Success Starts Here

2019 – 2020 School Year
For over 50 years, The Gateway School has transformed the lives of bright children who experience academic difficulty as a result of language-based learning disabilities (e.g., dyslexia, reading and writing disorders), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), executive function disorder, visual-spatial or auditory processing difficulties, and/or gross and fine motor coordination issues. Located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Gateway will expand in 2019-2020 and enroll 210 students between the ages of 5-14. In small classes with a low student-to-teacher ratio, faculty and therapists meet students where they are, individualize instruction accordingly, and develop them into skilled, strategic, independent learners who are capable of advocating for themselves and who are prepared to transition into mainstream schools. As a result of our expansion, we will have several new positions available in 2019-2020.

The Gateway School seeks an experienced Literacy Specialist to assist the Director of Language and Literacy in overseeing the implementation of the School’s reading and writing programs. The Literacy Specialist will support classroom instruction by assessing the strengths and needs of students and will provide information to classroom teachers, faculty, parents, and specialized personnel in order to ensure effective, direct instruction of language, literacy, and critical thinking skills. Further, the Literacy Specialist will administer informal and formal assessments to monitor student progress and to inform the delivery of diagnostic instruction. The ideal candidate is an experienced literacy specialist with a strong desire to work in a collaborative environment, dedicated to ongoing professional growth and a commitment to teaching students with language-based learning disabilities.


  • Master’s degree in literacy education and/or special education
  • Post-Masters Reading/Literacy Specialist, IMSLEC, CALT Certification preferred
  • A minimum of five years related experience, which includes experience implementing multisensory, explicit instruction
  • Training in and experience teaching using an Orton Gillingham-based reading program and Teaching Basic Writing Skills
  • Independent school experience preferred
  • Experience administering and interpreting educational assessments
  • Knowledge of the cognitive, linguistic, and developmental needs of students as they pertain to literacy acquisition and the development of reading and writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills

The Gateway School offers a competitive compensation package and a comprehensive professional development program. Applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, and two reference letters. Please submit by email to: and indicate the position of interest in the email subject line. The Gateway School is an equal opportunity employer.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

It is the policy of The Gateway School to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, age, disability (including pregnancy-related conditions), marital status, familial or caregiver status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sex offenses, or stalking, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, genetic information, criminal history, arrest record, veteran or military status (disabled, recently separated and other protected and armed forces services veterans), or any other characteristic protected by law.