[2021-2022] Reading Interventionist - Middle School

  • New York, NY, United States
  • Full-time
  • Specific Subject: Interventionist
  • Department: Teacher
  • Grade Level: Middle
  • Subject: Special Education
  • Start Date: Next year opening

Company Description

KIPP NYC Public Schools is a non-profit network of free, public charter schools that prepares students for success in college and life. In 1995 we started our first middle school, KIPP Academy, in The Bronx.  Our goal was to graduate students with the strength of character and academic abilities needed to succeed in high school, college and beyond – and in so doing, to prove what is possible for all students.  Today, our New York City network is comprised of seven elementary schools, seven middle schools, one high school, and KIPP Through College and Career, a comprehensive support program for our alumni. KIPP NYC Public Schools currently serves more than 6000 students and alumni and has a staff of more than 700. KIPP NYC is continuing to grow and will be opening two new middle schools an elementary school in August 2021!

Job Description

A key driver in following through on KIPP NYC’s commitment to Equity is ensuring that all of our students can read, to ensure access to choice-filled lives. Middle School Reading Interventionists will be responsible for providing small group instruction for middle school students who are reading below a third grade reading level. Prior to beginning teaching responsibilities, all Interventionists will complete a five day training in Orton Gillingham Reading Instruction. This approach is one of the longest-proven, evidence based pedagogies for phonics. Through targeted, data-driven small groups, interventionists will identify students’ gaps in phonemic awareness, and teach students using the Orton Gillingham materials and scope and sequence to advance student learning and contribute to significant gains in reading growth.  Reading Interventionists will be based in one of KIPP NYC’s nine middle schools located in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. In addition to the Orton Gillingham training, interventionists will also receive ongoing coaching and support from regional and school-based staff.  


General responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Diagnosing student reading needs using KIPP NYC’s tiered literacy assessment approach. 
  • Use Orton Gillingham materials and scope and sequence to teach phonics instruction.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and 1:1 coaching.
  • Collect and track reading data including but not limited instructional and independent reading level growth.
  • Foster a sense of excitement and investment among students for reaching and surpassing their individual reading goals. 
  • Effective collaboration skills with grade-level literacy teachers  across multiple grades.
  • Commit to constant professional and personal growth through working closely as part of a team of teachers.
  • Constantly assess student progress, and communicate results to families and colleagues.
  • Model the school’s values in all communications with students, families, and staff. 


  • Zest, grit, hope, love, social intelligence, gratitude, and a sense of humor
  • A commitment to being an anti-racist educator
  • A passion for being part of a team-oriented, mission-driven school culture
  • A strong desire to become a better teacher by joining the KIPP NYC team and family
  • A dedication to raising the achievement levels of traditionally under-served students
  • Bachelor's degree required, Master’s Degree in related subject area and NY State certification in Special Education preferred.

Additional Information

This description is intended to describe the type of work being performed by a person assigned to this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by the employee.

KIPP NYC LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. KIPP NYC LLC is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.

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