Collaborate with lead teachers to develop an appropriate educational plan for students, which could include working with individual children or small groups of children to increase fundamental skills
Conduct and interpret informal and formal assessments to create individualized learning plans
Confer regularly with teachers, parents, and colleagues as a member of child support teams
Promote understanding of the role of successful differentiation in the classroom, as well as an understanding of its limitations in the skills growth for any student
Provide strategies to increase learning for students being delivered by others, as well as deliver tutoring or push-in services
Sit in on parent/guardian conferences and planning meetings
Serve as a general resource to the faculty; present information to teachers regarding differentiation in their classrooms
Work to ensure academic excellence by fully knowing students and adapting curriculum to meet needs
Fulfill duties, responsibilities, and commitments as outlined in the guidebook “Working at The School at Columbia University”
Keep careful anecdotal and assessment records and use them to contribute to the writing of accurate, comprehensive reports
Participate fully in the demanding life of The School
A./B.S. degree or an equivalent degree or educational qualification from an accredited college or university
Evidence of expertise in compensatory learning strategies, which should include reading methods such as Orton-Gillingham
At least two years of full-time teaching experience in K–8 public or independent schools
Wide-ranging intellectual and educational interests and ability to understand and support an integrated curriculum
Experience working individually with students who have a range of learning profiles, both within a classroom and individually in tutorial situations
Experience strategizing techniques in study skills, time management, and organization, as well as in curricular areas
Strong skill sets in literacy, mathematics, administering and interpreting assessments, and meeting the social and emotional needs of children
Experience and interest in working with current technologies
Commitment to diversity, collegiality, curriculum design, anecdotal record keeping, and integrated thematic teaching
Strong communication abilities, including speaking and writing
Commitment to equity and justice, including knowledge and skills related to cultural competencies
Advanced degree or coursework in a related field
Knowledge of middle school mathematics
Experience teaching differentiation strategies to fellow faculty members
Fluency in Spanish
For more information, visit The School at Columbia University’s employment website at www.theschool.columbia.edu/employment
All candidates must submit an official application via
Columbia University’s Recruitment of Academic Personnel website:
Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer—race/gender/disability/veteran.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
Internal Number: 985-12371
About The School at Columbia University
The School at Columbia University is an independent K-8 school founded in 2003 with the goal of providing an excellent education to a diverse student body. Our intentional school culture embraces shared beliefs across disciplines and grades, which underlie important values expressed through everyday behaviors and visible symbols throughout our community:
Collaboration: Encouraging creative problem-solving in dynamic groups where outcomes are not always predictable, but ultimately greater than any individual perspective could envision.
Community: Promoting inclusivity, facilitating open communication, and providing clear expectations to all members of the community to ensure a healthy, productive environment, inside and outside the school.
Diversity: Reveling in an environment of myriad learning experiences that address important aspects of diversity, including identity development, anti-bias skills, and the idea that difference is better.
Innovation: Taking thoughtful risks grounded in current research, putting new technologies to work in classrooms, and always seeking new approaches to learning to provide a meaningful 21st-century education to all students.