Founded in 1870, The Webb School is a private day-boarding school in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. Students from grades 6-12 come seeking college preparatory school education in liberal arts at Webb from all over the world. With 10 Rhodes Scholars among its graduates and known by colleges and universities as a reliable producer of well-rounded, prepared students, The Webb School has a reputation of being one of the top private schools in the nation. Webb’s small school community is comprised of an average enrollment of 315 day school and boarding school students and its emphasis on honor truly creates a “Character of Home.” The 150-acre campus is located in a rural setting 50 miles southeast of Nashville. Boarding students comprise approximately one-third of the school's student population, and at present, the school enrolls students from 12 U.S. states and 12 countries.
The Webb School is seeking a charismatic, energetic, and flexible individual to fill the position of Learning Specialist. This position will start on or around August 1, 2017.
The learning specialist has the responsibility of providing support for students with learning differences. S/he works closely with department chairs, the faculty, and school counselors. S/he will conduct daily classes with students in out LIFT program (Learn, Implement, Focus, Train) to ensure that each student may learn and flourish academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually in a nurturing and responsive environment. The Learning Specialist reports to the Director of Studies and the Dean of Faculty.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The learning specialist will:
Partner proactively with faculty and administration to support students with different learning styles and teachers in their efforts to advance students with different learning needs.
Observe and evaluate individual students displaying academic or behavioral difficulties and assess their learning strengths and challenges.
Direct one-on-one or small-group instruction in daily classes.
Develop and write student accommodation/learning plans with long-term goals and specific objectives.
Provide regular written student-progress reports to the school and parents with assessment results and recommendations of diagnostic testing and remedial programs for learning-related issues.
Maintain confidential student records and keep accurate documentation of sessions, meetings, and assessments.
Initiate and schedule parent conferences as needed.
Recommend in-school and community resources for identified students.
Work with professionals outside the school to support students.
Coordinate and facilitate communication between student, family, school, and other involved professionals.
Secure standardized testing accommodations for qualifying students.
Network with learning specialists at other independent schools.
Pursue professional development opportunities.
Attend conferences and professional meetings in order to remain current with industry trends.
Participate in committee, department, and staff meetings as well as school-sponsored events that would benefit from your area of expertise.
Be involved in the school community at large.
Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the Head of School.
This position may be residential with associated dormitory responsibilities
Bachelor’s degree in Special Education or a related field; graduate degree preferred
3+ years of teaching experience
Knowledge of learning disabilities, psycho-educational tests, reports, and assistive technology
Knowledge of administering and interpreting assessments and test results, academic achievement, and diagnostic testing
Proven success as a leader in program development
Full understanding of differentiated instructional strategies across the curriculum
Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills
Exceptional written and oral communication skills
Strong networking skills to ensure access to resources in the broader community
Detail-oriented and resourceful
Tactful and discreet
High-energy and enthusiastic about working in an academic atmosphere
Founded in 1870, The Webb School is a private boarding school in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. Students from grades 6 - 12 come seeking college preparatory school education in liberal arts at Webb from all over the world. With 10 Rhodes Scholars among its graduates and consistently high SAT scores, The Webb School has a reputation of being one of the top private schools in the nation. Webb’s small schoo...l community comprised of an average enrollment of 300 day school and boarding school students and its emphasis on honor truly creates a Character of Home. The 150-acre campus is located in a rural setting 50 miles southeast of Nashville. Approximately one-third of the school's student population is boarding students. At present, the school enrolls students from 12 U.S. states and 12 countries.