Learning Specialist (Grades K-8)
Brookwood School, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
About Brookwood School:
Brookwood is an Early Childhood through Grade 8 independent school of about 300 students located on a beautiful 30-acre wooded campus in Manchester, MA on the coast of the North Shore of Boston. At Brookwood, kids come first—not the test, not trophies, not to-do lists. We know how kids learn best. Every day, we use our expertise to challenge kids intellectually and ensure they feel valued so that they can grow into their best selves. Our program focuses on fostering a joyful community of lifelong learners and upstanding global citizens who embrace a culture of curiosity, kindness, and academic accomplishment. Brookwood also offers a playful, collaborative work environment for 85 faculty and staff who go the extra mile to do what is best for kids.
Part-Time Position Summary
We are seeking an experienced Learning Specialist who is able to work individually and in small groups with students to provide direct instruction in decoding/encoding, fluency, reading comprehension, morphology, writing, math, and study skills. Additionally, the Learning Specialist will be able to assist students in transferring taught skills to content area material. The successful candidate should have training and experience working with students who have language-based learning disabilities, as well as experience teaching students with executive functioning vulnerabilities.
- Caseload will include students from grades K through 8
- Caseload is flexible depending on grade levels and skill areas taught
- Bachelor’s degree is required, Masters’s degree in Special Education and/or certification in Orton-Gillingham (or Orton-Gillingham-based approach) is preferred.
- Minimum of three years of experience teaching students with learning differences
- Commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment for all students
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Provide 1:1 and small group support for students with learning differences that impact their learning
- Communicate effectively with families and classroom teachers about student needs and progress
- Write formal student progress reports and attend parent conferences twice a year
- Administer academic assessments (e.g., WIAT-4, GORT-V, WRMT-III, etc.) to gain more information about students’ skills and use the information to help develop support plans
- Interpret neuropsychological reports and support the implementation of recommendations within individual, small group, and classroom settings
- Attend biweekly Skills Department meetings and weekly meetings with the Director of Skills
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, résumé to Mayumi Morash, Skills Coordinator at: email@example.com.
We strongly encourage applications from people of color, LGBTQ educators, or educators from historically underrepresented communities in independent schools. We are committed to an inclusive school experience for all those who come to work at Brookwood.