Palm Beach Day Academy, established in 1921, is an independent coeducational school, serving over four hundred students from pre-primary to grade nine. The school has two campuses with over 90 faculty/staff. The Lower School Campus, located on Flagler Drive, overlooks the intracoastal waterway in West Palm Beach. The Upper School Campus, located on the island of Palm Beach, is situated just one block from the Atlantic Ocean. Palm Beach Day Academy prides itself on its strong sense of community. Teachers and families work as a team, which allows our staff to foster a learning-rich environment that focuses on developing the whole child. The foundation of Palm Beach Day Academy’s program is the education of our students in an academically challenging and compassion-rich environment that guides each child toward personal excellence of mind, body, and character. At all levels, our students are, as our mission states, challenged to excel, empowered to act, and prepared to lead.
Palm Beach Day Academy is currently seeking a full-time Lower Division Coordinator of Learning Support who will be responsible for overseeing learning support and providing individual and small group reading instruction utilizing the Wilson Reading System for students in Primary - Grade 3.
Candidates should meet the following requirements:
Hold a Master’s Degree in Reading and/or certification as a Reading Specialist
Hold certification as a Wilson Reading System Certified Instructor (Level One or Two) or Orton-Gillingham Instructor (Classroom Educator or Certified Level)
Familiarity with educational-psychological/neuropsychological testing results analysis and accommodation plan creation
Experience working with students with learning and other disabilities
The ability to facilitate the implementation of classroom and testing accommodations
Experience conducting classroom observations of students and possess knowledge of child development
The ability to communicate regularly to update parents about student progress and needs through email, telephone, progress reports and meetings
Experience overseeing and administering benchmark screening
Degree in Special Education or a related field (not required)