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27 Feb 2020

Teacher Middle School Literacy Specialist for Grades 6-8 at Small Progressive Charter School 2020-21

Community Roots Charter

Job Description

About Community Roots:

Community Roots Charter School is a rigorous learning community where learning is embedded in meaningful real world context, where children are deliberately taught to see the connections between school and the world. CRCS students will meet or exceed the Common Core standards and be prepared to excel in the 21st century by being taught to be independent thinkers and to work productively within a diverse group of learners. At CRCS students will learn to combine curiosity with appropriate application, which will lead to deep understanding and the confidence to take on challenges to become who they want to be.  Currently, Community Roots has 460 students in grades K-8. Our first 8th grade class graduated in June 2015. Please visit our website for more information about our school:


Community Roots is hiring:

A Literacy Specialist for grades 6-8. 



  • Salary scale based on years of experience and level of education
  • 403b with employer match 
  • Single and family dental, vision, and health care


  • Implement targeted, research-based literacy interventions (both reading and writing) to individual students and small groups of students in the least restrictive setting
  • Collect and use student data to set goals and monitor progress toward instructional outcomes
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to administer and review assessment data e.g. school based assessments, reading assessments, NYSESLAT, NYSITELL, proctor state ELA/Math tests
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to develop and monitor student intervention plans, including classroom based interventions 
  • Hold family conferences to review individual student’s progress at least twice a year and,  if a there is a need, arrange more frequent, regular conferences 
  • Provide families with written narratives to report on individual student’s progress at a minimum of twice a year, in accordance with the schoolwide progress report schedule  
  • Provide push in/pull out Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS) 
  • Manage IEP caseload 
    • Remain in frequent communication with families
    • Attend IEP pre-meetings and meetings and contribute relevant information 
    • Report three times a year on IEP goals 
    • Facilitate and/or participate in student centered research and meetings (e.g. Child Study Team, Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans)
  • Co-facilitate a “crew”, our school’s advisory structure 



  • Special education certification 
  • Demonstrated success in implementing reading intervention and/or instruction 
  • Belief in CRCS mission and philosophy

Community Roots seeks individuals who:

  • Believe in and are capable of high levels of collaboration and communication
  • Believe that communicating and building relationships with children’s families is essential
  • See themselves as active learners committed to ongoing professional development
  • Always start from a child’s strengths 
  • Understand that children learn in different ways
  • Are capable of building a safe, nurturing, supportive and high achieving school culture
  • Believe that working and educating children in a diverse environment is essential
  • Enjoy their work


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Bureaus: -Other-. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.