Marin Horizon, located in Mill Valley, California, is a progressive toddler-8th grade school with over 275 students. The curriculum features an exceptionally strong inquiry-based program with a long commitment to developing every student’s academic tenacity and critical thinking skills.
The Marin Horizon Learning Support Program serves as an integral part of the school's academic program by providing support for students with learning differences. We are committed to helping all students develop positive attitudes toward learning and therefore discuss learning differences as part of a broader understanding of cognitive diversity within our community.
The Director of Learning Support is responsible for overseeing and managing the school’s Learning Support Program. The Director provides professional guidance, support, and resources to teachers and oversees the implementation of student accommodations. Both full-time and part-time (minimum half-time) applicants will be considered.
Oversee and supervise instructional and related student support services (K-8) in all three divisions, including the direct supervision of learning specialists
Establish entry and exit criteria; track student progress; develop and implement instructional plans; assist with incoming student assessment process; and serve as a resource for all classroom teachers and administrators in best instructional practices for students with learning differences
Assume primary responsibility for the hiring, supervision, and evaluation of all learning specialists K-8
Manage a departmental budget that provides for classroom materials, professional conferences, speakers, programs, and other instructional needs for learning specialists in collaboration with the three division heads
Collaborate with teachers to generate plans for student intervention and support
Meet regularly with teachers and advise on accommodations, modifications, instructional strategies as necessary
Instruct individuals and/or small groups of students
Support classroom and homework content instruction
Schedule family conferences on a regular basis and/or as needed
Respond to parent requests/concerns and communicate parent concerns to teachers
Coordinate student referral process into the Middle School Learning Support Program
Review parent and teacher communications and outside evaluations
Run weekly conferences with teachers to discuss/refine students' on-going accommodation, progress and needs
Screening and Evaluations
Write individual learning plans for students
Conduct observations of student behavior and learning style
Conference with parents, teachers, and administrators concerning evaluations
Master’s degree in Special Education, Psychology, or other related field and a minimum of three to five years of experience in a school setting developing and implementing accommodation plans or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Fluency in the language and assessment tools used in educational-psych evaluations