Learning Services Department
Starting Academic Year 2017/18
Bertschi School educates children to become compassionate, confident and creative learners in a global community.
Our community values integrity, inclusiveness, respect, diversity and a commitment to sustainability.
- Our teachers inspire academic excellence and individual success
- Our curriculum fosters intellectual curiosity and emotional maturity
- Our school encourages social responsibility and collaborative problem solving
- Our community supports and celebrates the unique gifts of every child
Our Diversity Statement
Bertschi School is committed to honoring the unique contributions to our society by people of all ethnic, economic, religious, racial backgrounds, physical abilities, learning styles, gender identities and sexual orientation. We are actively committed to increasing the diversity in our school community to reflect the world in which we live.
Bertschi School, founded in 1975, is a Washington State approved elementary school. We are a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS). The school serves children from pre-kindergarten through grade five. Bertschi School is an exciting environment for professionals who like to be part of a dynamic team and who thrive on the challenges and rewards of working with an active community. The staff enjoys a salary and benefit package in line with other independent private schools in the Northwest.
The Learning Specialist is responsible for providing individual tutoring and small group instruction for K-5 students with diverse learning needs in reading, writing, math, and study skills as part of the Learning Services department. The Learning Specialist also assists the Director of Learning Services with classroom assessments, individual diagnostic screenings and classroom instruction as needed. Option for additional summer tutoring may also be available.
- Work closely with the Director of Learning Services to implement an individualized reading, language, math, and study skill support program for K-5 students with diverse learning needs
- Provide one-on-one and small group instruction in reading, writing, math and study skills in an engaging and nurturing atmosphere to support academic success
- Complete progress reports for assigned students, participate in related parent/teacher meetings, and maintain frequent communication with parents and teachers
- Participate in department, grade level, student, and community meetings as necessary
- Collaborate with classroom teachers to understand learning needs, plan differentiated instruction and develop a success plan for assigned students
- Collaborate with experienced learning specialist faculty to consistently revise and strengthen practices and curriculum for optimal student benefit
- Attend professional development trainings as related to individual students and school-wide initiatives
- Assist the Director of Learning Services with ongoing department tasks such as student diagnostic screenings and assessments, curriculum accommodations, record management and teacher/parent communication