The Shipley School, a Pre-Kindergarten through 12 coeducational day school, is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and compassionate participation in the world. Through a strong college preparatory curriculum in the humanities and sciences, the school encourages curiosity, creativity, and respect for the intellectual effort. Shipley upholds and promotes moral integrity, a sense of personal achievement and worth, and concern for others at school and in the larger community.
The Shipley School is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws which prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, age (18 or older), religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, and sexual orientation.
Assist the Head of Lower School in ensuring the academic success, social and emotional well-being of all students
Supervise all Lower School instructional support personnel and provide individual support to students as needed
Co-lead Grade Level and Student Support meetings with Head of Lower School and work with teachers to differentiate and meet individual student needs
Assist Head of Lower School in the evaluation of individual faculty members and hiring of new colleagues
Serve on the Lower School Admissions Committee and support the admissions process including assessing prospective students and overseeing group assessments
Work with families through the psycho-educational evaluation process including the recommendation, interpretation, dissemination and assessment of evaluations
Serve as liaison to the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit
Oversee all referrals and correspondence with outside tutors, therapists, psychologists and other institutions/schools
Oversee class placement in partnership with Head of Lower School
Support the SEED program and integration of Positive Education
Support Lower School/All School events and parent programs
Read and edit Lower School progress reports
Oversee and maintain student support records
Consultation with families and colleagues as needed
Assume the role of Head of Lower School in his/her absence
Master’s degree in Education required
Minimum 2 years of supervised teaching experience and two years of direct work in the field.
Knowledge of current principles, practices, techniques and objectives of instructional methods, including differentiated instruction (i.e., modified curriculum), multisensory researched-based instruction; current neuro-based instruction (i.e., structuring information for optimal processing and retrieval); understanding and application of assessment and educational planning successful for all students.
Ability to relate well to people; relate to the difficulties and concerns that parents, faculty, and the general school community experience related to academic and cognitive differences.
Must maintain a high level of integrity with regard to matters, which may be considered confidential in nature.