Specialty Teaching Opportunities

Reading Specialists

With the District’s investment in early literacy efforts to ensure all students are reading on grade level by age 8, Reading Specialists are more important than ever.

Reading Specialists are experts in reading and literacy instruction and support teachers and students in meeting the individual student needs. Specialists work collaboratively with District leadership, Principals and teachers to identify and implement effective strategies for student achievement.

There are two types of Reading Specialist roles at SDP:

If you’re interested in working directly with students in early grades on small group literacy instruction, check out the Reading Specialist position in the Office of Curriculum: Reading Specialist (Curriculum Office). Positions are open for immediate hire and for the 2019-2020 school year, and are grant funded.

If you’re interested in working with students and supporting & coaching teachers on early literacy practices, you can apply to the Teacher Talent Pool, SY 2019-2020 to be considered for this Reading Specialist role. Positions are open for for the 2019-2020 school year only.

Reading Specialists are paid on the Teacher Salary Scale.

Vision Impaired and Deaf/Hard of Hearing Teachers

Are you a Vision Impaired or Deaf/Hard of Hearing Teacher interested in teaching students with vision or hearing impairments?  We are accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year!

Apply to the 2019-20 Teacher Talent Pool today!

Vision Impaired Teachers apply to the teacher talent pool and complete interviews and Braille reading examinations with the Office of Specialized Services before being hired. Deaf/Hard of Hearing Teachers apply to the teacher talent pool and complete interviews and American Sign Language examinations before being hired.

Teachers are paid on the Teacher Salary Scale just like other teachers.

Demonstration Teacher

Demonstration Teachers are unique educators. They utilize the most current educational techniques and instructional media, which contribute to effective teaching practices in their specific teaching areas. They are observed at times by personnel from within the School District of Philadelphia as well as visitors from other areas and institutions, both national and international.

There are two Demonstration Schools: The John Hancock Demonstration Elementary School/Middle School – General J. Harry LaBrum Campus, and the Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School.

Apply to the Demonstration Teacher Role for the 2019-20 school year! 

There is a four (4) step process to become a Demonstration Teacher: Application, Oral Examination, Teacher Observation/Lesson, School-Based Selection Interview.

Demonstration Teachers are paid on a special Teacher Salary Scale.

Speech/Language Impaired Teachers

Are you a Teacher of the Speech/Language Impaired interested in transitioning to support students at SDP? We are accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year! Teacher of the Speech/Language Impaired provides comprehensive educational, diagnostic, and therapeutic services to students with speech and language defects.

Apply to the Speech-Language Pathologist position today!

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and qualified candidates are invited to interview with the Office of Specialized Services before being hired.

Teachers are paid on the Teacher Salary Scale just like other teachers.

Questions about any Specialty Teacher roles? Email jobs@philasd.org today!