Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda, Maryland, is seeking a full-time elementary grades literacy learning specialist. The literacy learning specialist will work with students in Grades 2 through Grade 5. The specialist will:
Provide direct student support through small group and one-on-one instruction through both push-in and pull-out models. Reteach, reinforce, consolidate, and extend specific literacy skills.
Provide ongoing professional development and instructional support for teachers as well as parent education.
Collaborate with teams of teachers and administrators to support student development.
Assist teachers with tracking data to determine the effectiveness of instruction.
Assess students in order to establish goals and objectives for students, and regularly review these with teachers, administrators, and parents.
Coordinate the literacy-based student assessments throughout the year.
Effectively use extensive knowledge of recent research and development in educating students with literacy learning differences.
Bachelor’s degree in Special Education or a related field and demonstrated expertise in working with students with diverse needs
Strong knowledge base in the areas of language-based learning differences and skill in implementing evidence based literacy intervention strategies
Practicum level training in a IMSLEC Structured Multisensory Language Program or training and experience in Orton-Gillingham, Lindamood Bell, Phonographix, or similar multisensory based programs
The ability to interpret neuropsychological evaluations and make recommendations as needed
Experience and comfort collaborating with and presenting to faculty, administrators, and parents
Now in its 33rd year, Washington Episcopal School is an independent, co-educational school for students from Nursery through Grade 8. WES believes that learning should be joyful, because academic excellence and happy children belong together. The School represents a diverse community, where the uniqueness of each member of the school is celebrated. WES develops children into kind, confident, and prepared young adults.
Washington Episcopal School is an equal opportunity employer.