The Acting Director of Learning Support advances Drew’s mission by fostering greater understanding of and supporting neurodiversity at Drew. The Acting Director is responsible for the daily operation of Drew’s learning support program in the Herbst Learning Center, working closely with teachers, advisors, and learning support staff to develop individualized supports and accommodations for identified, struggling learners. The Acting Director is also part of the Student Support Team, collaborating with school stakeholders to help Drew students, and building programs that allow Drew to work toward best practices in supporting a neurodiverse community.
Essential Duties and responsibilities
Manages the Herbst Learning Center (HLC), including management of tutoring staff.
Partners with Drew’s administrative team to increase understanding and support of neurodiversity at Drew.
Manages students’ disability documents and learning plans, meeting with families to provide intake and counsel regarding accommodations, and distributing necessary information to Drew faculty.
Collaborates with Drew’s Dean of Students and Socio-Emotional Learning team to manage the onboarding process for 9th grade students, including the creation of individual student metacognitive plans.
Serves as a member of the Student Support Team, identifying and supporting at-risk students at Drew.
Represents Drew’s learning support programs at admissions and parent/guardian events.
Serves as advisor, coach, and mentor to Drew’s Peer Tutoring program.
Serves as advisor for the LD Affinity Group.
As necessary, provides 1:1 tutorial sessions and/or small group sessions to coach struggling students.
Qualifications and skills
At least three years’ work with learning disabilities, as well as licensure and/or relevant degree as Learning Specialist, Educational Therapist, and/or Special Education Teacher.
Commitment to Drew’s mission.
Ability to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents, and the Drew community.
Outstanding organizational skills.
Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.
About Drew School
Drew School is an independent, urban high school in San Francisco enrolling 280 students in grades 9 through 12. Drew engages each student in a process of intellectual discovery to develop an individual voice, the confidence to express it, and the empathy to understand its impact.
Our school community is centered on experienced, dedicated, and passionate faculty, and engaged, committed students. Drew combines its student-centered curriculum with a focus on experiential learning, global awareness, and local community involvement.