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Reading Interventionist Elementary Licensed Staff NRHEG Public Schools

Posted on 2021-06-10 10:12:00 AM

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Position Type: Elementary Reading Interventionist/Licensed Staff Date Posted: June 10, 2021 Location: NRHEG Elementary School FTE: 1.0 Date Available: 2021-2022 School Year Closing Date: Open until filled Definition: A Reading Interventionist is a licensed educator trained specifically to work in our school in all aspects of student literacy. In their role as a literacy specialist, reading interventionist, tutor, and coordinator, a Reading Interventionist supports the development of reading and writing by working with students-many of whom are struggling readers-classroom teachers, administrators, and parents. Rationale: *This individual works directly with students. They plan, teach, and evaluate instruction for students having difficulty with reading or writing. They work with students in small groups and classroom settings at the elementary. This position is needed at the elementary to more closely provide intervention support to students to remain at grade level and to show academic growth in the area of reading. The District&#8217;s Strategic Plan supports this position. *As a Reading Interventionist, they work with specific children who we have identified at our school as needing more literacy support that can be provided by the classroom teacher. They design interventions tailored to each child&#8217;s needs. One-to-one instruction is extremely beneficial for students who may feel lost during our whole group instruction. *As our interventionist, they will support teacher learning and professional development and facilitate literacy program efforts, collaborating to improve the classroom, grade level, and department and school-wide literacy at NRHEG Elementary. *As the literacy coordinator, they evaluate, develop and lead, or collaborate with other educators or community groups to lead our school literacy program. *They will assist us in leading our professional development and staff development for our district. They will support our current teachers and administrators in maintaining our professional knowledge bases and responding to new initiatives. General Responsibilities: 1. Coordinate and facilitate the school&#8217;s literacy intervention program. 2. Collaborate with teachers individually to identify the literacy needs of students, set learning goals and targets, and problem-solve with teachers to develop best practices for the continuous academic growth of students in literacy. 3. Assist teachers with the collection of data, analysis of data results and supports the sharing of findings with all staff. 4. Review student achievement and assist with placing students in appropriate reading and writing intervention and support services. 5. Teach targeted literacy intervention to small groups of students daily using research-based strategies and resources. 6. Assist students using software and materials related to literacy programs. 7. Meet occasionally with the classroom teachers to plan literacy instruction that correlates with the individual student&#8217;s needs or as requested by the classroom teacher. 8. Attend professional development to enhance knowledge of pedagogy and content, especially literacy. 9. Maintain and submit accurate and up-to-date management records of all students&#8217; progress. 10.Opportunities to perform other duties and responsibilities may be made available to candidates. 11. Reports to Elementary Principal. Qualifications: 1. Elementary Education Licensure in the State of Minnesota. 2. Reading Specialist Certification preferred. 3. Background knowledge and/or experience in reading/intervention strategies/Research-Based Instructional Strategies. 4. Knowledge of special education learning strategies. 5. Positive evaluations and/or recommendations from professional associates, employers, and/or supervisors. 6. Ability to communicate effectively with students, school personnel, and parents, and the ability to work cooperatively with others. 7. Ability to motivate students and get them excited about learning. 8. Knowledge of technology-based activities that assist and facilitate student progress. Familiar with STARS assessments preferred. Interested candidates should contact: Nick Jurrens, Elementary Principal NRHEG Elementary 600 School Street Ellendale, MN 56026 Email: njurrens@nrheg.k12.mn.us<mailto:njurrens@nrheg.k12.mn.us> Phone: 507-684-3181 -- Sue Kulseth Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent NRHEG Public Schools

Position Type:                                                     Elementary Reading Interventionist/Licensed Staff

Date Posted:                                                       June 10, 2021

Location:                                                              NRHEG Elementary School

FTE:                                                                     1.0

Date Available:                                                   2021-2022 School Year

Closing Date:                                                      Open until filled

 

Definition:

A Reading Interventionist is a licensed educator trained specifically to work in our school in all aspects of student literacy.  In their role as a literacy specialist, reading interventionist, tutor, and coordinator, a Reading Interventionist supports the development of reading and writing by working with students-many of whom are struggling readers-classroom teachers, administrators, and parents.

 

Rationale:

*This individual works directly with students.  They plan, teach, and evaluate instruction for students having difficulty with reading or writing.  They work with students in small groups and classroom settings at the elementary.  This position is needed at the elementary to more closely provide intervention support to students to remain at grade level and to show academic growth in the area of reading.  The District’s Strategic Plan supports this position.

 

*As a Reading Interventionist, they work with specific children who we have identified at our school as needing more literacy support that can be provided by the classroom teacher.  They design interventions tailored to each child’s needs.  One-to-one instruction is extremely beneficial for students who may feel lost during our whole group instruction.

 

*As our interventionist, they will support teacher learning and professional development and facilitate literacy program efforts, collaborating to improve the classroom, grade level, and department and school-wide literacy at NRHEG Elementary.

 

*As the literacy coordinator, they evaluate, develop and lead, or collaborate with other educators or community groups to lead our school literacy program.

 

*They will assist us in leading our professional development and staff development for our district.  They will support our current teachers and administrators in maintaining our professional knowledge bases and responding to new initiatives.

 

General Responsibilities:

1. Coordinate and facilitate the school’s literacy intervention program.

2. Collaborate with teachers individually to identify the literacy needs of students, set learning goals and targets, and problem-solve with teachers to develop best practices for the continuous academic growth of students in literacy.

3. Assist teachers with the collection of data, analysis of data results and supports the sharing of findings with all staff.

4. Review student achievement and assist with placing students in appropriate reading and writing intervention and support services.

5. Teach targeted literacy intervention to small groups of students daily using research-based strategies and resources.

6. Assist students using software and materials related to literacy programs.

7. Meet occasionally with the classroom teachers to plan literacy instruction that correlates with the individual student’s needs or as requested by the classroom teacher.

8. Attend professional development to enhance knowledge of pedagogy and content, especially literacy.

9. Maintain and submit accurate and up-to-date management records of all students’ progress.

10.Opportunities to perform other duties and responsibilities may be made available to candidates.

11. Reports to Elementary Principal.

 

Qualifications:

1. Elementary Education Licensure in the State of Minnesota.

2. Reading Specialist Certification preferred.

3. Background knowledge and/or experience in reading/intervention strategies/Research-Based Instructional Strategies.

4. Knowledge of special education learning strategies.

5. Positive evaluations and/or recommendations from professional associates, employers, and/or

supervisors.

6. Ability to communicate effectively with students, school personnel, and parents, and the ability to

work cooperatively with others.

7. Ability to motivate students and get them excited about learning.

8. Knowledge of technology-based activities that assist and facilitate student progress.  Familiar with STARS assessments preferred.

 

Interested candidates should contact:

Nick Jurrens, Elementary Principal

NRHEG Elementary

600 School Street

Ellendale, MN 56026

Email:  njurrens@nrheg.k12.mn.us

Phone:  507-684-3181


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Sue Kulseth
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
NRHEG Public Schools