100 Peabody Street, NW
District of Columbia
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
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.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To Apply: Email your resume and
cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.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.