Job Description


The Title I K-3 Reading Intervention Specialist is a reading endorsed teacher of reading who works specifically with K-3 students who require strategic and intensive intervention. The focus of the intervention specialist is to develop a student centered system of intervention that effectively works to close the achievement gap in reading. The goal of the intervention specialist is to increase the academic success of students not meeting state reading standards.

The Title I K-3 Reading Interventionist also assists the principal in meeting Title I requirements.  The Interventionist assists the principal and leadership team in planning, writing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the progress of the School’s Integrated Action Plan (SIAP).  The Interventionist assumes a leadership role in promoting effective reading instruction, meeting the needs of individual students “at risk” in reading, supporting effective family and community engagement through effective communication and working with district administration to ensure Title I compliance.


Professional Knowledge

  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Move on When Reading (MOWR) requirements
  • Demonstrates a knowledge, or willingness to learn, of Federal Title I (ESSA) Policies and Procedures
  • Demonstrates successful experience as a leader with good communication and collaboration skills
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of evidence-based reading research and evidence-based reading instruction specifically related to K-3 students.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of direct, explicit and systematic reading instruction that is evidence-based.
  • Understands and interprets assessment data such as DIBELS, aimswebPLUS, Galileo and AzMERIT, as well as running records and other informal assessment data, to guide instructional decisions and flexible student grouping.
  • Understands how to use technology for instructional planning, i.e. creating reports and using data to plan lessons.
  • Understands how to collaboratively plan with K-3 staff to effectively use and implement adopted core reading programs, supplemental materials, and intervention programs.

Instructional Practice

  • Continuously monitor progress of students receiving intervention services, in order to adjust instructional practice and student grouping.
  • Design effective intervention lessons.
  • Effectively use direct, explicit, systematic reading instruction that is evidence-based.
  • Communicate and collaborate with classroom teachers regarding alignment between classroom instruction and tiered intervention.
  • Communicate student progress to parents and ensure that Move On When Reading (MOWR) Deficiency letters are distributed in a timely manner.
  • Use technology for planning instruction and assessment analysis

Professional Responsibilities

  • Attend district instructional assistant school site sponsored trainings
  • Train instructional assistants in effective instructional practice and the components of the intervention program.
  • Support the implementation of the school integrated action plan (SIAP) through facilitation and/or participation at professional development, grade level team meetings, staff meetings and collaborative team meetings.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers, coaches, and contracted consultants.
  • Organizes parent engagement activities that support early literacy development.
  • Prepare monthly progress report(s).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Arizona Teaching Certificate
  • Reading Endorsement
  • A minimum of 3 years experience teaching K-3 students
  • A proven track record of instructing diverse learners, including English Language Learners and Special Education students, in the area of reading
  • Experience working with individual teachers and site based teams preferred
  • Experience and training in administering assessments and analyzing data to drive instruction preferred




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stoop, reach, stand, walk, lift, pull, push, grasp, talk, hear, see and use repetitive motions, While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds of materials, etc.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus.  The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:             

The Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate.



This position is treated as a full-time, exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act.



The statements in this job description describe the essential function and requirements as assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required.

Employees must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and extensive fingerprint and background check.

Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity gender expression, age, or national origin is prohibited. Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons.

PESD1 is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process contact Lauren Pagnotta, HR Supervisor, at (602) 257-6072 at least 3 days in advance.

Primary Location: MAGNET

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information
Name Mario Romero
Title HR Technician
Phone 602-257-3755

Applications will be accepted beginning
Monday, June 17, 2019 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

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