Reading Specialist

Job Type

Full Time




908 Wahler Place, SE
Washington, DC
District of Columbia
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, andMastery
  • 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 You to Have

  • 1+ years of experience teaching reading
  • 1+ years of experience as a reading specialist
  • Experience coaching other teachers


Who We Are


Achievement Prep is 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 flagship 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:
  • Ongoing weekly or bi-weekly coaching and development from direct supervisor
  • Regular internal professional development tailored to the requirements of the position and staff needs
  • Opportunities to participate in external professional development that increases effectiveness in the role
  • Compensation & Benefits:
  • Achievement Prep offers highly competitive compensation and benefits
  • Medical, vision, dental benefits
  • Flexible spending accounts for transit, dependent care, and medical expenses
  • 401k with automatic immediate employer matching up to 4%
  • It Pays to Stay:
  • Upon completion of 2 full school years of service, employees become eligible for annual loyalty incentives
  • Gifts and Achievement Prep swag
  • Bonuses

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply