St. Stephen's Episcopal School, a day and boarding school of 697 students (grades 6-12), is seeking a Middle School Learning Specialist to join our academic support services team, beginning August 2019.
St. Stephen’s does not offer a special education program, but we welcome the diversity of students with different styles of learning. Direct support of students with and without specific learning issues will be a major responsibility, with the goal of supporting students in meeting expected academic goals. Some of our students have diagnosed learning disabilities; for those students, the specialist will coordinate accommodations and provide case management services as needed. Alongside student support, the Specialist will provide parent education and faculty support and training on best practices in teaching and learning. The Specialist will be joined in these endeavors by other St. Stephen’s faculty and staff, especially ?the Middle School Dean of Students, Academic Dean and School Counselors. ?This position requires an individual with creativity, energy and enthusiasm. This person will demonstrate an appreciation for the mission of St. Stephen’s and a desire to participate in the life of the school.
The Middle School Learning Specialist will be responsible for:
Support 6th to 8th grade students in meeting expected academic goals;
Collaborate with faculty and staff to facilitate student learning;
Develop accommodation plans based on documented needs;
Maintain electronic records in accordance with privacy expectations and school policies
Consult with parents on best resources for their child, including testing, remediation, and tutoring Coordinate communication with standardized testing agencies relative to accommodations;
Support the broader school community in performing duties as needed.
Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree or beyond in an education/teaching field, worked in schools with students with identified learning needs/differences, and background knowledge of disabilities and best practices in teaching/accommodating for those disabilities.
St. Stephen’s has a longstanding commitment to being an inclusive community. For the 2018–19 school year, students of color represent 34 percent of the Upper School student population (52 percent when including international students) and 40 percent of the Middle School population.
Equal access to employment, programs and services is available to all. With respect to its employment practices, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation or identity.
Qualified candidates should submit their resume and a letter of interest addressing their qualifications for this role to email@example.com. Please indicate “MS Learning Specialist” in the subject line of the email.
About St. Stephen's Episcopal School
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School is a coeducational, day and boarding school for 697 students in Grades 6-12. It is located on 374 acres on the west side of Austin in the Texas Hill Country.