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Reading Teacher/Literacy Specialist (Title 1)

Position Overview

The Academy Charter School Title I Teacher understands and promotes the school’s mission, vision, objectives, and policies both within and outside the immediate school community.


Responsibilities & Duties

Instructional Planning -

  • Evaluate the progress of all Title I students and design and prepare student progress reports.
  • Prescribe the lessons that the students will work on during Title I time.
  • Perform all student selection requirements including testing and making the final lists of students selected for Title I participation.
  • Communicate regularly with classroom teachers regarding classroom instruction and needs of Title I students and keep written documentation of this communication
  • Develop Title I lesson plans

Instructional Delivery

  • Hold caseload of all Title I students
  • Pull out or assist students in the classroom with supplementary instruction beyond the classroom instruction
  • Pre-teach or re-teach vocabulary words or math concepts to be covered
  • Document all lesson plans, assignments, rubrics and other instructional materials and methods
  • Use consistent school-wide practices and a variety of individualized methods to engage students
  • Use technology tools for instruction, planning, and communication and ensure student engagement

Student Assessment

  • Measure student achievement and progress towards learning objectives using the school’s formative and summative assessment tools
  • Evaluate academic achievement through detailed data analysis of student performance on a wide variety of metrics
  • Provide ongoing and timely feedback to students on their progress towards meeting expectations and achieving goals
  • Use student data to reflect on effectiveness of lessons and student achievement progress in order to improve instruction and personal practice
  • Schedule the parent meetings, write up the parent survey and find parent-training tools.
  • Schedule the annual review meeting, coordinates the meeting, and communicates with parents regarding its results
  • Completes all reports in a timely manner

Learning Environment

  • Create, and manage a responsive learning environment that enables students to feel safe, to be creative, and to develop to their full potential
  • Implement procedures, systems and routines that provide structure for students
  • Ensure smooth operation of all classroom instructional functions without exceptions
  • Student and Extracurricular Activities –
  • Organize and supervise approved field trips
  • Provide opportunities and supervise activities in order for students to demonstrate individually and in ensembles or large groups the skills and talents developed

Student Support & School Culture

  • Communicate effectively and maintain strong relationships with students, families,  colleagues and administrators
  • Establish, involve, and assist students in the development, maintenance and evaluation of portfolios
  • Develop and use rubrics for evaluating student products and performances
  • Observe and evaluate the performance of each student and use assessment methods to judge overall progress

Work Experience & Skills

  • Minimum of two (2) years of urban teaching experience required with a record of high student achievement
  • Experience working with at-risk student population in some capacity preferred
  • Educational experience after college (fellowships, summer study, or graduate course work to pursue greater depth in a subject area, specific instructional methodology, curriculum development, special education, technology, etc.) preferred
  • Working knowledge and comfort level with instructional technology
  • Strong written, grammatical, presentation, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills required to develop rubrics, examine data and metrics that will enhance student knowledge and promote performance of superior work products
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and flexibly with a diverse team of teachers and administrators
  • Knowledge of childhood development and demonstrated experience with executing  planned lessons to meet the differential needs of each child
  • Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree preferred
  • New York State Title I Teacher certification



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