The Director of Learning Skills reports to the Head of School and partners closely with the Program Leadership Team in matters related to academic aspects of the school. For students enrolled in the Learning Skills program, the Director assures timely and regular communication with parents about their child’s program and progress. At the admissions level, for candidates with educational testing or learning needs, the Director is an integral member of the admissions team from inquiry to acceptance. The Director also supports healthy and professional relationships with educational consultants of students currently part of the Skills Program and may be asked to participate in domestic recruiting initiatives. Mentoring and assuring appropriate training for the faculty in the Skills Department, the faculty as a whole and working with individual faculty members is a priority.
Specific Duties and responsibilities include:
Teach one to two classes each day as enrollment requires.
Manage the placement process for students into the Learning Skills Program.
Support admissions – meet with families during visits, review files, interpret educational testing reports, consult on a decision, travel with admissions as requested.
Collaborate with the Academic Dean around matters of general course placement for students in the Skills Program.
Maintain Learning Skills files for all students in the program and/or have formal educational testing documents.
Create and maintain NCS learning profiles for each student taking a learning skills class.
Assure regular communication with parents.
Participate in grade level team meetings on a regular basis.
Support faculty – tactics and strategies, learning profiles of students, offer large-group educational sessions at least two times a year.
Represent NCS and collaborate with the pubic school system and families for students with IEP/504 plans that need maintaining or creation.
Advise 9th Grade Secondary School Placement– particularly concerning students in the Learning Skills Program.
SSAT test administrator – schedule testing dates, arrange testing accommodations for students, train and secure proctors.
CTP-IV test administrator – in-house achievement testing for grades 4-8.
Oversee study hall program and proctor 2 evenings a week.
Advisor to 2-3 students as enrollment requires.
15 weekend program days a year.
All inquiries, cover letters and resumes should be sent to Louisa Munoz at Louisa@northcountryschool.org.
About North Country School
North Country School is an independent boarding and day school for grades 4-9 located among majestic mountain peaks in the six million-acre Adirondack Park, just outside Lake Placid, NY. NCS is situated on a 200-acre campus with a working farm, private lake, playing field, and alpine wilderness that provide hands-on opportunities for learning, growth, and adventure. Here children and early adolescents benefit from a literal and metaphorical breath of fresh mountain air, learning values of sustainable living and environmental responsibility in the process. At NCS, students thrive in a humanely paced program that features equal parts academics, arts, work, outdoor activities, and team and individual sports. Throughout the school year, the guidance of talented, committed adults, unique program offerings, and a strong, diverse community help children to flourish. For more information, visit our website at www.northcountryschool.org.