Coppell ISD

Dyslexia Specialist/Certified Academic Language Therapist (2627)

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TitleDyslexia Specialist/Certified Academic Language Therapist
Posting ID2627

Job Title:         Dyslexia Specialist/Certified Academic Language Therapist                            


Reports to:      Director of Intervention Services/Campus Principal


Dept./Campus: Department of Intervention Services/Campus


Status:             Exempt


Pay Grade:       Teacher/Librarians/Nurses


Days Per Year: 187



Primary Purpose:


Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.





  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited university, Masters preferred
  • Valid Texas teaching certificate 
  • Certified Academic Language Therapist or Certified Academic Language Practitioner
  • Take Flight and/or Rite Flight training (preferred)

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Knowledge of the subjects assigned
  • Knowledge of Section 504
  • Proficient with required dyslexia assessments and interpretation of test data
  • General knowledge of curriculum and instruction
  • Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
  • Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Technology Integration to support dyslexia therapy


  • Experienced dyslexia therapist utilizing the MTA and Texas Scottish-Rite Take Flight or Rite Flight programs.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Instructional Strategies
  • Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of district’s curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required.
  • Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in student learning styles.
  • Present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administration regulation.
  • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
  • Consult, collaborate and guide RTI, ARD and /or 504 committees with identification, assessment, placement and service considerations for dyslexia population.
  • Participate in and contribute to department activities/requirements as needed.
  • Follow CISD Dyslexia department operating guidelines.
  • Demonstrate competency in processes, applications, and sequencing of concepts in the subject area assigned.
  • Plans and instructs lessons following the district-adopted teaching models.
  • Plan and supervise assignments of teacher assistant(s) and volunteer(s).
  • Applies principles of effective teaching practices.
  • Employ timely and effective evaluation techniques.
  • Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.

Student Growth and Development

  • Provide guidance to students relative to their educational, personal, and social growth, and development
  • Identify and provide assistance for students with special needs.
  • Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
  • Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal.
  • Be a positive role model for students, and support the mission of the campus and of the school district.

Classroom Management and Organization

  • Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
  • Manage student behavior in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and the student handbook.
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Assist in selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.


  • Establish and maintain open lines of communication and positive working relations by conducting conferences with students, teachers, administrators, and parents.
  • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
  • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.

Personal Qualities

  • Set an example of and encourage socially acceptable behavior in the areas of appearance,  correct usage of speech, and manners.
  • Display emotional maturity in contacts with students, parents, staff, and community.
  • Possess physical competency necessary for performance of assignments.
  • Maintain a positive attitude in working with students, parents, staff, and the community.

Professional Growth and Development

  • Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.


  • Adhere to the principles as listed in the Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for TexasEducators.
  • Keep informed of, and comply with, state, district, and school regulations and policies forclassroom teachers.
  • Display dependability and punctuality in all assigned duties.
  • Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents as required by law, districtpolicy, and administrative regulations.
  • Emphasize the importance of respect for school equipment, materials, and property.
  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Supervise assigned teacher assistant(s).


Working Conditions:


Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:


Maintain emotional control under stress. Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing. Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment.



Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary RangeAnnual

Applications Accepted

Start Date10/08/2019