Friends Select Lower School is seeking a qualified, child-centered, passionate, and collaborative full-time learning specialist to work with pre-k through fourth grade students as well as with families, teachers, and other experts to identify and address children’s learning needs.
administer reading assessments and analyze student data to set goals and drive instruction
provide targeted reading and writing interventions for students in grades Pre-K to 4th
engage professionally with student support services across divisions
support and work collaboratively with classroom teachers, parents, and administrators
read psychological educational evaluations and prepare individualized Learning Profiles
monitor student progress and manage intervention plans
communicate effectively with parents and outside professionals
consult with the office of enrollment management
support lower school administrators in revising student progress reports
actively support our Quaker philosophy
Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to Dave Younkin, Director of the Lower School, at LSoffice@friends-select.org. Materials will be accepted until April 12, 2019.
Friends Select School is a 590-student, co-educational, pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, college preparatory, independent school located in center city Philadelphia. As a Quaker school committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, FSS actively seeks and warmly welcomes applicants from diverse and underrepresented populations. Friends Select School provides programs and services and equal opportunity in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, financial aid programs, employment and the selection of its governing board without regard to gender, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, handicap status, or any status recognized by federal, state and local civil rights and non-discrimination laws.
The successful candidate will have training in learning differences, differentiating instruction, experience working with students needing remediation, and strong organizational skills. A bachelor’s degree in elementary, special education, or a related field is required. Wilson-based training is required (certification is preferred).
An advanced degree in literacy, reading, special education or learning differences is preferred.