Learning Specialist

Faculty / Full-Time

Title: Learning Specialist

Burke Mountain Academy (BMA), a co-ed elite ski academy located in East Burke, VT, with approximately 70 students, is seeking a full-time Science and Math Teacher.

Burke Mountain Academy uniquely designs its college preparatory academic program to support the development of world-class skiers. The program values critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, intrinsic motivation, and strong communication skills across all subjects to foster lifelong learning in students. Instead of providing grades, faculty members give students individualized written feedback narratives focused on personal growth.

The Learning Specialist at Burke Mountain Academy is a two-part role that involves teaching high school courses and leading the Learning Support Tutorial. This tutorial is designed to help students become active participants in their academic careers. It is a resource designed for students with documented learning differences or those for whom English is a second language. The ultimate goal is to meet students where they are and help them develop the skills necessary to be independently successful in their future academic endeavors.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Building supportive, trusting relationships with students.
  • Help students develop effective learning strategies that promote academic improvement.
  • Building student metacognitive and efficacy skills, as well as self-advocacy skills.
  • Assessing students to identify those who have learning differences.
  • Educating and updating parents/guardians and teachers about students’ progress.
  • Reading neuropsych testing documents and identifying proper interventions.
  • Collaborating with faculty to support students in the classrooms.
  • Applying for accommodations on standardized tests (SAT /ACT).
  • Keeping current with developments in teaching methods and educational psychology.
  • Teaching two high school preps.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Education or related field and at least one year of high school teaching experience.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Compensation depends on experience.
  • Access to athletic facilities, a season pass at Burke Mountain, and Kingdom Trails.
  • Medical insurance and employer-funded HSA.
  • On-campus housing pending availability.
  • Meals when Dining Hall is in service.
  • Retirement Plan, including up to 7% employer match.
  • School-paid life insurance.To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Ida Sargent (isargent@burkemtnacademy.org) and visit www.burkemtnacademy.org. 

Burke Mountain Academy: Founded in 1970, Burke Mountain Academy (BMA) is a coed boarding school for elite ski racers in East Burke, Vermont. With a student body of approximately 70 students in grades 9-12, BMA is the first ski academy of its kind, yielding more than 154 National Ski Team members and 37 Olympians and earning the reputation as one of the top ski academies in the world. Burke Mountain Academy provides passionate ski racers the opportunity to pursue their limitless academic and athletic potential in a community based on trust. It embraces an ethos in which hard work is held in the highest esteem and believes that risking failure and learning from success are exceptional preparations for life beyond Burke. www.burkemtnacademy.org