Lawrence Academy seeks a full-time learning specialist for the 2019-2020 academic year to work in the Academic Support Office. The learning specialist will:
Work 1:1 with students to work on study skills, taught in the context of a student’s coursework, that address a student’s learning needs and lead to independence. Closely monitor student progress and communicate with advisors, teachers, and families to strategize plans for struggling students.
Interpret evaluations, write learning profiles, and oversee implementation of recommendations and accommodations for a cohort of 10-15 students with a diagnosed learning disability or disorder. Educate and guide the students and their parents through the process of re-evaluation, nonstandard testing, and the college transition.
Collaborate with teachers and the Academic Support Office team to design and deploy professional development opportunities to serve the needs of students with learning differences.
Possibility of teaching one course in our academic program.
In addition, the candidate must be willing to work within a boarding school schedule that includes afternoon, evening, and weekend duties.
A degree in special education, reading, educational psychology, or related discipline is preferred. Experience working individually with high school students, collaborating with teachers on differentiation strategies, math/science aptitude, and working knowledge of educational and assistive technologies is highly desired.
Lawrence Academy is seeking candidates with a commitment to cultural competence which enables individuals to work and communicate across social and cultural differences. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, coaching, advising, and/or residential responsibilities.
To apply for this position please email a single PDF with resume, cover letter, and list of references to Colin Igoe, Dean of Academics & Faculty, at email@example.com. No phone calls please.
About Lawrence Academy
Lawrence Academy, serving 400 students in Groton, Massachusetts, is a residential and day school, and faculty are fully involved in the curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular programs at the school.