Veritas Classical Christian School
Published
March 28, 2022
Location
Richmond, Virgina
Category
Job Type

Description

About Veritas

Veritas School is a community of over 650 students and 90 faculty and staff located on a beautiful campus in Richmond's historic Northside. At Veritas, we believe that a good education plays the long game, and we seek to prepare students not only for college but for life. We offer a robust JK-12 classical education in a joyous and Christ-centered environment that is rooted in our belief that all areas of life provide opportunities to pursue the True, the Good, and the Beautiful. Veritas School has consistently won local Top Workplace awards for creating a culture where employees feel engaged, appreciated, and fulfilled.

Position Summary

The Reading Specialist provides support to struggling students in the area of reading. The reading specialist will use both "push-in" and "pull-out" methods of remediation to support students needing reading intervention. The reading specialist will also use all data sources to provide targeted strategies to improve literacy skills of identified students. The reading specialist will use Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) data and other reading diagnostic tools to determine a student's oral reading, phonological awareness skills, spelling and morphology, recognition of alphabet letters and sounds and concept of words. The reading specialist will work collaboratively with the Head of Lower School, the Director of Academic Support, and K-2 classroom teachers to assess students' needs, plan for remediation, model lessons, and lead professional development. The reading specialist will serve as a resource to parents by communicating assessment results and implications regarding a child's reading trajectory. The reading specialist will also assist the Head of Lower School in the development and refinement of the JK-6 language arts program. The position requires an experienced educator who is a mature Christian, energetic, organized, and flexible, and who will provide leadership, communication, and administrative skills for a growing Academic Support Program. The Reading Specialist reports to the Head of Lower School.

Essential Functions

  • Plan, implement, and evaluate programs of instruction for small groups of students, attending to special learning needs and the paradigm of Christian classical education
  • Collaborate effectively with other faculty
  • Shepherd students' hearts and minds by providing biblical and gospel-filled instruction, correction and encouragement
  • Maintain a welcoming and orderly classroom environment
  • Monitor and evaluate students' progress, and communicate that progress with parents through written report cards or progress reports and through conversations, as needed
  • Participate in faculty meetings and in the overall life and community of the school

Qualifications

Knowledge

  • Understanding of school's culture, policies and procedures
  • Robust knowledge of pedagogy
  • Best practices in early reading

Skills

  • Relational: able to make others comfortable in conversation; good listener
  • Communication: able to teach; able to write clearly and correctly
  • Administration: able to coordinate student schedules; basic computer skills

Character

  • A mature Christian faith, displayed in godly conduct, firm personal convictions, and charity towards different but historically orthodox positions
  • A commitment to the mission and vision of Veritas School
  • A love for others, shown in kindness, patience, and willingness to confront wrongs
  • A life-long learner

Education:

Minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college and endorsement as a reading specialist

Key Relationships:

  • Head of Lower School
  • Lower School Faculty
  • Director of Academic Support
  • Dean of Academics

Time Required: Full time or part time, ten months with standard school breaks during the school year

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://veritasschool.isolvedhire.com/jobs/552598-198342.html

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