St. Paul’s School, founded in 1849, is a college-preparatory day school in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland, with a co-ed Lower School and all-boys’ Middle and Upper Schools. The school’s mission, “Seek truth, knowledge, and excellence; live by faith, compassion, and integrity,” is the daily standard for all members of our community.
Seek Truth, Knowledge and Excellence; Live by Faith, Compassion and Integrity.
We at St. Paul’s seek to be an inclusive community where all who come through our doors feel welcomed and embraced.
In our mission, we seek:
Truth - We challenge stereotypes, create awareness, and build understanding.
Knowledge - We view our differences as strengths and as opportunities to enhance learning.
Excellence - We recognize that to become our best selves, we must nurture the full potential in each other.
And live by:
Faith - We believe that everyone is a beloved child of God and deserves to be treated as such.
Compassion - We are courageous; we demonstrate respect and empathy for all people.
Integrity - We live up to our founding principles in order to change our community, our city, and the world.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Boys Middle School at St. Paul’s is seeking a passionate and experienced Learning Services Teacher for the 2019 - 2020 academic year. The highly organized professional should bring energy and skills in working effectively with students with learning differences as well as a passion for middle-school students to the position. Teach four-five academic and/or reading classes, coordinate the peer tutoring program, and two extra-curricular activities or the equivalent represents a full-time teaching status. The Middle School Learning Specialist Teacher will work collaboratively with the Middle School faculty and counterparts in the Lower School, girls Middle School and Upper School.
Other responsibilities and competencies include:
Demonstrate best practices and excellent skills in teaching learning-difference (LD) students and developing curricula to meet their needs
Understanding the development of middle-school students
Expertise as a reading specialist
Working with grade-level colleagues to understand all assignments given to LD students and to explain best methods for working with students with learning differences to classroom teachers
Communicating effectively and meeting with parents about assignments, progress, and challenges the LD student is facing; using computer-based systems for tracking and reporting student progress
Connecting with students, challenging them, and giving them confidence to succeed
Function well both independently and in a team setting.
Creates a positive learning environment.
Conducting preliminary screening for learning differences
Reading psychoeducational reports and planning appropriate accommodations
Exhibit strong interpersonal, communication, writing and organizational skills
Willing to contribute to other aspects of the middle school community
Perform other duties as assigned
Be compassionate, kind, and love teaching/working with middle school boys
Demonstrate flexibility, resilience, accountability, and humor
Be a lifelong learner passionate about his/her discipline, and continually refines and develops their pedagogy
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Special Education or Learning Differences/Disabilities required; MA or MEd highly desirable; one degree must be in Education;
previous teaching experience in an independent school setting preferred;
previous experience working with LD students required.
Candidates must have excellent writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
St. Paul’s School is an equal opportunity employer.
About St. Paul's School
St. Paul’s is an independent, Episcopal, college preparatory day school, coeducational for grades K-4 and all boys for grades 5-12, located 20 minutes north of downtown Baltimore. An International Baccalaureate World School that enrolls 758 students from across the Baltimore metropolitan area, St. Paul's emphasizes critical thinking, interdisciplinary study, independent research, and engagement with cultures around the world. Service learning is a cornerstone of the School's mission. St. Paul's strives to find balance between academics, athletics, and arts fostered by a strong sense of community on campus.