17-18 Reading Specialist Job Description - Middle Grades, Part-time


Description and Vision:

The Soulsville Charter School (TSCS) Middle School’s Reading Specialist’s primary role is to provide differentiated instruction for middle schoo; developing readers* using Read180** curriculum Monday-Friday. The specialist is tasked with providing foundational reading skills to enable students to grow, as measured by the NWEA MAP assessment, and matriculate to higher level reading classrooms. In addition to this primary responsibility, the specialist will operate portions of the TSCS middle school library, Accelerated Reader (AR) testing, reading tutoring (where Leveled Literacy Intervention is implemented), and update Millionaire (1,000,000 words read) status tracking.


Report To: 

Middle School Director


Performance Responsibilities:


Reading Classes

Centralized TSCS Library

Maintaining Systems and Reporting Data


Perform other duties as assigned



1.  Bachelor’s Degree or higher degree


2.  Minimum of three years of successful K-12 classroom teaching experience, preferably in an upper elementary or middle school setting


3.  A valid reading specialist certificate strongly encouraged


4.  Deep knowledge of reading, writing and literacy development


5.  Outstanding presentation and facilitation skills


6.  Interpersonal skills (communication, problem solving, conflict management, collaboration) to share research based instructional approaches with teachers and administrators and provide advice, mentoring and coaching


7.  Strong organizational skills


8.  Familiarity with the implementation of Accelerated Reader, Read 180 and similar school wide reading programs


9.  Deep understanding of leveled literacy instruction, interpreting reading data, and targeting instruction to student reading levels



* Developing Reader: TSCS identifies a developing reader is a student who is two or more grade levels  behind in reading.

**Read 180: READ 180 is the leading blended learning solution that accelerates learning for struggling readers by merging the latest brain science, adaptive technology, professional development, and knowledge for school and life.