Barnesville School of Arts and Sciences (PK3 - Grade 8) seeks to hire a Teaching and Learning Coordinator for the 2023-24 school year with an expertise in curriculum implementation and student skill remediation. Under the direction of the Head of School, the Learning Specialist serves as the coordinator and service provider for students needing educational support services.
Essential Job Functions:
Meet regularly with classroom teachers to discuss student needs and provide support for pedagogy
Make in-class observations to support student learning needs
Collaborate with teachers to assess students’ reading abilities, identify needs, create reading intervention plans and determine students that would benefit from Orton Gillingham small group intervention
Collaborate with teachers to assess students’ mathematics skills, identify needs, create mathematics intervention plans and determine students that would benefit from diagnostic mathematics small group intervention
Read and distill educational testing to write Student-Teacher Educational Plan (STEP) to support student learning
In collaboration with the Assistant Head of School, analyze teaching and learning practices within the school
Continues professional growth through ongoing education and/or professional development
Maintain communication with MCPS for those Barnesville students with Service Plans
Assessments and Testing
Coordinate collection and distribution of educational testing including accommodations plans
Analyze results of ERB testing (standardized testing). Provide training to teachers in interpreting ERB scores. Conference with parents regarding scores as needed.
Collaborate with teachers to organize and administer benchmark assessments in literacy and numeracy
Maintain records of benchmark data to track progress over time
Maintain records of educational testing, accommodation plans, and parent meetings.
Inform and guide parents through the MCPS assessment process
Assess the curricular scope and sequence and transitions from grade to grade
Have demonstrated proficiency in the Orton-Gillingham philosophy and methodology of teaching reading
Teach small group intervention for Orton-Gillingham reading and diagnostic math instruction
Support Lower School Faculty in the implementation of a new reading program as determined by the Reading Task Force
At the direction of the Head of School, provide professional growth for faculty and parent education
Serve as a permanent member of the Admissions Committee
Knowledge and Skill Set Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in education; emphasis on special education or curriculum and instruction preferred; Master’s degree preferred; specialty training in learning support for language based learning disabilities and/or twice exceptional educational diagnoses; demonstrated successful classroom teaching experience working with elementary and middle school aged children; skilled in reading neuropsychological reports and intelligence testing results; technology proficiencies with Google Suite; a thoughtful and professional communicator skilled in fostering partnerships with adults and children; a passionate educator with a deep understanding of child development and pedagogy.
Commitment to Diversity: In a world of shared borders, knowledge and empathy for multiculturalism are essential to a Barnesville School education. As our students enter the global community, our School encourages them to embrace diversity with an open mind and generous spirit. We strive to introduce our students to all aspects of diversity which include acceptance of diverse intelligences and learning styles; awareness of differences in socioeconomic status; compassion for mental and physical impairments; and understanding of differences concerning age, appearance, gender, race, sexual orientation, and spiritual beliefs. We support a safe and secure environment for all members of our Barnesville family and make respecting differences a school-wide goal. This builds a community true to our mission of joy, support, and excellence.
Physical Requirements: Daily desk work including computer time; as part of daily routines, mobility around a campus with uneven pavement and managing stairs; standing, bending and squatting as required to participate in classroom activities; shifting furniture as needed, lift/carry boxes up to 15 pounds; the ability to maneuver as necessary within a classroom setting; frequent walking inside and outside as part of general job duties and responding to students and/or incidents.
Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring and other school-administered programs.
Interested candidates should visit the Employment section (under “about”) at the School’s website here. Forward a letter of interest, resume, completed application, and three professional references via email to the attention of Vickie Roos, Assistant Head of School