Harford County Public SchoolsReading Specialist - Elementary - 2018 - 2019 School Year

Harford County Public Schools

Reading Specialist - Elementary - 2018 - 2019 School Year (00110803S13618)

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TitleReading Specialist - Elementary - 2018 - 2019 School Year
Posting ID00110803S13618



To serve as a trained specialist and consultant to the total school language arts program.





These items are intended only as examples of the various types of job duties to be performed.  The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is a similar, related, or logical assignment to the position.

    Serves as a literacy leader to assist the principal in the development, refinement, or modification of a total school language arts program and literate school environment.

    Supports and assists classroom teachers through lesson demonstrations, co-teaching, instructional planning, participating in classroom grouping, acquiring resource materials, professional development, and facilitating topic study groups to create a balanced literacy program.

    Coordinates and/or assists with the implementation of state and system-wide assessments.

    Coordinates and facilitates research-based reading intervention programs through the identification and selection of such programs, the planning for their implementation the direct instruction of students, the training of support personnel in intervention implementation, the identification of students for intervention support, and the monitoring of their progress using achievement data.

    Serves as a contact person for the local, state, and international reading councils and promotes their literacy programs such as writing contests and January Reading Month.

    Provides diagnostic services in reading to determine specific skill needs, levels of reading achievement and progress, and placement in appropriate instructional groups and interventions as needed.

    Assists the principal, classroom teachers, support teachers, and school teams with the interpretation of diagnostic data in order to plan instructional programs and to help teachers differentiate instruction.

    Leads integrated language arts committees and serves on school-based committees.

    Coordinates summer school registration.

    Serves as a resource for parents by conducting literacy-based workshops and communicating assessment results and implications to parents regarding child’s reading progress.

    Maintains a current level of literacy knowledge and evidence-based educational practices.

    Navigates computer-based data collection systems/programs in order to monitor student, class, or school-wide reading achievements.

    Serves as a liaison between the school and district language arts office.

    Performs other work-related duties as assigned.



Starting salary for Master’s degree with APC ($44,775)

May increase with additional education and experience.




    Master’s degree or equivalency from an accredited college or university.

    Hold or be eligible for Maryland Advanced Professional Certificate as a Reading Specialist.

    Five years of successful teaching experience.

    Knowledge and understanding of Performance Matters

    Demonstrated leadership skills.

    Excellent oral and written communication skills.



Employment applications are accepted online only. To access the application, visit the Current Job Openings section of the HCPS website at  If you have questions or require assistance to complete the online employment application, contact the Human Resources Office at 410-588-5238.


Online employment applications will be accepted until filled.

The Harford County Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic identification, political affiliation, or disability in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs for employees.  Inquiries related to the policies of the Board of Education of Harford County should be directed to the Manager of Communications at 410-588-5203.


This document is available in alternative form upon request.  To request disability-related reasonable accommodations, please notify a staff member in the Human Resources Office at the time you are contacted for an interview.




Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary RangePer Year
Location(TBD) To Be Determined

Applications Accepted

Start Date03/01/2018
End Date02/28/2019