Upper/Middle School Tutoring Department Head
Carroll School, Lincoln, MA
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 Carroll Middle School is located on the Lincoln campus and serves grades 6-8.
Carroll School is an equal opportunity employer that offers competitive salaries and benefits, including comprehensive professional development opportunities.
This position provides academic leadership for the Middle and Upper School Orton-Gillingham Tutoring Department. 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. . We are seeking candidates with experience in tutoring students with language-based learning differences and who are drawn to acquiring the necessary competencies to successfully teach our types of learners. We are seeking candidates who also want to provide coaching and leadership to the team of tutors.
- Tutor 3 blocks
- Assign, manage, mentor, and coach all MS and US tutors to meet students’ needs
- Observe tutorials and provide feedback to all MS and US tutors
- Support tutors’ Faculty Growth Plan goals and reflections
- Coordinate with MS ELA/Humanities Dept. Head to select students for OG Focus Areas
- Throughout the summer, work with 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 MS tutorial placements and make any necessary adjustments.
- Review and revise Tutorial Report Cards as needed
- Plan and deliver professional development to MS and US tutoring staff to further their knowledge and expertise in Orton-Gilingham
- Participate in school sponsored professional development days and continue to advance to the Certified/Fellow Level of Orton-Gillingham training
- Set agenda and run Department meetings
- Attend parent conferences and speak with parents when necessary to discuss changes or parental concerns about tutoring
- Oversee the development of OG curriculum
- Responsible for adjustments to OG Curriculum Based Assessments
- Keep up with current trends and research in the field of dyslexia and LBLD
- Interview and hire Middle and Upper School tutoring staff
- Work with Director of GIFTT for assistance in selection of new skilled faculty tutors from GIFTT training program
- Serve as a member of the Academic Leadership Team
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Orton-Gillingham trained (Associate Level) and Membership in the Orton-Gillingham Academy at the Certified Level (preferred)
- A willingness to be trained in programs such as “Seeing Stars“ and “LIPS”
- Minimum of five years tutoring or teaching children with language – based learning differences
- Strong organizational, interpersonal, and supervisory skills
- Prior management experience in an education setting preferred