The Middle School Learning Specialist works to support students with different learning styles by providing intervention and remediation. The Learning Specialist works with parents, students, and outside professionals. The Learning Specialist’s primary area of responsibility is to ensure that each student may learn and flourish academically, socially, and emotionally in a nurturing and responsive classroom and school environment
Wooster believes that all students can achieve at their highest levels if they receive specialized instruction tailored to their unique needs. By providing support that builds on their strengths and mitigates their challenges, we strive to create an environment that is engaging and able to spark the desire to learn.
The work of the learning specialist focuses on students with language based learning disabilities, accommodation plans, and the full range of learning needs that students may present.
Specific Learning Specialist responsibilities include (but not limited to):
Teach learning support classes for middle school students
Write, manage, and communicate about all middle school learning plans
Communicate with students, parents, and faculty concerning students progress and learning plans
Work in conjunction with the leadership team to recommend tutors, psycho-educational
Attend weekly grade level meetings
Push into content area mainstream classes to support students and faculty
Be a part of the middle school faculty team that provides interventions to students in need
Teach in the Bridge program as either a content or support instructor
Oversee and lead PPT meetings
Read admissions files for incoming students and make recommendations to the leadership team
Manage accommodations for students with standard testing accommodations and internal assessment practices
Act as an advisor to an assigned group of students
Participate in Wooster’s extracurricular program as a club leader, coach and/or chaperone
Meet with middle school faculty to support best pedagogical practices
Manage student support and overview of our assessment tools and systems
Wooster School stands on a firm foundation of teaching, learning, and community values built over a long history as a leading independent, Episcopal day school. While our community traditions of self?help and relationship-building have long been recognized as strengths, our more recent commitment to innovative approaches to teaching and learning are propelling us into position as a regional school of choice for families who recognize that learning how to think, learn, and create relationships will be key to success and fulfillment in the 21st Century and beyond. We are a school of thinkers, learners, and creators. By combining tradition, innovation, and the power of relationships, Wooster produces curious, capable and compassionate young people with the skills and dispositions to be successful and fulfilled in college, and in life. We are entering a critical transitional time for our school. With a talented and energized faculty and staff, focused and decisive Board of Trustees, and committed families we are charting a course as a thought-leader and difference-maker in the independent school world.
The disposition to collaborate with others.
The disposition to be open minded and adventurous.
The disposition to be tolerant of ambiguity.
The disposition toward wondering, problem finding, and investigating.
The disposition to consider other perspectives.
The disposition to make plans, be strategic, and be proactive.
The disposition to be metacognitive.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to:
Director of Teaching and Learning
At least three (3) years of successful experience in the classroom.
Special education certification and Wilson certification preferred.
Involvement in coursework and staff development related to reading, writing, literacy, curriculum, assessment, technology.
Experience in leadership roles.
Ability to model for, work with, plan with, and coach others.