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Reading Specialist

LaAmistad, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia
Closing date
Dec 11, 2021

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About the Organization


Our Mission is to prepare Latino students and families for success through academic and life enrichment programs.

Our Vision that Latino students and families achieve life-long self-sufficiency.

Our Core Values:

Kindness: “Having the ability to speak with love, listen with patience and act with compassion.

Excellence: "Every touch, every time, no exceptions."

Passion: "You can't fake passion."

Team Work: "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much"

Perseverance: “Grit, the raw endurance, hard work and passion that keeps you going despite obstacles.”


About the Role


LaAmistad is looking for a capable, confident professional reading specialist to join our programming team. This position will report to the Academic Director.


  • Assist teachers in recognizing and responding to the multiple needs of the diverse learners in LaAmistad Afterschool.
  • Assist teachers in utilizing a variety of on-going, research-based assessment approaches to inform and differentiate instruction.
  • Research, teach, and model best practices used to address the needs of those students who struggle with reading and writing.
  • Assist with implementing a balanced approach of direct teaching using authentic reading and writing opportunities.
  • Work with Academic Director, teachers and administrators to develop and implement appropriate literacy strategies, implementation plans, and assessment tools.
  • Assist with program-wide literacy initiatives.
  • Provide constructive feedback to teachers in their approach and instruction in reading and writing.
  • Demonstrate instructional leadership and professionalism.



  • Effectively communicate accurate and up-to-date information to teachers and students in a way that enhances student learning.
  • Manage time and resources appropriately.
  • Create a positive atmosphere that promotes cooperation with administration, parents, coworkers, and students.
  • Demonstrate concern for students’ and teachers’ well-being.
  • Embrace and encourage the acceptance of diversity.
  • Maintain familiarity with current educational issues.
  • Use current technology for instruction and management purposes.
  • Be available to consult with parents, students, administration, and peers outside instruction times, as needed.
  • Analyze data to target instruction, enhance student learning and inform teacher practice.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.



  • Master’s degree in Education preferred 
  • Exhibit theoretical and research-based knowledge of language acquisition and child development through middle childhood.
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience
  • Possess or qualify for a Georgia License
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as determined appropriate and acceptable by Executive Director
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