The literacy and math specialist has the responsibility of teaching small groups of middle and elementary school children. S/he works closely with the director and parents. This is a part-time position (15-20 hours per week) with potential for quarter-time. Position begins January 2018.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The literacy and math specialist will:
Observe and evaluate individual students and assess their learning strengths and challenges.
Direct one-on-one or small-group instruction.
Develop and write student accommodation/learning plans with long-term goals and specific objectives.
Provide regular written student-progress reports to the director and parents with learning results and recommendations.
Maintain confidential student records and keep accurate documentation of sessions, meetings, and assessments.
Initiate and schedule parent conferences as needed.
Recommend resources for students.
Work with other professionals to support students.
Coordinate and facilitate communication between student, family, director, and other involved professionals.
Secure standardized testing accommodations for qualifying students as needed.
Network with literacy and math specialists.
Pursue professional development opportunities.
Attend conferences and professional meetings in order to remain current with industry trends.
Participate in committee, department, and staff meetings as well as school-sponsored events that would benefit from your area of expertise.
Be involved in the school community at large.
Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the Director.
Common Qualification Requirements
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Education, Literacy, Math, or a related field; graduate degree preferred
3+ years of teaching experience
Knowledge of Writing Revolution teaching approach and Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) math theory, and Coding, or willing to self education in these areas
Knowledge of Reggio philosophy, project-based learning, and collaborative teaching methods
Knowledge of learning disabilities and giftedness, psycho-educational tests, and reports
Knowledge of administering and interpreting assessments and test results, academic achievement, and diagnostic testing
Proven success as a leader in program development
Full understanding of differentiated instructional strategies across the curriculum
Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills
Exceptional written and oral communication skills
Strong networking skills to ensure access to resources in the broader community
Detail-oriented and resourceful
Tactful and discreet
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on 15-20 hours per week. If more hours are accrued, salary would increase.
Dream AcadeME is an alternative education program focusing on personalized education through micro-schools, homeschools, tutoring, after-school, and summer camp programs. Each Dream AcadeME micro-school, homeschool, and after-school program varies slightly to meet the needs of each family or community. Nonetheless, the essential elements of the Dream AcadeME approach are streamlined and implemente...d throughout. In addition to focusing on core content areas and learner-centered STEAM activities, a day at Dream AcadeME will include a mindfulness activity, social-emotional skill building lessons, and ample time outdoors to explore and learn in nature.