The Learning Specialist reports directly to the Heads of the Upper and Lower Schools.
Through observation, teacher consultation, and assessment, identify students in need of additional learning support
Create summary write-ups for students with outside evaluations
Plan and implement small group guided instruction
Teach a weekly 5th grade study skills class
Serve as an advisor to approximately 7 students in 5th grade.
Attend weekly Grade Level Meetings for grades 3, 4, and 5 with student support teams to discuss academic concerns
Coordinate ways to implement recommendations suggested in outside psycho-educational assessments
Attend weekly planning meetings with classroom teachers to discuss curriculum issues and strategies
Be available for teacher consultation on an as-needed basis
Perform classroom observations as needed
Orchestrate and help administer reading assessments for all students in grades 3 and 4
Administer supplementary assessments as needed
Participate with a team to schedule, plan, and administer CTP-5 tests
Analyze CTP-5 results and provide feedback to teachers and parents
Contact parents who have children with existing psycho-educational assessments to coordinate academic goals for the up-coming year
Attend parent/teacher conferences twice yearly
Write comments twice yearly for students receiving extra support from the Learning Specialist
Be proactive and consistent in parent communication
Meet with prospective students to assess skill levels and make recommendations to the Director of Outreach and Enrollment Management based upon known academic requirements
About The Catheral School
The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine is an independent, Episcopal, K-8 day school for girls and boys of all faiths. The School is committed to a rigorous academic program that integrates the arts, athletics, and leadership development. Located on New York City’s Upper West Side on the 13-acre Close of the Cathedral, the School offers a unique setting for the celebration of the many traditions shared by its families. The School prides itself in being a diverse community in partnership with families who take an active role in their children’s intellectual, ethical, social, and emotional growth. The Cathedral School offers a stimulating environment in which each child can become an articulate, confident, and responsible citizen of the world. Continuing a century-old relationship, the School draws upon the Cathedral’s vast resources and provides its children’s choir.