Lower and Middle School Reading Specialist

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

This search is being conducted exclusively by CalWest.

Please contact Shoshanna Lurie to learn more about this opportunity.

Sterne School provides full-day instruction to lower and high school students. The school’s mission is to build on the foundation of individual strengths to discover and nurture each student’s version of greatness. In a warm respectful atmosphere, our students become confident, disciplined, responsible citizens able to meet the challenges of further learning and society. The school is certified by the California State Department of Education and accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Sterne School is an equal opportunity employer.

Sterne School is seeking a versatile Lower and Middle School Reading Specialist to join our team of teachers. We are a small, independent school community serving neurodiverse learners with small group instruction at the core of our model. Candidates should have a background in reading instruction and a strong interest in helping struggling readers improve. Sterne School serves students with dyslexia and uses a specialized intervention program called Tattum Reading. The teacher who fills this position will receive intensive training in Tattum Reading at the beginning of the year and will then be highly supported in implementing the program in English Language Arts with groups of 4th, 5th, or 6th graders. This position may also include teaching Social Studies, Math, and other Elementary level courses to upper elementary students.

CalWest 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
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Client School Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years of teaching experience
  • Experience with neurodiverse learners


  • Providing planned, structured, and research-based instruction to students in a way that best meets their individual needs and profile
  • Embodying and supporting the Sterne School Mission Statement, Diversity Statement and goals, and Core Values
  • Substituting as needed
  • Carefully and consistently recording assignments, grades, and progress on student assignment sheets and on the Learning Management System
  • Preparing quarterly report cards which are consistent with course descriptions, lesson plans, and information as part of concise and regular communication with parents
  • Providing supervision of students at all times and always maintaining clearly stated classroom limits in supportive, firm ways
  • Maintaining an organized, orderly classroom which sets executive functioning standards for students, including care for books, computers, iPads, materials, and the school site
  • Participating in parent/teacher/student conferences

Salary Range

$68,000 – $90,000

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