The learning specialist substitute will work with the 4th and 5th grade teams to support learning in the classrooms. This substitute position is for at least through November 1, 2019. This position will support students in flexible learning groups and occasionally in a whole-class setting. This position will use both data and anecdotal observation to analyze grade-level trends and student needs. This faculty member will collaborate with classroom faculty, associate faculty, and the Learning Specialists to differentiate teaching, the curriculum, and the learning environment to support and challenge diverse learners.
Deliver explicit, targeted instruction to small groups of students based on data analysis and anecdotal observation
Provide targeted instruction to support or extend students’ mastery of grade level standards
Maintain data collection tools
Analyze data for individual students and to look for grade level trends
Collaborate with classroom and associate faculty to provide differentiated instruction that meets the needs of diverse learners
Develop enrichment activities for students who are already achieving grade level standards
An ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:
A teaching certification; Master’s in Education and endorsement in special education or gifted education preferred
A minimum of three years classroom teaching experience specifically working with learning differences
Knowledge and experience with effective classroom management strategies
Effective communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
Flexibility and the ability to be a self-starter
About The Meridian School
Founded in 1976, The Meridian School is an independent, co-ed elementary school (K-5), located in the historic Good Shepherd Center in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood. The Meridian School is a place where the joy of childhood infuses the excitement of learning. By integrating curriculum, citizenship, and community, we provide the foundation for well-rounded students.
Committed to developing global citizens in an equitable and inclusive culture, Meridian promotes diversity of thought and identity and actively seeks dedicated and engaged culturally competent faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.
The Meridian School promotes a balance of mind and heart, of contemplation and action, of individuality and a commitment to the community.
The Meridian School is an equal opportunity employer seeking a culturally diverse workplace and does not discriminate against age, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, race/color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, veteran or marital status, disability, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.