You are viewing a preview of this job. Log in or register to view more details about this job.

Reading Specialist

About City Garden Montessori School
City Garden Montessori School fosters academic excellence for its students through holistic Montessori education in an anti-bias, anti-racist community. One of the highest-performing charter schools in the state and the only Montessori charter school in Missouri, we are on a growth trajectory to serve 500 students in pre-K through 8th grade in the 2022-2023 school year. We seek outstanding teachers, ready to reinvent education, who share our vision of excellent education for all students rooted in equity and social justice.
About the role
The Reading Specialist will have the responsibility for providing intervention that improves student achievement in reading and composition skills, with an overall goal of advancing the academic skills needed for success. They will cultivate a student-centered environment which fosters relationships and promotes continual growth for students and staff.

In this role, you’ll love
  • Inspiring students to strengthen their reading skills
  •  Collaborating with teachers and the Special Services team to identify children who have reading difficulties, and to assist those children in developing their abilities
  • Serving as a reading consultant and a reading resource person
  • Creating an environment that demonstrates rapport with, respect, and kindness for all students as well as between students
  • Engaging deeply with students, teachers, staff and families as partners
  • Living your commitment to anti-bias education and antiracist values and principles in a school that is reimagining education through these lenses

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education; Master’s degree preferred
  • Missouri Teacher Certification (not Substitute Certification)
Candidates who thrive bring
  • Knowledge of the Missouri Learning Standards and Common Core
  • Standards
  • Demonstrated success working with a diverse student population
  • Deep grounding in racial equity and strong alignment with anti-bias, anti-racism values
  • Child-centered, flexible approach and willingness to do whatever it takes for our students
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Works with the Special Services team to identify, diagnose and assist children who have reading difficulties
  • Provides targeted reading instruction for identified students
  • Monitors students’ progress and provides frequent updates to staff and parents
  • Adapts instructional techniques to meet the diverse needs of individual students
  • Helps ensure the learning environment is dynamic and conducive to high-level learning
  • Assists in the establishment and development of reading curriculum
  • Participates in school functions, including but not limited to Parent/Guardian Conferences,
  • Open Houses, Transition Nights, Curriculum Nights, Family Orientations and the Family Field Day

COVID-19 vaccine policy
To prioritize the safety of staff, students, and families, City Garden requires all employees and volunteers aged 16 and older not eligible for medical, religious or disability exemption to submit proof of vaccination prior to entering the school facilities. Please read our COVID-19 vaccine policy here

This position offers a salary ranging from $38,250 to $44,500 based on
level of education and years of teaching experience.
City Garden Montessori (City Garden) provides comprehensive benefits including:
  • Paid health benefits (medical, dental, vision and life insurance)
  • Pre-tax savings for family health premium costs
  • Retirement plan (Public School Retirement System of the City of St. Louis)
  • Paid time-off (Fall, Winter and Spring breaks, holidays, and additional days)
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Enrollment preference at City Garden Montessori Charter school (grades K through 8) for children of staff members who live in Missouri
  • Tuition discount for our preschool program
  • Free before/ after care for child(ren) who attend City Garden Montessori

City Garden Montessori School is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity, equity and inclusion. Recruiting staff to create an inclusive organization is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, ethnicities, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status, or other statuses protected by law. All candidates are evaluated solely on their qualifications to perform the work