Learning Specialist Postion Open

Jun 12th, 2017

Annunciation School is a vibrant, Catholic school serving students from preschool through 8th grade. We are seeking a qualified, passionate teacher for our Learning Specialist position. The role of the Learning Specialist is to support students with diverse learning needs by providing intervention and remediation, supporting teachers in their efforts to advance students with different learning needs in the classroom, and working with parents and outside professionals to better support students with specialized needs.

The Learning Specialist will coordinate the support program including: Oversee and monitor 504 plans, act as liaison with Minneapolis Special Education staff and IEP processes, administer assessments, communicate with parents and staff to support student growth, and work with teachers to insure appropriate interventions and accommodations are provided. The Learning Specialist, working with an additional tutor, will provide reading and math intervention through one on one and small group instruction.

The Learning Specialist will be a member of the school’s pedagogical leadership team, working with the principal and other team members to ensure the enhancement of the teaching and learning to address the overarching mission of the school. Using a constructivist approach, the PLT studies best practices and then advocates for the implementation of those practices in line with the mission of the school.

Job Qualifications

  • A strong personal faith in Jesus Christ and a love for the Catholic Church and her teachings 
  • Is a faithful, practicing Catholic
  • Follows the mission of Annunciation Catholic School
  • Teaching license with experience with special education or learning support services
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Is a self-starter with the ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks
  • Commitment to on-going professional development. 
  • Strong knowledge base in the area of learning differences, especially dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia, as well as a deep knowledge base regarding ADHD.
  • Desirable candidates will also know about early intervention, RTI, assessments, acquisition of reading, and be current on the general teaching of reading, writing, and mathematics.
  • Reading certification and experience with Orton-Gillingham and math intervention preferred.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Provide consultation services to school staff and parents to assist them in understanding and supporting students’ academic needs.
  • Act as advocate for children having learning difficulties by collecting and coordinating prior assessment data and other relevant information to provide a year-to-year follow-through for classroom teachers and parents.

To apply, email letter of interest, resume, copy of teaching license, and three letters of recommendation to:

Jen Renstrom at jrenstrom@annunciationmsp.org
ATTN: Jennifer Cassidy

Submit applications by June 19, 2017

Position starts August 2017