Director of the Kairos Learning Center

St. Martin's Episcopal School
Atlanta, GA United States

St. Martin’s Episcopal School is seeking a culturally competent and responsive candidate to serve as the Director of the Kairos Learning Center. The Kairos Learning Center offers expert instructional support for students with dyslexia by providing daily Orton-Gillingham language instruction and small student-teacher ratios, allowing these bright students to become stronger and more confident learners. Kairos offers specially tailored programs for both Lower and Middle school students who have a Dyslexia diagnosis. The Director of Kairos will create and implement policies pertaining to the needs of the Kairos students and families.

The tasks, duties, and responsibilities of this job include, but are not limited to the following essential functions:

●Supports families, students, and the Kairos program in a variety of ways, including providing frequent communication, transition plans, oversight of Kairos applications for admissions, curriculum planning and implementation, budget needs, student executive functioning support, and teacher support.

●Supervises two teams of Kairos teachers, in both the Lower and Middle Schools, overseeing curriculum, weekly meetings, and serves as a liaison between Kairos and general studies teaching faculty.

●Facilitates the student progress process, regularly assessing the needs of the Kairos teachers and students

●Provides open and frequent communication channels; both internally with teachers and administrators and externally with Kairos families.

●Creates and implements transition plans for students’ outplacement from Kairos.

●Manages the budget for the Kairos program.

●Oversees the Kairos admissions process, reviewing applications and making informed decisions to ensure the enrollment of students aligns with the program’s goals.

●Assesses educational psychological evaluations for all Kairos applicants and provide detailed notes for the Admissions team for review and consideration

●Oversees academic support and instruction for study skills of Kairos students.

●Develops and implements outplacement policies and procedures for Kairos students.

●Collaborates with general studies teachers on best practices to support Kairos students in their respective classrooms.

●Serves as the primary point of contact for outside practitioners who provide services to Kairos students on campus.

●Regularly meets with Division Principals and attends grade level meetings to integrate Kairos student needs and support.

●Creates Kairos parent educational presentations for parent events.

●Visits other schools to foster professional development opportunities to continue to improve the Kairos program.

●Attends student support meetings to work with the principal, student support coordinator, and parents to provide the best learning plan for the student.

●Partners with the EC/LS Director of Teaching and Learning, MS Director of Innovation and Design, and Director of Student Support Services to provide teachers and students at all levels the necessary support and resources for student success.

●Conducts Kairos admissions tours from October- January followed by a Q&A with parents.

●Meets weekly with each Kairos teacher in grades first through eighth.

●Performs teacher observations and provides verbal and written feedback to Kairos teachers in grades f first through eighth.

●Serves as a substitute and resource for Kairos teachers when needed.

Required Qualifications

●Master’s Degree or above in Education or Psychology

●A minimum of 5 years of teaching experience

●Experience serving as a Learning Specialist

●Orton-Gillingham associate level or working toward associate level

Preferred Qualifications

●Previous experience in an Independent school setting


The position is a 12-month, Administrative position and follows the typical school calendar. The position will adhere to a regular schedule of Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 4:00pm. The position is Exempt.

Physical Requirements

This job is performed inside; the noise level is quiet. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. In compliance with ADA requirements, we will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee.

Additional Responsibilities

All employees are expected to support the mission and vision statements of St. Martin’s Episcopal School, and contribute to the overall life of the School. The Kairos Director position may also require teaching duties, pending program needs.

The statements in this job description are intended to represent the key duties, essential nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be all responsibilities or qualifications of the job

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