Location: Strafford, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Woodlynde School welcomes and serves students who learn differently and empowers them to become strategic thinkers and self-advocates in a challenging and supportive college preparatory environment.
- Develops an ongoing working knowledge of each individual student’s educational, social, and emotional needs.
- Effectively communicates educational and emotional needs of students to teachers on an ongoing basis.
- Effectively collaborates with teachers to integrate recommended teaching strategies into content area classes.
- Provides direct instruction to students.
- Communicates with parents to address learning concerns of students.
- Maintains and distributes updated records of student accommodations and coordinates implementation of student accommodations in content area classes.
- Facilitates need for educational updates and meetings with individual school districts, psychologists, and other professionals for psychoeducation testing, IEP meetings, etc.
- Provides individual student assessments as needed.
- Shows evidence of adapting and differentiated instruction for all students.
- Maintains complete and accurate records that are reflective of a student’s performance and growth in knowledge of metacognitive understandings.
- Develops and maintain genuine, positive, and consistent communication with parents.
- In conjunction with the learning specialist team, plans and implements the exam schedules.
- Contributes to and benefits from the campus community.
- Practices professionalism through ongoing professional development, reflection, and continuous improvement.
- In addition to subject matter tutoring and teaching, this position includes significant student mentoring.
- Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs and activities.
- Other duties as assigned.
- A bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in a relevant field of study.
- Special Education Teaching Certification and/or Reading Specialist Certification
- Experience working with students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, auditory processing disorder, language processing disorder, nonverbal learning disabilities, and visual perceptual/visual motor deficits.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and a strong attention to detail.
- Solid knowledge of reading and writing instruction for students with learning differences.
- Strength in organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to serve as a positive role model.
- Knowledge of the developmental, social, and emotional needs of Upper School students.
- Experience using educational and assistive technology.
- An individual who is eager to work in a highly dynamic, energetic school setting as an integral member of a team.
- An individual who is a self-directed, proactive, problem solver who connects with students with patience and compassion.
- A plus: Level I Wilson Reading Certification
Woodlynde School is an inclusive and welcoming school that celebrates diversity, including race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other status protected by applicable law.
Woodlynde School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a compensation plan that compares favorably with those of peer schools. A full benefits package includes retirement and medical/dental coverage.
THE SEARCH PROCESS AND APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants should submit the following:
- A cover letter indicating the candidate’s particular interest in and qualifications for the position.
- A current résumé.
- A statement of educational philosophy.
- An application for employment.
- The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. References should speak to the applicant’s ability to be an effective educator and administrator, to work successfully with children, and to work collaboratively and collegially with adults.
(We will obtain permission from the candidate before contacting references.)
Materials should be submitted to Pam Lasco, Executive Assistant to the Head of School at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After an initial review of applicants, the School will conduct interviews with selected candidates. Finalists will be invited for a more comprehensive series of interviews.
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About Woodlynde School
ABOUT WOODLYNDE SCHOOL
Woodlynde School welcomes and serves students who learn differently and empowers them to become strategic thinkers and self-advocates in a challenging and supportive college preparatory environment. An independent, coeducational school for students in kindergarten through grade 12, Woodlynde School is located in suburban Philadelphia. Founded in 1976, the school is nationally recognized for its expertise in serving students with language- or math-based learning differences, executive function challenges, ADHD, auditory processing disorder, or a need for a small classroom environment.
Woodlynde School is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion in order that its students and employees achieve their full potential.
We believe that everyone’s unique life experience and background adds valuable perspective to our community and that our community is stronger because of the differences represented by our students, colleagues, and families. We embrace community members of different backgrounds and do not discriminate against employees or students?on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, religion,?or disability.