Lincoln School, founded in 1884, is an independent K-12 Quaker girls’ school in Providence, Rhode Island. We are seeking applicants for a Middle and Upper School Learning Skills Specialist beginning in September 2021. Lincoln School values working with a diverse faculty and staff and seeks applications from individuals who share our commitment to educating girls to fearlessly embrace the opportunities and responsibilities of full citizenship in a complex world.
The Learning Skills Specialist, is a member of the teaching faculty, and works with faculty, Division Directors, the Dean of Students, and the School Psychologist to monitor the academic progress of all students and to offer individualized support to specific students on an ongoing basis.
Support students by providing learning strategies, executive functioning coaching, and course-specific tutoring for students in one-on-one or small group settings
Coordinate implementation of student academic support and learning plans in consultation with the Division Directors
Collaborate with faculty to ensure comprehensive support to students with learning differences
Serve as an advocate for students with documented needs
Coordinate with and support external tutors
Coordinate the College Board & ACT accommodations application process
Coordinate referrals for outside evaluations, and interpret reports and results from outside evaluation professionals
Develop partnerships with students, families, and the school, including collaboration with the Admission team
Serves as a Middle School advisor and engage in schoolwide community activities including attending school functions, admissions events, student clubs, and community curriculum days
Applicants should have a passion for teaching and learning from young people and a desire to work collaboratively with students and support faculty by providing resources and training to help faculty meet the needs of diverse learners. Teachers at Lincoln maintain a reflective practice that involves collaboration and critical dialogue with colleagues and division leadership about their teaching, they embrace and uphold Lincoln's values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and they bring anti-racist practices into their classroom.
Qualified candidates will have a strong background in the most up to date pedagogy and will have a strong belief in the growth mindset of all students
A bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s degree is strongly preferred. Degrees in disciplines such as Special Education or Psychiatry/Psychology are preferred, with an ability to support students in both Language Arts and Math
Ideal candidates will have three to five years of experience teaching and/or serving as a Learning Skills Specialist at the Middle and Upper School levels
Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
Experience with educational assistive technology, Google Classroom
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send a resume, statement of educational philosophy, and a list of 3-5 references to Julie Stafford, Human Resources Manager at [email protected]
More information about Lincoln School can be found on our website at www.lincolnschool.org.
Lincoln School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Members of groups historically underrepresented in independent schools are strongly encouraged to apply.
About Lincoln School
Lincoln is an independent school in Providence, Rhode Island offering a rigorous and exciting learning experience that blends tradition with innovation. As the nation’s only independent school for girls rooted in Quaker values, we provide a unique educational community for grades 1 through 12. We also offer a coed program from six weeks through kindergarten. Our students come from the greater Providence area and beyond, and represent diverse backgrounds and religious traditions.