Charles Armstrong School unlocks the unique potential of students with dyslexia and related learning differences, changing the trajectory of their lives.
Currently Charles Armstrong School is looking for a full time lower and middle school Learning Specialist.
The Learning Specialist works with students, both directly and indirectly, to provide academic and emotional support for an assigned caseload of students and collaborates with teachers each day. The Learning Specialist will facilitate and coordinate instructional support services in literacy and math for individual students or in small groups.
The Learning Specialist’s caseload may include the following:
Students who struggle to keep up with one or more of their groups and their cohort. Students may need additional review of concepts, may benefit from previewing concepts to be able to access the learning, or may need to have concepts explained in a different way with alternative materials.
Students who transfer into the school and could join a group but need some support learning terminology and missed concepts (short term intervention).
Students who are working at a higher level than their group and could join a higher group but need to cover concepts missed (short term intervention).
Teach one-on-one or small group reading and math classes to students identified at various grade levels
Differentiate the curriculum for individual students, including coordinating with the classroom team to reinforce and integrate strategies into the classroom throughout all academic subjects
Work with students, teachers and other faculty to create strategies that promote a greater chance of academic success
Communicate and meet with classroom teachers on a regular basis
Administer academic screenings/assessments as needed
Communicate and meet with the Director of Lower and Middle School on a regular basis
Communicate and meet with the Director of Teaching and Learning on an as needed basis
Communicate with families on a regular basis to update them on goals and progress
Attend GLM’s on an as needed basis
Complete quarterly progress notes
Consult with teachers, parents, administration and outside professionals regarding individualized needs of students regarding classroom and home interventions
Engage in ongoing professional development to stay current in the learning specialist field
Other duties as assigned
Charles Armstrong School offers:
Competitive salaries commensurate with experience
Attractive medical, dental and vision package, 403b plan
Professional development program
Collaborative teaching environment with seasoned professionals
Direct resumes and cover letter to Jessica R Miller
Charles Armstrong School is the premier school for children with dyslexia and learning differences in the San Francisco Bay Area with a national reputation for excellence. Charles Armstrong School is a non-profit, independent, coeducational day school of approximately 240 students in grades 2-8. Charles Armstrong School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Education, Certifications, and Work Related Experience:
Wilson Certificate required
Master’s degree preferred
Special Education certification preferred
Minimum of five years teaching experience at the elementary and middle school level working with children with language based learning differences
Knowledge of multi-sensory teaching techniques
Training in a variety of reading programs, i.e. Wilson, Just Words
Knowledge of a variety of methods of teaching math
Knowledge of various assessment measures (standardized and non-standardized) and ability interpret data to evaluate progress
Demonstrate the ability to work with children of all ages who are dealing with various learning challenges
Excellent teaching skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work on a team
Ability to partner with parents
Knowledge of relevant technology
Ability to implement formal and informal assessment programs
Ability to multi task and manage competing priorities
About CHARLES ARMSTRONG SCHOOL
Charles Armstrong School was founded in 1968 and enrollment has grown to approximately 250 students serving grades 1-8. Charles Armstrong serves high potential students with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia, empowering them to strive as learners in school and life. Armstrong is recognized as the premier school for LD students in northern California.