Lower School Tutoring Department Head (Academic Year)

Faculty / Full-Time

Carroll School, Lincoln, MA

Overview:

Located in Waltham, Lincoln, and Wayland, Massachusetts, Carroll School is an independent day school that serves students with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia. Carroll School empowers children to become academically skilled students who are strong self-advocates and confident lifelong learners prepared to enter other academic settings. Carroll is an inclusive community committed to embracing diverse strengths, identities, and lived experiences in order to give each child what they most need to thrive. The Lower School is located on the Waltham campus and serves grades 1-5. 

Research shows that people from underrepresented groups apply to jobs if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Carroll School encourages you to break that statistic and apply as it’s rare to find applicants who meet all the qualifications. We look forward to receiving your application.

Carroll School is an equal opportunity employer that offers competitive salaries and benefits, including comprehensive professional development opportunities. 

Position Summary:

This position reports to the Division Head of Carroll Lower School and manages the Tutoring Department at the Lower School. This department head oversees the Orton Gillingham instruction for all Lower School students and directly supervises approximately  20 Orton Gillingham Language Practitioners.

The ideal candidate brings a collaborative style, is self-directed, child centered and values a community of highly engaged, compassionate, motivated educators who embrace and apply culturally responsive teaching practices

Responsibilities:      

  • Regularly meet, observe and coach all LS tutors in order to meet students’ needs 
  • Communicate effectively with parents, students, teachers, and administrators
  • Set agenda and lead Department meetings 
  • Plan and/or deliver professional development for tutors to further their knowledge and expertise in Orton-Gillingham 
  • Manage completion of tutor administrative responsibilities 
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of GIFTT for tutorial assignments of trainees, hiring of new faculty tutors from GIFTT training program, OG Certification Process (Associate, Certified, FIT) for all faculty.
  • Work in collaboration with other Lower School Department Heads to create schedules, tutor assignments, discuss curriculum, student data and progress 
  • Serve on Lower School Academic Leadership Team for weekly meetings
  • Regularly meet with the LS Language Department to review students of concern; and with MS/US Tutor Department Head and MS/US Language Department Head
  • Work with Language Department Head and MS Tutor Department Head in forming and reviewing Curriculum Based Assessments, report cards and other assessments
  • Coordinate with LS Language Department Head to select students for OG Focus Areas
    • Throughout the summer, work with the scheduling team to review recommendations and testing data in order to assign and schedule students to OG Focus Areas: small group, pairs, and one to one tutorial based on their profile. 
    • Continually evaluate all LS tutorial placements and make any necessary adjustments.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Orton-Gillingham trained and membership in the Academy of Orton Gillihgam Practitioners at the Certified Level with desire to become a “Fellow in Training”
  • Minimum of five years of tutoring or teaching children with language–based learning differences
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and supervisory skills
  • Prior management experience in an education setting preferred
  • Has the ability to:
    • Communicate effectively with parents, students, teachers, and administrators, especially about programs
    • Be able to problem-solve, particularly situations regarding students’ placement
    • Convey ideas clearly both orally and in writing
    • Manage time and set priorities
    • Be flexible

 

Carroll School

Lincoln, MA
Elementary, Middle School, High School
Day
All Gender