Date Posted:Decmeber 6, 2017 FLSA Classification: Exempt Reports To: Associate Head of School
Solebury School seeks a dedicated and experienced person to serve in a full-time, school year position as our Director of Learning Skills, Division Head. This position is responsible for both supporting a range of learners, particularly those with mild to moderate learning differences, as well as leading the Learning Skills Department and its staff. Reports directly to the Associate Head of School and works closely with all faculty, as well as the Admissions Department. On-campus housing may be available (dependent on a housing vacancy), but is not mandatory.
Masters in Reading/Learning Disabilities or similar
5 years demonstrated experience teaching Reading to students with learning disabilities
Experience reading and interpreting psycho-educational testing
Supervisory (Reading/LD) experience
Independent school experience
Evidence of ongoing education in the field
Strong written and oral communication skills with parents and teachers
Calming manner to work with anxious parents
Physical Requirements: Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Represent Department needs and viewpoint to internal community in a variety of settings:
Administrative Group meetings
Department Heads meetings
Admissions Meetings when potential LS or Bridge student discussed
Evaluate applications for admissibility and potential need of special programs
Represent Solebury School’s Learning Skills department as needed throughout the admissions cycle
Learning Skills Director
Manage staffing needs as LS and Bridge enrollment fluctuates
Supervise Bridge Coordinator
Manage yearly budget
Oversee opening and ending student testinG
Assign students to appropriate LS teacher
Recognize and anticipate general educational trends and student needs, particularly as to how they may affect our current student body
Provide general classroom teachers support on working with students with learning differences and/or disabilities
Organize and run weekly department meetings
Attend and sometimes run parent meetings when concerns are raised about the program, student success, or student/teacher match
Learning Skills Teacher
Teach 5 students when possible to allow time for administrative duties
Same expectations as other teachers in LS
Testing at start and end of year, and as needed
Produce detailed narrative reports and grades every trimester
Extensive communication with parents
Extensive communication with general classroom teachers of your specific students
Individualized plan development
Communication with other LS teachers to share information and advice
Student advocacy while pushing to change longstanding habits
Please submit resume and cover letter to Staci Freer, Special Projects Manager. Resumes will be accepted through January 15, 2018 or until the position is filled. Interviews will begin in at the end of January 2018. Submit via email to email@example.com or mail to:
Solebury School Attention: Staci Freer 6832 Phillips Mill Road New Hope, PA 18938
Since its founding in 1925, Solebury School has been a leader in progressive education. We are a co-educational boarding and day school serving more than 225 students in grades 7-12.
Solebury is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience and discussed at on-campus interview. Solebury School also offers a comprehensive benefits package.
About Solebury School
Solebury School is a co-ed private, college preparatory, day and boarding school with 235 students, grades 7 - 12, located on a bucolic 90-acre campus in New Hope, PA.