JOB TITLE: High School Learning Specialist
DEPARTMENT: Learning Resource Department
REPORTS TO: Assistant Head of School for Program
Edmund Burke School, located in Washington, D.C., seeks a High School Learning Specialist to serve as a member of its faculty, effective immediately. This is a full-time, 10-month position.
A progressive co-educational day school for grades 6-12, Edmund Burke School emphasizes a student-centered, constructivist approach to education. Committed to building a diverse, multicultural faculty, the school values open-mindedness and collegiality. We expect our educators to run orderly but energetic classes, use innovative, developmentally-appropriate classroom activities and assignments designed to engage a diverse student population, and employ appropriate technology in the classroom. Burke values the ability to use or include multicultural perspectives in classroom instruction, and expects educators to show patience and foster a respectful, caring community. Candidates should enjoy collaborating with colleagues and take pleasure in the company of adolescents. Educators at Burke join a lively, dedicated and cooperative school community.
The Learning Support Department at Edmund Burke School provides support to students with learning differences in grades 6-12. The High School Learning Specialist works with students, offering academic assistance and conducting informal assessments, when necessary. The High School Learning Specialist reviews all psycho-educational testing reports and monitors the use and implementation of accommodations. Additionally, the department advises faculty on best practices for teaching students with learning differences. The High School Learning Specialist also provides outside referrals for tutoring and testing and consults with families regarding academic concerns. The High School Learning Specialist co-teaches a High School Learning Strategies Class for all 9th grade students. The High School Learning Specialist also chairs the High School Support Team, consisting of the Dean of Students, Assistant Head of School for Program, and School Counselor.