The Pinnacle School, a private, special education day school for college-bound students in grades 2 through 12, seeks a Reading Specialist for a full-time, school-based position (10 months).
The Reading Specialist will provide high-quality, data-driven reading and writing instruction to students aligned with the school’s mission and philosophy. The Reading Specialist will teach students who have literacy and/or language acquisition skills that are significantly below grade level within a 1:1 or small class setting. The Reading Specialist will serve as a resource for staff members surrounding reading comprehension and language skills acquisition for students with language-based learning differences, differentiate curriculum to support students’ learning styles and current achievement levels, cultivate open and positive lines of communication with students and parents regarding academic, social and emotional progress and development, and maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues.
The Pinnacle School enables students with language-based learning differences to thrive through small class sizes, differentiated instruction, active problem-solving, and relationship building. Candidates will be joining a robust and collaborative team of highly trained clinicians and teachers with expertise in special education, school counseling, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and classroom and behavior management. Pinnacle faculty and staff work tirelessly to support each student to become an enthusiastic learner and an engaged member of the community. We hire accomplished, inspiring people with a combination of teaching experience, advanced degrees, contagious enthusiasm, and engaging communication skills.
Salary and benefits are competitive and consistent with other independent schools in the Fairfield County, CT and Westchester County, NY area. Benefits include: Medical/Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance, LTD, and Retirement.
To apply, please send your resume, certification, 2 references, and a brief, email cover note to: firstname.lastname@example.org; please note “Reading Specialist” in the subject line of your email reply.
Greenwich Education Group, LLC and The Pinnacle School do not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, veteran status, disability (including but not limited to intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws. Greenwich Education Group and The Pinnacle School are committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons
The successful candidate will meet the following requirements:
Valid Connecticut state license with endorsement 102-Remedial Reading and Remedial Languages Arts grades 1-12
Training or certification in Orton Gillingham, Wilson, or multi-sensory approach to reading
Minimum 2 years experience teaching special education student populations with language-based learning differences
Familiar with the IEP process and the collection of progress monitoring data
Commitment to helping children of all abilities reach their full potential
Excellent communication skills, and a collaborative, enthusiastic style to fit with our team environment.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive with other independent schools in Fairfield County, CT and Westchester County, NY
About The Pinnacle School
The Pinnacle School and The Spire School are located in Stamford, Connecticut