The Upper School Learning Specialist provides well-designed, caring, and thoughtful support for students who benefit from assistance as they navigate EA's rigorous academic program. To do so, the Learning Specialist coordinates with administration, teachers, advisors, and parents to support student learning and growth.
The Learning Specialist supports students individually and in small groups, manages testing reports, oversees student accommodations, including College Board and ACT accommodation requests, and participates as a key member of a student support team that meets weekly. In a division of just under 550 students, the Learning Specialist typically has a caseload of about 35-50 students.
Successful candidates for this position will:
Have a track record of helping students develop learning skills that allow them to succeed in a challenging academic program.
Possess a comprehensive understanding of cognition, learning, and intervention approaches.
Have experience with a wide range of pedagogies, strategies, and systems that can help upper school students succeed.
Be collaborative in nature, seeking ways to partner with teachers, families, and others to support student learning
Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a positive and proactive communication style
Support classroom teachers in differentiating instruction
Have the expertise and experience to develop and implement occasional workshops related to academic support that can help other teachers grow
The ideal candidate will hold an advanced degree in Special Education or a similar relevant field.
At The Episcopal Academy, we are united by our shared mission, rich history, and dedication to excellence. An EA employee:
Is kid-centered, embraces school and life and shows it through actions and interactions with students, colleagues, and parents.
Consistently maintains high standards for his or her own work and motivates others to achieve the same standard of excellence.
Demonstrates a desire and willingness to constantly grow and learn, both personally and professionally, and sees others – especially students – as having the ability to learn and reach success.
Fosters a positive culture by being optimistic, selfless, flexible, and collaborative.
Demonstrates a belief in and commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse school community.
Interested candidates should submit the following materials as separate PDF in one email with the subject line "Upper School Learning Specialist" to [email protected] Title attachments with your last name, first initial and document name.
Cover letter expressing interest in this position;
List of three references, including name, relationship to applicant, phone number, and email address of each.
Start date: 2021-2022 school year
Application deadline: May 11, 2021
The Episcopal Academy seeks candidates who hope to help foster a school environment where all people are valued and where all perspectives are respected and appreciated, as described in our Diversity and Inclusion statement.
About The Episcopal Academy
The Episcopal Academy, located in Newtown Square, PA, offers college preparatory education for more than 1,250 boys and girls from PK-12th Grade in three units: Lower, Middle and Upper schools.
Episcopal Academy does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability and familial affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law.