Academic Enrichment Center Teacher
Position Begins: August 2018
Presbyterian School is seeking a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) to join the Academic Enrichment Center team. The Presbyterian School Academic Enrichment Center was developed to recognize and respond to the gifts and needs of students, providing an extension of classroom-based differentiated instruction.
Academic Enrichment Center team members regularly interact with students, faculty, parents and community professionals. Academic Enrichment Center teachers work to ensure that the building blocks of learning are in place for each student through careful consideration of school-based learning assessments and close communication with the classroom teacher. In addition, the Academic Enrichment Center learning specialists work directly with classroom teachers, discussing and modeling best practices. Classroom and Academic Enrichment Center teachers work together to develop student critical and creative thinking skills, collaboration practices, and conceptual reasoning skills through Think-Make-Talk activities. Communication with parents and outside professionals is an ongoing dimension of this job, as is the interpretation of professional learning assessments. In addition, the Academic Enrichment Center team provides parent education for our community.
A qualified candidate will be a Certified Academic Language Therapist with training in a variety of small group remediation and support techniques. Skill in extracting applicable classroom accommodation from complex educational assessments is required, as is the ability to guide parent understanding of recommendations, accommodations, and remediation. A successful candidate will exhibit strong character and will commit to supporting the mission, programs, and policies of Presbyterian School.
- Bachelor’s degree in Education, Special Education, Educational Remediation or related field. Master’s degree preferred
- Certification as an Academic Language Therapist
- Experience in a selective independent or public school setting
- Research-based knowledge of early learning, language acquisition, and number sense development.
- Research-based knowledge of common learning disabilities and effective approaches to remediation.
- Training in a variety of small group remediation and support techniques.
- Demonstrated skill in establishing positive, collaborative relationships.
- Ability to effectively communicate with colleagues, parents and students
- Comfort in speaking before parent groups
- Positive, solution-focused approach to problems
- Demonstrated commitment to professional growth
Click here to apply online. Please direct all letters of interest and employment queries to Janet Fox, Academic Dean.
Presbyterian School seeks to attract qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to its faculty, staff and student body who are able to support and further the mission of the school. Accordingly, all positions on the faculty and administrative staff will be filled solely on the basis of merit and without reference to the applicant's age, sex, disability, ethnic or national origin. In light of the school's religious nature, it does reserve the right to consider an applicant's or employee's religious beliefs and practices in employment decisions.