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Elementary Learning Specialist

Kingsley Montessori School, Boston, MA

Accredited by AISNE and AMS

At Kingsley Montessori School, our mission is to help facilitate each child’s social and academic development through a collaborative effort between the home and school. The ultimate objective is to help students strengthen their unique capabilities and empower them to be competent learners socially, emotionally, and academically.

The Elementary Learning Specialist provides differentiated and targeted instruction, intervention, and assessment in grades K-6 through a combination of intervention and classroom collaboration in literacy and math. We seek reflective, intentional educators who are looking to contribute to a progressive Montessori curriculum, pedagogy, and principles.

The Elementary Learning Specialist will join our Student Support Team and work alongside our Academic and Social Emotional coordinators and specialists to support students who need intervention in math and literacy. The candidate must possess a profound understanding of students of diverse learning profiles and should be familiar with neuropsychological and educational evaluations as well as creating and working with differentiated student learning plans. Additionally, the candidate must have a strong background in working with teachers to modify their instruction to meet students’ needs. Finally, the candidate should be confident partnering with families guiding them in understanding how to support their child’s learning both in and out of school.

ABOUT US:

Located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, Kingsley is an independent day school guided by a unique blend of Montessori philosophy and innovative programming. Kingsley offers a Montessori education tailored to the talents, curiosity, and growth of each student. Our progressive, inquiry-based programs cultivate students’ social and academic development and prepare them to advance successfully to top public and independent middle schools. Our program’s commitment to knowing every child and to partnering with parents propels each student to access his or her potential.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MA degree in Education with some form of concentration in Special Education
  • Minimum of 5 years teaching and/or intervention experience
  • Certification in multisensory instructional methods such as Wilson or Orton-Gillingham required
  • Certification in Montessori or experience working in Montessori classrooms
  • Experience using a variety of assessments including Fountas and Pinnell Reading benchmark system and DIBELS
  • Experience with Project Read or comparable phonics curriculum
  • Experience with Singapore Math philosophy, preferably Math in Focus, or a comparable math curriculum

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works cooperatively and collaboratively with elementary classrooms (students K-6th grade) to plan and implement differentiation techniques
  • Identify the learning needs of students through observation and assessments to determine intervention needs in and out of the classroom
  • Write learning plans for students receiving intervention with specific goals for intervention
  • Provide individual and small group intervention in math and literacy
  • Meet and communicate with families effectively and regularly about student progress, including three parent-teacher conferences
  • Write Winter and Spring reports summarizing intervention provided to students and their progress
  • Serve as a resource for families, providing ideas for outside tutors and summer programs
  • Attend team meetings as needed with classroom teachers to progress monitor students and intervention strategies
  • Work collaboratively with the Student Support Team and the Directors of each division

BENEFITS:

  • Competitive, independent school salaries
  • Matching 403b plan
  • Dental, Health, and Flexible Spending (FSA)
  • Extensive, professional development opportunities, including Montessori training
  • Qualified transportation program
  • Tuition reimbursement for eligible employees seeking Montessori certification
  • Kingsley tuition remission of up to 50% for eligible children of full-time employees

TO APPLY, CANDIDATES SHOULD SEND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION* BY EMAIL:

  • A cover letter describing your interest in the position with overview of your background and experience with children and education
  • A current resume

APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO:

Karen Diamond, Assistant to the Head of School—working@kingsley.org

*electronic file names must be in the following format:

FirstName LastName CoverLetter Year

FirstName LastName Resume Year