading Academic Specialist (3rd - 5th grade, 2022-23) - East End Prep
Martha O'Bryan Center
Education, Training & Library
Position Description / Responsibilities
As a member of the faculty of East End Prep, the Academic Specialist will implement and support the instructional program, with specific responsibility for teaching small groups, planning lessons, and providing data management and analysis. The Academic Specialist will support multiple students, in their classroom setting or outside of the classroom, who need intensive and targeted academic support and remediation. At East End Prep, Academic Specialists play a critical role in our mission to provide all students with an excellent education to prepare them for college and beyond.
Essential Duties And Responsibilities
Include, but are not limited to:
- Works with students in small groups using evidence based interventions with fidelity (e.g. Orton
- Gillingham, CKLA Assessment and Remediation Guide, Great Leaps Fluency Intervention, etc) for the purpose of intervention, remediation, practicing and/or reinforcing learning concepts and assisting students in reading
- Independently implements evidence based curriculum in engaging lessons driven by data for small groups.
- Collaborates with lead instructional planners to differentiate and help create scaffolds for CKLA and Achievement First to help all scholars access the curriculum.
- Analyzes student data (Universal screeners, progress monitoring, CKLA, AF, and Fluency Assessments) to create responsive teaching and planning documents for instruction.
- Participates actively in professional development, including training on lesson internalization, classroom management, and culture building.
- Creates and adapts activities, assignments and/or materials for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom goals and objectives.
- Analyzes student data to provide recommendations for parents, teachers, and administrators
- Communicates with supervising instructional staff, professional support personnel, and parents for the purpose of evaluating and reporting progress and/or implementing academic objectives and student character growth objectives, including facilitation of data team meetings and Support Team Meetings
- Uses high level of discretion, problem-solving skills, and understanding of the effects of poverty to support families and incorporate learning strategies for the home.
- Demonstrates a relentless commitment to ensuring all students succeed at the highest levels.
- Implements Response to Intervention (RTI) systems and structures, including progress monitoring student growth, with fidelity
- Utilizes best practices to motivate students and communicates the status of academic progress to families, teachers and administrators
- Tennessee Teacher Certification required
- Orton Gillingham certification required
- Demonstrated experience with high expectations and exceptional results for students strongly preferred
- 2-3+ years of lead classroom teaching in content area highly preferred
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