PK-8th Grade Learning Specialist -St. Gabriel’s Catholic School an Independent PreK 3- 8 grade
St. Gabriel's Catholic School and St. Michael's Catholic Academy, Co-Educational Catholic Day School
Location: Austin, Texas
Type: Full Time
About our School
St. Gabriel’s Catholic School and St. Michael’s Catholic Academy together create one outstanding co-educational Independent Catholic school serving students from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade on two adjacent campuses in Austin, Texas. The Lower School is comprised of PreK 3-4th grades, the Middle School houses grades 5-8, and the High School contains grades 9-12. St. Gabriel’s and St. Michael’s is a Christ-centered, college preparatory learning community, inspiring lives of service, courage, personal integrity, and intellectual curiosity. We are distinguished by our Catholic tradition, a welcoming and diverse community, excellent academic programs and a variety of extracurricular activities. Additionally, we are a technology rich school. Thus teachers are expected to demonstrate meaningful skill with technology and an enthusiasm for technological growth in order to create authentic learning experiences for their students. Teachers at St. Gabriel's and St. Michael’s further serve as role models that inspire students to critically think, reflect, explore and apply their faith concretely to their lives. We are one community, on two campuses, with three divisions, united in our commitment to put students first as we educate them in mind, body, and spirit.
St. Gabriel’s Catholic School seeks a dynamic, experienced, collaborative, and creative Learning Support Specialist who will work collaboratively with the Student Services Team, faculty, and families to ensure students are progressing successfully. The ideal candidate will be a leader, thinker, and instructor who is responsible for building effective and collaborative relationships with students and faculty. The Learning Specialist will report directly to the Director of Student Support and work closely with the Head of Lower School (HOLS) and the Head of Middle School (HOMS) as well as the PK-8th grade faculty. She/he must possess and demonstrate a growth mindset and a student-centered approach to best support faculty development and instructional innovation. This is a full-time, 10-month, exempt position that begins in August 2023.
Inspire, promote, and support excellence in teaching and learning
Possess a deep understanding of elementary and adolescent development; recognition, articulation, and implementation of best practices in teaching and learning
Support of faculty in the implementation of an innovative and dynamic curriculum
Attend monthly faculty and department/or committee meeting
Support and model the School’s mission and values
Support the process for identifying, monitoring and remediating students who learn differently (including advanced learners)
Attend Student Support Team Meetings with faculty
Work collaboratively with homeroom teachers to observe, assess, and work with students who have learning challenges
Work with families on at-home recommendations and in collaboration with outside agencies
Work with middle school students to develop executive functioning skills through our Guided Study Hall (GSH) program. This includes support with time management, organization, study skills and test taking strategies, as well as strategies for fostering self awareness, self regulation, and responsible decision making
Define and deliver general and targeted instruction for students with who need additional intervention (including, but not limited to 1:1 sessions, small group instruction, and GSH)
Strong understanding and background in middle school math instruction and intervention
Understanding of and experience in early intervention, assessments (test proctoring), and language acquisition
Strong knowledge of learning differences, including dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, as well as a deep understanding of ADHD and executive functioning
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Ability to create and maintain positive, supportive, and trusting relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds and positions
Ability to problem solve, compromise, and collaborate, bringing flexibility and the ability to give and take direction, when necessary
Exceptional written and verbal communication and collaboration skills, interpersonal abilities, positive attitude, and patience
Organized, structured thinker with strong time and priority management skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to collaborate with students, department chairs, faculty, staff and parents
Experience working on a team in a dynamic community with a strong collaborative spirit
A positive attitude and the willingness to approach learning new skills in flexible and creative ways
At least 5+ years of teaching experience with lower and middle school students
Ideal candidates for positions at our school are experienced in and continue to develop expertise in social-emotional learning, project-based learning, STEAM integration, technology-rich and differentiated instruction. Ideal candidates thrive in a collaborative environment designing and delivering innovative and creative cross-curricular instructional units to students with diverse learning styles and needs.
St. Gabriel’s Catholic School and St. Michael’s Catholic Academy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all personnel actions and in the administration of all policies and programs.
St. Gabriel’s Catholic School and St. Michael’s Catholic Academy employs individuals without regard to race, color, nationality, ethnicity, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation as protected by federal, state, or local law.
Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com and apply at https://csssmca.sentrichr.com/?requisition=145.
About St. Gabriel's Catholic School and St. Michael's Catholic Academy, Co-Educational Catholic Day School
St. Michael’s Catholic Academy in Austin, TX, is a Christ-centered, college preparatory learning community, inspiring lives of service, courage, personal integrity, and intellectual curiosity. We are distinguished by our Catholic tradition, a welcoming and diverse community, excellent academic programs and a variety of extracurricular activities.