The Town School, a nursery through 8th grade school of 400 students on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, seeks an experienced learning specialist for grades 4 through 6. The Learning Specialist will report to the Lower and Upper School divisions heads and will work closely with two other learning specialists (N-3 and 7-8). Responsibilities include team collaboration in identification of individual and group learning goals; designing, monitoring and delivery of differentiated learning instruction and materials; in-class teacher support for implementing interventions and accommodations; individual and small group student support; reviewing evaluations with parents and teachers to design support plans; tracking and overseeing implementation of accommodations as a child progresses through each grade level, and participating in the admissions screening process.
To apply: Unless otherwise noted, applicants for all positions should send a resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Ms. Muskin or Ms. Vance at email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Candidates should have at least three to five years of experience as a learning specialist and a comprehensive understanding of cognitive development across all domains of learning and neuropsychological testing. Candidates must have an advanced degree in special education with an emphasis on learning differences. A dual degree in school/clinical psychology is a plus along with knowledge of special education schools in the New York City area.
About The Town School
The Town School is committed to elementary co-education, serving students in nursery through eighth grade. As we embrace high academic and ethical standards for each student, we are guided by our school motto, “Joy with Purpose.”
Town’s program balances the traditional and the innovative, emphasizing excellence in academics and a thorough exposure to the arts and physical education. We teach children to think creatively, read critically and reason logically, stressing the value of both individual learning and collaboration. We are committed to diversity, teaching students to be inclusive and to respect themselves and others.
Students leave Town as well-rounded, articulate, resilient and morally responsible individuals. They are prepared to meet the challenges of a demanding secondary education and continue on the path of lifelong learning.
We believe that the process of learning is as important as the result. Town builds on children’s natural curiosity and creativity, helping them discover and celebrate their strengths. In our nurturing and supportive environment, we challenge each student to take risks and persevere. The pr...ogram enables students to experience success, increase self-confidence and develop individuality. Faculty and parents collaborate in support of each child’s growth.
Town students develop social awareness through age-appropriate service within the school and the community at large. Students exercise responsibility and assume leadership roles as they learn to become involved citizens of the world.