As a member of the Student Services Team, the Learning Specialist works to provide academic support and instructional strategies to ensure a successful educational environment for all students. The Learning Specialist is a part-time position with a range between 0.5 and 0.8 FTE, depending on responsibilities.
Primary responsibilities included the following:
Develop academic support and intervention plans for students – including tracking learner progress, creating and monitoring accommodation plans, making referrals for outside support and assessment, communicating with outside professionals, and consulting with students, faculty, parents/guardians, and any outside constituencies
Lead planning for family-student-teacher conferences, for all students in the school
Prepare and lead faculty meetings to discuss student needs and recommend appropriate instructional supports
Work directly with students in both one-on-one, small group, or classroom settings on topics such as effective study strategies, time management, organization, executive functioning, and self-advocacy
Meet regularly with the Student Services Team and the Academic Leadership Team to exchange information and ensure alignment of academic support, social-emotional support, and restorative justice practices.
Provide faculty support through active collaboration and professional development on learning support topics
Seek professional development opportunities in order to remain current with industry needs and current research
Research, recommend, and implement emerging, new, and/or revised practices and strategies
Serve on administrative and academic committees.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School
Competitive rate DOE
Part-time 0.5 - 0.8 FTE
Excellent benefits package
Applicants should email a resume and cover letter that outlines their experience working in a culturally responsive environment to Lake Washington Girls Middle School at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The successful candidate will possess the following experience, skills, and qualities:
A Master’s degree in Special Education or related field with emphasis on teaching and learning
Demonstrated commitment to equity, justice, and inclusion as an important foundation for educating youth
Experience and understanding of academic support practices
Experience with 504 plans or similar academic support plans
At least two years of experience working in a school setting
Experience with and passion for working with middle school students
Ability to interface with a diverse cross-section of people within the school community
Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues, students, and families
Lake Washington Girls Middle School empowers girls to be strong in mind, body, and voice.
Committed to providing a learning community that fosters creative confidence, Lake Washington Girls Middle School (LWGMS) opened its doors in 1998 as the first secular girls* middle school (grades 6, 7, 8) in Seattle. Since then, we have proven that a learning environment encouraging girls to take risks, explore leadership, solve problems, collaborate, and stand up for themselves and others is a model that works. Our challenging curriculum is designed to educate the whole girl: intellectually, socially, and emotionally—with a focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) curriculum and social justice.
*LWGMS uses the word “girls” to include anyone who identifies as or has been socialized as a girl.