3rd-5th Grade Learning Specialist

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St. Paul's Episcopal School

St. Paul’s Episcopal School, located across from Lake Merritt in Oakland, enrolls 380 students from diverse backgrounds in Kindergarten-Grade 8. St. Paul’s provides an education that is intellectually challenging, culturally pluralistic, and morally and spiritually enriching. Caring, committed faculty members, in partnership with parents, serve as role models, mentors, and guides. St. Paul’s has an academically talented and ethnically diverse student body and seeks the same in its faculty.


3rd – 5th Grade Learning Specialist: – 15-17 hours per week

Possible Schedule: Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm plus level meetings and parent meetings, Back to School Night


The responsibilities of the Learning Specialist include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with faculty to identify students who are having academic difficulties and who may be in need of learning support.
  • Create dynamic and supportive care plans for students who are receiving extra support.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to work with students one on one or in small groups who need learning support. Clarify if the support is remediation and/or connected to the curriculum.
  • Observe students in and outside of class in order to provide feedback to teachers, parents, and principals to better serve the needs of the students.
  • Collaborate effectively with teachers in order to implement recommended classroom accommodations and interventions.
  • Light case management of students with learning differences. This can include: identifying students who need psychoeducational testing, Educational Therapy, Tutoring, extra in-class instruction, Educational Care plans, and engaging in discussions of school fit.
  • Making referrals to appropriate outside specialists.
  • Create and maintain documentation regarding students who receive services. Present to teachers and administrators at yearly and monthly meetings. This includes summaries of the students’ learning disabilities, learning strengths, and type of support being offered. Share updated plans and meeting notes with families and teachers.
  • Review screenings and evaluations, and create a support plan that is informed by the testing. Share this information with parents, teachers, and administrators.
  • Attend grade level meetings and follow up on any recommendations for action that arise at those meetings.
  • Communicate effectively with parents on a regular basis regarding students’ needs and/or progress.
  • Work in collaboration with the Director of Educational Care and Director of Lower School.


Qualified candidates will possess a minimum of 3-5 years of classroom teaching experience. A Masters degree in learning disabilities or a related field is preferred. Will be able to provide at least 3 professional references.


If interested, please submit your cover letter and resume to Susan McGrath, Director of Education Care (smcgrath@spes.org) and Nayo Brooks, Director of Lower School (nbrooks@spes.org).

To apply for this job email your details to lrappaport@spes.org

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