Reading Specialist - Brownsville Campus, Alpha - an EDU Startup (Brownsville, United States) - $100,000/year USD

Job ID: 4849

Are you an elementary school teacher who knows there must be a better way for your students to achieve their goals? Are you frustrated by the low pay and lack of innovation in traditional schools? If so, this is the position for you. 

Alpha is seeking an early elementary guide with a reading focus to join its growing team and help fulfill its mission to build better schools. This is an onsite position at our campus in Brownsville, TX, and is focused on working with Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students.  

Alpha is building the Stanford of K-12 education. We are a private equity-backed EdTech startup with a life-changing value proposition for students and plans to expand rapidly. We make three promises to students and their families: students will love school, students will learn 3-5x faster through the use of adaptive learning apps and learning science principles, and students will learn valuable life skills to supplement their academic training.

This is not a traditional reading instructor position where you will use a top-down approach to transfer information to students. At Alpha, you will leverage cutting-edge adaptive learning apps and deliver engaging workshops to focused reading groups that make learning fun and effective. 

Join us to have a transformational impact on your students while taking a huge leap in your career at the world's most innovative school! 

What you will be doing
  • Motivate students to work hard. Students do their core academic work on adaptive software. You will motivate students to practice phonics and reading skills with you every day and put in the work to accomplish their reading goals.
  • Provide engaging phonics practice for kids. Traditional phonics instruction is often boring for students. At Alpha, love of school is at the center of everything we do. You will design engaging reading practice for kids and make sure they look forward to coming to school each day. You will prepare and execute learning activities that consider students’ learning styles and needs across each reading group. 
  • Monitor student progress and adapt accordingly. You are the expert on students’ progression through reading levels, as well as their phonics and writing growth. You will assess readiness to advance through the reading levels, as well as monitor and provide support to aid each student’s individualized progress.

What you will NOT be doing
  • Leading traditional lectures that students find boring or lack interaction.
  • Pushing kids to the point of burnout or disengagement.
Key Responsibilities

You will ensure that your students love school while learning 3-5x faster than in traditional schools.

Candidate Requirements
  • Legal right to work in the US without visa sponsorship and willingness to live in Brownsville, TX
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • A Bachelor's degree in elementary education or a Bachelor’s degree (in any subject) and teaching experience
  • Formal training or professional development experience in reading programs such as Wilson Language, Lucy Calkins, Fountas and Pinnell, or Orton Gillingham

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$100k/year ($50/hour)


Brownsville, United States

full-time Job

40 hours/week

Employment Type

Long-term role

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