Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School, an independent, all-girls Catholic college preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, seeks a program leader for the Catherine Learning Program (CLP) – an academic support program for students with documented learning differences in reading, writing and math, and/or attention issues, organizational difficulties, or memory processing issues.
This leader is responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program for students with specific mild learning differences. This role would include participating in reviewing psychological evaluations of incoming students to determine admission into the CLP and using the information to implement strategies to support subject area success. Additional administrative duties such as participating in all areas relevant to managing the learning differences program is required as well as additional duties as assigned by the principal or other administrator.
Duties of this position include but are not limited to:
Design and supervise a student education program so that it is consistent with the total educational philosophy and mission of Gwynedd Mercy Academy.
Prepare curriculum and syllabi for each level of the CLP.
Prepare academic plans for each student based on learning differences.
Provide specialized instructional techniques and media through individual and/or group sessions designed to meet the educational, social and emotional needs related to their academic needs in concert with the counseling program.
Seek a variety of technological programs to expedite student learning.
Lead the in-school and new student screening processes, as appropriate
Lead the evaluation teams for learning differences, as appropriate.
Develop and conduct an in-service program to inform faculty of the goals, objectives of the program, and instructional strategies to support student learning needs.
Provide bi-weekly updates for faculty on instructional strategies and student progress.
Compile feedback from faculty on student progress.
Confer with the faculty, as needed, concerning any educational issues.
Provide information to parents concerning student progress.
Ensure that each student has the required evaluation records in her permanent folder following the program protocol.
Maintain professional relationships with students and parents.
Maintain records of all meetings in a confidential file.
Collaborate with designated counselors to refer students who require evaluation or additional support services.
Participate in academic board meetings to remain knowledgeable about the requirements of the curriculum.
Continue professional growth through educational meetings, visiting related facilities, when approved, and reading professional literature, to stay current with developments in learning differences.
Certification in Special Education with an endorsement in specific learning disabilities.
Valid Pennsylvania certification in special education and in secondary education.
Master’s degree in Education.
Classroom teaching experience for students with learning differences at the secondary level.
Ability to read comprehensive evaluation reports and identify learning needs in the development of an academic plan.
Ability to provide educational strategies that students can utilize to increase their academic success.
Ability to create guides for faculty that support student learning, success and inclusion.
Qualified applicants with teaching experience and a degree relevant to the implementation of academic support services are asked to submit their resume to email@example.com by Friday, December 6, 2019.