Upper School Learning Specialist

Faculty / Full-Time

Fay School, Southborough, MA

Upper School Learning Specialist

Beginning August 2024


The Learning Specialist collaborates with colleagues within the Learning Services Department and in the Upper School, grades 7-9. This teacher provides individual and small group support to students with documented learning differences and reports to the Director of Learning Services. The Learning Specialist is an Upper School Advisor to a small group of students and will coach or lead other afternoon student activities for two terms. The Learning Specialist will perform duties to support the School’s residential life program. This position is full-time with benefits. On-campus housing may be available. 


The ideal candidate will have at least three years of middle school teaching experience and hold a bachelor’s degree in special education or a related field. A master’s degree is strongly preferred. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the mission, philosophy, and core values of the School
  • Demonstrating academic excellence through a knowledge of Fay’s core curriculum
  • Partnering with the Director of Learning Services and teachers to implement recommendations from individual neuropsychological evaluations
  • Collaborating on the writing of and adhering to individualized learning profiles and managing appropriate school-based accommodations
  • Delivering strategy-based individual academic support to students with documented learning differences, including executive functioning skills, writing, reading comprehension, and problem-solving
  • Providing information to teachers to understand students’ learning profiles; supporting teachers with observational data about students’ experience and performance in classes
  • Attending grade-level team meetings and all required meetings of the faculty and the Learning Services Department

Fay School values teachers who believe in differentiated and developmentally-aligned approaches to teaching and learning, integrate instructional technology, understand the importance of cultural competence, and are attuned to the social and emotional growth of young students. At Fay, faculty and staff engage in and support school-wide equity and inclusion efforts. Fay seeks candidates who will reflect and enhance the diversity of our school community. 

Fay School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic background, age, disability, military service, or any other category protected under applicable law, in its hiring, employment or other programs and activities.

Fay School

Southborough, MA
Elementary, Middle School, High School
Boarding, Day
All Gender