Lower School Learning Specialist
Atlanta Jewish Academy is a Modern Orthodox, Zionist, co-educational, preschool-12th grade independent Jewish Day School. AJA is seeking a Lower School K-6 Learning Specialist for the 2017-2018 school year.
The role of the Learning Specialist is to support students with different learning styles by providing intervention and remediation; supporting teachers in their efforts to advance students with different learning needs within the classroom; and managing and monitoring student assessments. The learning specialist will also be responsible for managing AJA’s RTI process and communicating with parents about their child’s needs, plans for remediation, and academic progress.
Specific Responsibilities include:
- Manage and analyze assessments for all students at intervals throughout the school year
- Collaborate with teachers to ensure students are progressing with literacy and math benchmarks
- Identify students not meeting benchmarks as well as those students who are exceeding grade level benchmarks; devise plans to accommodate their academic needs
- Use formative and summative assessment data to document progress, determine students’ academic needs, and develop instructional plans designed to foster academic growth
- Develop Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for students who have been identified with a learning need and collaborate with the classroom teacher to differentiate classroom instruction
- Support teachers within the classroom to adjust, modify, and enrich learning
- Monitor the effectiveness of the support
- Communicate with parents about their child’s needs and report progress
- Provide direct support to students individually and in small groups
- Assign and manage staff who provide additional support to teachers and students
- Adheres to strict student confidentiality
Education and Experience:
- Applicants must have attained a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution; Master’s degree preferred.
- Strong knowledge base in the area of learning differences
- Experience writing individual student plans
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to implement formal and informal assessment programs (Knowledge of MAPS system a plus)
- Ability to interpret and analyze formal and informal assessment data