We, as a community of learners, welcome and value diversity and what it adds to a learning environment. Every individual of the West Nottingham Academy community brings an intricate combination of cultural traditions, personal and family beliefs, and life experiences. As a historically inclusive Academy, West Nottingham respects and supports the ethical and educational importance of a multicultural curriculum and co-curricular program in accordance with its mission statement and core values.
The teaching faculty are the strength of community of West Nottingham Academy, striving to provide the support, care, and attention necessary to meet the students where they are to develop understanding and mastery across the curriculum. The teaching faculty plan an important role in the life of the school and are in almost constant collaboration with other staff members, administrators, parents, students, and the Head of School. All faculty work closely with the Academic Dean and their Department Chairs to maintain congruency between the school’s mission and each department’s curriculum.
Work with students individually or in small groups to develop academic skills taught in the context of a student’s coursework, addressing each student’s unique learning needs and leading to independence and successful self-advocacy
Interpret psychoeducational evaluations and formalized educational plans, write learning profiles, and oversee the implementation of recommended accommodations and modifications for students with diagnosed learning differences and/or mental health challenges
Collaborate with teachers, coaches, and residential staff to ensure continuity of student support in multiple contexts
Closely monitor student progress and communicate with advisors, teachers, and families; comprehensive communication with all parents/guardians occurs on a weekly basis
Educate and guide students and their parents/guardians through the process of re-evaluation, nonstandard testing, and the college transition
Work collaboratively with Admissions staff to determine applicants’ fitness for the learning support program
Serve as Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Coordinator for College Board testing accommodations
Serve as a member of the Academic Council
Lead the Students of Concern Committee
Manage the Assisted Study Hall
Possibility of teaching one course (Psychology, for example) in our academic program
1 weeknight and an average of one weekend duty a month.
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate enthusiasm for the additional responsibilities involved in residential life and a willingness to enforce the school policies and rules governing student behavior
Faculty are expected to participate for two seasons of after school activities/sports with flexibility.
Faculty serve as mentors to their student advisees. Advisors meet with student in small groups and in morning meeting.
A degree in special education, reading, educational psychology, or related discipline is preferred.
Experience working individually with high school students and collaborating with teachers on differentiation strategies
Possess a math/science aptitude
3-5 years of previous experience in the Learning Specialist role.
Proven track record of successful leadership, collaboration, and innovation.
Experience developing and implementing effective processes and systems to ensure goals are met.
Understands the educational landscape and can speak compellingly to the value of independent school education.
Aligned philosophically with West Nottingham Academy’s mission and commitments to students, families, and the community.
Previous boarding school experience preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Housing and dining included.
About West Nottingham Academy
Established in 1744, West Nottingham Academy is the oldest boarding school in the United States. We are a 9-12 grade coeducational boarding and day school located in Maryland near the picturesque Chesapeake Bay, an hour’s drive from either Philadelphia or Baltimore. Our mission is to prepare students for the challenges of college and life through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and a commitment to the intellectual, spiritual and social growth of each student. Last year, 85 students were enrolled, including 25% from overseas.
1079 Firetower Road - Colora, Maryland 21917- Telephone: 410-658-5556 - Fax: 410-658-6790
1079 Firetower Road - Colora, Maryland 21917- Telephone: 410-658-5556 - www.wna.org