Girls Preparatory School
ABOUT GIRLS PREPARATORY SCHOOL:
Girls Preparatory School (GPS) was founded to provide girls with the necessary courses to pursue a college education, GPS has proudly graduated almost 6000 young women since 1906. Currently, 131 faculty and staff serve about 600 girls in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum that includes a full complement of humanities, arts and STEM courses and co-curricular programs of leadership development, athletics, performing arts and community engagement.
The Learning Specialist is a member of the Support Services Department. Serving both middle and upper school students, the Support Services Department provides support to girls and families by identifying barriers to growth and taking an individualized approach to reduce their impact both in and out of the classroom. The Learning Specialist nurtures the student’s motivation for learning, empowering her to take personal responsibility for her learning narrative. The Learning Specialist reports to the head of the Support Services Department and Division Heads.
The Learning Specialist works with faculty, administration, and other members of the Support Services Department as an advocate and liaison for students and their families. The Learning Specialist assists teachers, coaches and advisors in their work with students with learning differences while providing a girl-centered environment in the Learning Center.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Create, employ and manage individual education accommodation plans (IEAP) using parental report, psycho-educational evaluations and student progress.
- Maintain documentation and accommodations requests.
- Keep current on best practices in academic support, learning differences, differentiated instruction and related resources.
- Present current research, strategies and solutions to faculty to enhance student learning.
- Provide support within the classroom to facilitate learning for students with learning differences.
- Coordinate in-house standardized tests; ERB, PSAT, SSAT (in conjunction with Admission Office) and other tests are determined by GPS’s leadership.
- Analyze testing data to share with department chairs and division heads to inform decisions.
- Teach 6th and 7th grade Skills classes that meet the needs of 21st Century girls.
- Oversee peer tutoring component of the GPS National Honor Society (NHS) chapter, providing training and support to student leaders throughout the year.
- Collaborate with the Director of Learning Innovation and Teacher Engagement to maximize professional development efforts for faculty.
- Perform other duties as directed by the Upper or Middle School Division Head and Support Services Department chair.
- Strong sense of integrity and personal character, outstanding professionalism, sophisticated, and nuanced understanding of girls’ physical, emotional and social development, and sense of humor required
- Demonstrated experience interpreting IQ, achievement, and diagnostic tests.
- Knowledge of legal standards in compliance with state and federal statutes and regulations.
- Thorough understanding of learning differences.
- Proven interest in guiding and inspiring girls.
- Excellent planning, organizational and presenting skills.
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills.
- Self-directed, independent worker.
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
- Master’s Degree in Special Education, Education, or related field.
- Minimum of three years experience providing individualized instruction.
It is the School’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, or disability or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. It is the intent and resolve of the School to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
All employees are responsible for complying with the School's equal employment opportunity policy.
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