The Chapin School seeks an Upper School Learning Specialist to join our team.
Our next Upper School Learning Specialist will…
value a range of learning styles and work to create equitable structures to deepen student learning. The learning specialist
works with the K-12 Director of Student Learning Support to develop an exciting and positive vision for Chapin’s learning support program, taking initiative to create structures that best meet the needs of all learners and ensuring their students’ academic and emotional success.
helps students, teachers, and families develop a broader view of success and how it is measured.
understands and celebrates diversity in the deepest and broadest sense, working equitably with all learners and exhibiting cultural competency to support students of different backgrounds.
support students in understanding themselves as learners. The learning specialist
creates a welcoming environment that promotes learning as a journey with the ultimate goal of each student developing the skills to become an independent learner.
creates and oversees a resource center for students to better understand their approach to learning.
collaborate with teachers to create a culture where every teacher is a learning specialist. The learning specialist
guides teachers toward more neuro-diverse and learning-centered teaching practices by creating professional development opportunities.
pushes into classrooms to coach and to mentor teachers in pedagogical and curricular design.
gain the trust of students, teachers, and families. The learning specialist
advocates for students, teachers and families, keeping student well-being at the forefront of their decision making.
communicates with compassion, empathy, and care, serving as a liaison between students and the adults in their lives.
manages difficult conversations with humility and confidence.
excels at creating clarity from confusion, relying on their flexibility to meet students, teachers, and families where they are.
The Upper School Learning Specialist’s responsibilities include
working with the K-12 Director of Student Learning Support to develop an Upper School learning support program.
overseeing the Academic Workshop program for Classes 8 & 9.
working with the Class 8 advising team and serving as a Class 8 advisor.
overseeing the Upper School peer tutoring program.
maintaining student records and learning accommodations.
developing professional development opportunities for teachers and observing classes to offer guidance about study skills and best learning practices.
serving on the Upper School Student Support Team, collaborating with deans and advisors to develop individualized learning plans for students in need of support.
assisting with admissions events as needed.
About The Chapin School
The Chapin School is dedicated to empowering a diverse, ambitious and resolute community of young women to thrive and lead in their world. Guided by our motto, Fortiter et Recte, Chapin considers bravery, compassion, service and respect for self and others to be fundamental values. We believe that equity, inclusion and collaboration are critical to personal growth. By advancing and deepening each student’s agency, confidence and resilience within an affirming and joyful learning environment, Chapin strives to ensure that each student is emboldened to pursue distinction as a leader and contributing citizen.
The Chapin School, founded in 1901, is an independent, all-girls day school in New York City currently serving 802 students K–12.
Chapin’s signature Focus Forward strategic plan, which guided our work for more than a decade, intensified Chapin’s historic commitment to offering the most challenging academic curriculum while also teaching the social, emotional and other skills that will set the stage for its students’ success in this century. Chapin’s institutional priorities continue to be imbued with the spirit of Focus Forward. We have fine-tuned our... articulation of the School’s purpose as we approach the third decade of the 21st century. A forward-focused learning community whose symbol is a wheel will never cease to strive toward achieving its vision of cultivating in girls the skills and attributes that will allow them to be brave for themselves and for others.
UNDER ONE ROOF
Chapin’s single building provides a unified learning environment under one roof for all students, the 128 faculty members who teach them and the 85 staff members who support all other aspects of school life. An ambitious construction project to be completed in 2020 will feature an entire floor dedicated to the arts and a gymnasium with suspended running track—all with spectacular views of our urban location. The Hayot Center for Innovation, to open in 2020, will provide our entire learning community the opportunity to extend our commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry-based investigations and explorations, deepening students’ interests through experimentation, invention and the development of out-of-the-box solutions to complex issues.
Our vibrant, inspiring and welcoming new spaces will further our commitment to a forward- focused learning environment that enables all students to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century to the best of their abilities. With these exciting new spaces as a canvas, we renew our pledge to develop curriculum and pedagogy that reflect current research and best practices, always placing each student at the center of her own learning.