Website Trinity School

An environment where every child is known and valued

Overview

Trinity School is an outstanding elementary day school serving preschool to Grade 5 students.  Our school, both literally and figuratively, is in a unique position for an independent school. Across the street from Stanford University on Sand Hill Road and adjacent to downtown Menlo Park and Silicon Valley, we occupy 5.5 acres on both campuses. On our campuses, we sit at the crossroads of innovation and social consciousness.  Trinity is a purposefully small school and has partnered with parents for 63 years to grow children, one at a time, into motivated and capable problem solvers with big hearts.

Trinity School is seeking a talented and dynamic educator who will work closely with teachers, parents, and administrators to support students in preschool through Grade 5, especially those with learning differences/social and emotional needs. The Learning Support Coordinator will collaborate with and assist teachers in implementing effective research-based strategies, observing and pushing into the classrooms to assist with differentiation and implementation of accommodations. As well as supporting families, helping them access available resources and helping them better understand how their child learns. Ultimately, as the Learning Support Program develops and a Student Support Team is formed, the Learning Support Coordinator will be the lead liaison between the SST and the teachers and families.

Trinity School is deeply committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within our learning community. We believe that embracing diverse perspectives enriches the educational experience for all students and prepares them to thrive in a multicultural world. Our curriculum reflects diverse cultures, histories, and perspectives, with an emphasis on promoting empathy, understanding, and respect for differences. We actively recruit and support a diverse faculty and staff to serve as role models and mentors for our students, and we provide ongoing professional development opportunities to promote cultural competency and sensitivity among all members of our community.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Special Education, Educational Therapy, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of teaching at the elementary school level
  • Experience in Early Childhood Education

Personal characteristics and skills

  • A love of children and enthusiasm for school life
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and professionalism
  • Exemplary organizational skills and follow-through
  • A growth mindset, active sense of humor, warm personality, and optimism
  • In-depth knowledge of the developmental and age characteristics of preschool/elementary-aged students
  • Expertise in utilizing differentiated instruction in an independent school environment.
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of the school and for working collaboratively with fellow faculty members
  • Collaborative nature and consensus-building skills
  • Flexibility, patience, and persistence
  • Ability to de-escalate conflicting situations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Cultural competency and ability to navigate and promote sensitivity to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Commitment to the development of relevant professional knowledge, skills, and abilities

Responsibilities included but are not limited to the following:

  • Initiate and discuss student concerns with classroom teachers
  • Observe students in classrooms, assess output, and evaluate concerns
  • Problem-solve and provide ideas for addressing areas of concern and provide guidance as needed
  • Collaborate with Campus Directors and faculty to create and implement clear protocols and school-approved accommodations to support students.
  • Align and monitor the effectiveness of interventions and alternative strategies to maximize learning for students.
  • Coordinate, schedule, and lead meetings with Campus Directors, teachers, administrators, and families.
  • Maintain and update an internal list of professionals who work effectively with Trinity and provide outside referrals to families when needed.
  • Serves as the liaison between Trinity and outside professionals
  • Read, interpret, and summarize evaluation reports to assist in prioritizing support for families and support the implementation of classroom accommodations
  • Communicate student needs to other constituent groups, including Teaching Assistants and administration
  • Maintain secure and up-to-date files documenting student support history, including necessary records for standardized test accommodations
  • Conduct baseline academic screenings and student observations when needed and assist with admissions screenings, including reviewing admission files
  • Provide professional growth presentations for faculty and staff along with parent education sessions regarding specific learning differences and a variety of learning needs
  • Offer personalized guidance and resources to support families in understanding and navigating their children’s learning differences effectively.
  • Provide ongoing communication and collaboration with families to ensure they feel informed and empowered in advocating for their child’s educational needs.
  • Support faculty transitions as well as conduct regular check-ins with faculty regarding students’ learning needs and provide new strategies as needed
  • Complete accommodation forms for standardized testing

General Responsibilities:

  • Upholds the mission of Trinity School
  • Upholds the NAIS and CAIS Principles of Good Practice
  • Is attuned to the culture of the School and its surrounding communities
  • Attends trainings and meetings as needed

Position Type/Status:

This is a full-time/10.5 month position with a salary range of $90,000 to $115,000.

Contact Information

Please send a current resume and a letter of interest to Colette McWilliams, Head of Elementary – cmcwilliams@trinity-mp.org

Tagged as: K-6

To apply for this job email your details to cmcwilliams@trinity-mp.org


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