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Support Teacher

School: High Meadows School
Available Position: Teacher
Description:

The Support Teacher reports to the Associate Head of School and is responsible for student learning and curriculum implementation, in accordance with the mission and philosophy of High Meadows School, in the core subject areas or in a specialty area, depending on the teaching role and grade-level of students assigned. We are specifically looking for someone with older elementary and middle years student experience. In addition, applicants should demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the Pedagogy in the Study of Reading, Reading Assessment and Instruction as well as the understanding of Content Area Reading. Preference will be given to experience with learning differences in math, reading, writing and executive functioning. The applicant will also need a thorough understanding of differentiated instruction as a process to teaching and learning for students of differing abilities and learning profiles in multi-age groupings. Must have experience understanding and applying assessment measures, developing individualized student goals, and evaluating progress.

In addition, the applicant must possess strong communication skills, understand the support role and team dynamics in an educational setting, and be flexible when it comes to scheduling. Looking for enthusiastic, creative professional possessing differentiated instructional techniques and strategies to help learners succeed, and the ability to work well as a member of the support team. Qualified applicants should be knowledgeable about inquiry-based learning, balanced literacy and authentic assessment.

Specific Accountabilities
IEP- specific goals designed to meet child’s needs
Collaborative strategies with classroom teachers
On-going communication with families
Assessment with Administration

Required Skills
Preference given to Orton-Gillingham certification, Wilson or specialized GA Reading Endorsement
Must have a superior understanding of Learning Disabilities and different learning styles
Ability to work with a child’s strengths and weaknesses in a pro-active manner. Modifications and creative strategies are required to teach the child who has difficulty learning in the mainstream setting
Ability to work with parents and teachers to formulate the best program for the child at High Meadows

Qualities and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Special Education required, Master’s degree in Education preferred
Minimum Five years’ current teaching experience in support/resource setting
Supporting students in the upper elementary and middle school level

Please complete our application found on www.highmeadows.org, About Us, Working at High Meadows and email along with a cover letter, educational philosophy and resume to: Margaret Jones, Associate Head of School, mjones@highmeadows.org;. High Meadows values diversity in all of its forms and encourages candidates from all backgrounds and orientations to apply. High Meadows is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about High Meadows School, please visit www.highmeadows.org.


Contact name: Margaret Jones, Associate Head of School
Contact email address: mjones@highmeadows.org


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