Horizons Reading Specialist
The Opportunity

Horizons at The Episcopal Academy seeks a qualified, talented, dynamic and enthusiastic Reading Specialist to serve during the 2022 six-week summer program. The Reading Specialist will support teachers and students in meeting the individual needs of students in the area of reading throughout the six weeks. He/she will have further responsibility of understanding and assisting in implementing current methodologies, effective instructional strategies and collecting and organizing student data.


About You
  • Bachelor's degree in education or related field and a reading specialist certification is preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years teaching experience
  • Complete all state and federal clearances and be CPR/AED certified
  • Experience supporting teachers and students in improving reading achievement
  • Implement and monitor a plan for reading support
  • Provide small group (pull-out) reading instruction and push-in reading intervention
  • Model, co-plan, co-deliver reading instruction
  • Assist classroom teachers by providing them with additional strategies for those students who have been identified for additional instruction
  • Work with the classroom teacher to monitor student progress


A Little More About Us

Horizons at the Episcopal Academy provides a six-week, full day educational enrichment summer session designed to encourage students from diverse, limited income and resource populations to realize their full potential.

We are committed to the development of the whole child through experiences that build problem solving skills, foster awareness of community responsibility, instill respect for others, and encourage a life-long interest in learning. Our goal is to reduce the "summer slide" and our students generally gain 2-3 months in math and reading skills over the summer.

Students from Episcopal Academy's partner schools (Overbrook Educational Center in West Philadelphia and Ardmore Avenue Elementary in Lansdowne) are selected through an application process for this tuition-free summer experience and return yearly until graduating into our High School program. Horizons blends high-quality academics with arts, athletics, cultural enrichment, and confidence-building activities, including a special focus on the important life skill of swimming. During the summer of 2022, Horizons at Episcopal Academy will have 9 classes of 15 students who have completed grades K through 8th. A lead and assistant teacher are placed in each classroom in addition to Episcopal Upper School student volunteers. Teachers are able to design a project-based curriculum and integrate learning strategies that address the individual needs of the students.

The dates for the 2022 Horizons program are June 20th through July 29th 2021 with July 4th as a program holiday. The program meets daily, Monday through Friday, from 7:45 am until 3:30 pm. Lead Teachers and Assistant Teachers are expected to honor the full time, six week commitment and teacher orientation dates.

Our salary for teachers is very competitive. Teachers are paid every two weeks over the course of the six-week program according to the pay dates of the Episcopal Academy summer schedule.


How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following materials as PDF documents in an email with the subject line "Horizons Lead/Assistant Teacher" to rlearn@episcopalacademy.org. Title attachments with your last name, first initial, and document name.

  • Current resume
  • List of three references, including name, relationship to applicant, phone number, and email address of each (References will be contacted only with the candidate's permission).

In addition to the above documents, please read and complete the Horizons introduction form. For more information, please contact Ryan Learn, Program Director – rlearn@episcopalacademy.org.