2018-19 Middle School Reading Specialist

Job Type

Full Time



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100 Peabody Street, NW
District of Columbia
United States


Capital City Middle School is looking for a dedicated & talented Reading Specialist with interest and expertise in literacy practices and interventions. The Reading Specialist provides expert attention to the needs of students in the area of reading through targeted small group reading instruction. The Reading Intervention Specialist also supports teachers in the implementation of effective balanced literacy instruction through consultation, modeling of best practice instruction, support with data collection, analysis and professional development.

This is a 10-month

position, which is exempt and therefore not eligible for overtime pay under the

provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The many and varied

responsibilities of the Reading Specialist include:


Provide reading intervention and instruction to individual and

small groups of students in grades 5-8 using Leveled Literacy Instruction (LLI)

and other aligned reading interventions and assessments (ex: DRA, Reading Plus)


Train other staff, as needed, in implementing Leveled Literacy and

other literacy Interventions.  This includes implementation of lessons as

well as data collection, tracking and use in planning next steps for students.  


Provide leadership role in the area of literacy instruction for

the school and school community.


Guide and assist staff with the collection, analysis and

utilization of student literacy data for placement in intervention programs and

progress monitoring.


Support teachers in assessing the reading strengths and needs of

students, and use the results to plan and implement an effective reading

program for their students.


Assist in coordinating a school-wide literacy program that meets

the needs of all students in collaboration with the building principal,

Instructional Coach and teaching staff.  


Serve as a resource for teachers by demonstrating and suggesting

strategies, ideas or materials that can enhance instruction and support

students who are at risk of not meeting academic standards.


Provide and facilitate professional development workshops, model

strategies and techniques and teach demonstration or collaborative lessons in

the classroom to support teachers in meeting the needs of readers.  

At least two of the

following are required:  Bachelor's degree in education or field of instruction, 2+

years of full-time teaching experience in ELA/Humanities/Literacy, standard

teaching certification.  Candidates should be extremely knowledgeable

about teaching reading and should be evident through previous experience.  Candidates should also have:  a commitment to meeting the needs of a

diverse population, experience working in urban environments, strong knowledge

of pedagogy and experience teaching a balanced literacy approach, proven

ability to work as a member of a team, strong leadership capabilities, and a

commitment to their own learning.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply



To Apply: Email your resume and

cover letter to capitalcityjobs@ccpcs.org with “Middle School Reading Specialist” in the subject line.

 For additional information, please visit our website www.ccpcs.org.

About Our School: Capital City was founded in 2000 and now serves 983 students in grades PK-12. In 2012, the entire school relocated to a newly renovated single campus in Ward 4.  Capital City has been a model for school reform in the District. The school implements the EL Education model (www.elschools.org). Through this model teachers craft expeditions that incorporate projects, research, fieldwork, and service to support students in meeting rigorous standards. Capital City’s program also emphasizes a strong social curriculum, a commitment to diversity, a strong inclusion model and the integration of arts into the curriculum.

Capital City is an equal‐opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color,

national origin, marital status, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation,

disability, or any other protected status. All employment decisions will be

made solely on the basis of the individual's qualifications as related to the

requirement of the position being filled.