Sheridan is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, student-centered, middle school learning specialist. This new, full-time student support position will work directly with students to support, supplement and extend classroom teaching. This direct student intervention will be across all subjects but with particular attention to math and English, and solid content knowledge in both subjects is essential. As a member of the student support team, the middle school learning specialist will also work with teachers and families to effectively meet student needs aligned with the tenets of progressive education.
The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Special Education or a related field, several years of teaching or specialist experience at the middle school level, a proven ability to establish supportive relationships with all school constituencies, and facility with educational technology. To support student learning at all levels, the learning specialist must have strong English teaching fluency and mastery of math concepts through Algebra I. Additional responsibilities include student records management, participation in department and faculty meetings, and lunch and recess duties several times a week.
About Sheridan School
Sheridan is an independent, co-educational, K-8 school located in northwest Washington, DC, offering a progressive, concept-based curriculum that promotes social justice and utilizes Reading and Writing Workshop, Math in Focus and Responsive Classroom. Each grade has about 25 students in one homeroom with two teachers. Departmental classes are taught in smaller sections outside of the homeroom by content specialists.
Sheridan strives to create a diverse and equitable learning environment, and we are fully committed to fostering our multicultural community. About 25% of our 225 students are from traditionally underrepresented groups and we are eager to consider teacher candidates from diverse backgrounds. Sheridan values continued professional growth, offering fully-funded faculty development opportunities and a mentoring program for new faculty. More information about Sheridan is available at www.sheridanschool.org.
Sheridan School does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other category protected by law. EOE.