The Learning Specialist’s primary goal is to support Upper School students by providing intervention and remediation for students as well as working with teachers, the Division Director, and the Student-Centered Support Team in developing and implementing support and enrichment strategies and programs as needed.
The Upper School Learning Specialist will:
· Provide targeted support in the areas of time management, organization, and effective learning strategies applied to academic content in individual settings.
· Develop content-area Help Centers supported by both faculty and peer tutors
· Evaluate the individual academic needs of each student referred to the Student-Centered Support Team to determine the most appropriate interventions.
· Proactively monitor progress of students
· Arrange classroom visits to observe teachers and students to inform how best to support them.
· Facilitate Student Support Meetings for specific students on caseload and other students at risk.
· Plan and implement parent education around instructional programs and student support
· Review educational evaluations and recommend appropriate action plans
· Create and monitor student accommodations and intervention plans
· Oversee the Testing Center
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
· Exceptional interpersonal skills for working effectively with a diverse community of staff, parents, and campus-wide colleagues.
· A degree in special education and/or another academic discipline
· Demonstrable classroom experience teaching students of varying abilities
· Knowledge of using data from clinical neuro-psychological assessments to inform individual student learning plans.
· Experience with College Board and ACT accommodations application processes
· Excellent oral and written communication skills
· A desire to work collaboratively
About HOLTON-ARMS SCHOOL
Located in Bethesda, Maryland, Holton-Arms is an independent girls school serving 665 students in grades 3-12. The mission of the Holton-Arms School is to cultivate the unique potential of young women through the “education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit.” Founded in 1901 by two visionary women, Holton-Arms continues to support a diverse, inclusive and equitable school community, to tend to the health and wellbeing of its members, and to foster global citizenship build a global curriculum that responds to the learners in our classrooms and the world around us. In this vibrant community committed to academic excellence, our students are scholars, artists, and athletes who find their voices, take risks, learn from mistakes, pursue opportunities for leadership, and build lifelong friendships.
We seek candidates who are dedicated to the School’s mission and will work to inspire our 665 girls and young women in grades 3-12 to realize the School’s motto, “I will find a way or make one.” within the School and in local, national, and global communities.
We believe that with intellectual curiosity, self-reliance, tenacity of purpose, and commitment to others, Holton women will make a difference in a complex and changing world.