The Learning Skills Department at Proctor Academy is seeking an experienced educator for a full time position which will entail teaching five sections of Learning Skills for the 2018-2019 school year. Participation in Proctor's Wilderness Orientation (either in a support role or as an orientation leader) and Project Period programs will also most likely be a component of the position. Attendance at all department meetings, faculty meetings, and professional development seminars is required, as is the completion of all standard clerical duties/report writing normally associated with a learning specialist position
The successful candidate will have a strong background in the area of learning differences, especially dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia, as well as a deep knowledge base regarding ADHD and executive functioning. Competencies in the teaching of reading and writing strategies, math, and study skills, as well as strong organizational skills and the ability to create a positive, productive learning climate in a tutorial setting are also required. In addition, applicants must also be able to manage work flow to meet deadlines in a timely and thorough manner, have a commitment to excellence, and communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Patience, creativity, flexibility, and the ability to successfully address the diverse, multiple learning needs of students within a tutorial environment is also essential.
A master's degree in special education, psychology, reading, or a related field is preferred, as is experience with using Gmail and Google Docs and iPad technology integration into the classroom environment.
About Proctor Academy
Proctor Academy, founded in 1848, is an experiential, coeducational, college preparatory boarding and day school for 360 students in grades 9 - PG in Andover, New Hampshire.