Pace Academy, one of Atlanta's top independent schools, seeks a highly energetic individual as a full time Upper School Learning Specialist for the 2018-19 school year. Working with the Director of the Academic Resource Center (ARC), the Upper School Head, Deans, Faculty, and Academic Resource staff, the Upper School Learning Specialist provides academic support to students on issues that affect their learning.
The successful candidate must demonstrate strong organizational and problem solving skills, as well as possess an outgoing personality and the willingness to work collaboratively with other learning specialists, administration, faculty and parents. The successful candidate values strong relationships while maintaining high expectations for academic work.
Strong knowledge of current best practices in literacy and math instruction, identification and remediation of learning differences and related accommodations is essential. The ideal candidate will have experience in an independent school setting at the upper school level. A desire to be an active member of the school community is also a plus.
This enthusiastic candidate should be prepared to spend some time during and after school hours working with individual students and participating in Pace activities and events.
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Degree in Special Education or in Psychology with Special Education concentration is required.
Advanced degree preferred.
Private school experience preferred.
Experience as a Learning Specialist preferred. (i.e., experience with ADHD, learning disabilities, non-traditional learners)
Experience teaching in secondary school academics prior to specialization in Special Education preferred.
Strong sense of humor, flexibility, and a strong desire to work with adolescents is required.
Excellent communication skills with students, colleagues, and parents are essential.
Participation in faculty meetings, educational conferences, and professional development is required.
Facilitator of non-standard testing on occasional weekends is required.
Attendance at evening and weekend functions is occasionally required.
About Pace Academy
Pace Academy is an independent college preparatory school in Atlanta, Georgia, with an enrollment of 1105 students in pre-first through twelfth grades. Pace Academy provides a rigorous academic curriculum to prepare students for success at a variety of prestigious colleges and universities. The school strives to provide an environment that stimulates physical health, a spirit of service, respect for diversity, and a healthy psychological and social outlook.