The Pinnacle School, a private, special education day school for college-bound students in grades 2 through 12, seeks a Reading Specialist for a full-time, school-based position (10 months).
The Reading Specialist will provide high quality, data-driven reading and writing instruction to students aligned with the school’s mission and philosophy. The Reading Specialist will teach students who have literacy and/or language acquisition skills that are significantly below grade level within a 1:1 or small class setting. The Reading Specialist will serve as a resource for staff members surrounding reading comprehension and language skills acquisition for students with language-based learning differences, differentiate curriculum to support students’ learning styles and current achievement levels, cultivate open and positive lines of communication with students and parents regarding academic, social and emotional progress and development, and maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues.
The Pinnacle School enables students with language-based learning differences to thrive through small class sizes, differentiated instruction, active problem-solving and relationship building. Candidates will be joining a robust and collaborative team of highly trained clinicians and teachers with expertise in special education, school counseling, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and classroom and behavior management. Pinnacle faculty and staff work tirelessly to support each student to become an enthusiastic learner and an engaged member of the community. We hire accomplished, inspiring people with a combination of teaching experience, advanced degrees, contagious enthusiasm, and engaging communication skills.
The successful candidate will meet the following requirements:
Valid Connecticut state license with endorsement 102-Remedial Reading and Remedial Languages Arts grades 1-12
Training or certification in Orton Gillingham, Wilson or multi-sensory approach to reading
Minimum 2 years experience teaching special education student populations with language-based learning differences
Familiar with the IEP process and the collection of progress monitoring data
Commitment to helping children of all abilities reach their full potential
Excellent communication skills, and a collaborative, enthusiastic style to fit with our team environment.
Salary and benefits are competitive and consistent with other independent schools in the Fairfield/Westchester area. Benefits include: Medical/Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance, LTD, and Retirement.
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