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Full-time opportunity starting in August of 2023. Alta Vista Lower School is seeking a learning specialist to provide leadership, intervention, collaboration, and innovation in building differentiated classroom experiences across our campuses. This role requires an experienced, energetic, and learner-centric educator with a passion for developing and supporting the program. Strong communication skills and professional ethics are essential.

Core Alta Vista Responsibilities and Skills Include:

Collaborate with the Head of Lower School and Student Support Team to implement a comprehensive intervention model.
Work closely with the Dean of Students to meet with teachers on a regular basis to develop collaborative, proactive, and responsive plans.
Communicate effectively and regularly with parents to cultivate a strong home-school partnership.
Provide service directly to students individually, in small groups, and within the classrooms, including coaching students in executive functioning skills.
Analyze neuro-psych assessments and work with various teams (administrators, teachers, grade-level) to design support plans accordingly.
Consult with the Middle School Student Support Team as needed.
Design and maintain dynamic student learning support plans when needed and guide teachers and parents to interpret and implement these plans.
Hold an in-depth knowledge of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) curricula, assessment tools, and best teaching practices to support, implement, and evaluate differentiated instruction.
Coach classroom teachers to meet the individual needs of students and to spark student motivation and love of learning.
Lead educators in training and occasional school-wide presentations in UDL, executive functioning, and modular learning interventions.
Collaborate with teachers and parents to recommend outside testing, tutoring, or other indicated special services.
Cultivate a network of external resource providers, as well as partner with current providers, such as tutors, doctors, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, and more.
Proficiency and interest in technology to support differentiated learning.
Work cooperatively and collegially with the school’s administration, other faculty and staff, and the parents to create and maintain an exemplary school environment.
Cultivate collaboration, transparency, inclusion, curiosity, fun, innovation, and excellence in a dynamic learning community.
Prepare for and actively participate in all school activities, faculty meetings, and conferences, including those with parents, during and after school hours as necessary.
Willingness to examine and reflect on one’s own skills in order to continuously improve one’s practice.
Willingness to carry out responsibilities remotely as required.


Preferred qualifications include: Educational Therapist certification or coursework, a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Special Education or a related field
Preferred experience working in independent school environments
A minimum of five years successful learning specialist experience
Strong communication skills and attention to detail
Experience reviewing psychoeducational testing, developing related student accommodation plans, and tracking progress over time
Experience working with elementary age students and parents preferred
Commitment to ensuring that recommended student supports/accommodations are accessible and equitable for all students


$72,000 – $100,000, based on experience

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter, detailing your educational philosophy and why you believe you would be a good fit at Alta Vista, to

We are committed to being a safe and welcoming place for all families, students, and faculty. Our school does not discriminate against employees on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, or disability.

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