Middle School Learning Specialist

Washington Episcopal School
Bethesda, MD United States

Middle School Learning Specialist Responsibilities

Washington Episcopal School seeks a Middle School Learning Specialist for the 2023 – 2024 school year. The Specialist will support students, teachers, and parents in ensuring academic success for all students in grades 6-8.

Student Support/Instruction

Observe, monitor, evaluate, and document student progress utilizing appropriate measures and assessment tools/methods.
Develop and implement the Grade 6-8 ASC (Academic Skills Class) curriculum.
Develop and implement the Grade 6 Study Skills curriculum.

Teacher Support

Collaborate as an active leader of the Student Support Team.
Assist teachers with collecting and interpreting assessments (formative and summative) to determine student progress and the effectiveness of interventions and strategies.
Develop Student Accommodation Plan summaries for teachers from external evaluations.[DV1]
Meet regularly with teams of teachers and administrators to discuss and share student learning needs and accommodations, as well as strategies for effective instruction.
Serve on the Admission Committee to screen and review all candidates.
Provide professional development and consultation to faculty regarding learning instructional differences, instructional best practices, and curriculum development.

Standardized Testing

Serve as school point of contact and coordinator for the administration of MAP Growth testing sessions in Grades 2- 8.

Parent Support

Serve as the point of contact for families of students with learning differences.
Actively develop strong relationships with parents and serve as a guide and support; maintain regular communication with parents.
Oversee testing referrals and summarize findings from evaluations in Student Evaluation and Accommodation Plans summaries.
Coordinate and lead review of Student Evaluation and Accommodation Plans summaries with families and teachers.
Provide information about learning differences and help families navigate testing procedures and referrals.
Coordinate speech/language and occupational therapy screening, schedule tutors and outside service providers/therapists.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in special education or a related field and demonstrated expertise working with students with diverse needs.
Minimum 3-5 years experience working with students in a special education setting, preferably in middle school.
Solid knowledge base in learning differences and skill in implementing evidence-based strategies.
The ability to interpret neuropsychological evaluations and make recommendations as needed.
Experience and comfort collaborating with and presenting to faculty, administrators, and parents.
Strong oral and written communication skills

Please use this link to apply: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=0c2f3c9d-c117-4895-805d-28bd6884ee0f&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=487376&source=CC2&lang=en_US

Contact Information

Once they apply, we will reach out if interested in setting up an interview.