The First Program at the Dalton School seeks a full-time learning specialist to join the faculty beginning in the 2019-20 school year. The ideal candidate understands progressive education and has experience with child-centered, differentiated curricula. Excellent communication skills, a passion for working with young children and their families, the willingness to collaborate and reflect on one's practice, and a sense of humor are essential.
Providing small group and one-on-one literacy remediation to students in kindergarten-third grade, using a pull out/push in the classroom model
Partnering with teachers, families, and outside specialists regarding the needs and progress of students
Collaborating with teachers and administrators through a combination of team meetings and one-on-one meetings to discuss a student's progress and areas needing further support
Ability to support children in math curriculum is preferred
Participating in parent conferences and writing individual progress reports
Engaging in shared Lower School responsibilities, including arrival and dismissal duties
Master’s degree required
At least five years teaching experience as a learning specialist with a focus on attaining early literacy skills (ages 5-9)
Experience administering a variety of assessments to track and support student growth, including Fountas & Pinnell
Training in Orton-Gillingham, Wilson, PAF, or similar programs, desired
Experience in designing and implementing literacy curricula that address diversity and the perspectives of others
A strong knowledge base in the area of learning differences, especially dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia, as well as a deep knowledge base regarding ADHD
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward the equity and diversity of our community in our admissions, programs, and hiring. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, physical disability or sexual orientation in administration of our educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics and other school-administered programs.
The Dalton School is an independent, co-educational day school (K-12), founded in 1919 by the renowned progressive educator Helen Parkhurst. Parkhurst’s visionary Dalton Plan remains the keystone of the school’s progressive educational philosophy and is now the model for over 200 Dalton schools in other parts of the world.
The Dalton School is the innovative leader in developing creative problem solvers who identify issues, grapple with possibilities, and design solutions to global challenges from multiple perspectives.
Dalton is recognized for its rigorous, innovative educational curriculum and offers its 1,300 students a breadth of stimulating and challenging programs taught by our dedicated faculty. Our high academic standards are complemented by an exemplary performing and fine arts curriculum – taught by faculty who are professionals in their fields – and a full range of athletic teams and extra-curricular activities.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.