Sierra Canyon School is currently seeking a passionate, experienced, credentialed educator to serve as Learning Resource Center Coordinator for the 2019-20 school year. The Dyne Learning Resource Center (DLRC) is a space that supports and enriches learning for Middle and Upper School students. Its mission is to ensure that all Sierra Canyon students graduate as self-reliant, resourceful learners who are well equipped to succeed in a rigorous college academic environment. To achieve this, the DLRC provides study skill development in the areas of organization, time management, mathematics, and analytical thinking and writing for all students as well as assists students with diagnosed learning differences.
The Coordinator of the DLRC position includes the following responsibilities:
As Learning Specialist:
Serve as case manager for students with learning plans and facilitate meetings between teachers and parents as well as external providers when applicable.
Conduct classroom observations and meet with struggling students (with and without accommodations) individually and in groups to help develop strategies for effective independent learning.
Teach skill development classes for all 7th grade and new 9th grade students to help support their transition to the Upper Campus.
Interpret psycho-educational testing results and work with administration to create and implement Student Support Plans (SSPs) for students with documented learning differences. Review results with families and teachers.
Coordinate temporary learning accommodations for students recovering from concussions and other medical conditions.
Oversee organization and administration of ERB testing and student accommodations for midterms, final exams, and standardized tests for college. This may include some weekend ACT/SAT proctoring.
Conduct electronic and paper file review and maintenance for students with accommodations.
Demonstrate a commitment to training and professional development to remain current with educational standards and classroom pedagogy.
Guide teachers in using current best practices to support students with a range of learning styles and challenges through individual meetings and formal presentations at faculty meetings, professional development days, and teacher-inservice week.
Attend monthly Faculty and Students of Concern meetings.
Work regularly with the Directors of Middle and Upper Schools to identify students who need learning support.
Develop and supervise programs to meet the evolving academic needs of the student body, such as study halls, math and writing support, study skill seminars for new students, on-going academic support for athletes, and peer tutoring opportunities.
Maintain a learning environment in the DLRC that promotes consideration and respect This includes monitoring student interactions and interceding as necessary to maintain a learning-conducive atmosphere.
Coordinate and oversee on-site tutoring including peer, faculty, or non-faculty tutors, and maintain tutor referral list for families.
Schedule daily coverage for the testing center from 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. for students with accommodations, alternative testing locations, and make-up exams.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Knowledge of executive functioning skills and adolescent growth and development and demonstrated interest and skill working with this population.
Minimum of 3-years of meaningful experience in a role(s) supporting specialized learning.
Ability to design, coordinate and implement formal accommodation plans.
Ability to interpret results of psycho-educational testing.
Advanced degree in related field.
Classroom teaching experience.
Capacity to teach or tutor multiple subject areas.
All inquiries should be submitted in writing. Please address all correspondence to: Deborah Monroe
Sierra Canyon School is a private, independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 located on two adjacent campuses in the northwest corner of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. The highly cosmopolitan campus community is reflective of the Greater Los Angeles Area and the world at large where cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity are welcomed and celebrated. Students are empowered to realize their greatest creative, ethical, intellectual, and physical promise through small class sizes, a diverse student-teacher culture, and a community-focused learning environment.
Sierra Canyon School is committed to equal employment opportunity. We do not discriminate based on an individual's race, sex, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), genetic characteristics and information or any other basis prohibited by law.
About Sierra Canyon School
Sierra Canyon School is a private, independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 located on two campuses within walking distance of each other in the northwest corner of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. The highly cosmopolitan campus community is reflective of the Greater Los Angeles Area and the world at large where cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity are welcomed and celebrated. Students are empowered to realize their greatest creative, ethical, intellectual, and physical promise through small class sizes, a diverse student-teacher culture, and a community-focused learning environment.