Learning and Literacy Specialist Position Announcement
Our school seeks a qualified educator to provide our students and teachers with support and instruction in meeting the goal of enabling our students to become strategic and motivated learners. Our Learning and Literacy Specialist is expected to lead our community in using a collaborative process involving families, teachers and other experts to identify and address children’s learning needs individually and in classrooms, advocate for students in our school in a way that creates an atmosphere of shared responsibility on the part of all faculty for meeting the needs of our students, and provide activities, experiences, and innovations that lead faculty to improve both individual pedagogy as well as the system as a whole.
The successful candidate will have training in learning differences, differentiating instruction, experience working with students needing remediation and enrichment, and strong organizational skills. An advanced degree in literacy, reading, special education or learning differences is preferred but not required.
The Learning and Literacy Specialist will push into individual classrooms twice a week and work with teaching teams, grades 1 – 5 to support literacy instruction. The qualified candidate will have experience with Readers and Writers Workshop and can support and coach in the instruction of this program as well as supplement in other areas of literacy instruction.
This role also includes:
serving as the point person for coordinating with outside service providers and specialists.
Coordinating and running ERB standardized tests
serving on (and possibly clerking) the Student Support Team
This position is 80% FTE or roughly 4 days a week
Please send Resume, Cover Letter, and list of 3 References to:
Ryan Kimmet, Associate Head of School
About Greene Street Friends School
Founded in 1855, Greene Street Friends School has operated continuously in central Germantown section of Philadelphia. The school’s curriculum emphasizes Quaker values, academic strength, and cultural competence. Greene Street graduates attend the top private and public magnet high schools, the largest percentage attending Central High School. Since the mid-1960’s the school has implemented a mission-based business model that prioritizes financial accessibility, with an enrollment of 45% - 55% students of color. Over the past twenty years, the school has doubled both in enrollment and campus size. Current enrollment is 320 students on a campus of three acres. The annual budget is $5M, no debt.