Readers 2 Leaders is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to helping all children in Dallas read at or above grade level. Our mission is to develop and grow the reading skills of children in West Dallas ages 3-10 so that they succeed in school, graduate and leave school prepared to live productive lives.
We recognize that students who don't read on grade level by third grade are four times less likely to graduate high school, and we work to help all our students beat the odds. We operate Booktown, home of our flagship After-School Program and community lending library. We also provide in- and after-school reading tutoring within Dallas ISD and charter school networks.
Team Read Instructor Position
We seek a full-time reading instructor to provide small group reading instruction in our Team Read programs: in-school, after-school, and summer. Candidates must have experience in teaching explicit, systematic phonics, guided reading, and be familiar with RTI/literacy intervention. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English is highly preferred.
Receive training and become a proficient instructor in R2L’s methods for teaching early-reading skills. Training includes but is not limited to systematic phonics, guided reading, running records, assessment analysis, and social/emotional learning.
Plan, prepare, and deliver phonics and guided reading instruction in a pull-out setting to approximately 36 students enrolled in Team Read at partner elementary schools located in Dallas.
Plan, prepare, and deliver phonics and guided reading instruction to approximately 30 students enrolled in the Team Read After-School and Summer Camp programs.
Administer a variety of reading assessments to identify and monitor students’ progress in reading level and skill. Assessments include, but are not limited to, DRA2 (Developmental Reading Assessment), Istation ISIP, sight words, phonological and phonemic awareness, and fluency.
Act as a liaison between faculty and administration at partner schools and R2L Program Director regarding session schedules, to ensure that planned schedule and sessions occur, and that dosage requirements for students are met.
Encourage and monitor students’ progress and use assessment information to adjust teaching strategies.
Collect and maintain documentation and student data for assessment scores, attendance, demographic information, outcome measures, and survey results.
Complete monthly performance data reports documenting students’ progress for school staff and parents, including individual comments regarding student progress.
Manage/coordinate a small group of volunteers to read with children during Buddy Reading sessions.
Assist students with homework during the After-School Program.
Create and execute educational and engaging hands-on learning activities for After-School and Summer Camp programs
Manage student behavior by establishing and enforcing expectations and procedures, and enforcing a Positive Behavior Intervention System.
Provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for all students.
All other duties as assigned by Executive Director and Program Director.
How to apply
Send resume and cover letter as PDF attachments to email@example.com.