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Dyslexia Teacher, full time, Garland Vista

Primary Purpose: Position Summary: The Dyslexia Teacher (general education position) will conduct the dyslexia intervention program for all dyslexia students. In addition to these duties, the Dyslexia Teacher will serve the student population as a formative phonetics resource to students struggling in the areas of reading fluency and early phonetic comprehension. Qualifications: Education/Certification Must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year College or University, preferably in the area of Special Education. Valid grade level (EC-6 or 4-8 Generalist) or content area certification required for select positions. Dyslexia Certification preferred but not required. Experience 2+ years of Dyslexia teaching experience in a Public School is preferred. Required Knowledge. Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) Must have a passion for students, especially students with reading disorders. Must have the ability and patience to work interactively with students. Advanced knowledge of and compliance with federal and state dyslexia and reading disorder laws. Working knowledge of and compliance with individualized services for students. Knowledge of the development and implementation of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process. Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. Strong computer skills to implement multiple and diverse programs. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to learn and implement teaching curriculum software programs and instruct students on utilization. Must have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of students, their parents, the community, peers, administrative staff, Campus Directors, Superintendents, and corporate staff. Must have the ability to effectively interpret policy, procedures, and student data such as diagnostic test results, state assessments scoring, transcripts, and grade point average. Must have the ability to transition with district, campus, and/or department changes. Must have ability to communicate effectively with and receive guidance from supervisors Must have ability to manage multiple priorities effectively. Must have ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships. Must have ability to travel as necessary. Preferred KSAs General knowledge of academic curriculum. Responsibilities and Duties: The Dyslexia Teacher applies knowledge of the interrelated components of reading across all developmental stages of oral and written language and has expertise in reading instruction at the levels of early childhood through grade 12.

The Dyslexia Teacher uses expertise in implementing, modeling, and providing integrated literacy assessment and instruction by utilizing appropriate methods and resources to address the varied learning needs of all students. The Dyslexia Teacher recognizes how the differing strengths and needs of individual students influence their literacy development, applies knowledge of primary and second language acquisition to promote literacy, and applies knowledge of reading difficulties, dyslexia, and reading disabilities to promote literacy. The Dyslexia Teacher understands the theoretical foundations of literacy; plans and implements a developmentally appropriate, research-based reading/literacy curriculum for all students; collaborates and communicates with educational stakeholders; and participates and takes a leadership role in designing, implementing, and evaluating professional development programs. Collaborate with general education teachers and administrators to provide dyslexia accommodations and services to dyslexia students. Ensure student individualized education programs (IEPs) are appropriately written and implemented. Ensure that student progress is evaluated on a regular basis, and that the findings are used to make dyslexia services more effective. Plan the necessary time, resources, and materials to support general education teachers in accomplishing educational goals of students receiving dyslexia services. Assist the campus administrator with the Response to Intervention process. Demonstrate support for the campus's student management policies and assist with behavior management strategies as they relate to students with dyslexia. Establish and maintain open lines of communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, teachers, and administrators. Recommend sound policies to improve dyslexia program. Perform special projects, during and after normal business hours, and other duties as assigned. Travel as required.

Equipment Used: All equipment required to perform jobs duties and task previously described. Physical / Environmental Factors: The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.