Middle School Hale Learning Center Coordinator

Faculty / Full-Time

Thayer Academy, Braintree, MA

Seeking a full time, salaried position to lead our Middle School Hale Learning Center and  provide academic support for students, particularly those with language based learning differences. Reports to the Middle School Director and Hale Learning Center Director. 

Roles & Responsibilities

 

  • Develop, implement, coordinate, and supervise on-campus academic support of students with learning differences in grades 5-8
  • Provide direct support to students through one-on-one sessions and/or small groups setting including before and after school
  • Communicate with teachers of these students regarding approaches that should be utilized in the classroom setting, and provide push-in support through observation and teaching collaboration when appropriate. 
  • Teach an English or History Class, a trimester of growth mindset with 5th graders, study skills for 6th graders. 
  • Collaborate with Middle School Counselor to support families in the process of neuro-psychological testing for identified students for the purposes of reviewing neuro-psych evaluations 
  • Create Academic Support Plans for students with educational testing; distribute and educate faculty on these plans, and continue to monitor throughout their Middle School Years 
  • Lead faculty and parent education programs related to support students with diverse learning styles, dyslexia, or other challenges.
  • Serve as a school representative to coordinate testing with outside providers
  • Coordinate and help provide accommodations for standardized testing programs
  • Participate in the admissions process reviewing applicants with a variety of learning profiles
  • Facilitate and Lead Summer Study Skills program in August 
  • Supervise and support the Middle School HLC teacher 
  • Lead and facilitate biweekly student support meetings with HLC staff,Middle School counselor, Middle school Director and Academic Dean
  • Apply practices in classroom and other settings that foster equity, inclusion and belonging among Thayer Academy community members
  • Engage in ongoing professional development

Qualifications

  • A  Masters (or higher) in Special Education or related field (i.e. reading) with particular strengths in supporting students with language based learning differences.
    • 5 years experience working in an educational setting with students with learning differences,  familiarity with  IEPS, educational/ neuropsychological testing, and familiarity with differentiated instruction and other methodologies
    • Strong organizational skills and experience developing, implementing, and coordinating academic support for a broad range of students across middle or upper school programs or related field 
    • Passion for working with middle schoolers, and desire to build relationships
    • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
    • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in the classroom, in curriculum, and in relationships with members of the school community
    • High level of comfort and experience with technology in a educational setting
    • Willingness to work on a team in a collaborative department
    • Ability to communicate and listen effectively with students and families

Please email your resume, cover letter, educational philosophy statement, and the names and contact information for three to five references including two present or past supervisors to mshiring@thayer.org attn:Galen Hamann, Middle School Director.

Thayer Academy

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