• Part Time
  • Oakland

Website Head-Royce School Head-Royce School

Learning Specialist 50% starting August 1, 2024

Head-Royce School is seeking a dedicated, culturally responsive, Learning Specialist  to join our Lower School Division, specifically kindergarten through 2nd grade. The successful candidate will be committed to nurturing a diverse, inclusive community, be a good communicator, have prior educational therapy or literacy experience, and demonstrate a genuine desire to work with children in this age group.


The Lower School Learning Specialist (Primary Grades)  is responsible for the identification of and ongoing care of students, in grades K-2, who are experiencing academic challenges, or are in need of academic enrichment. In that capacity, the Learning Specialist works closely with students, faculty, administration, parents, and outside allied professionals who are assessing or supporting students.  The Learning Specialist is also responsible for approximately 15-20 hours a week of small group grade-level curricular support to be designed and implemented in consultation with each K-2 classroom teacher. In addition, the Learning Specialist is responsible for supporting the offering of faculty professional development, both formally and informally, in the areas of learning differences and differentiated curriculum that best serves the student body.

Clear communicator with students, colleagues and parents.
Demonstrated knowledge of a child’s physical, social and emotional development.
Strong organizational, planning, and leadership skills.
Flexible attitude and willingness to teach at all levels, introductory to our most advanced
Flexible in pedagogical approach, using multiple modalities to deliver a concept.
Clear desire to experiment with variety of teaching approaches in order to reach different student populations and adapt to better serve their learning styles and needs
Demonstrated understanding of curriculum design, pedagogical approaches and developmental appropriateness in order to deliver engaging, active, student-centered lessons, practice, and assessment.
Familiar with and uses different kinds of assessment (formative and summative) as well as different types.
Strong collaborator and willing to partner with colleagues to design curriculum, projects, activities, experiences and student support.
Demonstrated experience with technology to enhance the learning experience.


Bachelor’s Degree
Masters Degree and/or Credential in education therapy
2-5 years of previous experience working with children of this age in a school setting / in the field
Experience teaching a plus

$75,000 – $125,000 a year
Salary prorated depending on percentage of full-time employment.
*Dependent on Years of Experience Teaching and Education Level

Location: Oakland, California
Education: Bachelor’s degree required
Start Date: August 2024
Website:  headroyce.org

To Apply

Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest (cover letter) as well as a current resume.
Application materials should be submitted through our website.

Priority to applications received by March 21, 2024

Located on a 22-acre campus in Oakland, California, Head-Royce (HRS) is a pre-eminent, co-educational, independent, K-12 day school with a 137-year history. Our mission is to inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning and pursuit of academic excellence, to promote understanding of and respect for diversity that makes our society strong and to encourage active and responsible global citizenship.

Head-Royce enrolls 900 students in the three separate divisions—Lower, Middle and Upper—and provides a dynamic, whole-child education to every student.

Please note – HRS is unable to provide immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States and be willing to undergo both Livescan background check and TB screening as part of the hiring process.

Head Royce is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions including but not limited to employment, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, leaves of absence and termination based on qualifications and without regard to protected status. We will not discriminate based on age, color, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion, registered domestic partner status, physical or mental disability, a medical condition including genetic characteristics, military or veteran status, reproductive health decision making or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws Head-Royce School seeks to be a community in which every individual is treated with sensitivity, courtesy and respect.

Tagged as: K-12, K-6

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