Stuart Hall School for Boys is seeking a dynamic and experienced educator to serve as a PK3-2nd grade learning specialist for the 2018-2019 school year.
Stuart Hall School for Boys was founded in 1984 by William M. Gallop in response to the long-time need for a Catholic and Independent boys' school in the New Orleans area at the preschool and elementary levels. The School was named for Janet Erskine Stuart, a well-known religious of the Sacred Heart who was an English educator living at the turn of the century. Janet Erskine Stuart's writings and philosophy transcend the limits of time and represent the basis upon which the school was founded. The School is autonomous in setting its curriculum and determining its future. The School is a member of the Archdiocese of New Orleans and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Independent School Association of the Southwest (ISAS), and the International Boys’ Schools Coalition (IBSC).
Stuart Hall is a unique expression of Catholic education because it is totally administered and staffed by lay people. The traditions of Catholic education, such as First Friday Services, Mass, chapel, the religion program, and the prayer life are meaningful expressions of the Catholic faith.
The mission of the Stuart Hall community is to live the words of Catholic educator Janet Erskine Stuart, RSCJ, Education is formation, not just information. The faculty and staff are dedicated to working with parents to help each child build a foundation for a life centered on a love for learning, a desire to help others, and a commitment to Gospel values.
How to Apply: All interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Dr. Bridget Hagan, Assistant Head of School, firstname.lastname@example.org
Certification in Elementary or Early Childhood Education, Reading Education, Educational Specialist, Speech-Language Pathology or other related field.
A master’s degree in Elementary Education or a related field.
Preferred-At least two years of teaching experience in elementary education-Independent School experience is desired.
Demonstrated ability with differentiating instruction.
Learning Specialist Duties and Responsibilities:
Assists classroom teachers and administrators in identifying students needing additional support in grades PK3-2nd.
Reviews psychological and cognitive testing completed by private specialists/diagnosticians.
Develops strategies to meet the needs of identified students.
Works closely with the School Counselor to develop behavioral plans that support developmentally appropriate social emotional/behavioral growth.
Schedules one-on-one or small group instruction for students who need support in grades PK3-2nd.
Provides instructional coaching for classroom teachers in the implementation of instructional adjustments across the School.
Designs professional development for faculty regarding learning styles/differences and instructional accommodations.
Communicates and coordinates meetings with families, teachers, and out of school tutors and support specialists.
Provides informal pre- and post-assessments/screenings of individual students in grades PK3 through 2nd.
Develops instructional learning plans with long-term goals and specific objectives for identified students, including recommendations for strategies which may be implemented by the classroom teacher and/or recommendation of outside academic support.
Initiates and attends parent conferences, team meetings and SAT (Student Assessment Team) meetings for grades PK3-2nd.
Consults with teachers, parents, administration and outside professionals regarding specific learning needs of students and to prescribe plans, strategies and materials for classroom and home interventions.
Maintains confidential student records and keeps accurate documentation of sessions, meetings and other communications appropriate to ethical and professional standards.