Eagle Ridge Academy is a Tuition-Free Classical, College-Preparatory Charter School serving students and families in grades K-12.  Eagle Ridge offers an academically rigorous education that uses a time-tested, Classical, liberal arts curriculum.

K-8 Literacy Specialist (1.0 FTE)
Due to expansion, Eagle Ridge Academy, one of the largest charter schools in Minnesota and one of the few K-12 classical education programs in the state, seeks applicants for a K-8 Literacy teaching position.

The Literacy Specialist will provide leadership, coordination, collaboration, and instruction, so that each student will receive maximum benefit from the K-8 reading program at Eagle Ridge Academy.

Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:

·         Provide direct instruction in reading/literacy for identified groups and individual students.

·         Develop criteria for identification of students in need of literacy support and the levels of support.

·         Provide training and on-going support to Educational Assistants for small group reading instruction.

·         Provide professional development for staff in literacy, as needs are identified.

·         Coordinate and supervise the STEP reading assessment in grades K-5.

·         Provide ongoing training and support in use of STEP reading assessment.

·         Maintain a comprehensive inventory of literacy instructional materials and resources.

·         Maintain an organized system and accessible location for the storage and circulation of literacy materials

·         Maintain records and track student data in regards to literacy assessment

·         Participate in collaborative literacy instructional planning.

·         Participate in parent conferences and provide instructional suggestions, as needed.

·         Identify literature for use in all content areas in support of curriculum

·         Conduct classroom and visits provide feedback to teachers and administrators on the school’s literacy program.

·         Perform other duties, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Master’s in Reading/Literacy Instruction and/or Reading Education Certificate

Certification: A valid Minnesota teaching license and/or valid Minnesota Reading Specialist license (preferred)


  • Best practice literacy programs and reading intervention programs
  • University of Chicago’s STEP Reading Assessment
  • Professional development and adult learning

By joining the faculty of Eagle Ridge Academy, you will become part of a community that embraces liberal arts education, believes in continual growth and education for its professionals, and supports collaboration in learning for students and teachers.  This community learns together, works together, and plays together. 

If you are excited about learning and believe in its wonder and awe, are infinitely curious about the beauty around us, and are dedicated to the virtues of Eagle Ridge Academy please consider joining our team.