About SPA: Joyful. Vibrant. Innovative. Welcoming. These are just a few words used to describe the St. Paul Academy and Summit School Lower School (K-5). In such a dynamic learning environment, where children’s curiosity and creativity flourish, there must be caring, interested, and highly skilled educators who know, understand, and appreciate the developmental journey of children overall, as well as of each child individually. St. Paul Academy and Summit School (SPA) seeks an innovative, collaborative, and culturally competent learning and thinking differences professional for the role of Lower School Learning Specialist.
St. Paul Academy and Summit School is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory day school serving over 920 students in kindergarten through grade 12. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, SPA also draws students from Minneapolis and throughout the surrounding communities. For additional information, please visit our website at www.spa.edu.
Position: SPA seeks candidates for the position of Lower School Learning Specialist.
Position Begins: August 2020 Status: 10.5 Month, Full-time, Exempt Department: Instructional Support, Lower School (grades K-5)
Job Description: The Lower School Learning Specialist is responsible for offering research-based academic student support and critical professional development around neurodiversity, executive functioning, and learning differences. The LS Learning Specialist reports to the LS Principal, in consultation with the Director of the Center for Learning and Teaching.
Bachelor’s degree in Special Education or a related field; graduate degree preferred, with supervised experiences and coursework in childhood and adolescent development
Knowledge of learning differences, psycho-educational tests, reports, and assistive technology
Knowledge of administering and interpreting assessments and test results, academic achievement, and diagnostic testing
Full understanding of differentiated instructional strategies
Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills
Exceptional written and oral communication skills
Detail-oriented, resourceful, and technologically savvy
High-energy and enthusiastic about working in an academic atmosphere
How to Apply: The position includes a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and a list of references. To apply, please visit our website at www.spa.edu/employment.
St. Paul Academy and Summit School is committed to diversity and equal opportunity.