The Evergreen School, an independent Preschool through Grade 8 school serving highly capable students, is currently accepting applications for a Primary DivisionLearning Resource Coordinator. The school seeks candidates who demonstrate a commitment to foster a diverse and inclusive learning community and bring an awareness and responsiveness toward all differences including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, learning styles and marital, parental or economic status.
Located just north of Seattle in Shoreline, Washington, The Evergreen School sits on four wooded acres, which provide an ideal setting for experiential and project-based learning. In 2016, Evergreen completed a $14 million campus redesign, adding classrooms, flexible learning spaces and a state-of-the-art makerspace. In addition to a rigorous academic foundation, Evergreen is committed to fostering diversity, cultivating a global perspective and supporting social and emotional learning at every grade level. Evergreen has a current enrollment of 474 students, is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools, and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.
The years ahead will present The Evergreen School with some notable challenges. The school newly created the positions of Learning Resource Coordinators in the 2013-2014 school year and it has made a significant impact on the school. Seattle has been rated one of the most livable cities and Evergreen has become one of the more competitive elementary to middle schools in the city. Evergreen students are creative and highly motivated. Teachers encourage their students to be divergent thinkers and to problem solve creatively. The Learning Resource Coordinators support teachers who encourage students to reach their full potential.
The Primary Division Learning Resource Coordinator must have significant knowledge of learning differences and the processes and skills that contribute to learning. This position will work as a collaborative and pro-active member of a team that includes the Upper Division Learning Resource Coordinator, the Primary and Upper Division Heads and the two school counselors. They will work directly with students, teachers, administration, parents and guardians to help ensure a successful learning experience for all students. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:
Providing direct service, time limited interventions, and assessment for referral purposes. This includes but is not limited to teaching time-management, study skills, learning strategies and self-advocacy.
The interpretation of educational evaluations.
The facilitation of academic accommodations for students with documented learning disabilities, both in school and on standardized tests.
Serving as a liaison with parents, guardians, faculty and administrators about student learning and academic support.
Providing referrals for professional tutoring, and other external supports when appropriate.
Providing education on relevant learning resource topics to faculty in small groups, as well as in larger meetings.
Staying up-to-date on relevant professional development.
Attending regularly scheduled section and division meetings in both the Primary and Upper divisions.
Other duties as assigned
Experience and Desirable Qualities
Candidates for this position should have several years of experience working with students in grades Pre-K through eight and their families. Knowledge of gifted education and independent school culture is also important. Candidates should be comfortable speaking to small and large groups, communicating orally and in writing, mentoring and coaching faculty, and working collaboratively as a member of a team. All candidates should at the minimum have the following qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree in a related field and experience in differentiated learning.
Experience reading and analyzing educational testing evaluations.
Familiarity with current educational trends in gifted education.
The ability to relate to others and work in a team setting.
Experience working individually with students and in small groups.
The ability to think independently.
Excellent oral and verbal communication skills.
Compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s background and experience and will be competitive with similar positions in Seattle area independent schools. The position will begin in August, 2019.
Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their interest in and qualifications for this position, a résumé, and five professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails should have the position applying for in the subject line.
The Evergreen School strives to provide equal opportunity to all employees. The school's policy is not to discriminate in employment based on race, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status or any other status protected under applicable local, state or federal law. The School is committed to administering employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoffs, terminations, training, sabbaticals, tuition assistance and other programs, without regard to an employee's protected status.
About The Evergreen School
The Evergreen School is an independent school in Shoreline, Washington serving the needs of highly capable students Preschool through Grade 8.