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LEARNING SPECIALIST AND COORDINATOR OF ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Company: Hawken School
Location: Lyndhurst
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Job Description:

MIDDLE SCHOOL LEARNING SPECIALIST AND COORDINATOR OF ACADEMIC SUPPORT Hawken School is committed to doing school differently and better. This means developing an inclusive and accepting community where adults feel empowered to design educational experiences for students that deepen their learning, engaging their emotions as well as their intellects. Hawken School seeks culturally competent teachers who are committed to equity and social justice, comfortable taking risks, and who embrace a growth mindset. Our faculty members are constantly looking for new ways to inspire student curiosity while remaining dedicated to nurturing compassion and kindness in our students. Successful candidates for any role at Hawken School must demonstrate skill and commitment in all the following key areas: Mission, Culture, and Philosophy Alignment-- Candidates must show they can thrive at Hawken and are highly motivated by the school's mission. Candidates must indicate a commitment to and have experience with serving students and communities equitably. Relationship Building and Cultivation Candidates must show they can build relationships throughout the Hawken community. Content Knowledge Candidates must demonstrate that they can lead and guide colleagues and/students to depth in their work. Humility and Growth Mindset Candidates must be eager to learn new approaches and methods and be able to team effectively with others. Approach to Work Candidates must show initiative and agency with a commitment toward feedback and flexible problem solving. THE POSITION Hawken School is seeking an individual to join a collaborative team of teachers and teacher-leaders to help deepen our commitment to building a more progressive and differentiated teaching and learning culture. This position is instrumental in providing support to the ongoing work of the Lyndhurst campus faculty, staff and administration. We have adopted several new curricula in the last few years in which we want to support teachers' growth. There is great opportunity for this position to grow and change in the coming years. ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILTIES

  • Providing direct instruction to students as needed or requested
  • Consulting with teachers and administrators to design, align, and implement innovative approaches to instruction in order to support student-centered, forward-focused, and engaging learning experiences
  • Collaborating with both teachers and students to develop an informed and organized approach to differentiated instruction
  • Support the administrative team in identifying, designing and/or implementing strong and effective professional development opportunities in the areas of learning differences
  • Partner with grade level and administrative teams to provide teaching and learning support
  • Partnering, with the lens of learning support, around research and implementation efforts related to mastery-based assessment, project-based learning, literacy and progressive pedagogy
  • Developing a curated collection of resources and materials that promote Hawken's unique and evolving approach to education
  • Supporting the documentation and sharing of student progress benchmarks Because Hawken believes in supporting teachers' passions, in deepening their expertise, and in fueling their spirit of innovation, we provide substantive professional development opportunities that lead to the kinds of excellence that are a hallmark of our community. QUALIFICATIONS Hawken School seeks an individual with certification as a learning/enrichment specialist or equivalent degree/specialization. A Master's degree and at least three years teaching experience is preferred.
    • Demonstrated competence and leadership in curriculum development, instruction and pedagogy
    • Exceptional understanding of the developmental needs of middle school learners
    • A joyful enthusiasm for middle school learners
    • Flexibility, energy, creativity, high expectations and a sense of humor
    • Facility with dynamic educational technologies
    • A willingness and eagerness to assist in the life of the School
    • Demonstrated expertise in working on teams that include colleagues, parents and outside professionals in order to support students
    • Ability to identify challenges and draw from a toolbox of varied strategies
    • Familiarity with diverse ways of engaging students over a range of learning styles enhanced by a desire to try new approaches
    • Excellent listening skills and the ability to apply them in a complicated and demanding environment
    • Respect for confidentiality in dealing with students who may have a diagnosis Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting all forms of diversity in the workplace and in our student body. We strongly urge all qualified individuals to apply. An independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school, toddler through grade 12

      Lower & Middle Schools , 5000 Clubside Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
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Keywords: Hawken School, New York , LEARNING SPECIALIST AND COORDINATOR OF ACADEMIC SUPPORT, Other , Lyndhurst, New York

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