To serve as a trained specialist and consultant to the total
school language arts program.
These items are intended only as examples of the various types
of job duties to be performed. The omission of specific duties does
not exclude them from the position if the work is a similar,
related, or logical assignment to the position.
Serves as a literacy leader to assist the principal in the
development, refinement, or modification of a total school language
arts program and literate school environment.
Supports and assists classroom teachers through lesson
demonstrations, co-teaching, instructional planning, participating
in classroom grouping, acquiring resource materials, professional
development, and facilitating topic study groups to create a
balanced literacy program.
Coordinates and/or assists with the implementation of state and
Coordinates and facilitates research-based reading intervention
programs through the identification and selection of such programs,
the planning for their implementation the direct instruction of
students, the training of support personnel in intervention
implementation, the identification of students for intervention
support, and the monitoring of their progress using achievement
Serves as a contact person for the local, state, and
international reading councils and promotes their literacy programs
such as writing contests and January Reading Month.
Provides diagnostic services in reading to determine specific
skill needs, levels of reading achievement and progress, and
placement in appropriate instructional groups and interventions as
Assists the principal, classroom teachers, support teachers, and
school teams with the interpretation of diagnostic data in order to
plan instructional programs and to help teachers differentiate
Leads integrated language arts committees and serves on
Coordinates summer school registration.
Serves as a resource for parents by conducting literacy-based
workshops and communicating assessment results and implications to
parents regarding child's reading progress.
Maintains a current level of literacy knowledge and
evidence-based educational practices.
Navigates computer-based data collection systems/programs in
order to monitor student, class, or school-wide reading
Serves as a liaison between the school and district language
Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
Starting salary for Master's degree with APC
May increase with additional education and experience.
Master's degree or equivalency from an accredited college or
Hold or be eligible for Maryland Advanced Professional
Certificate as a Reading Specialist.
Five years of successful teaching experience.
Knowledge and understanding of Performance Matters
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
HOW TO APPLY
Employment applications are accepted online only. To access the
application, visit the Current Job Openings section of the HCPS
website at www.hcps.org. If you have questions or require
assistance to complete the online employment application, contact
the Human Resources Office at 410-588-5238.
Online employment applications will be accepted until
The Harford County Public School System does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion,
sexual orientation, marital status, genetic identification,
political affiliation, or disability in matters affecting
employment or in providing access to programs for employees.
Inquiries related to the policies of the Board of Education of
Harford County should be directed to the Manager of Communications
This document is available in alternative form upon request. To
request disability-related reasonable accommodations, please notify
a staff member in the Human Resources Office at the time you are
contacted for an interview.
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