Job Description

Position Type: Elementary School Teaching
Location: Districtwide, 85031
Date Posted: 1/29/2021
Date Available: 07/26/2021
Date Closing: Until Filled

Reading Interventionist
JOB GOAL: To build student success in English Language Arts by providing Tier II and Tier III student interventions through our Response to Intervention (RTI) model.
  • Valid Arizona Teaching Certificate
  • A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience with excellent evaluations
  • Must be highly qualified as a Reading Specialist
  • Demonstrates proficiency in teaching English language arts evidenced by principal’s evaluations and student achievement
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Arizona Common Core Standards and instructional materials for English Language Arts
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and works effectively in a professional learning community
  • Demonstrates knowledge of curriculum, instruction and assessment as they relate to each other and influence student achievement
  • Views self as a learner and seeks professional challenges and demonstrates initiative
  • Demonstrates professional development skills and works effectively with adults.
  • Demonstrates ability in working with diverse populations (ELL, Special Education, Gifted)
  • Works collaboratively with district and school site
  • Holds high expectations for her/himself and colleagues, as well as students
  • Continues professional growth through participation in educational meetings and defined professional growth opportunities, reading professional literature, and exchanging ideas with colleagues
  • Continues professional development in the area of research-based exemplary practices in curriculum, instruction and assessment
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate in oral and written form
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of updated best practices in reading including scientifically based reading research
  • Understands the purpose and specifics of core reading programs, supplemental and intervention programs and serves as a guide to teachers to effectively use these programs
  • Models systematic reading instruction that is aligned to scientifically based English Language Arts research (Tier I) and Tier II/III student intervention for all teachers and students
  • Understands and interprets assessment data, both formal and informal, to inform instructional decisions
  • Collaborates with teachers (mainstream, ELL, Special Education, Gifted) to support reading intervention
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable 
Responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
  1. Prepares appropriate lesson plans for reading intervention for students.
  2. Selects and uses district intervention programs, appropriate for students with fidelity.
  3. Ensures Tier II and Tier III reading intervention using the district RTI model.
  4. Analyzes and organizes individual assessment results and state assessment results to determine areas of weakness and share strategies to address weaknesses through prescriptive intervention.
  5. Provides specialized instructional strategies for staff members on appropriate intervention (Tier I, II and III) in English Language Arts instruction for students.
  6. Maintains up to date records for progress monitoring, Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) and in-program data management systems.
  7. Facilitates teacher collaboration on components such as progress monitoring, instructional intervention, data analysis and reporting results on a timely on-going basis.
  8. Facilitates, prepares, posts and updates data walls for reading based on school and district expectations.
  9. Serves as a content and instructional expert for the campus
  10. Collaborates with special education and general education teachers to implement a multi-tiered system of support.
  11. Collaborates with Direct Instruction Coaches and the Director of RTI to improve educational outcomes for students
  12. Participates in professional development at the district and school level.
  13. Performs other work-related duties as assigned.                                                           
  14. External candidates should complete an on-line certified application and download and attach the following to Human Resources:
  • A current copy of your Arizona Teaching Certificate with Reading Endorsement
  • A current Professional Resume
  • A current copy of your Arizona Fingerprint Card or proof of application for a Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • A copy of your unofficial transcripts
  • A copy of your test scores (AEPA or NES) for certification
  • Three (3) current Letters of Recommendation.
Internal candidates should complete an on-line certified internal application and download and attach the following to Human Resources:
  • A current copy of your current Arizona Teaching Certificate with Reading Endorsement
  • A current Professional Résumé
  • A current copy of your Arizona Fingerprint Card or proof of application for a Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card
REPORTS TO:    Director of Educational Services
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Employment year is nine (9) months. Teacher work year.
Cartwright School District
Haidee Ruiz, Human Resources
(623) 691-3911  FAX (623) 691-4079
Rita Moncibaez, Human Resources
(623) 691-4075  FAX:  (623) 691-4079
Heather Salazar, Human Resources
(623) 691-5946  FAX:  (623) 691-4079

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