Special Educator

Faculty / Full-Time

Applewild School, Fitchburg, MA

JOB SUMMARY:  Would you like to work with a very small cohort of students with Language-Based Learning Disabilities (LBLDs)? If so, we are looking for a Special Educator for our Foundations program. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Provide instruction utilizing best practices and proven methodologies to a mixed age group of students
  • Conduct initial assessments to formulate academic and social-emotional goals for each student 
  • Coordinate with school personnel and parents to ensure student needs are being addressed
  • Utilize multisensory approach, modeling and metacognitive strategies when instructing.
  • Use micro-units to structure tasks while providing practice and review to reach automaticity
  • Build lesson plans that provide specialized instruction for each student according to need
  • Monitor student progress, behavior patterns and, in conjunction with the school counselor, address social-emotional needs
  • Work closely with parents and communicate with families effectively
  • Be upbeat and welcome the opportunity and challenge to change the trajectories of student lives daily


  • Masters Degree (Moderate Disabilities PreK-8 or Elementary Ed.)
  • Wilson or Orton-Gillingham certification or willing to pursue the necessary training to become certified.
  • Experience working with students with ADHD, executive function, anxiety, and other educational challenges which are often comorbid with LBLD.
  • Experience teaching thematically, in ways that capture student interests while achieving curriculum standards.
  • 3-5 years experience
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated skills in working effectively and collaboratively as a team player
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written
  • A desire and passion to help students with LBLD realize their full potential.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: This position requires the ability to use stairs, walk across hilly campus, and lift up to 50 lbs.

Candidates should send a letter of interest, and resume to Amy Jolly, Head of School to employment@applewild.org (please indicate position in subject line).

Applewild School

Fitchburg, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Boarding, Day
All Gender