Charlton Heston Academy (CHA) is on the cutting edge of public education in delivering a year-round and extended school day model
to students in grades pre-k through 12. As CHA rounds out its sixth year of operation, the Academy has continued to increase its
course offerings, co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Please visit the Academy website at www.charltonhestonacademy.com
for more information about CHA. While Charlton Heston Academy continues to accept resumes and letters of interest for all
positions, the Academy has immediate vacancies for the following positions for the 2018-19 school year:


GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES The responsibilities of the position fall into two categories. As a teacher, the
reading specialist is responsible for providing direct instruction to students, individually or in small groups, to
enable students to develop literacy skills. As a literacy leader, the position is responsible for implementing a
comprehensive literacy program at the assigned school through coaching, supporting, and guiding teachers in
best practices for literacy instruction.
 Provide direct instruction in the areas of reading and writing for identified groups and individual students,
with an emphasis on emergent, beginning, and transitional readers.
 Design interventions and write lesson plans detailing methods and materials.
 Work collaboratively with teachers to assess reading abilities, identifying deficiencies, and create intervention plans for
students selected for additional reading instruction.
LITERACY LEADER- shall be devoted to coaching to include, but not limited to, co-teaching, collaboration,
facilitation of instructional strategies, modeling, observing, and providing feedback. Specifically:
 Identify literature for use in all content areas in support of the curriculum.
 Provide curriculum support and training for all teachers and continuous staff development that supports school
 Model and coach instructional methods in a variety of settings (whole group and small group) and provide
follow-up support.
 Collaborate with and coach teachers on the use of assessment data to plan instruction; analyze school literacy
data and plan for future literacy needs
 Provide ongoing training and follow-up in the use of assessment tools.
 Select instructional materials to meet student needs.
 Participate in collaborative instructional planning.

 Assess students using a variety of measures to determine appropriate placement and specific instructional
 Conduct classroom visitations and provides feedback to teachers and administrators on the school’s literacy
 Maintain an organized system and accessible location for the storage and circulation of reading and writing
 Maintain a comprehensive inventory of instructional materials and resources.
 Assist with the planning and delivery of parent workshops and informational sessions involving the language
arts program.
 Participate in parent conferences and provide instructional suggestions.
 Remain grounded in content standards and objectives in order to facilitate integrated and concept based
 Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of CHA curriculum and techniques for integrating
curriculum, CHA policies and effective instructional practices; knowledge of the needs of students requiring
remedial reading instruction; thorough understanding of the teaching and learning process; ability to provide
instruction that reflects multiple perspectives and multicultural education; ability to infuse technology into
curriculum; ability to guide and train teachers in effective techniques and strategies; ability to work effectively
with administrators, colleagues, central office, school based staff, students, parents and community; ability to
use diagnostic data to tailor instruction to meet the needs of the student(s); excellent organizational,
communication, and human relations skills. This position requires certification as a Reading Specialist (BR)
and at least 5 years of teaching experience.

Please contact David Patterson at 313-622-9173 or email your resume to dpatterson@charltonhestonacademy.com if you are interested in any positions