Carrollwood Day School, Lower School Division, seeks a Learning Specialist to join our team for the 2018-2019 school year. The Learning Specialist works with students, primarily in grades PK through 5, with academic and social-emotional learning differences in a highly rigorous, college preparatory program. Responsibilities include case management of identified students and direct service including teaching learning strategies individually and in small groups. The Learning Specialist reports to the Head of Lower Division, and works collaboratively with counselors, faculty, admissions and administration.
Assess students’ skills to determine their needs and to develop teaching plans
Adapt lessons to meet the needs of students.
Develop individualized education programs for students.
Plan, organize and assign activities that are specific to each student’s abilities
Teach and mentor students as a class, in small groups, and one-on-one
Implement IEPs, assess students’ performance, and track their progress
Update IEPS throughout the school year to reflect students’ progress and goals
Discuss student’s progress with parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators
Supervise and mentor teachers in order to ensure student success
Master’s Degree in Field
Minimum of 5 years teaching experience
Experience differentiating instruction, developing accommodations for students and training staff to meet the needs of all students.
Attention to detail, record keeping, and follow up
Ability to interpret, summarize, discuss and apply psychoeducational testing
Strong understanding of and commitment to promoting growth mindset
Exceptional communication, collaboration, and writing skills
Self-directed and highly organized
Ability to develop and maintain a strong professional networks with outside
Understanding of current research and research-based practices
Ability to communicate with parents
The ability to implement developmentally appropriate learning activities
CARROLLWOOD DAY SCHOOL
Founded in 1981 as an early childhood center, Carrollwood Day School has grown to include elementary, middle school and high school. CDS enjoys a reputation for excellence in academics with an emphasis on character development enriched by a wealth of extra-curricular programs and clubs.
As the only International Baccalaureate World School in the Tampa Bay area to offer ...the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, and Diploma Programme, CDS students flourish in a rich continuum of learner-centered education that begins in preschool, continues through high school graduation, and will last a lifetime. Students at all levels are also immersed in CDS's signature STEEM program which combines science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and entrepreneurship education to prepare CDS graduates to be the leaders they have the capacity to be.
The mission of Carrollwood Day School is to create entrepreneurial thinkers for a global society. We provide strong character-based education emphasizing problem-solving skills and philanthropic understanding. Our students are prepared to be world leaders using the International Baccalaureate Programmes, cutting-edge technology, creative arts, and competitive athletics. Most importantly, CDS fosters the development of the entire student not only in academics, but also ethically, emotionally, and through social experience. Our goal is to help students discover and develop their own talents and interests and use these to better the world and themselves.