The Baldwin School seeks applicants for a part-time position of Middle School and Upper School Learning Specialist and Instructional Coach to provide learning support and enrichment for students in grades 6 - 12 as well as to build teacher capacity and their understanding of instructional practices. The successful candidate will possess excellent content knowledge; expertise in intervention and enrichment strategies for mathematics and literacy; a passion for teaching and learning; creativity and a thirst for innovation; enthusiasm for working with students, families, and colleagues; a very high level of energy, creativity and flexibility; a growth mindset; and a sense of humor. She or he will be able to inspire and empower students and faculty to learn; collaborate and engage in daily conversations and experiences with students and colleagues; possess excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; and commit to ongoing professional development and lifelong learning. Successful candidates will have an understanding of and appreciation for girls' education.
Teach students in grades 6 - 12 to establish foundational math or literacy skills and extend learning in small groups, large groups, and/or 1:1 formats as appropriate.
Work with Middle School and Upper School faculty to ensure optimal learning of students being served. This includes teaching and assisting with implementation of models of differentiated instruction which provide specialized, small-group instruction in reading, writing, and mathematics.
Develop faculty members’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors by providing coaching, consultations, training, or in-service sessions.
Assess student progress and adjust teaching plans accordingly.
Conduct assessments and screenings.
Maintain strong communication with colleagues, families, and administration through written notes, documentation, emails, calls, and in-person discussions.
Collaborate with Academic Support and Enrichment colleagues and Middle and Upper School Counselor to observe students in classrooms, provide guidance about outside resources, and advise in curriculum and instruction development.
Collaborate with Academic Support and Enrichment colleagues and Middle and Upper School Counselor to read and interpret the results of neuropsychological evaluations; synthesize information and provide a summary for faculty and administration; make recommendations about classroom modifications and testing accommodations.
Work with faculty, parents, and private contractors on behalf of students who require specialized academic instruction.
Other duties as assigned.
Master’s Degree in Literacy, Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education, or another related field.
5 years teaching students with diverse needs.
In-depth knowledge of mathematics, reading, and writing curricula; demonstrated experience in differentiation, enrichment, and intervention strategies; facility with a variety of common academic and behavioral assessments.
Enthusiasm for embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising and supporting students outside the classroom.
Working knowledge of Macintosh operating systems.
Experience with G-Suite/Google Apps for Education.
Comfortable using online texts, iPads, SMART Boards, student information systems, and other computer systems.
Comfortable transitioning to remote learning environments, if necessary.
About Baldwin School
The Baldwin School founded in 1888, is a non-sectarian college preparatory, independent day school, pK-12, dedicated to a tradition of excellence in the education of girls. In a nurturing atmosphere, where the population reflects socioeconomic, ethnic and religious diversity, our girls strive to develop scholarship, leadership and citizenship within a community that emphasizes intellectual rigor, ethical integrity, and independence of thought. More information is available on our website at www.baldwinschool.org.