Director of Learning Support is responsible for teaching, overseeing the growth and development of the program and working with content area teachers to ensure the needs of all students are being met. The Director is also responsible for teaching small, intensive classes to students with mild to moderate learning challenges.
Teacher Responsibilities including but not limited to;
5 Sections of Teaching
Works with 2-3 students at a time in a learning support setting.
Supports teachers by modeling instructional strategies and lessons, developing and modifying lesson plans, supporting all students in a variety of ways to learn.
Thoughtfully advocates for and supports all students with learning differences by designing thoughtful, relevant and appropriate lessons based on individual need.
Communicates and collaborates with other teachers to design support lessons.
Comfortability working with students with executive functioning weaknesses.
Professionally communicates with parents, faculty, and staff to meet student need and differentiate curriculum.
Uses a variety of data to evaluate ability and learning challenges and modifies instruction based on needs of all students.
Coordinator Responsibilities including but not limited to:
Works with the Director of Teaching and Learning to schedule learning support classes
Reviewing and analyzing admission applications to gauge support needed
Working with marketing on admission publications, videos, and informational webinars.
Leads staff Professional development in regards to learning support and classroom accommodations
After school intervention tutoring for high need students
Addressing academic, emotional and social needs as a member of the guidance team.
Coordinates with admissions the development of a summer learning support program
Seeks out and completes training in research-based strategies, mindfulness, and executive function coaching.
Communicates with prospective parents and answers any questions or concerns in regards to the program.
Designs and delivers presentations for parent/open house weekends.
Completes periodic progress monitoring to gauge student growth
In addition to teaching, the other responsibilities are:
To correspond with each advisees family/guardians weekly.
To participate in the weekday, weekend and Friday afternoon duty rotation as assigned by the school.
To supervise two-afternoon activities per week or coach a sport.
To obtain the permitting and maintain the ability to drive students for the school.
To serve as a positive role model for the students, faculty, staff and other members of the school’s community.
To participate in department meetings and whole faculty meetings.
To adhere to all policies and procedures as stated in the Faculty/Staff Handbook.
To perform other duties as assigned by the head of school.
To support the school and its leadership.
Preference to those who have obtained a Masters of Education in Special Education, Interventional Specialist or Reading Specialist.
Preference to those with 3 plus years teaching experience
Background and strong knowledge base in learning differences with an emphasis on executive functioning and ADHD.
Knowledge of mild to moderate learning differences and appropriate accommodations and support strategies
Experience with academic coaching, study skills, test-taking skills, and remediation.
Knowledge of project-based learning
Preference to candidates with strong experience working with a diverse population of needs.
About Grand River Academy
Established in 1831, Grand River Academy is a college preparatory boarding and day school located in Austinburg, Ohio, that serves over 100 young men in grades 8-12, with a post-graduate option. The faculty and staff continue to make strides in the school’s mission to educate the total young man – academically, socially and emotionally to prepare them for lifelong success. The school offers small and intimate class sizes, individualized instruction and supportive faculty. Grand River Academy serves a unique and important niche - helping young men unlock and activate their full potential.