Lowell School, a progressive school of 350 students in NW Washington, DC, is currently seeking applicants for Director of Learning Services to oversee academic support services for Kindergarten through 8th grade students.
The Director of Learning Services advises and collaborates with administrators, faculty, and parents on student progress both through a lens of support and academic challenge. The position reports to the Head of School and includes the following responsibilities:
Oversee the process of supporting students of concern
Provide screenings and other diagnostics to assess and monitor progress
Refer families to outside specialists for evaluations and/or services
Review screenings and evaluations with parents, teachers, and evaluators to design a support plan and oversee its implementation
Coordinate efforts relevant to student progress with the school counselors, division heads, and head of school
Supervise resource teaching staff
Facilitate communication among tutors, teachers, and administrators
Update cumulative files with relevant learning information, including evaluations and student learning profiles
Support teachers in implementing recommendations made in diagnostic testing
Oversee individual tutoring support
Provide professional development opportunities for faculty
Support admissions work
Oversee yearly standardized testing for grades 4-7
Facilitate family/community support and parent education opportunities
Candidates must have a master’s degree in special education or the equivalent and a minimum of five years experience in elementary and/or middle school grades as a classroom teacher and/or as a learning specialist or equivalent. Strong skills in communication, organization, cultural competency and writing are a must.
Interested candidates should send a résumé, cover letter, and list of three references to Head of School Debbie Gibbs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of reference encouraged.
Lowell School has a longstanding institutional commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Lowell prohibits any discrimination or harassment based on a person's race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, past or present military service, or any other ground prohibited by federal, District of Columbia, or other applicable law. This policy covers all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotions, termination, pay, and the work environment.
Our mission is to create an inclusive community of life-long learners in which individual is valued and respected. At Lowell, dedicated teachers nurture curiosity and help children develop fundamental skills and deep, conceptual understandings that will last a lifetime. In the Pre-Primary School, opportunities abound for exploration, discovery, and learning. Teachers pay close attention to each ch...ild’s social, emotional, and academic development. In the Primary and Middle Schools, a rigorous, integrated curriculum—which includes the full complement of academic classes, as well as arts, technology, and physical education—engages students in active, experiential learning. A strong social curriculum develops interpersonal skills, multicultural understanding, and community engagement. A full array of after-school activities—including sports, swimming lessons, music lessons, and minicourses—are also available for all enrolled students.