LOWER AND MIDDLE SCHOOL LEARNING SPECIALIST
Friends Seminary is seeking a Learning Specialist for the 2021-2022 Academic year. Candidates should demonstrate a passion for working with students in Kindergarten through Grade 6. Solid collaboration skills are critical as this position requires working closely with grade level colleagues and content area specialists. Candidates must be highly organized and effective communicators who can work productively and flexibly with students, faculty, and parents.
At Friends Seminary, learning specialists support children in their literacy skill acquisition and development as well as in developing strategies to support challenges with attention and executive functions. The Learning Specialist works very closely with the Lower and Middle School Administrative teams and serves as a member of the Guidance and Support Services team.
Candidates should have expertise in research-based teaching strategies, such as Orton-Gillingham-based reading programs or The Hochman Writing Program. They should also have fluency with a range of assessment tools and be comfortable facilitating and coordinating classroom-based and individualized assessments.
Bachelor's Degree, Masters Preferred
Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, a statement on your Educational Philosophy and contact information for three references to email@example.com.
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