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Lower School Learning Specialist (50 percent) - 2018-19

Position Overview

The Lower School Learning Specialist will bring a strengths-based approach to serving learners who are gifted and demonstrate potential or identified learning challenges. Working closely with the division head and school student support team, the Learning Specialist will design and lead programs to serve students, faculty and parents in our School community. The ideal candidate will have expertise in instructional strategies and learning accommodations for elementary school students with learning challenges; a strong understanding of project-based approaches; and passion for staying current on the latest research in special and gifted education.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Meets with and coaches teachers to support teaching and classroom practices for a range of learner needs
  • Works one-on-one with students to support individual needs
  • Reviews educational evaluations and recommends appropriate action plans
  • Creates and tracks student accommodation and intervention plans
  • Attends student wellness meetings
  • Designs and leads professional development programs for faculty to support classroom responsibilities
  • Develops and leads parent education workshops
  • Meets with Middle and Upper School Learning Specialists to discuss and align program goals and practices

Position Qualifications

  • Master's degree required
  • Learning or reading specialist coursework or training
  • A minimum of three years successful teaching, and successful learning specialist experience
  • Experience developing and tracking student accommodation plans
  • Experience working with elementary-school-age students and parents
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are embraced.
  • A desire to work collaboratively
  • Openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information and job title for at least three professional references. For specific questions, contact Megan Terra, Lower School Division Head, at Lower School Learning Specialist (Part-Time: 50%), at



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