Archmere Academy is seeking a dedicated Learning Specialist to provide individualized academic support to students when needed. The ability to work closely with students, counselors, teachers, and parents to develop learning strategies tailored to each student's particular learning style is crucial. A professional with an insightful understanding of effective teaching methods for different learning styles and aptitudes is highly desirable. The top candidate will have excellent listening and observational skills, experience, as well as an empathetic mindset. Please send resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Katie Eissler Thiel, Principal, at [email protected]
Learning Specialist Responsibilities:
Help students in developing effective learning strategies to promote academic improvement. Provide one-on-one and small-group support/instruction, and build trusting relationships with students.
Manage all documentation/accommodations and write individual learning plans (ILPs) based on psychoeducational testing reports.
Submit accommodations requests with College Board and ACT and assist with proctoring duties for testing for approved students.
Collaborate with Counselors, Principal, and Director of Academics to implement study skills programs; most notably, the Learning Specialist will play a central role in our Summer Enrichment Program for incoming 9th graders.
Stay current with new developments in teaching methods and educational psychology. Support teaching staff and parents by offering resources, assistance, advice, and/or training to better meet the needs of all learners.
Maintain professional relationships with psychologists and neuropsychologists in the area as a referral base; possess a solid understanding of processes related to psychoeducational testing and outcomes.
Coordinate peer tutors in coordination with the National Honor Society Facilitator.
A Bachelor's Degree in Education, though Master's is preferred
Experience teaching/guiding students in a rigorous high school curriculum
Extensive knowledge of learning differences and strategies therein
Familiarity and experience with the accommodations request process for College Board and ACT
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work effectively with students, teachers, parents, and school administration
Passion for bettering the lives of students.
About Archmere Academy
Archmere Academy is a Roman Catholic, independent, co-educational college preparatory school inspired by the Norbertine tradition and a heritage of committed faculty, alumni, families, and friends. Archmere welcomes faculty and students of diverse religious and cultural backgrounds. Nurturing body and soul, mind and heart, Archmere focuses on the whole person through academic excellence, faith reflection, social development and service to others. Inspired by its heritage, Archmere cultivates empathetic leaders – young men and women prepared for every good work.