OUR MISSION At Milken Community School, we think education is more than what you know. Our School, founded on Jewish values, is about who our children can become and how they can help others become who they might be. Because the world our children will create tomorrow is born in the School we build today, our mission is to educate our children so they can surpass us.
POSITION OVERVIEW The Division 11 and 12 Learning Specialist works closely with teachers, parents and administrators to support students. The Learning Specialist collaborates with and assists teachers in implementing effective research-based strategies, differentiated instruction and implementation of accommodations. The Learning Specialist also provides executive functioning coaching, study skills instruction, and reading and writing support to students in a small classroom setting. The Learning Specialist reviews student assessment results and assists in interpreting and disseminating data to classroom teachers. The Learning Specialist reports to the Division Head and is an integral member of the Student Support Team.
RESPONSIBILITIES - Leads students to develop effective and lifelong learning strategies. - Provides classroom instruction for students in areas of executive functioning, including time management, organization, study, metacognition and test-taking skills. - Partners with classroom teachers to implement strategies and modifications to best meet the diverse learning needs. - Provides classroom push-in or pull-out instruction to support teachers in meeting diverse learning needs. - Assists in developing curriculum modifications and teacher and parent training and workshops. - Builds supportive, trusting relationships with students and families. - Provides resources to parents and teachers to support students with learning differences. - Works in partnership with parents, faculty and administration to interpret and implement accommodations as recommended in psychological and educational testing reports. - Assists in the administration of CTP5, AP, ACT/SAT and other assessments. Provides skill-based, test taking preparation workshops for students. - Serves as a Faculty Advisor for a group of 8-15 students by implementing the Advisory Curriculum and forming and nurturing strong relationships with students and parents.
QUALIFICATIONS - A strong sense of commitment to the Milken Community School Mission. - Master’s Degree in Special Education, Educational Therapy or closely related field, and a minimum of five years’ classroom teaching experience. - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. - Must be patient and disciplined. - Inspires collaboration among colleagues and is inclusive. - Organized, flexible, able to contend with complexity and nuance. - Proficient with educational technology platforms. - Highly knowledgeable of child developmental with an expertise in needs unique to middle school-age students. - Highly knowledgeable in best practices of curriculum development, instruction, differentiation and assessment. - Able to provide leadership and expertise in interpreting and disseminating data and psycho-educational assessment results. - Effective in communicating with parents, administration, faculty, outside service providers, and the extended educational community. - Committed to professional development in all areas related to learning, curriculum and leadership.
At Milken Community School, we think education is more than what you know. Our School, founded on Jewish values, is about who our children can become and how they can help others become who they might be.
Because the world our children will create tomorrow is born in the School we build today, our mission is to educate our children so they can surpass us.
*Inspired by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.