The Phelps School seeks a dedicated Learning Specialist to provide individualized academic support to students. Ideally, the teacher will have training and experience as a reading specialist or in areas of special education. The Learning Specialist must work closely with students, counselors, teachers, and parents to develop learning strategies tailored to each student's particular learning style.
Teachers at Phelps serve as advisors to as many as five students and are fully involved in co-curricular programs as coaches, activity sponsors, weekend trip chaperones, and community service project supervisors. Some reside on campus in faculty housing and serve as dorm parents (supervisors). They are dynamic men and women dedicated to helping each boy become a better man – in and out of the classroom. They enjoy working with students in relatively small classes and engaging collaboratively in curriculum design and constant professional improvement. They strive to integrate technology into their teaching and to help improve students’ creativity and critical thinking skills.
Learning Specialist Responsibilities:
Provide one-on-one and small-group support/instruction in order to help students develop effective learning strategies to promote academic improvement and build trusting relationships with students.
Submit accommodations requests with College Board and ACT and assist with proctoring duties for testing for approved students.
Stay current with new developments in teaching methods and educational psychology.
Act as a resource and provide professional development for faculty in the areas of learning differences, executive functions, and cognitive skill building to implement best practices in teaching and learning
Maintain professional relationships with psychologists and neuropsychologists in the area as a referral base and possess a solid understanding of processes related to psychoeducational testing and outcomes.
Bachelor's degree in Education, though Master's is preferred
Extensive knowledge of learning differences and strategies therein
Facility with a variety of instructional methods and assessments
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a positive and proactive communication style
Ability to create a learning environment that addresses and supports each student’s needs
Additional Salary Information: The teacher may have the opportunity to serve on the residential life staff, with campus housing provided. Salary is determined accordingly.