Chester-Upland School District

Reading Specialist (231)

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Job Details

TitleReading Specialist
Posting ID231


Chester Upland School District is in a historic period of change.  We are uniquely poised to re-focus and transform into a student-focused district where each child is ensured the academic and personal skills to succeed in the college or career of their choice.


The senior leadership team is building a talented and committed team to ensure all students are prepared to graduate Chester Upland schools career and college ready!


Screening Procedures:

  • Receipt of a completed application, resume and cover letter.
  • A minimum of three current written letters of reference from previous or current directors, principal, and supervisors.
  • Personal interview.

Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university
  • Appropriate Standard Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate for the given subject area for which you are applying.
  • Preferred experience in an urban school setting
  • The following clearances are required:
    • PA Criminal,
    • PA Child Abuse
    • FBI clearances,
    • Physical including TB Test
  • Proof of U. S. citizenship or legal resident alien status. 


  • Provide leadership, coordination, collaboration, and innovation in reading curriculum and instruction, so that each student may drive maximum benefit from the K-8 reading curriculum.
  • Plans and develops special reading projects as approved or provided.
  • Serves as a resource to the board and administration in areas of reading instruction and curriculum.
  • Provides leadership in the development and implementation of the K-8 reading program.
  • Ensures that reading is a component of the K-8 Language Arts.
  • Utilizes the Reading Recovery method of intervention and instruction for primary students.
  • Responsible for maintaining the literature collection.
  • Plans and conducts periodic evaluations to assess the need for changes in the reading program.
  • Observes disabled readers in the classroom, upon teacher’s request.
  • Assists classroom teachers in the diagnosis of students and collaborates in planning the instructional strategies.
  • Assists in the selection of appropriate materials utilized by the classroom teacher for corrective measures.
  • Provides demonstrations of new methods and materials.

Ideal Candidate will demonstrate the following and/or have experience with:

  • A commitment to success for all of the Chester Upland students and specifically to raising the academic achievement of all the children in this district
  • A desire to grow professionally and seek out new opportunities for professional development;
  • An ability to use data to drive instruction
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Innovative teaching methodologies through techniques such as team teaching, demonstrations, simulation and consultation
  • An ability to work independently and manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously
  • Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • An ability to critically assess challenges and identify effective instructional/behavioral solutions to support the success of each student
  • Exceptional classroom management skills
  • Flexible optimistic approach; committed to overcoming challenges; comfortable with ambiguity
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong working knowledge of technology used to differentiate instruction for students.

Salary: Contract Salary Guide


Chester Upland School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary RangeChester Upland Contract Salary Guide
LocationDistrict Wide

Applications Accepted

Start Date03/18/2019