Literacy Specialist – Lower School


Posted 3 weeks ago

Cranbrook Schools Brookside is seeking a Literacy Specialist, needed for the 2020/21 academic year. The Literacy Specialist provides early intervention support and remediation services to students in senior kindergarten through grade five who are struggling with literacy, specifically reading. Responsibilities include: Working closely and collaboratively with various constituencies to identify and support students struggling with developing literacy; teaching small groups of students to support the development of associated reading skills; consulting and collaborating with homeroom teachers in the area of reading to coordinate the Literacy Support Program.

Preferred Qualifications: Five years teaching experience at the elementary level; Michigan Elementary Teaching Certificate; BA degree in Elementary Education; MA degree in Reading or Literacy Specialist experience ; Orton-Gillingham and/or Reading Recovery experience a plus, ability to administer, evaluate and interpret diagnostic assessments as related to issues of literacy; willingness to continue professional growth and development with relevant course work and/or professional training; commitment to independent school education. For consideration, please complete and submit an official letter of interest with a personal educational philosophy, a Faculty Application and personal vitae that includes a resume, copies of college transcripts, copies of teacher certifications if applicable and contact information for at least three references. The Faculty Application form can be downloaded from the Employment page of our website at

The contact for this position is Teresa Coleman and her email is