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DIRECTOR OF READING

Apr-12-2019

Position Open Until: Apr-28-2019

Boulder Valley School District
Boulder, Colorado

Address
6500 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, Colorado

DIRECTOR OF READING

BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT is committed to create challenging, meaningful, and engaging learning opportunities so that all children thrive and are prepared for successful, civically engaged lives. Our comprehensive and innovative approach to education ensures that each student meets expectations relative to intellectual growth, physical development and social emotional well-being. The district covers approximately 500 square miles and serves the communities of Boulder, Erie, Louisville, Lafayette, Superior, Broomfield, Nederland, Ward, Jamestown and Gold Hill. Website: BVSD.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Provide leadership, facilitation, collaboration, and coordination of tasks critical to supporting teachers in reading, among other duties. The position will report to an Area Superintendent and will provide overall curricular and instructional support to PK-12 schools as appropriate.
-Coordinate the activities of the district reading team
-Lead district implementation of the READ Act
-Lead the district’s work around supporting students with dyslexia
-Implement a system of reading interventions across grades PK-12
-Schedule, coordinate, and oversee professional development sessions as needed
-Coordinate other projects and programs as assigned by the Area Superintendent

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:
-Masters Degree
-Minimum of five years experience teaching reading or serving as a reading interventionist and/or minimum three years of educational leadership experience
-Teacher License with Reading or Reading Specialist Endorsement (or eligible for endorsement upon hire)

Preferred:
-Certified Academic Language Therapist certification and/or Center for Effective Reading Instruction certification
-Colorado administrative license
-Administrative experience at school or central administration
-Appropriate training, academic, technological, and experiential background for the position
-Knowledge of teacher and principal educator effectiveness professional standards
-Understanding and appreciation for diversity and equitable instructional practices
-Knowledgeable and articulate about strategies utilizing cultural responsive and cultural proficiency approaches.
-Knowledge of reading instruction for English language learners and students in bilingual programs
-Effective interpersonal skills
-Dedication to high standards of excellence and the success of all students and ability to differentiate instruction for students
-Effective use of assessments to guide instruction
-Ability to work collaboratively with central office staff, school administrators, teachers, students, parents and community members
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines
-Skilled in group facilitation, coordination, and leadership
-Ability to study, analyze, and synthesize data in order to discriminate student achievement areas of strengths and weaknesses as well as program effectiveness

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the post-offer screening process, including a background check.

WORK YEAR: 261 Days

SALARY: Range 11: $88,772 – $133,158 (2018-19 salary schedule – based on experience); excellent benefit package. Website: BVSD Benefits.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Beginning of 2019-20 school year (estimated to be July 1, 2019)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed through April 28, 2019.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:
The following documents must be completed before an application can be considered:
-District online application – BVSD Jobs

Application must include:
-Reference Section – Three (3) professional letters of reference with phone numbers
-Supplemental Materials Section – Letter of Interest outlining skills and abilities
-Current Resume
-University Transcripts
-Copy of Colorado licensure or CDE Receipt confirming application

Boulder Valley School District is accepting completed, online applications only.

The Boulder Valley School District is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status in admission or access to, and treatment and employment in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries or complaints: BVSD – 720-561-5903; Office for Civil Rights – http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/addresses.html