The Reading Specialist works
directly with the Teachers, including special education.
The Reading Specialist works collaboratively with the
Superintendent, Director of Teaching and Learning, and Building
Principals. The Reading Specialist will provide
leadership to teachers by modeling lessons, coaching teachers,
providing feedback and reflection opportunities, assisting with
the implementation of assessments, analyzing data, reporting
results, and making recommendations for program
modifications. The Reading Specialist is required to
participate in all Reading First, ENI Target Teach workshops,
and training provided by the Illinois State Board of Education,
and Illinois South Cook County Region 4.
Applicants must hold the
appropriate State of Illinois Teaching Certificate
24 hours in the Reading content
area or have a Master's Degree in Reading.
Experienced teacher at the
Knowledgeable about scientifically
based reading research related to the five essential components
of early reading.
Know the characteristics of adult
learners when explaining theory-based instructional practices
Be able to demonstrate
theory-based instructional practices in their daily reading
Be able to guide and support
teachers in the school as they organize reading instruction
Possess skills in one-to-one
coaching as well as group facilitation skills.
Understand the varieties of
reading assessments and how to interpret the results of each
Link data analysis of reading
assessment to specific instructional practices.
Have excellent time management
The work year for this position is
180 days plus an addition two weeks before the school year
begins and two weeks after the school year ends. Salary
in accordance with the teacher salary schedule. The district
offers excellent fringe benefits, including life, health and
Applicants should apply online at
www.sdI525.org and send a letter of application with resume,
current transcripts and three (3) letters of recommendation to
Dr. Cooper, Human Resources, 1910 170th, Hazel Crest, IL
The position will remain open
until July 10, 2012. Interviews with selected applicants
will be held as soon as practicable.