The Marin School, an independent college-preparatory high school in San Rafael, California, seeks an experienced candidate to work collaboratively in its Learning Center to support a range of learners (Grades 9-12), particularly those with documented learning differences.
The Director of Learning Services and/or Learning Specialist will work to provide support for approximately 2-10 students per period in a supervised Study Hall. The Learning Specialist will work closely with students in the Program for Academic Success (PAS). Our Program for Academic Success is for 18 students who need specialized support in one or more areas of study to be successful in a college preparatory curriculum. Students in this program have exceptional strengths as well as challenges--they are extremely motivated, eager to learn, and participate fully in our school.
Developing and supervising Student Success Plans for academic accommodations with emphasis on increasing both the faculty and student's understanding of individual learning styles. Overseeing the Student Learning Center, working with students who need individualized or group instruction. Providing one-on-one and small group support in reading, writing, math and study skills in an engaging and nurturing atmosphere to support academic success. Implementing an individualized study skill support program for 9-12 grade students with diverse learning needs. Interpreting individual learning plans for students with diagnosed learning differences. Working closely classroom teachers to understand the individualized learning needs and plan differentiated instruction to develop a success plan for assigned students. Participating in Parent-Teacher Conferences when needed. Analyzing previous and current assessment results to provide informed instruction. Participating in committee, department, and staff meetings as well as school-sponsored events that would benefit from your area of expertise. Overseeing use of assistive technology.
The position is 100% time and includes medical benefits. Salary will be based on experience. The work schedule is from 7:30 or 8:30 to 3:30 Monday-Friday. Occasional evening or weekend work may be required. Please send a resume, cover letter and a list of contact information for four references to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. EEO.
The position will begin ASAP.
• College degree in Special Education or a related field desired • Teaching experience preferred • Knowledge of learning disabilities, psycho-educational tests, reports, and assistive technology • Understanding of differentiated instructional strategies across the curriculum • Strong interpersonal, organizational and facilitation skills • Exceptional written and oral communication skills • Detail-oriented and resourceful • Personable and enthusiastic about working in an academic atmosphere that serves students with a diverse range of learning styles • Sense of humor
The Marin School currently serves 90 students in grades 9-12. We honor each student's unique learning style and act in accordance with an unshakable belief in the potential of each and every student. Our motto is "Small School. Big Impact." Class size at the school is small by design (7-10 students), to allow teachers to fully understand their students and give teachers the ability to personalize ...their instruction with experiential learning, innovative lessons and non-traditional, yet effective, learning opportunities.
The Marin School faculty is made up of passionate, skilled, motivated, inspiring teachers who love what they do. We wholeheartedly believe in each student's unique potential and seek faculty members who are equipped with the experience, talent, tools, skill and enthusiasm to meet the needs of multiple learning styles.