Elementary School Reading Teacher

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Start Date
10/19/2020

Description

Position Purpose

  •  Under the general supervision of the Principal to develop, coordinate, support and evaluate the District’s reading programs and to serve as a resource for teaching staff to improve students; success in reading.
Essential Functions
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and progress, and assists teachers in modifying instructional methods to fit individual student’s needs, including students with special needs to reach or exceed reading standards and goals.
  • Documents teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes, develops lesson plans, models the necessary skills to perform assignments; assesses and provide feedback to administration and teaching staff regarding student progress and achievement and the effectiveness of District mathematics curriculum.
  •  Maintains familiarity with district and Connecticut State standardized tests for the purpose of adapting curriculum to maximize student achievement on such tests.
  • Provides for continuing improvement of instruction through professional development, cooperation with building administrators, teacher observations and classroom visits.
  • Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within grade level, and Teacher for Remedial Instruction, regarding reading assessments and remedial reading techniques; assists, coaches and models effective remedial reading instructional strategies for classroom teachers.
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for related student activities and achievement as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
  • Coordinates the selection, inventory and ordering of texts, teaching aids, software, supplies and equipment.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students’ education and the benefits of reading, and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
  • Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
  • Keeps current of developments in teaching reading and provides staff members with assistance and instructional material as appropriate.
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.  
Additional Duties
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central officeadministrators as designated by the Superintendent.Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
Equipment
  • Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.  

Travel Requirements
  • Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.  
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities 
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.  
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  •  Extensive knowledge of
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
  •  Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.  

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
  • Works in standard office and school building environments.  Note: Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.
Certification/License:
  • Connecticut State Certification for Remedial Reading and Remedial Language Arts  (#102).
Education:
  • Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
  • Masters Degree preferred.

Experience:
  • Successful prior teaching experience for the appropriate grade level preferred.

Windsor Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F Windsor Public Schools are committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons. Windsor Public Schools do not discriminate in any employment practice, education program or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal non-discrimination laws. Windsor Public Schools shall not deny access to or a fair opportunity to meet, or otherwise discriminate, against any youth group listed as a patriotic society in Title 36 of the United States Code that wishes to conduct a meeting using school facilities pursuant to Board of Education policy. Windsor Public Schools do not unlawfully discriminate in employment and licensing against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction. District Title IX Coordinator: Terrell Hill, Assistant Superintendent For Human Resources / 601 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095, 860-687-2000 504 Coordinator: Steven Carvalho, Director of Pupil & Special Education Services / 601 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095, 860-687-2000

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Windsor Public Schools

601 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095
 
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Compare with State

Amount per Student

$25,045

State Average: $20,481

% ELL Students

4%

State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio

9.38

State Average: 12.29

% IEP Students

20%

State Average: 14%

FTE

757

State Average: 479