The Dalton School, a progressive K-12 gender-inclusive school in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is consistently recognized as one of the preeminent independent day schools in the nation. Known for its child-centered approach and an exceptional, inspiring faculty, Dalton enrolls over 1,300 students with approximately 350 faculty and staff. Guided by the Dalton Plan, the foundation of a Dalton education, our faculty meets each student’s evolving needs, interests, and abilities, and fosters diversity as an integral part of school life. Dalton challenges each student to develop intellectual independence, creativity, curiosity, and a sense of responsibility toward others both within the School and in the broader community.
The Interim Director of HS Learning Support will work in partnership with the learning specialists (“preceptors”), High School psychologists, the HS Administration, Faculty and House Advisors to ensure that students in the high school are receiving the learning support they need to navigate the academic program. In keeping with Dalton’s mission statement, the Interim Director will be mindful of students’ interests, abilities and needs while striving to cultivate “intellectual independence, creativity, and curiosity.” The Interim Director will develop strategies for students to improve organizational and time-management skills, analyze and disseminate information about students’ learning profiles, and grant accommodations as needed. This is a one-year interim position, with the possibility for extension, following our evaluation of the structure and personnel needs of our learning support program.
Manage team of learning specialists. Lead meetings to review student progress, offer guidance, pair students with members of the team
Maintain records of students who have had neuropsychological evaluations. Interpret reports, advise faculty and parents, post summaries, coordinate proctoring for students who qualify for extended time
Lead the Evaluation Committee and determine accommodations. Gather information to make equitable decisions about extended time for synchronous assessments, computer usage during in-person classes, and subject waivers or modifications.
Collaborate closely with the HS psychologists. Meet regularly to discuss student supports
Serve as the SSD Coordinator for the College Board and ACT Responsible for all communications and eligibility forms
Coordinate individualized learning programs. Communicate regularly with students’ advisors and teachers
Share pertinent information about rising 9th graders with their advisors and teachers.
Create a warm and focused environment in the office for students to work throughout the school day.
Provide students with study skills resources. Make resources available, organize workshops, meet individually with students
A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
Advanced degree in Special Education
Experience interpreting neuropsychological evaluations and implementing recommendations
5 years’ experience as a learning specialist in a HS setting; administrative experience strongly desired
Extensive knowledge of learning differences
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward the equity and diversity of our community in our admissions, programs, and hiring. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, physical disability or sexual orientation in administration of our educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics and other school-administered programs.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to the employment portal using the following link - www.dalton.org/employment
About The Dalton School
The Dalton School is an independent, co-educational day school (K-12), founded in 1919 by the renowned progressive educator Helen Parkhurst. Parkhurst’s visionary Dalton Plan remains the keystone of the school’s progressive educational philosophy and is now the model for over 200 Dalton schools in other parts of the world.
The Dalton School is the innovative leader in developing creative problem solvers who identify issues, grapple with possibilities, and design solutions to global challenges from multiple perspectives.
Dalton is recognized for its rigorous, innovative educational curriculum and offers its 1,300 students a breadth of stimulating and challenging programs taught by our dedicated faculty. Our high academic standards are complemented by an exemplary performing and fine arts curriculum – taught by faculty who are professionals in their fields – and a full range of athletic teams and extra-curricular activities.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.