The Miquon School is seeking a part-time Reading Specialist to provide support for children who are finding challenges with learning in the areas of literacy skills. We are a community that is diverse along ethnic, economic, and religious lines and seek applicants who represent and broaden that diversity.
Please email your resume, statement of educational philosophy, and cover letter addressing your skills and experience to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate where you saw the posting. Resumes will be reviewed and considered until the position is filled.
The Reading Specialist works with teachers to support the intellectual and social/emotional development of children as individuals and members of a community, with a focus on designing and differentiating curricula for children requiring additional help in language arts.
Work with teachers to support the range of learning needs in each classroom
Communicate with parents and coordinate access to school-based and external services
Work with children to assess necessary interventions and provide first level of support through push-in and pull-out engagement
Although we have many resources available to our staff and our own scope and sequences for curricular areas, we do not adhere to a single textbook or published program throughout the school. The opportunity exists to create and implement a curricula that will be soundly based in developmentally appropriate practice and evolving research on learning and brain function, embody the values of community, diversity, and democracy that are espoused at Miquon, make extensive use of Miquon’s natural campus and the environment
In addition to the above listed requirements, we enthusiastically welcome other talents to enrich our community. We actively seek candidates whose interests and experiences may include but are not limited to music; languages; human development; nature and the natural world; building/making/tinkering; constructivist mathematics, science, cooking, leadership, and humor.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits.
The Miquon School is an independent, coeducational elementary school using innovative, child-centered teaching practices grounded in our 90-year tradition of Progressive education.
Our student body is composed of approximately 150 children in nursery through sixth grade. Classes are mixed-age groups, typically 16-20 children in size, and led by a co-teaching partnership. Time spent outside on our 10+-acre campus — including wooded areas, fields, and a creek — is an integral part of every child’s Miquon experience. We value independent thinking, varied individual and collaborative approaches to learning, authentic assessment methods, and creative, child-focused approaches to curriculum development.
The Miquon School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation in the employment of staff, admission of students, granting of financial aid, or the administration of school policies. We are a community that is diverse along ethnic, economic, and religious lines, and we seek applicants who represent and broaden that diversity.
The person we seek will have:
An understanding of and demonstrated commitment to Progressive education, pedagogy, and values
Substantial experience with elementary ages
The ability to help nurture and develop children's individual and healthy identities
A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice
The capacity to understand, appreciate, and reflect the diversity of Miquon’s families
Familiarity with learning and curricular resources and well developed strategies to stay current on research and best practices in learning support
Proven experience in supporting children with learning challenges in reading and with designing and implementing curriculum to meet their needs
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
High energy, resourcefulness, a strong work ethic, and a positive attitude
A master’s degree is preferred
About The Miquon School
The Miquon School is a community that is diverse along ethnic, economic, and religious lines and is actively seeking staff members who represent and broaden that diversity.
We are a small progressive elementary school, Nursery - 6th Grade, located on 10 wooded acres in a valley just outside of Philadelphia. Founded in 1932, we remain dedicated to preserving childhood, using innovative student-centered teaching practices, and developing children's knowledge of and appreciation for the environment.
The Miquon School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation in the employment of staff, admission of students, granting of financial aid, or the administration of school policies.