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Middle School Learning Specialist

August 16, 2021 - June 10, 2022

Middle School Learning Specialist

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate Learning Support.

  • Teach 7th and 8th Grade Learning Enrichment (LE) Support class.

  • Teach 6th-grade study skills class first half of the year.

  • Lead small group (3-6 students) lessons in a resource room (pull-out instruction) 

  • Push into classrooms to support students.

  • Communicate with families and teachers about student support needs, including evaluation and follow-up meetings

  • Create Learning Support Plans (LSP) for students with accommodation needs and share with faculty. 

  • Interpret and write summaries for educational evaluations

  • Organize and maintain the middle school educational evaluations

  • Notify current parents when their child's education evaluation is approaching three years old (out of date)

  • Use assessment tools for in-house screening when deemed appropriate.  

  • Participate in testing reports submitted for admissions candidates.

  • Coordinate ISEE testing

  • Coordinate ERB testing


Ideal Qualifications:

  • Background in learning disabilities or a related field

  • 5+ years of teaching experience as a classroom teacher or learning specialist

  • Ability to connect with various constituencies - students, parents, and faculty

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task in various areas

  • Capacity to be flexible and creative as MS support services continue to grow

  • Capability to understand the big picture while making grassroots changes

  • Ability to interpret educational evaluations


About St. Anne’s Episcopal School:

St. Anne’s is an independent, PS-8 co-educational school enrolling approximately 430 students from across the Denver metro area.


Mission: St. Anne’s Episcopal School educates minds, enriches hearts and expands horizons.


Community Expectations & Aspirations

The work of the faculty is ultimately to serve as role models for our students. In our Portrait of a Graduate, we declare that our graduates "are morally grounded; advocate courageously for themselves and others; are empathetic and inclusive; respect themselves, others, and their environment; communicate effectively; think critically and creatively; are committed to learning; are resilient through challenges and humble in successes; play, laugh, and build friendships; and seek physical, mental, and spiritual balance through reflection and gratitude." So too is our expectation for our faculty and staff.


With Students

  • Love children, their potential for continuous growth, and their need to be truly seen and heard

  • Embrace differences, difficulties, and defining teachable moments

With Families

  • Support every family’s growing understanding of their child with compassion and partnership

  • Strengthen connection and relationship with families to better support students

With Colleagues

  • Learn and grow with and from colleagues

  • Ask for help and give it freely


Overall Responsibilities and Expectations of a Middle School Teacher

  • Practice classroom management that centers the social-emotional needs of children and embodies a joyful classroom environment

  • Incorporate lens of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) across the curriculum in both planning and delivery

  • Support classroom neurodiversity

  • Implement effective teaching strategies such as workshop model, conferring, specific feedback, differentiation, and incorporation of student choice and voice

  • Engage actively with assessment practices to inform class-wide instruction and individual student growth in concert with learning specialists

  • Communicate effectively with families about student progress through both informal touchpoints as well as formal opportunities (report cards and conferences)

  • Plan thoughtfully with the teaching or advisory team to ensure horizontal and vertical consistency

  • Utilize technology intentionally and demonstrate an interest in learning about new tools 

  • Contribute to community-wide needs and other duties as assigned

  • Nurture meaningful relationships with students

  • Actively seek out professional development opportunities

  • Contribute to community-wide needs and other duties as assigned

  • Participate in outdoor education and experiential trips

  • Participate in meetings for student support, department, division, and all school 


Salary Range & Benefits $47,000-$68,000 (commensurate with experience)


St. Anne’s provides a wide range of employee benefits including medical, dental, vision, retirement, life insurance, and professional development opportunities.


Please send the following information to [email protected]

  • Letter of interest tailored for this position

  • Resume

  • Contact information for at least three references (not to be contacted without permission)