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US Learning Specialist

Position Type Teacher
Start August 24, 2017
School Name Brooklyn Friends School
City, State Brooklyn, NY 
Posted 08/09/2017

US Learning Specialist

Brooklyn Friends School seeks an experienced Learning Specialist for a full-time position in its diverse and dynamic Upper School of approximately 200 students. The Learning Specialist is a pivotal source of academic support for students with diverse learning needs.  He or she teaches a 9th Grade Study Skills course and provides interventions through individual and/or group meetings with students as necessary.  Reporting primarily to the Assistant Head of Upper School for Student Life along with the Head of Upper School,  The Learning Specialist is a member of the US guidance team including the counseling staff. The Learning Specialist serves on the All-School Guidance Committee.

The Upper School Learning Specialist is a key resource for faculty and families.  He or she works with teachers to help them understand students' learning needs and differentiate classroom instruction, and communicates proactively with teachers about students of concern.  The Learning Specialist reviews and coordinates evaluations, drafts learning summaries, supports their implementation by providing necessary faculty support, makes appropriate referrals, coordinates with outside tutors and other support services, oversees the tracking and administration of in-school accommodations and coordinates and administers disabilities accommodations for any testing done through outside organizations, such as The College Board or ACT.

An advanced degree in a relevant area and experience working with upper school students is required. BFS seeks candidates with a strong personal interest in and commitment to issues of equity and social justice. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to learningspecialistposition@brooklynfriends.org.

"BFS seeks candidates with a strong personal interest in and commitment to issues of diversity and social justice. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply."


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