National Cathedral School seeks an Upper School Learning Specialist for its Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) beginning July 1, 2021. In collaboration with an experienced Interim Director, this position supports students to become successful learners and self-advocates, helping students make full use of school-based resources. In addition, the Learning Specialist assists in providing student learning and faculty professional development opportunities to increase student and teacher effectiveness in the classroom. Qualified candidates will have classroom teaching experience and be knowledgeable about current research relevant to students in grades 4-12, for example, neurodiversity, brain-based learning, and cognitive development. Additionally, qualified candidates hold a master’s degree in psychology, education, or special education. Experience in analyzing psycho-educational testing, completing ACT and SAT accommodations applications, supporting and developing executive function skills, and working with students of varying levels of ability are necessary.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Reviewing/maintaining student records/files,
Analyzing psycho-educational reports and providing recommendations based on these reports,
Ensuring appropriate learning accommodations are in place for students in grades 9-12,
Completing applications for ACT and SAT accommodations,
Leading the Upper School Peer Mentor program,
Collaborating with Upper School deans, counselor, chaplain, and division head to offer student-centered support, and
Consulting with faculty, administrators, and parents.
As an advocate for a broad understanding of learning, the Upper School Learning Specialist of the Teaching and Learning Center helps parents, faculty, and students build a positive culture of support around issues of learning in a rigorous curriculum.
NCS is committed to leadership in multicultural education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff. The school therefore seeks applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported.
Interested candidates should send an electronic application that includes a brief cover letter, résumé and the names and contact information of three to five references. Please submit these materials as one combined attachment in Word or pdf format with “US Learning Specialist” in the subject line to: [email protected].
National Cathedral School serves 588 students in grades 4 through 12. Faculty and staff are curious intellectually, flexible, and collaborative, and they view education as an engaging vocation. Our students are engaged, fun, and kind, and they love to be challenged and viewed as confident individuals. Faculty and staff maintain a lively conversation about the meaning of an excellent education, an interest in pedagogy, and innovative uses of technology. As an Episcopal school, NCS welcomes people of all backgrounds and faiths while maintaining a close identity with Washington National Cathedral's commitment to being a house of prayer for all people.