Reading Specialist

Job Type

Full Time




908 Wahler Place, SE
United States


What You Will Do

·      Support scholars and staff to enhance reading skills daily (school day: 8:00 AM – 4:15 PM M, T, Th, F and 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM Wed.)

·      Use data to identify and support scholars in need of small group or individual intervention/acceleration to achieve reading mastery

·      Develop lesson plans, curriculum, and assessments to monitor scholar progress and program effectiveness

·      Work with teachers in the administration and interpretation of reading assessment data

·      Collaborate with school leaders in planning, conducting, and evaluating professional development around literacy practices

·      Communicate frequently with families of scholars you serve

·      Engage in additional school-wide responsibilities, such as lunch/recess duty, hallway posts, events committees, etc.

·      Manage time, tasks, deadlines and responsibilities in a fast-paced environment

·      Receive continuous feedback from peers and school leaders on your practice and be expected to give the same

·      Embody our core values of Determination, Respect, Enthusiasm, Accountability, and Mastery

·      Exhibit an unwavering commitment to high academic achievement and character development in our scholars

·      Be on campus from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM daily

·      Attend and support monthly Family Nights/events that invite families into the building

·      Other duties as required to fulfill our mission in the lives of our scholars

You Must Have

·      Bachelor’s degree in Education, Special Education, or related field

·      4+ years of experience teaching in an urban school setting with children in historically underserved communities

·      Training to teach foundational literacy skills


It Would Be Nice for Your to Have

·      1+ years of experience teaching reading

·      1+ years of experience as a reading specialist

·      Experience coaching other teachers

Who We Are

We are a public charter school network committed to historically underserved communities of Southeast Washington, DC. Our elementary school, PreK3 – 3rd grade, includes an early childhood partnership with AppleTree Institute. The middle school is an expanded model that serves 4th  – 8th grade. Our mission is to prepare students to excel as high-achieving scholars and leaders in high school, college and beyond.

What We Value

·      100% Scholars: You prioritize what’s best for scholars first.

·      Results Without Excuses: You set, track and achieve ambitious goals; and you own the mistakes.

·      Sweat the Small Stuff: You pay attention to the smallest details to ensure smooth, predictable, and effective outcomes.

·      Community Matters – Mightily: You show care and respect for others – even when the work is taxing.

·      Unapologetically Mission-Driven: You have a “whatever it takes” mentality in achieving the mission.

·      Many Minds, One Mission: You value and partner with parents and the community for the good of scholars.

What You Get

·      Development:

o  Ongoing weekly or bi-weekly coaching and development from direct supervisor

o  Regular internal professional development tailored to the requirements of the position and staff needs

o  Opportunities to participate in external professional development that increases effectiveness in the role

·      Compensation & Benefits:

o  Achievement Prep offers highly competitive compensation and benefits

o  Medical, vision, dental benefits

o  Flexible spending accounts for transit, dependent care, and medical expenses

o  401k with automatic immediate employer matching up to 4%

·      It Pays to Stay

o  Upon completion of 2 full school years of service, employees become eligible for annual loyalty incentives

o  Gifts and Achievement Prep swag

o  Bonuses

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply