Middle School Learning Specialist

  • The Harpeth Hall School
  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • Nov 15, 2022
Full time Academic Support

Job Description

The Harpeth Hall School, a college preparatory school for girls in grades 5-12 in Nashville, TN, seeks a Middle School Learning Specialist to join our team beginning August 1, 2023. Harpeth Hall is committed to an inclusive program, and candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate has a master’s degree in education, teaching experience, and experience analyzing educational evaluations and testing. Expertise in understanding different learning styles, a desire to work with middle school students, and an understanding of the developmental needs of girls are necessary. A self-starter with a willingness to collaborate, exceptional communication and organizational skills, and a commitment to high professional standards are required.

The duties of the Learning Specialist include, but are not limited to the following:

●       Lead faculty team meetings focused on student support; advise teachers on pedagogical practices and accommodations to support students learning needs.

●       Provide intervention strategies for students and teachers to enhance learning performance.

●       Examine and analyze student achievement through performance data and other indicators and identify learning needs.

●       Refer students for testing, evaluations, and therapies by collaborating with the family and the Middle School Director and Counselor.

●       Maintain strong communication between teacher, parent, and student for successful collaboration.

●       Interpret student evaluations and follow established protocols for developing plans, strategies, and support.

●       Meet with students and parents to educate them about accommodations, such as extra time, and notify teachers about the management plan.

●       Teach study skills and strategies to provide academic support to girls individually and in small groups.

●       Stay current in professional development regarding cognition and learning and provide new information to parents and faculty.

Candidates should complete an online application and submit a cover letter, resume, and a statement of educational philosophy at harpethhall.org by January 20. Applications will be reviewed in late January, and selected candidates will be invited to interview on campus in February.