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Educational Specialist II - Secondary Literacy

Baltimore City Public Schools
retirement plan
United States, Maryland, Baltimore
200 East North Avenue (Show on map)
June 20, 2024

Related positions are contingent on board approval.

Supports the work of the Transformation and Turnaround office, including providing direct support to schools identified within the tiered systems of support and/or officially designated as Priority, Focus, or Turnaround Schools by MSDE. The Educational Specialist will assist with the development of curriculum and professional development aligned to both the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards and City Schools' Instructional Models for Literacy. Serves as a district expert in literacy interventions, for grades 6-12.

Essential Functions

  • Develops and delivers ongoing professional development around best practices in secondary literacy instruction.
  • Supports the implementation of district literacy initiatives.
  • Participates in the evaluation and selection of instructional materials.
  • Supports teachers and school teams as needed with the implementation of literacy curriculum and best practices.
  • Coordinates and develops curriculum and assessments for literacy.
  • Uses data collected to strategically support the needs of teachers and schools in the district.
  • Works collaboratively with a highly motivated team from multiple offices to advance teaching and learning in the district.
  • Performs and promotes all activities in compliance with equal employment and nondiscrimination policies; follows federal laws, state laws, school board policies and the professional standards.

Maximum Salary


Minimum Salary


Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in education or related field from an accredited college or university; Master's degree or doctorate degree preferred.
  • Three years teaching experience in secondary literacy; urban experience preferred.
  • Valid Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Advanced Professional Certificate required.
  • Ability to design and deliver professional development.
  • Experience creating secondary literacy curriculum.
  • Experience coaching teachers and/or school teams to improve practice.
  • Knowledge of current research, best practices, and adult learning.
  • Detailed knowledge of the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards for Literacy.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to make persuasive presentations.
  • Interpersonal skills that ensure effective teambuilding and understanding for the team process.
  • Skilled in interpreting, understanding, and applying data.
  • Proficient in the use of multiple computer applications including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office, PD Tracking and reporting software, databases, and Online Professional Learning software.

Full time or Part time

Full time

Additional Details

Qualified candidates for the above position must submit the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Resume that clearly demonstrates the above minimum qualifications. It is important that you include all experiences and education related to the position to which you are applying.
  • Upload copies of all transcripts -undergraduate, graduate and all MSDE Certifications
  • Must provide three (3) professional references to include: name, title, business address, e-mail address and phone number
  • All documentation/certification necessary (scanned copies accepted) to substantiate minimum qualifications; must be uploaded into application
  • All documentation must be scanned and uploaded to application

Benefits -- This position is eligible for benefits. To review the available options please see the information relevant to the union for this position by viewing the following link: http://www.baltimorecityschools.org

Baltimore City Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age in its employment, programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, please contact Equal Opportunity Manager, Title IX Coordinator Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX Compliance Office 200 E. North Avenue, Room 208 Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-396-8542 (phone); 410-396-2955 (fax).

This position is affiliated with the Public School Administrators and Supervisors (PSASA) bargaining union.

This position is affiliated with the State Retirement Plan.

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