The Siena School, grades 4-12, is entering its 13th year, with an expanding enrollment. The school seeks a teacher interested in teaching middle school reading classes.
The school serves bright college-bound students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia. Experience working with students with learning differences preferred.
Students at Siena take a reading class each year from 4th through 8th grade, working on comprehension, fluency and decoding. Teachers use Orton-Gillingham, Wilson, Phonographix and other methods. Candidates should have a desire to teach the core principles of reading and an interest in professional training in teaching reading, which the school will provide. Siena's reading classes are capped at 10 students, usually with two teachers, allowing teachers to work with smaller groups of students (though not 1:1). The classes focus on students needs while providing a balanced focus on decoding fluency and comprehension.
Some classroom experience preferred.
About The Siena School
The Siena School has become a national leader in educating bright, college-bound students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences. With 125 students in grades 4-12, including 40% students of color, the school has completed a new wing, increasing capacity to over 150 students. The school has presented at national and international conferences, including the NAIS Annual Conference, and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.