Brooklyn private independent school

Employment Opportunities

Lower School Reading Interventionist PART-TIME

Berkeley Carroll is a Pre-K through grade 12 college preparatory school of approximately 1000 students located in the Park Slope section of New York City. Our vibrant learning environment draws students from all over the city. Admission to the school is competitive, and both our parents/guardians and students value achievement and community.

The Lower School invites applications for the position of Emergent Reading Interventionist for the 2023-2024 school year. The Interventionist has the overall responsibility of working with emergent readers (K - 1) in need of support. The Interventionist provides such support through direct instruction, collaboration with the primary teacher, and specialized program implementation.  

As a diverse, inclusive school devoted to preparing our students to live and work in an increasingly globalized and multicultural society, BC is particularly interested in professionals with demonstrated interest and experience in working in such a school setting.

Primary Responsibilities


  • Provide direct instruction to students in need of support
  • Design lessons that align with explicit phonics instruction (Fundations® program)  
  • Administer periodic assessments and analyze data
  • Use multiple forms of data to design personalized and engaging instruction


  • Co-plan with the Early Literacy Coordinator and Learning Services Coordinator to design and implement systematic reading intervention across grade levels
  • Work with individual and teams of teachers to determine the needs of students
  • Share knowledge and understanding of reading/literacy development
  • Plan with colleagues, providing influence and insight into how to meet the diverse needs of students
  • Serve as a resource and in-house expert in instructional practices and approaches that result in student growth and success


  • Experience in teaching reading (using a systematic phonics program) and assessing early elementary grade students 
  • Deep understanding of literacy development in young learners and the correlating explicit, multi-sensory instructional practices related to supporting emergent/early readers
  • Understanding of standards-based instruction and reporting
  • A deep understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion, skill in growing and supporting programs and practices that are culturally responsive, and a recognition of one’s own biases and how they may impact one’s perspectives and actions
  • Experience working with a wide range of student needs, both remedial and advanced
  • High degree of assessment literacy with experience using multiple forms of data to make instructional decisions and the capacity to share that knowledge with colleagues
  • Demonstrated success in partnering with colleagues in meeting the needs of students
  • A Masters Degree, preferably in Elementary Education with a concentration in literacy/reading 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience, knowledge, and training associated with Wilson Fundations® program 
  • Previous experience in a similar role serving students and colleagues
  • Specialized training related to the teaching of reading
  • Special education background/certification 

This part time position will be scheduled daily for approximately 25 hours/week, and is not benefits eligible. Salary is highly competitive and will be offered commensurate with experience and credentials. The salary range for this position is $40k-60k.  

Berkeley Carroll is committed to creating an environment that includes a diversity of perspectives and to cultivating an equitable, inclusive learning community in which everyone has the opportunity to experience a sense of belonging. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and experience with diversity, equity or inclusion work are especially encouraged to apply.

All employees of Berkeley Carroll are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume with a list of references, and completed Berkeley Carroll Employment Application to:  

Briar Sauro Assistant Director of Lower School:

Becky Blumenthal:

Erita Doko, Administrative Assistant to the Lower School: