Long Term Substitute Literacy Specialist - full school year

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Long Term Subsitute Literacy Specialist - full year assignment for 20-21 school year
Position Purpose
1.      To support students, teachers and administrators by providing guidance, leadership, expertise and instruction to improve literacy achievement for all students in all content areas (reading, writing, math, social studies, science).
2.      To effectively assess and diagnose student literacy needs and design and deliver literacy instruction. 
Essential Responsibilities

  •        Implements GPS literacy curriculum consistent with school district goals, mission and vision, along with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. 
  •        Serves as a member of the School Data Team, Student Assistance Team and attends parent meetings to discuss student progress and growth. 
  •        Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
  •        Develops standards for critical analysis through group discussions on a variety of reading materials.
  •        Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual small group instruction as needed.  
  •        Receives and screens referrals from teachers, instructional data teams and administrators.                        
  •        Uses diagnostic information to design individualized programs for each student and interprets results to classroom teachers.
  •        Provides intensive instruction to struggling readers to enable students to develop and strengthen literacy skills.
  •        Provides appropriate, meaningful, and timely feedback to improve student achievement.
  •        Provides collaborative services to classroom teachers, model best instructional practices, and team teach as appropriate to support individuals or groups of students in learning effective strategies.
  •        Acts as a resource teacher in literacy to regular classroom teachers by assisting them in organizing their reading program, selecting materials, suggesting teaching techniques and relating their instructional program to the special needs of students.
  •        Creates an atmosphere in which students feel free to express their views.
  •        Employs a variety of teaching techniques through the use of instructional materials and individual aids.
  •        Screens and diagnoses students’ reading skills and provides a literacy program for selected students based on their individual needs in order to support the classroom teacher.                     
  •        Reviews and implements modifications, accommodations, and intervention plans for all students both general and special education. 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  •        Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
  •        Knowledge of GPS English language arts curriculum, Connecticut Core State Standards for English Language Arts.                                   
  •        Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application of the elements of language arts as supported by scientifically-based reading research and best practices.
  •        Ability to utilize a learning management system to interact with and engage students.
  •        Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  •        Knowledge of RTIm-Direct.
  •        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, and instructional teams.
  •        Ability to provide students with opportunities to develop reading comprehension and critical thinking skills.
  •        Ability to employ a variety of teaching techniques through the use of appropriate instructional materials to meet the needs of all learners.
  •        Use district-issued digital tools.
Qualifications Profile
  •        CT State Certification Endorsements in one or more of the following: (102, 096, 097)
  •        Bachelor’s from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
  •        Master’s Degree preferred.

Posted By

Greenwich Public Schools

290 Greenwich Ave , Greenwich, CT 06830

At the following locations

Hamilton Avenue School

184 Hamilton Avenue , Greenwich, CT 06830

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $20,481

% ELL Students


State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 12.29

% IEP Students


State Average: 14%



State Average: 479