Learning Specialist (with a Literacy Focus)

Faculty / Full-Time

Waldorf School of Lexington, Lexington, MA

Waldorf School of Lexington is currently accepting applications for a part-time or full-time Learning Specialist for the 2024-25 academic year. This onsite position has an expected start date of July 2024 and offers full benefits (if full-time) with a salary that is commensurate with experience.

This Learning Specialist role is part of the school’s Student Support Department (SSD) and includes collaboration with the grade 1 through 6 class teachers to support students with identified learning challenges, with an emphasis on language-based learning disabilities.


  • Identifying and supporting students who are struggling to engage in the curriculum as a result of a learning difference.

  • Developing learning goals for each student who receives direct support.

  • Preparing daily lesson plans and presenting tutoring sessions as scheduled

  • Evaluating student work and providing ongoing student support and guidance

  • Assessing the developmental and learning needs of students (ongoing)

  • Assisting teachers in differentiating classroom instructions and lesson plans to meet the needs of all learners

  • Cultivating and addressing student behavior and social skills

  • Maintaining a safe and orderly learning environment

  • Teaching (co-teaching and/or assisting) each grade level based on the school’s curriculum standards as needed

  • Cultivate and maintain a professional relationship and excellent communication with families

  • Work professionally and collegially with faculty and staff, and perform classroom and sectional administrative duties and school committee assignments.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and/or Literacy Instruction

  • Experience in and training with providing multisensory reading instruction for students (Orton-Gillingham preferred)

  • Deep knowledge of learning differences and effective techniques for working with struggling students

  • Computer competency, including word processing, email, and ​Google ​drive

  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with colleagues and parents/guardians both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a collaborative school environment

Physical Expectations
The Learning Specialist spends much of the day standing or moving about the classroom. Working with students may entail kneeling, squatting, stooping, and bending from a 50-70 degrees at the waist on an occasional to frequent basis, depending on the grade level and activity. Physical objects of up to 25 pounds may need to be lifted or moved in the classroom to accommodate classroom activities. The Learning Specialist must climb stairs into, within, and out of the school building while supervising students. Outdoor recess and other activities may require walking on uneven surfaces on the school’s campus and its play yards.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references (written or provide contact information) in a single pdf to communications@thewaldorfschool.org.

Waldorf School of Lexington

Lexington, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender