Teacher 21-22 Reading Intervention Teacher
About Inwood Academy for Leadership
Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School is a tuition-free public charter school that began as an idea among community members who longed to see more educational choices offered to the children of Washington Heights and Inwood.
All staff must be willing to commit to our mission: Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School will empower students in Inwood and Washington Heights to become agents for change through community-focused leadership, character development and college preparedness. Our staff regard our student leaders as burgeoning assets to their community and help them develop the tools they need to be successful in college and beyond. IAL is committed to providing a well-rounded educational experience for all students we serve. We are looking for candidates who are hardworking, flexible, and innovative as well as able to embody the IAL traits of leadership in their daily work (honesty, integrity, responsibility, caring and restraint).
Middle School Director of Literacy
- Bachelor’s Degree or higher
- Experience with Wilson Reading Systems (Fundations, Just Words, WRS) or Orton-Gillingham
- A minimum of three years teaching experience preferred
- Assist in the assessment of students in grades 5-8 who need Tier 3 reading interventions
- Interpret and disseminate results of testing to other staff members as needed
- Meet with coach weekly to receive feedback on improving teaching practices
Reading Instruction Responsibilities:
- Attend required professional development related to the reading program implementation
- Implement the Wilson Reading System to fidelity (see Wilson curriculum below)
- Collect and organize student data and update weekly
- Modify lessons for students in other content areas as needed
- Check IEP calendar weekly for updates to the IEP meeting schedule
- Inform IEP Coordinator if students with upcoming meetings need additional testing or program changes
- Contribute to IEP Teacher Reports, including measurable goals, in the student’s Google Drive folder by the established deadlines
- Attend all scheduled department and grade level meetings/PLCs to stay updated on coordinated interventions, data, and goals
- Participate in IEP meetings as needed
- Prepare and communicate any changes or emphases in students’ needs related to supports, schedule changes, and goals to other staff members during grade-level team meetings
- Complete a Goal Progress Report for the current trimester
- Attend Parent-Teacher Conferences prepared to discuss students’ academic growth
Wilson Reading System Curriculum Responsibilities:
- Use assessments to identify students with word-level deficits who are appropriate for an intensive intervention
- Effectively utilize multisensory structured language (MSL) instructional techniques, and demonstrate explicit teaching, modeling, guided practice, and consistent review in lessons
- Accurately teach the structure of the English language (presented in WRS Steps 1-6): consonant and vowel phonemes, syllable structure, common orthographic rules and spelling patterns, common Latin-base elements and affixes, etc.
- Diagnostically plan and deliver lessons, addressing and understanding specific student weaknesses that impact the ability to learn to read and write
- Appropriately pace students through the curriculum, developing mastery of material taught, designing lessons that focus on accuracy, automaticity of word reading, and fluency with text reading
- Administer pre- and post-testing assessments to document student growth in word attack, spelling, comprehension, reading fluency, and broad reading measures
IAL offers a competitive compensation package including medical, dental and vision insurance, a 403B retirement plan with 5% match. In addition to extensive professional development, our teachers are equipped with all necessary instructional supplies and technology.
How to Apply
Apply online via the Careers page at www.inwoodacademy.org.
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