Middle School Reading Teacher

The Fletcher School, named for one of its founders, Mac Fletcher, is a kindergarten through twelfth-grade college preparatory school offering intense remediation in academic subjects as well as opportunities to learn strategies for compensating.

Students must have a diagnosis of a Specific Learning Disability and/or ADHD diagnosis, documentation of average or above-average IQ, and evidence that emotional or behavioral issues are not the primary concern. Specific learning disabilities include diagnoses such as disorders in reading, written expression or math, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and language processing deficits.

The Fletcher School program offers an average student-to-teacher ratio of six to one (6:1) and is based on the principles of the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading, writing, spelling, math, and all subject areas as part of a total language system. Our instruction is sequential, cumulative, and repetitious in order to achieve mastery and ensure success for the student.

Job summary:
The Middle School Reading Teacher is responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing an appropriate instructional program in an independent K-12 school environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Teachers within a grade level and/or subject work as a team under the supervision of the Division Head. This position is eligible for full benefits. The Ideal candidate will have knowledge of and experience teaching Middle School literature and reading comprehension. The candidate will have experience in a variety of modes of teaching and be highly skilled at differentiated instruction.

Primary duties and responsibilities:
• Actively support the mission of The Fletcher School and its leadership in the execution of their role and responsibilities
• Plan, prepare, and deliver lesson plans and instructional materials that are structured, multi-sensory, and targeted to individual learning styles in order to facilitate active learning and assist students in achieving their potential
• Ensure that curriculum, lesson plans, and evaluations are in accordance with established school procedures and pedagogy
• Collaborate with the grade-level team to achieve the optimum outcome for each student
• Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment
• Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction
• Teach remotely via an online platform if necessary
• Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures in accordance with the disciplinary systems of the School
• Provide appropriate feedback and encouragement to students on their work
• Monitor the progress of individual students and adjust teaching strategies as indicated
• Maintain accurate and complete records of student progress and development
• Participate in department, grade-level, school, and parent meetings
• Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues, and parents regarding student progress and student needs
• Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
• Prepare the classroom for class activities
• Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities

Other duties:
• Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic, and ability backgrounds
• Encourage parent and community involvement, obtain information for parents when requested, promptly return phone calls, and answer emails
• Participate in Professional Learning Programs, Professional Learning Communities, and other appropriate professional activities
• Participate in class trips, including overnight, full-division field trips
• When assigned, support students in the role of an advisor, assist with carpool, and monitor lunch and/or playground
• Support or supervise extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs, and student organizations as directed
• Work as a member of a team; support a collegial working environment that includes other departments and areas
• Model appropriate and positive behavior with students, parents, colleagues, and other members of the community
• Other duties as assigned

• BA/BS degree in teaching from an accredited institution in the subject or grade level of the posted opening
• 3 to 5+ years of teaching experience preferred
• Training or experience in Special Education
• Have attended or willingness to attend the Orton-Gillingham Educator course and multisensory math professional development
• Have or be willing to obtain Apple Teacher certification
• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
• Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology

General requirements:
• A criminal history background check is required of all employees
• Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. The Fletcher School participates in the E-Verify program
• References will be required; transcripts may be required

The Fletcher School recognizes diversity and an inclusive school environment are vital elements of a holistic academic program. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, sex, color, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, creed, disability, family or parental status, genetics, veteran status or any other status protected by federal or state laws or regulations. The Fletcher School prohibits discrimination and harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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