The Nueva School
PreK-4 Grade Learning Specialist (Full-time for Year-long Maternity Leave) – 2020-21
The Learning Specialist Position
We seek a full-time, one-year, PreK-4 Grade Learning Specialist who will bring a strengths-based approach to serving learners who are gifted and demonstrate potential or identified learning challenges. Working closely with the division head and school support team, the Learning Specialist will conduct educational screenings, create and track student accommodation and intervention plans, provide teacher and family consultation, attend student wellness meetings, and offer parent education sessions. Additionally, the specialist will work with individuals and small groups to provide targeted support and co-teach or coach teachers to integrate best teaching practices for a range of learner needs. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of constructivist, project-based approaches; expertise in instructional strategies and learning accommodations for preK-4 Grade students with learning challenges; and passion for staying current on the latest research in special and gifted education.
- Master’s degree required
- Learning specialist coursework or training
- A minimum of three years successful teaching or learning specialist experience
- Experience interpreting educational testing and developing/monitoring student accommodation plans
- Experience working with elementary age students
- Commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Excellent communication skills
- Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are embraced.
- A desire to work collaboratively
- Openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning
To Apply: Please visit http://nuevaschool.applytojob.com/and attach a cover letter, résumé, and include contact information for at least three professional references to your application for the position. People of color encouraged to apply.
The Nueva School is an Equal Opportunity Employer — we do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, or sex.
About The Nueva School
The Nueva School, an internationally recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted learners since 1967. Today, Nueva serves nearly 950 students PreK–12. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, serving six counties throughout the Bay Area of Northern California.
A constructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series, hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book That Used to Be Us in the chapter “Average Is Over.”
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