Overview Located six miles from Washington, D.C., St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School, a JK-12 Episcopal School, educates the whole child by supporting the academic, social, physical, and spiritual growth of each student. Named as the #1 workplace in Washington, D.C. by the Washington Post, St. Stephen's and St. Agnes is a positive and collegial community with a commitment to our mission to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community. SSSAS combines a rigorous academic program with outstanding opportunities in the arts, athletics and service learning. SSSAS has a deep commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We seek candidates who share this commitment.
We are seeking a Part-time Learning Specialist for the Lower School for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. The person in this position should possess a strong understanding of myriad learning challenges and be able to develop individualized plans in support of students. This role entails meeting with small groups of students, supporting homeroom teachers in differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all students, collaborating with administrators and another learning specialist, performing informal screenings, and meeting with parents to discuss student progress.
Ideal candidates must have experience working with and providing appropriate instructional support for elementary-aged children. Applicants should have experience interpreting and implementing recommendations from psycho-educational reports as well as performing informal assessments themselves. Applicants should possess a positive, nurturing demeanor and a collaborative nature and a demonstrated ability to develop sensitive and supportive relationships with faculty, parents, and students.
Candidates interested in the position should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to the attention of:
Jalene Spain Thomas
Lower School Director
The School accepts candidates with the following minimal qualifications:
(1) Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or another relevant field; specialized training and advanced degrees are strongly encouraged, especially a Master’s degree in Special Education; state certification is not required.
(2) A strong commitment to educating a diverse student body within a caring and creative environment.
(3) Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
(4) Previous teaching experience in an early elementary classroom.
(5) Strong references who confirm the applicant’s ability to exercise sound professional judgment.
St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School is a college preparatory Episcopal Church School in the Diocese of Virginia that educates boys and girls from junior kindergarten through grade 12. OUR MISSION: To help our students succeed in a complex and changing world, we seek to inspire a passion for learning, an enthusiasm for athletic and artistic endeavor, a striving for excellence, a celebration of diversi...ty and a commitment to service. Our mission is to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at the school. The St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School is located in Alexandria, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C. The school educates the whole child by tending to the social, physical, and spiritual needs of each of our students. The atmosphere is positive and collegial, and all members of our community are encouraged and able to pursue professional development on campus and in the larger community. St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School has a deep commitment to multiculturalism and provides to the faculty and administration programs, seminars and discussion groups to enhance awareness and enrich their teaching and work in the school community.