Learning Center Teacher

  • Brookstone School
  • Columbus, GA, USA
  • May 03, 2024
Full time Teacher

Job Description

Position: Learning Center Teacher            Reports to:  Director of Learning Center

Division:  Upper School                               FLSA Status: Salary, Exempt

Employed:  Full Time, 10 months              Direct Reports:  None

Job Summary

The mission of the Learning Center is to assist students of all grade levels in becoming successful, efficient, and independent learners.  Research confirms that children learn in many different ways. Understanding these differences makes Brookstone effective in helping students develop in their areas of weakness. Paramount to achieving this mission is proper collaboration and partnership with parents and faculty in determining a learning plan that will help meet each student's goals.  

Upper School Learning Center teachers offer content support in math, the sciences, social studies, English, and languages while teaching executive functioning strategies and providing accountability and encouragement.  

Key Responsibilities

Classroom Seminar Teacher: 

  • Lead US Seminar (mostly 9th grade) with a focus first semester of helping students understand expectations, establish effective study skills and habits, utilize available resources, manage time, and make a successful transition from Middle School to Upper School

  • Maintain familiarity with each student’s Learning Profile when applicable and adjust approaches and strategies accordingly

  • Consult and collaborate with classroom teachers regarding Seminar students

  • Offer content and executive functioning instruction for Seminar students enrolled in 5 sections of Seminar, a structured, teacher-led study course with 8 or fewer students. 

  • Support learning related to content in math, the sciences, social studies, English, and languages

  • Guide students in developing appropriate learning goals; encourage students in maintaining momentum towards reaching these goals; celebrate reaching set goals 

  • Establish, cultivate, and maintain collaborative and transparent communication with parents and teachers

  • Encourage Seminar students in their academic pursuits, fostering accountability, excellence, communication, and independence 

  • Establish and maintain a classroom learning environment suitable for seeking support, collaborating, working individually, and learning, practicing, and adjusting executive functioning strategies 

  • Plan for impactful use of Seminar class time based on upcoming deadlines, anticipated student needs, reports from classroom teachers, and communication with parents

  • Remain knowledgeable and current regarding best practices related to teaching and supporting students with diagnosed learning differences 

  • Maintain confidentiality, exercise discretion, and demonstrate good judgment related to students, teachers, parents, and school business in accordance with the Faculty Handbook

  • Schedule, prepare for, and/or attend parent conferences as needed

  • Provide progress and interim reports as required

  • Serve as an extended-time proctor for midterm and final exams 

  • Attend Upper School faculty meetings as needed

  • Attend Learning Center meetings

  • Complete teacher feedback forms as part of the evaluation process when needed/requested

  • Work with Seminar students daily during office hours

  • Prepare material for a substitute in the event of an absence

  • Respect and maintain the confidentiality of records and information regarding students, parents, and teachers in accordance with Brookstone policy

  • Support Learning Center team members with projects, questions, and obstacles as they arise and require collaboration


Key Qualifications

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree Required, preferably in teaching math and/or science 

Additional Skills/Abilities:  

  • Ability to offer support in higher-level math and science classes

  • Knowledge and experience related to neurodiversity, dyslexia, ADHD, dysgraphia, anxiety 

  • Problem-solving mindset 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Google Classroom/Google Workspace experience or willingness to learn and use the advanced components of these tools

  • A willingness to take on additional responsibilities as are mission-appropriate for the position

  • Demonstration of effective verbal and written communication with multiple constituencies 

  • Demonstration of effective and efficient use of Google Suite applications and Adobe products, specifically the ability to manage, manipulate, and seamlessly integrate Google Sheets, Docs, Gmail, and Adobe Sign 

  • Ability to work in a traditional climate-controlled atmosphere

  • Ability to regularly listen and interact with students, parents, staff, and visitors


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work at a desk and computer screen part of the school day

  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.

  • Ability and willingness to walk to and from classrooms and other buildings on campus

  • On campus work day:  Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM - 3:45 PM.  Required special events, as needed.