Charles Armstrong School serves high potential students with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia, empowering them to thrive as learners in school and life. Our faculty, staff, board and community are dedicated to our mission and the values of Charles Armstrong School.
Currently Charles Armstrong School is looking for a Language Arts/ Writing Small Group Instructor for Lower and Middle School with extraordinary vision: to inspire, guide and teach students with language based learning differences so that they can meet their full academic and emotional potential.
Position description: Teacher will work in conjunction with a credentialed teacher, in a co-teaching model, to create an educational setting where students have the opportunity to fulfill their cognitive and social/emotional potential. Candidates will possess a knowledge base and passion for teaching students with language based learning differences. Teacher will be responsible for organizing and implementing small group lessons that will capitalize on student strengths and result in students achieving academic success in accordance with Charles Armstrong methodology and mission.
Using direct instruction, teacher will implement differentiated instructional activities for small groups (6-8 students) that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.
Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and learning needs.
Maintain effective and efficient documentation.
Use behavior management systems that are effective with students with learning differences.
Work in a collaborative professional learning environment.
Provide a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process.
Communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers, teaching partner and other professionals on a regular basis.
Model professional and ethical standards when working with students, parents, peers, and community.
Meets professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating and planning.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work on a team
Accepts responsibility and is self-motivated
Demonstrates strong work ethic to achieve academic goals
Displays effective multi-tasking and time management skills
Ability to communicate with students, teachers and teaching partner
Ability to form parent partnerships
Strong organizational skills
Willingness to work in a collaborative professional learning environment
Flexible and positive attitude
Ability to motivate and engage thriving learners
Ability to identify and improve student outcomes
Understanding students according to strengths and challenges
Experience with technology integration in the classroom
Charles Armstrong School offers:
Competitive salaries commensurate with experience
Attractive medical, dental and vision package, 403b plan
Professional development program
Collaborative teaching environment with seasoned professionals
Charles Armstrong School is the premier school for children with dyslexia and learning differences in the San Francisco Bay Area with a national reputation for excellence. Charles Armstrong School is a non-profit, independent, coeducational day school of approximately 250 students in grades 1-8.
Charles Armstrong School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Education, Certifications, and Work Related Experience:
Valid teaching credential (Special Education certification or Master’s Degree preferred)
Two to five years of classroom teaching experience (preferred)
Knowledge of multi-sensory teaching methodologies
Experience with and understanding of young and adolescent children
Understanding of interactive multisensory instructional strategies
Training in a structured reading and literacy program such as Slingerland, Orton-Gillingham, Wilson or Lindamood Bell (Lower), Language! (Middle) – a plus
Charles Armstrong School was founded in 1968 and enrollment has grown to approximately 250 students serving grades 1-8. Charles Armstrong serves high potential students with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia, empowering them to strive as learners in school and life. Armstrong is recognized as the premier school for LD students in northern California.