Upper School Learning Specialist, Full-time 2018-19 School Year
San Francisco Day School
March 12, 2018
San Francisco, California
Full Time - Faculty
4 Year Degree
At San Francisco Day School,
We believe that when intellect and imagination are intertwined, students delight in the discovery of connection in their academic and creative pursuits, in their relationships, and in all that they experience here. Every day we help our students emerge as flexible and resourceful learners. Because when we do, our students light up with the call and capacity to take on the complexities of their day and of a diverse world.
SF Day Fast Facts:
Independent, co-educational school
Founded in 1981
Serving 400 students
Located in the heart of SF in the Western Addition neighborhood
We are seeking a talented individual to join our upper school teaching team as a learning specialist. Are you...
A compassionate educator and role model?
A curious and creative educator excited to bridge intellect and imagination in your classroom?
Adept at designing curriculum around inquiry-based learning?
Excited to learn, teach, and grow in a 1:1 iPad learning environment?
Willing to work with instructional coaches as part of a Professional Learning Community?
An effective communicator and thoughtful listener?
An engaged and inclusive community member eager to partner with families, students, and colleagues?
Masters and/or Graduate Certification as a Learning Specialist, Resource, or Educational Therapist preferred
A minimum of 3-5 years teaching in a school setting (preferably upper elementary-8th grade)
Experience working with adolescents with learning differences; knowledge of specific intervention/remediation programs
Experience collaborating with teachers, administrators, and families
Experience using assistive technology
Experience with Universal Design for Learning framework
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Partner closely with various colleagues (learning specialist counterpart, instructional coach, counselor, K-4 learning specialist team)
Monitor the progress of students with identified learning differences, assist in developing personalized learning plans, and oversee implementation of learning strategies so that all students can access the curriculum
Assist teachers, families, and students in broadening their understanding of the learning process and Universal Design for Learning at SF Day
Facilitate regular lunchtime/after-school study centers and teach study skills and learning strategies pas part of Learning Lab
Consult with teachers, attend student support meetings, and conduct student observations
Participate in all aspects
Ready to Join SF Day?
SF Day celebrates and welcomes faculty and staff who reflect the broad range of diversity in the Bay Area. We encourage people of color and LGBTQ+ applicants to apply. SF Day offers excellent benefits and a competitive salary. Please apply online with your resume, salary expectations, and a thoughtful cover letter explaining why your experience is appropriate for this position to:
SFDS is an independent, co-educational, K-8 school. SFDS educates, nurtures and inspires girls and boys of diverse backgrounds to achieve their highest academic and creative potential, to embrace ethical values and to become active contributors to their communities. San Francisco Day School welcomes and celebrates children, families, faculty, and staff that reflect the broad range of diversity in the Bay Area. The school values the strengths and accomplishments of the individuals who are part of the community and takes pride in and celebrates the diversity and special character of the community as a whole. Therefore, San Francisco Day School encourages people of color and LGBT applicants to apply.