Learning Specialist Kinder-4th Grade

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The San Francisco School

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LEARNING SPECIALIST with a focus on LITERACY AND SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING, Kindergarten through 4th Grade, 80% FTE


Start date:     August 9, 2019 (Faculty Prep)

Hours:         Monday-Thursday: 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m. (effective 8/21/19)


Overview of Position

The K-4th Learning Specialist  (K-4LS) meets with teachers to discuss individual children; screens children for learning and developmental differences; recommends teaching strategies to meet individual needs; provides service directly to students in the classrooms and during the after school Learning Lab; and works with teachers and parents to recommend outside testing, tutoring or other indicated special services.  The K-4LS educates faculty, parents and students about learning and teaching styles and strategies. This K-4LS focuses primarily on literacy instruction, social-emotional learning (including forming and facilitating social skills groups) and math.



The successful candidate will have:

  • Training and experience as a Learning Specialist, with an Educational Therapist certificate, Special Education Credential and/or an MA in Special Education
  • Three years minimum experience in elementary and teaching credential preferred
  • Cultural competence in multicultural classrooms and sensitivity to the needs of children from diverse backgrounds
  • Proven mastery of literacy instruction and social emotional learning facilitation
  • An ability to work comfortably with teachers and parents
  • Familiarity with educational resources in San Francisco


Overview of School

The San Francisco School is an independent school, pre-K through eighth grade, with a commitment to a multicultural and inclusive community.  Suitably characterized by one parent as an “urban school with a village atmosphere,” The School embraces San Francisco’s ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity.  Our progressive approach to education encourages children to develop self-reliance, solid academic skills, creativity, and a sense of social justice. They graduate academically prepared, inquisitive, courageous, and eager for the challenges ahead.


If you are ready to join us, send a single document by 4/20/19 with your resume, 3 references and letter of interest (including how you learned of this job) directly to jobs@sfschool.org


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The San Francisco School is committed to increasing staff diversity,

both to reflect the high value SFS places on a multicultural understanding,

and for the direct benefit of each student.

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