Dyslexia Evaluator

Job category: Professional
Exemption Status/Test: Exempt
Reports to: Executive Director of Special Education
Date Revised: October 4, 2016
Dept./School: Special Education

Primary purpose

The primary responsibility of the Dyslexia Evaluator is to coordinate, organize, and implement the district’s dyslexia program across the district.

Qualifications

Education/Certification

Master’s Degree

Mid-Management Administrative certification or administrative certification

Valid Texas teacher’s certificate

Experience

Minimum of three (3) years successful experience as s classroom teacher

Classroom experience as dyslexia teacher preferred

Special knowledge/skills

Demonstrates working knowledge of instruction methods for student with dyslexia

Specific knowledge of collecting and analyzing student data pertaining to achievement and effective teaching practices

Ability to plan and conduct staff development with a focus on Dyslexia and Reading Development

Ability to provide input in a positive manner

Understanding of RTI and the problem-solving process and intervention model

Knowledge of legal and procedural requirements for serving 504 and Dyslexia students

Knowledge of Universal Screeners and Diagnostic Screeners

Knowledge of Normed Referenced Assessments, Standard Scores, and Interpretation

Major responsibilities and duties

  • Executes and coordinates the district’s K-12 dyslexia programs.
  • Evaluates the dyslexia program and recommends changes as needed.
  • Assists staff in working with the dyslexia program.
  • Works with K-12 principals to improve instruction of dyslexic students on their campus.
  • Assist in the professional development of teachers through sharing of research based best practices/
  • Provides program evaluation, staff development, and instruction through sharing of research based best practices.
  • Creates and maintains master schedule for all students in the dyslexia program across the district.
  • Provides individualized assessments for dyslexia through 504 for dyslexia.
  • Attends 504 and ARD meetings as dyslexia representative.
  • Supervises dyslexia therapists and paraprofessionals who implement the dyslexia programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervises Dyslexia Therapists and Dyslexia Paraprofessionals.

Mental demands/physical demands/environmental factors

Tools/Equipment Used: 
Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals
Posture: 
Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: 
Repetitive hand motions; frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching
Lifting: 
Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
Environment: 
Occasional prolonged and irregular hours; frequent districtwide travel; occasional statewide travel
Mental Demands: 
Work with frequent interruptions; ability to instruct; ability to communicate (verbal and written); maintain emotional control under stress

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsible and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.