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Learning Specialist (Math Focused)
  • Learning Support
  • Math

Park School, Brookline, MA

Accredited by AISNE

The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade 8 independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education. The cornerstone of Park's program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship and the encouragement of each child to develop to their greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park's faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical and moral growth and to become contributing members of the community.

Park’s Academic Support Department provides support to students with academic, organizational, and attentional challenges. These services are meant to address students' specific learning needs and help them meet classroom goals. We are seeking a committed, enthusiastic, and experienced Learning Specialist, with a focus in Math, to join our Academic Support team. This position is fee for service, benefits eligible, and requires the ability to be scheduled 4 days per week between the hours of 7:20 am to 3:15 pm.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide one to one math support for students, primarily in Grades 4-8, including prealgebra and algebra in grades 7 and 8. Caseload will include 18- 24 sessions per week.
  • Work collaboratively with classroom teachers, Division Heads, and Academic Support Head to identify and address student needs and classroom instructional strategies that can address these needs. This includes interpreting neuropsychological reports and determining instructional implications of these findings for individual support and classroom math instruction.
  • Write goals for each student reflecting both classroom and individual math skills goals.
  • Communicate effectively with parents about student needs and progress; enlist parents as partners in supporting student growth; guide them in supporting students’ math growth at home.
  • Write student progress reports up to 3 times each academic year.
  • Attend one Academic Support Department meeting per week, parent conferences twice a year, and team/child study meetings as appropriate for caseload.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree  required.
  • Master’s degree in education related field preferred.
  • At least three years experience supporting 7th and 8th grade pre algebra and algebra students with math learning challenges and experience teaching and/or tutoring math in Grades 4-6.
  • Understanding of Investigations Curriculum, familiarity with other math curricula at the K-8 level, and experience teaching math to students at the upper elementary levels.
  • Demonstrated understanding of specific learning challenges that can impact student learning of math, knowledge of how to address these challenges in order to support achievement, and ability to communicate these challenges and strategies to teachers and parents.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teachers, parents, and students to support learning.
  • Experience providing both “pull out” and “push in” support.
  • Current knowledge of technological supports for math learning including experience with online math learning.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing support to students and families from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated interest in ongoing professional development and innovative practices that support student growth.

Application Information

  • To apply, visit the posting on our careers page and click apply. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of teaching philosophy with your application.
  • The Park School offers competitive salaries and benefits, including a strong professional development program.
  • We welcome candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their teaching and learning.
  • The Park School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.