Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City's oldest independent school for girls, educating students in Pre-K through 12. As part of an international network of schools, we are committed to a set of principles shared by all Sacred Heart Schools. Known as the "Goals and Criteria,” these principles articulate the core components of a Sacred Heart education, and charge our community with a unified educational mission.
At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that each child possesses unique gifts. Our job is to unearth those gifts, nurture them, and empower each child of the Sacred Heart to share those gifts with the global community. Convent of the Sacred Heart is committed to being an equitable and inclusive community and seeks candidates who connect to our Mission and Goals.
Lower School Literacy Specialist Full-Time Immediate Hire
Convent of the Sacred Heart 91st Street, seeks a Kindergarten - Grade 3 Literacy Specialist
Master’s Degree in Literacy and/or Elementary Education
Experience teaching elementary school students with various learning profiles
Experience teaching reading, writing, guided reading, phonics, and word study
Extensive knowledge of reading programs such as Wilson Fundations, Fountas & Pinnell, Orton-Gillingham, PAF, and Recipe for Reading
Effective oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
A solid understanding of child development, including cognitive, social, and emotional development
Maintain congruence between the school and the mission as articulated in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart schools
Establish a warm, positive, and productive learning environment
Commit to addressing social justice, diversity, equity, and anti-bias education in the curriculum
Provide educational literacy support for students in Grades K-4 in small reading groups and through one-to-one instruction
Develop engaging reading and writing lessons that provide direct remediation
Support homeroom teachers in monitoring student progress, establishing individualized education plans for students, and conducting assessments to determine the effectiveness of interventions
Collaborate with grade-level teams to implement changes to our reading and writing programs
Meet weekly with the Support Services Team to provide ongoing support and strategies for students with learning differences based on in-house data as well as data from evaluations
Communicate regularly with parents/guardians, homeroom teachers, and outside support providers (tutors, therapists, etc.) through phone calls, emails, and meetings to provide ongoing support and to propose strategies based on the individual needs of each student
Conduct parent-teacher conferences and write progress reports twice each year
Maintain accurate, detailed records of student progress, parent communication, and lessons
Use technology as needed for both lessons and communication, especially Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, etc.), Zoom, and Seesaw
Follow the professional code and policies of the school, including maintaining confidentiality and being attentive to detail
Perform assigned, ongoing scheduled responsibilities with care (roof duty, lunch duty, dismissal, etc.)
Attend and participate actively in division and whole school faculty meetings and events
An equal opportunity employer, Sacred Heart seeks to hire outstanding and diverse faculty who work together harmoniously toward the common mission of the school.
Internal Number: 1218
About Convent of the Sacred Heart
The Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City’s oldest independent school for girls, established in 1881 by the Society of the Sacred Heart. Part of a worldwide network of over 150 schools committed to the mission of Sacred Heart education, the school is housed in two landmark buildings on 91st Street and Fifth Avenue. Since its inception, Convent of the Sacred Heart has been governed by a strong commitment to the education of the whole child, addressing her intellectual, spiritual, social, and emotional development.
Convent of the Sacred Heart is an equal opportunity employer. As an equal opportunity employer, Sacred Heart seeks to hire outstanding and diverse faculty who work together harmoniously toward the common mission of the school.
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