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Reading Teacher

Job ID: ITHN0120993-0053

Job Description:






Our Mission is: to educate every student to become a life long learner; to foster academic, social, emotional and physical development; to nurture an understanding and respect for all people in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic world; and to promote responsible citizenship in a democracy.


Position Title:                          1.0 Reading Teacher


Brief Description:                   Provide literacy instruction in inclusive and supplemental settings for children in need of intensive, accelerated instruction, specifically linked to data that targets and then closes the gap using the Response to Intervention (RtI) model.


Current Location:                   DeWitt Middle School


Anticipated Start Date:           November 27, 2017 or as soon as possible


Application Screenings:          Begins November 9, 2017

* Please see Writing Sample for Mandatory Questions*


Required Qualifications:


  • The Ithaca City School District is committed to eliminating race, class and disability as predictors of academic performance, co-curricular participation and discipline.  Qualified candidates will demonstrate a basic awareness of these commitments and a strong willingness to support these efforts.


  • Possession of New York State certification in Reading or Literacy is required.


    *Writing Sample:* Please upload with job-specific cover letter or as a writing sample


  • 1. Describe your philosophy for effectively educating a diverse group of students (including race, socio-economic status, learning differences, and others) to ensure their success.


  • 2. Tell us about any personal and professional experiences you have had that would help you help us to fulfill our district equity goals.
  • 3. The Ithaca City School District is a 1:1 district in grades 3-12.  Please provide examples of how you have used or your vision for using digital technology in instruction.  Also, please provide evidence of how you stay current with students’ digital world.



    Desired Characteristics:


  • An educational leader whose competency, energy, and commitment will help ensure students thrive; and


  • Background in differentiated instruction; catch-up growth; familiarity with and employment of small group instruction and earliest interventions; understanding of literacy as a human right; a flexible and empowered teacher preferred.


  • Proven ability to interact effectively with students and their families who represent cultures that are diverse in terms of race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and other characteristics in order to build an effective and collaborative school community; and


  • Exhibits ability to implement culturally responsive curriculum; create an inclusive classroom; and differentiate instruction in order to engage the learning styles and needs of each student as an individual.


Salary Range (2017-2018):      $41,839-$63,739 (10-month full-time base)


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The Ithaca City School District does not unlawfully discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military status, veteran status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, or other federal/state protected status.

Application Deadline: 11/10/2017

Start Date: 11/27/2017

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Ithaca, NY, 14850

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