This faculty member will join a growth-oriented, collaborative learning community committed to the School’s mission and vision, including core values of inclusivity and service. Westminster excels regionally and nationally in every area of school life, from academics to the arts to athletics, achieving excellence through a wide range of programming supported by a wealth of resources. These include the Center for Teaching, a professional development institute located on the Westminster campus.
In fulfilling our mission to “develop the whole person for college and for life,” Westminster hires and retains passionate, talented, diverse educators to offer a rich and engaging curriculum, preparing our students to be lifelong learners and citizens well equipped to address local and global challenges.
Westminster teachers are more than academic experts, serving as coaches, advisors, and inspirational mentors.
This is a position for a proactive, deeply engaged person who is eager to connect in a vibrant and dynamic community. We seek someone excited to bring neuroscience out of the laboratory and into the daily lives of highly motivated students and teachers to foster a culture of personal growth and self-efficacy. The nature of this work demands a presence in classrooms, empowering teachers with information about learning styles of students, partnering with them in the development of assessment techniques, and motivating them to remain creative and persistent in their efforts to offer the best instructional practices to all students. Connections with individual students will focus on fostering self-awareness, increasing self-advocacy, and developing personalized strategies to maximize learning. In addition to close partnership with teachers and students, the Learning Specialist works with Division Heads, grade level deans, Registrars, Directors of Studies, and school counselors as part of the school’s overall program of educating young people.
The anticipated start date for this position is August 1, 2017.
Reports to: The Director of Student Support
- Relevant undergraduate degree, with masters in field strongly preferred
- Demonstrated expertise in the cognitive and neuropsychological development of children ages 10 - 18.
- Committed to remaining current with neuroscientific findings that impact the teaching and assessment of students Pre-First through Twelfth grade.
- Expertise in interpreting and applying psychoeducational and neuropsychological reports
- Excellence in motivating and encouraging teachers to adopt flexible, engaging, and effective classroom strategies for teaching and assessment.
- Ability to administer, score, interpret and apply data from psychoeducational testing instruments including the CTOPP, GORT, Nelson Denny, VMI, achievement tests, and IQ tests.
- Ability to speak confidently to groups