The Head of Secondary Learning Support is responsible for overseeing learning support for all students, supporting division heads in designing and implementing professional development on current instructional strategies to support our efforts to reach all learning styles, providing consultation to families needing additional services, and providing direct services to students.
The role of the Head of Secondary Learning Support is to assist teachers in ensuring that AIS is a safe, secure and nurturing environment for student learning.
Supports and advances the mission, vision, and strategic plan of the school.
Supports student learning and achievement through collaborative effort and research based educational leadership, teaching, and learning.
Supports and advances international education and multicultural learning.
To use leadership, pedagogy, and administrative skills to promote the educational development of each and every student
Essential Duties and Key Responsibility Areas
Leads and monitors the review, development and implementation of individual and group student planning so that high quality and creative individualized plans are tailored to the students identified with specific learning needs.
Models and shares what great Learning Support teachers do differently and is well versed in national and international best practices research.
Coaches and mentors teachers toward effective support of students with learning differences, that is research and data driven, to enhance student learning.
Oversees the implementation of learning support programming within the learning support department in collaboration with the Student Support Team; serves as a key member of the Student Support Teams.
Liaises with Primary support teachers and Heads of Division to ensure continuity and age appropriate uniformity of practices, policies and procedures.
Supports and nurtures the development of an internationally minded, balanced, academically rigorous, positive and emotionally safe school climate for students and faculty within the framework of the learner profile.
Serves as a leader in the field of research-based learning support practices and is confident leading professional development workshops school wide and within the learning support team.
Models and leads the integration of technology to enhance school learning support as appropriate.
Models, leads and respects the sensitive nature of learning differences and is compliant with ethical confidentiality standards.
Demonstrates advanced planning in developing and implementing the Learning Support budget.
Plans and monitors the direct impact of Learning Support teachers to students and other faculty.
Maintains permanent learning support files and Learning Disabilities documentation of current students and alumni (three years past graduation) and disposes in accordance with confidentiality.
Ensures learning support team adheres to national best practice, ethics and standards.
Models, leads and supports all faculty through collaboration with the counseling team and the Response to Intervention model to ensure inclusivity of all students.
Collects data in order to apply for external accommodations for PSAT ,SAT, ACT and IB examinations.
Maintains records and collects appropriate data so that alumni with Learning Differences can obtain accommodations in their chosen schools.
Collaboration and Communication
Communicates and collaborates effectively to all stakeholders, thus promoting understanding, support and continuous improvement of the learning support program and team in alignment with the mission, vision and strategic plan of the school.
Maintains a high visibility and accessibility to students, faculty, parents and other stakeholders as the leader of the learning support team.
Ensures the dissemination of information in a timely manner.
Assist with the admission process for Secondary students..
Speaks and writes in a clear, effective and appropriate manner.
Student and Family Relationships
Demonstrates communication with students and families in a way that builds trust and rapport, engaging all stakeholders for the good of the student’s academic, social and emotional growth.
Commits to ensuring that ethical standards laid down by the American Disabilities Association are adhered to.
Commits to ensuring that the Special Education rules as laid down by the Georgia Department of Education are implemented.
Maintains commitment and membership to professional organizations in alignment with the mission and vision of the school.
Maintains professional etiquette and confidentiality.
It is expected that candidates for this position will meet the following basic requirements:
Minimum of 5 years learning support, resource experience and or Special Education teaching certificate or related credentials.
Please send resume and letter of interest via email to firstname.lastname@example.org; please type "Head of Secondary Learning Support" into your subject line.
About Atlanta International School
Atlanta International School, nestled in the historic campus designed by Philip Shutze in the heart of Buckhead, is an educational blend of Atlanta's old tradition and the pioneering international strength of present-day Atlanta.
As the innovator of a global curriculum for future leaders, AIS offers a program of academic excellence to American and international students, beginning with three-year-old kindergarten and culminating in grade 12 with the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma.International Baccalaureate (IB) followed from three-year-old Kindergarten through grade 12 from Primary Years Programme (PYP) through Middle Years Programme (MYP) to Diploma Programme (DP). Accredited by Council of International Schools (CIS), AdvancED and Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) as well as authorized by International Baccalaureate (IBO) to offer IB programs.