Literacy Specialist

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

CalWest client school, Serendipity School, in Belmont, California is seeking a Literacy Specialist and part-time Math Specialist. This search is being conducted exclusively by Senior Search Consultant, Shoshanna Lurie.

Please do not apply directly to the school, all inquiries should be directed to Shoshanna at

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Relevant, recent experience
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Teaching Credential
  • 1 or more years of experience leading an Elementary School level classroom (preferred, but not necessary)
  • Proven ability to teach and support children one-on-one, in small groups, and in a full-class unit
  • Experience planning and implementing dynamic classroom lessons that are standards-based and incorporate hands-on, project-based, collaborative, and experiential learning, as well as higher-level thinking skills such as logical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving
  • Ability to differentiate instruction based on diverse learning styles, interests, and abilities
  • An understanding of the academic, social, emotional, and developmental needs of elementary-aged students

More about this role


  • Fundations (Phonics program)
  • Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessments (Running Records)
  • Fountas & Pinnell Reading Levels (A-Z)
  • Reading A-Z/Raz Kids/Raz Plus
  • The Units of Study in Reading and Writing from The Reading and Writing Project at
  • Teachers College, Columbia University (i.e. the Lucy Calkins version of Readers and Writers Workshop)
  • Literacy Footprints Leveled Readers