St. John’s Episcopal School, celebrating 56 years in Olney, Maryland, is seeking a full-time,10-month, Director of Learning Resources for the 2018-2019 school year. This position may require the teaching of a 6th grade study skills course as well as one section of Middle School English. St. John’s is distinguished as a successful and challenging Preschool - 8 school with an accelerated academic program. Faith, honesty, and hard work allow our graduates to excel in high school, college, and beyond.
St. John’s Episcopal School assures equal employment opportunity in all of its employment policies and practices. These policies and practices shall be administered without regard to race, color, national origin, age, gender, marital status, political affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, or mental or physical disabilities not affecting one’s ability to perform the essential functions of one’s job.
The Director of Learning Resources works with a high level of independence and professional discretion under the general supervision of a designated school administrator. This individual serves as a teacher mentor and specialist in math, reading, writing, and in other content areas, providing small group, in-class and pull out, and 1-1 student support during the school day and before and/or after school when needed. This individual works with classroom teachers and support staff in planning for specific student learning outcomes. These outcomes are based on assessed needs of individual students and on data and information used for determining each student’s current knowledge and skill level, establishing student learning goals, and assessing student progress. The assessment of student needs includes the use of approved assessment tools and strategies in addition to the learning specialist’s own professional practice. The learning specialist is responsible for identifying, developing, and applying assessment and research-based instructional intervention strategies designed to improve student learning in specific areas. The learning specialist is also responsible for appropriate collaboration and attention to each student’s readiness to learn, including needed guidance and discipline.
The successful candidate must:
Possess strong oral, written, communication, and presentation skills
Be a positive, optimistic individual and a skilled collaborator with students, teachers, and parents, capable of gaining their confidence in the learning community
Be able to plan and provide developmentally appropriate learning experiences for preschool through grade 8 students that are conducive to their intellectual, physical, social and emotional development
Be skilled in classroom differentiation and able to develop, select, and modify instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of all learners
Possess advanced skills in assessing, analyzing, and interpreting student data gleaned from a variety of assessment instruments such as the Woodcock Johnson Psycho- Educational Battery and other specialized content area assessments
Be skillful in utilizing technology to aid instruction, assessment, and learning
Be committed to professional learning and engage in professional growth opportunities
Participate fully in the life of the school, in terms of curricular work, and in community activities and functions
Be proficient with Google Docs, Microsoft Word, e-mail, internet searches, and social media
Education: Master’s degree required; Special Education preferred Undergraduate degree in the education field
Years of Experience: 3 - 5 years full time teaching experience; supervisory experience preferred