Reading Specialist (Elementary) - 2024-2025 School Year

Henrico County Public Schools | Henrico, VA, United States

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Posted Date 5/01/2024

Job Title

Reading Specialist (Elementary) - 2024-2025 School Year


Henrico, VA, US

Organization Name

HCPS - Ashe Elementary School

About Us

Henrico County Public Schools is one of the six largest county public school divisions in Virginia with a nationally recognized educational program. Henrico County is a suburban community surrounding the city of Richmond, VA. We are 104 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the east; 94 miles from the scenic Sky Line Drive to the west; 106 miles from Washington, D.C. to the north; and 75 miles from the North Carolina border to the south.

Our Mission:

Henrico County Public Schools, an innovative leader in educational excellence, will actively engage our students in diverse educational, social, and civic learning experiences that inspire and empower them to become contributing citizens.

General Statement of Duties

This is a 220 day contract. The candidate must possess a comprehensive knowledge of reading acquisition and pedagogy, learning theory, and best practices for effective Tier I, II, and III instruction.

Candidates must demonstrate abilities to

  • provide school-level leadership in the areas of reading and language arts,
  • work collaboratively with all members of the school and division team,
  • provide support to teachers in planning and delivering instruction,
  • analyze student performance data and create action plans, and
  • deliver high quality instruction to meet individual and group needs.

Coaching is also a key component of this position. Candidates should demonstrate an understanding of adult learning and instructional coaching best-practices that use state standards, division curriculum, and student data to increase student achievement.

Essential Duties

  • Provide daily leadership and support for elementary literacy instruction through coaching, participation on school action teams, collaboration with school leadership, and direct work with teachers
  • Support teachers in the implementation of all facets of literacy instruction through the use of coaching strategies, including but not limited to participating in coaching cycles, modeling of instruction, co-teaching, and collaborative planning
  • Assist teachers in the use of data to identify student needs, form groups, select resources, and inform instruction
  • Participate in collaborative planning to support the implementation of the HCPS Instructional Model, use of aligned curriculum, and integration of best-practices in literacy instruction
  • Assist teachers with the selection of instructional materials that adhere to the HPCS aligned curriculum, stimulate learning, and meet the needs of all students in a learner-centered classroom
  • Collaborate with school leadership to identify literacy needs based upon data, develop school literacy goals that address the need, and implement a plan to achieve the literacy goals
  • Use school data to design professional learning experiences for teachers that support literacy instruction, address school goals, and align with HCPS Instructional Model
  • Oversee and coordinate literacy intervention as outlined in the Virginia Literacy Act, including providing support for school-based reading facilitators and collaborating with teachers to develop student reading plans
  • Communicate with other staff (exceptional education, LIEP, gifted, etc.) to support learning for all students
  • Collaborate with division literacy coaches and the ELA specialist, including attending monthly literacy team meetings
  • Assist with the creation of family engagement events and school-wide initiatives that promote literacy
  • Maintain an inventory of reading and writing materials and oversee the organization of text in a bookroom
  • Stay abreast of current educational trends and best practices as these relate to classroom instruction, effective schools, and student achievement
  • Use expertise as a reading specialist to deliver small group instruction, as needed
  • Support the continued implementation of the HCPS LifeReady Literacy Plan
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must hold a current, active teaching license issued by the Virginia Department of Education
  • Master's degree preferred
  • Reading Specialist endorsement (or proof of enrollment in a Reading Specialist program) is required
  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience required
  • Experience in grades K through 5 is preferred

Additional Information

Minimum annual salary: $61,663 (Masters), $64,623 (Doctorate).

How To Apply

To be considered for the listed vacancy, you must submit a complete online application to include:

  1. Resume,
  2. Copy of your VA or out-of-state teaching license,
  3. Official or unofficial transcripts,
  4. Copies of your Praxis scores (if available)

If you are unable to upload the documents, you may mail, fax, or hand-deliver the requested documents to:

Henrico County Public Schools

3820 Nine Mile Road - Attn: Human Resources

Henrico, VA 23223

Fax: (804) 652-3763

The School Board of Henrico County is committed to nondiscrimination with regard to sex (including pregnancy), gender, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, ancestry, age, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law (except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification), in employment or in its programs and activities.

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Main Organization

Public Schools

Public Schools

Employment Status

Permanent Fulltime

Permanent Full-time

Amount of Travel

Work At Home

Salary61,663.00 Annual

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