Lower School Reading Specialist
  • Learning Support
  • Lower School

Milton Academy, Milton, MA

Accredited by NEASC

Milton Academy is an independent college preparatory K–12 school, boarding and day in grades 9–12, located one mile south of downtown Boston.

Milton Academy cultivates in our students a passion for learning and a respect for others. Milton students grow by developing their own identities, learning from and listening to the lived experiences of others, and living and working among peers whose differences they accept with respect and care.

In our ongoing work to create the anti-racist environment at Milton—free from bias, injustice, and bigotry—that our values demand, we encourage each other to explore our own histories and identities, be open to learning from others, seek to understand the world around us with a critical lens, and strive to practice ways of interacting with one another that ensure all students and adults feel safe, supported, and able to express all aspects of their identities without judgment or hate.

In our dynamic community we honor that Milton students challenge each other to build a foundation upon which to leave Milton and partner with their future communities to help create a more just world and in those spaces that are dissonant to our values, to have the courage to speak up and live by our motto, “Dare to be true.”

Summary of Position: 

The part time Reading Specialist will work with the Lower School Learning Resources Team.  The Reading Specialist will provide classroom literacy support in grades 2-3 including administering seasonal literacy assessments, supporting individual students where literacy issues have been identified, participating in standing meetings with teachers about literacy and student support, monitoring the literacy scope and sequence in grades 2-3.  The Reading Specialist will also engage with students as a part of school life and will attend to all administrative responsibilities of the position.

A Master’s degree in literacy or Reading Instruction is required with at least three years of experience as an elementary school Reading Specialist.  Requirements also include a deep understanding of the upper elementary curriculum guide, and experience with word study programs, such as Orton-Gillingham, Fundations, or Words Their Way and experience with the balanced literacy approach

Milton Academy welcomes candidates who would add to the intellectual, racial, cultural, and gender diversity of the school community.   Milton Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.