Upper School Learning Coach
School: The Mount Vernon School
Available Position: Teacher
Founded in 1972, The Mount Vernon School is a leading private school of inquiry, innovation, and impact. Grounded in Christian values, we prepare all students to be college ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders.
The Mount Vernon School seeks a versatile, dynamic, and forward-thinking educator to serve as an Upper School Learning Coach. This person will support all learners by partnering with the academic resource team and the Upper School leadership team to guide both curricular initiatives and innovations as well as student support services. Versatility and openness to innovative instructional practices are essential. Availability to sponsor athletic, artistic, or academic teams/clubs is preferred.
The Learning Coach’s responsibilities include inspiring, modeling, and mentoring faculty members in designing learning experiences through the lens of project-based learning, design thinking, and other inquiry-based approaches. Additionally, the Learning Coach is responsible for helping all students to be successful in their learning journeys through small-group instruction, student progress monitoring, student support accommodations, and parent support in conjunction with the classroom teachers.
Role & Responsibilities
Full-time role; reports to Head of Upper School and collaborates directly with the Director of Academic Resource Services and the Upper School Leadership Team.
Collaborate with a team of school-wide Learning Coaches to build, model, and align innovative instructional approaches and student support services and programs
Build teacher capacity through collaboration with colleagues in lesson planning, co-teaching, and creation of differentiated lessons to match the needs of each student in the classroom
Provide meaningful instruction in executive function and study skills using a variety of research-based and innovative teaching methods
Recommend and coordinate resources and programming to students, teachers, and families for intentional student intervention and overall academic development
Coordinate and communicate student accommodation plans to faculty; support implementation of instructional strategies and accommodations, Closely monitors student progress in an effort to provide recommendations and interventions
Build and coordinate outside providers’ tutoring schedules with students, families, and teachers
Showcase effective, proactive, and timely verbal and written communication with students and families pertaining to a child’s progress and needs as well as general information
Facilitate standardized testing and extended time needs
Launch Return to Learn concussion protocol in collaboration with the Upper Campus Nurse and Athletic Trainer to support and monitor students with mild to severe concussions
Streamline transition between middle school and upper school for students with accommodations, connecting students with the proper support systems; provide transition packets outlining student support agencies and services available at the colleges where students have been accepted
Administer pre and post assessments to individual students participating in the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program
Possess strong character with an absolute drive for excellence, a team-oriented spirit, and a commitment to meeting the learning and social-emotional needs of students
Participation on Research, Design, and Iteration teams and faculty meetings working toward school-wide goals, active search and participation in professional growth opportunities
Participation in other duties as assigned
Current Pedagogical Influences
Neuroscience and human development
Visible Thinking Routines
Comprehensive focus on knowledge, skills, and dispositions
Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in education, human and organizational development and/or related fields; Master’s Degree preferred
Deep knowledge of adolescent development, learning differences, and gifted education
Classroom teacher and teacher-leader experience preferred
Capacity to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively in a fast-paced and ambitious environment
Project Management experience with diverse teams and settings
Experience in developing curriculum through innovative and experiential collaborations
Strong, effective communication skills in both written and spoken mediums
Proficiency and facility with technological tools and platforms
The faculty and staff of The Mount Vernon School believes the fair and equitable treatment of employees is critical to fulfilling its mission and purpose. It is the policy of The Mount Vernon School is to conduct business and provide equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Contact name: MV Human Resources
Contact email address: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/280439