Position Title: Classroom Teacher-Immersive Dyslexia Program
Reports to: Director of Immersive Dyslexia Program
Work Status: Full time, Benefit Eligible, 10 month employee
Employment Status: Exempt
The Walker School is a nonsectarian, co-educational independent day school serving three year olds through twelfth grade in Marietta, Georgia. The school was founded in 1957 and currently enrolls approximately 900 students. The Walker School is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive school community and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, handicap or disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy and childbirth or related medical conditions, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. Diverse candidates committed to working in a multicultural environment are encouraged to apply.
Walker seeks highly skilled, dedicated, experienced individuals for full-time classroom teaching for the 2018-2019 school year in its new Immersive Dyslexia Program. This is a unique opportunity to work in a specialized school-within-a-school setting at its inception. The program is described below.
Walker’s Immersive Dyslexia Program will be launched for 2018-1019 academic year. The mission of the program is to serve children with dyslexia who have above average academic aptitude and a strong desire to fulfill their abundant potential. Initially, the program will serve elementary-age students. Two or three classes are anticipated in the inaugural year. Students in the program, their classroom teachers, and the Director will work and learn within The Walker School’s college-preparatory environment. The Orton-Gillingham Approach (O-G) will be central to the curriculum. The teacher will be responsible for a self-contained classroom of approximately six elementary students in a cross-grade setting spanning no more than two grade levels, teaching an O-G small group, math, and all other core academic areas.
Additionally, the classroom teacher will work alongside the other teacher(s) in the Immersive Dyslexia Program as well as grade-level teachers in a collaborative manner, but will have the primary responsibility for planning, teaching, evaluating, and reporting for students in his/her class. Teachers will work closely with other classroom teachers in the program and co-curricular teachers to create a child-centered, multisensory learning environment for the students and a cooperative and positive adult working environment. The teacher is responsible for establishing relationships with students, encouraging them to communicate respectfully, and to develop optimally their self-advocacy, problem-solving skills, abilities, interests, and enthusiasm for learning.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in education or special education/learning disabilities as well as formal, documented training in the Orton-Gillingham Approach. The ideal candidate will also be an educator who possesses a vast knowledge of multi-sensory, research-based, age-appropriate and skill-appropriate teaching methodology for students with dyslexia or other language-based learning difficulties. Preferred candidates will have three or more years of teaching experience in independent schools as well as prior experience teaching students with dyslexia using the O-G Approach in either a school setting or in one-to-one tutoring.
Candidates must complete the online application for this position at Careers and be prepared to provide a resume, cover letter, educational philosophy, and list of three professional references during the application process.
For consideration in the first round of hiring, applications should be received by February 28, 2018.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is dependent upon experience and commensurate with other independent schools in the area.