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Reading Specialist at Maya Angelou Academy (DoC) SY 24 -25

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Tipo de Emprego
Tempo Integral
Data de Início
1 de julho de 2024
Ensino Superior Requerido


The Organization

 Maya empowers opportunity and justice-involved youth to transform the trajectory of their lives. We do this by engaging each of our scholars in a restorative, relevant school experience that prioritizes personalized academic support, well-being, and preparation for the post-Maya pathway of their choice. With an education in our network of schools, our scholars will do more than succeed — they will thrive! 

The Touchstone

At the Maya Angelou Schools, the key to our success is rooted in building trusting, respectful, and nurturing relationships with each other. We strive to create safe spaces for all to be able to reach their limitless potential. We are at our best when we work together to ensure the unique needs of our community are met. We empower each other to grow successfully so we can see forever! This is how we live the Maya Way, even when no one is watching.

Position Overview

The Reading Specialist will provide expert attention to the needs of students in the area of reading and writing and support teachers in the implementation of effective reading and writing instruction. The worksite and tour of duty for this position are located in the DC Jail which is an adult correctional facility.


Specific responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Use data to identify students in need of literacy intervention
  • Provide supplemental instruction to struggling readers in the form of individual or small group intervention
  • Collect and analyze data to evaluate and further develop action plans in response to determined student literacy needs
  • Continuously monitor the progress of students, both formally and informally, in order to adjust instruction and student grouping
  • Maintain frequent communication with school administrators regarding data on student literacy growth
  • Provide resources, organize and lead professional development workshops, and offer ongoing training to school staff on evidence-based literacy practice
  • Use scaffolding techniques to improve students' reading as well as help teachers become comfortable in implementing evidence-based instructional practice
  • Coordinate and help administer the various literacy screening, progress monitoring, and diagnostic assessments;
  • Assist in the analysis of school-wide literacy strengths and weaknesses and formulate plans to improve student achievement in reading and teaching effectiveness
  • Serve as a resource to content area teachers in identifying reading needs, adapting instructional techniques, and selecting appropriate materials for their disciplines
  • Promote interest in reading by initiating and coordinating reading incentive programs
  • Keeps abreast of developments, research, and new technology in the field
  • Performs any other related duties as assigned by the school principal or other appropriate administrators
  • In collaboration with the classroom teacher, provide assistance as requested, such as: 

-Participating in parent conferences

- Answering parent concerns in formal and informal settings to encourage support for their child’s reading/language arts development

- Serve as a resource to promote parental support of the reading/language arts program goals


  • Bachelor's degree in English, reading, education, or related field (required) Master's Degree (preferred)
  • Must have or be eligible for certification by OSSE in the appropriate content area within one (1) year of employment (required)
  • 3+ years of elementary/secondary urban classroom experience
  • 2+ years as a reading specialist, literacy coach, or related position
  • Experience working with incarcerated or opportunity youth (preferred)
  • Familiarity with research-based instructional strategies

Site Description

The DC Jail is the district's adult correctional facility located in DC. Maya Angelou PCS Academy at DC Jail works with incarcerated men and women ages 18-23 who have Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). The school is located on the Central Treatment Facility (CTF), however, it serves students on the Central Detention Facility (CDF) side as well.

Salary and Benefits

Our salaries are comparable to those of other public schools in the District of Columbia area. In addition, See Forever offers a robust benefits plan, including health care coverage, HSA/FSA and dependent care accounts, voluntary dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability options, commuter benefits, a 401k retirement savings plan, student loan refinancing options, and the opportunity to positively impact students with a broad range of experiences and backgrounds.

See Forever is an equal opportunity employer. We believe a diverse staff is a better, more effective staff.

The Organization

 Maya empowers opportunity and justice-involved youth to transform the trajectory of their lives. We do this by engaging each of our scholars in a restorative, relevant school experience that prioritizes personalized…


1901 D St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA

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