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Reading Specialist

American Gulf School
Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Studio accommodation is provided
Annual airfare to home country provided
Start date
Start August 2024
2 years
  • Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
  • University Graduate, Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 3 years of teaching experience
  • Annual airfare to home country provided
  • Studio accommodation is provided

American Gulf School, renowned for its commitment to excellence in an American and IB curriculum framework, is eager to welcome a new Reading Specialist to our team. This vital role focuses on enhancing the literacy skills of our students, crucial for their academic and personal growth.

Job Overview: As our Reading Specialist, you will play a fundamental role in nurturing a culture of reading and literacy that is both inclusive and expansive. This full-time position is designed for someone with a robust background in literacy education who is ready to make a significant impact.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Implement Reading Programs: Develop and oversee the execution of comprehensive reading strategies that enhance fluency, comprehension, and interest among students.

Collaborative Development: Work closely with teachers and administrative staff to create effective reading interventions and consistent program evaluations.

Student Assessments: Conduct detailed assessments of student reading levels, providing personalized support and making adjustments to teaching strategies as necessary. Manage documentation of Student Literacy Profiles and Goals.

Data Analysis – Analyze internal and external data to inform instruction within the classroom, and for intervention/support/enrichment of ELA goals.

Professional Development: Lead workshops and training sessions for teachers, sharing innovative reading instruction techniques and the latest educational research to enhance teaching efficacy.

Library Management: Curate and maintain a dynamic school library environment that promotes an enthusiasm for reading among students.

Community Engagement: Foster strong relationships with parents and the wider school community to support a home-school reading culture.

Targeted Support: Provide specialized guidance for students in small groups or on a one-to-one basis, focusing on those who require additional help.

Desired Qualification, Skills and Experience:

  • A Post-Graduate Degree in a relevant field such as Education, or M.Ed Literacy Education.
  • At least 4-6 years of experience as a Reading Specialist across multiple grade levels, preferably within an IB school setting.
  • Storytelling prowess, adept at engaging and inspiring young readers.
  • Proficient in managing library resources, ensuring they are aligned with the latest curriculum needs.
  • Experience with the American CCSS for ELA  and the science of reading.
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

At American Gulf School, we believe that a broader curriculum broadens not only minds but opportunities too. Our learners are encouraged to question and experiment to find answers to critical thinking questions giving every child confidence within their own ability to achieve their full potential.

American Gulf School is situated in the up and coming expanding area of Rahmaniya. We deliver a uniquely broad and diverse curriculum which brings out the best in our learners, both academically and personally. Our School runs the IB Programme framework using the American Curriculum for its content. AGS prides itself in the incorporation of a strong National Curriculum into all aspect of school life.

Our school's motto. "Aspire, Grow, Succeed" captures our learners' journey through academia. In the early years we nurture aspirations and help them grow by giving them choices and prepare them for rigorous course work that will enable them to succeed in our ever-changing world. We believe that learners should develop life skills in conjunction with their academic skills in order to achieve their goals and full potential.

American Gulf School can accommodate children from PreK-3 (3 years old) to Grade 12 (18 years old), meaning a high standard of teaching remains consistent throughout the educational life of each of our learners. Each child is unique and we are able to tailor individual lessons to suit their strengths and needs from start to finish.

We offer outstanding academic facilities including a state of the art STEAM/ Robotics Lab for both PYP and MYP classes, a Media Studio, and a KG Design Thinking Lab to mention a few.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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