Department: Upper School (Grades Nine-Twelve) Posting Dates: 1/11/21 – Until filled
Reports To: Director of Upper School
The Upper School Learning Specialist facilitates academic, behavioral, functional, and social-emotional support for students with diverse learning needs by developing strategies for learning, organization, and test-taking. The Learning Specialist provides individualized instruction and serves as a division-wide resource on learning needs for parents and faculty. The Learning Specialist can identify learning needs, spearhead educational testing, interpret evaluations, develop accommodation plans, and administer professional development in areas related to student achievement.
A Master’s degree in Special Education or School Psychology and experience working in a secondary school setting is required for this position. Minimum of five years’ experience as an Intervention/Learning Specialist, School Psychologist, or related field.
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Manage all aspects of individualized learning accommodation plans, including development, implementation, instruction, support, supervision, and monitoring
Coordinate accommodations for standardized tests (PSAT 8/9, PSAT/NMSQT, ACT, SAT, and AP) and school-wide midyear and final exams
Identify learning needs of struggling students to support classroom instruction
Instruct students in large group, small group, and one-on-one settings in learning, organization, communication, and executive function
Administer educational assessments and interpret evaluation results
Manage division-wide tutoring and support services
Conference with parents and faculty across grade levels and divisions
Provide short-term intervention to students as needed
Attend division, department chair, and school-wide meetings
Work closely with the Upper School Administrative Team
Serve as a member on the Student Services and Learning Services teams
Serve as testing coordinator for College Board and ACT to complete applications for accommodations and administer exams to students with approved accommodations
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Confidentiality, integrity, discretion, attention to detail is imperative
Organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Experience collaborating with a large team of individuals working towards a common goal
Effective development and execution of professional learning seminars
Strong computer skills to include Word and Excel, additional database software knowledge a plus, with a willingness to learn new computer programs.
Hathaway Brown School Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement
Hathaway Brown School is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning community through our admission policies, hiring practices, professional development, curricular and extracurricular programming, and school culture. The representation and full engagement of the diverse points of view of individuals with varied life experiences is a source of strength and wisdom that enriches the learning environment and fuels innovation and growth, particularly as students are prepared for lives of strong character, public service, and leadership.
HB respects and affirms the dignity and worth of each member of our community. These values of diversity, equity, and inclusion are rooted in our mission; our motto, We Learn Not For School But For Life; and our Community Agreement, and it is our expectation that all those affiliated with the institution uphold and demonstrate these shared values both in spirit and in practice at all times.
Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and teaching philosophy to:
Hathaway Brown School
19600 North Park Boulevard, Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
Hathaway Brown is a school for girls, and it's so much more. It’s a school for scientists and writers and artists and budding entrepreneurs. It’s a training ground for athletes and dancers and musicians and actresses. It’s a place where young people are empowered to ask questions, challenge conventions and explore opportunities.
And everything we do is guided by our motto: Non Scholae Sed Vitae Discimus - We Learn Not For School, But For Life.
Since 1876, HB has given students the tools they need to confidently embrace all the possibilities that exist for them beyond our Shaker Heights campus. The faculty’s dedication to hands-on experiential learning at all levels can be observed every day in the classrooms, libraries, science labs, theatres, dance studios and art rooms, as well as on the athletic fields. In addition to the superior academic preparation they receive, at every turn HB students are inspired to become the best people they can be. We encourage girls of all ages and boys in our Early Childhood program to take chances, stretch their minds, work together, and pick themselves up and start over when they need to. The results of this philosophical approach are both ...astounding and humbling. Through the years, we’ve amassed more than our fair share of awards and accolades in every discipline you can imagine. Students continually perform with notable distinction on high-level tests and in the rate at which they’re accepted to their first-choice, top-tier colleges and universities. But no matter how well they fare by these measures, all of our students are able to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to their lives. They know how to test theories, challenge conventions, find beauty in overlooked places, implement creative solutions, and lend a hand where it’s needed. Wherever they go from here, HB graduates bring strong character, unparalleled intelligence, unbridled enthusiasm, and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge along with them.