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Posted
March 13, 2019
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Upper School Learning Strategies Teacher
Description
Since 1973, Dunn has integrated and supported college-bound students with learning disabilities in a mainstream college-prep environment. Our Learning Strategies Program serves bright, motivated students in grades 6-12 with a constructive, practical and inspiring program that maximizes each student's success. Students within the Learning Strategies Program enroll in the same college-preparatory classes as all other students.
The Learning Strategies Program also includes a class called “Executive Group.” Students in the Executive Group work closely with a Learning Specialist in a small group setting (5:1 maximum) to develop a growth mindset. This class is designed to teach and practice thinking skills linked to executive functions which include planning, organization, and time management, as well as work on active reading, writing and problem solving strategies.
As a full-time Learning Strategies teacher, you will be responsible for working with students in one-to-one instruction and may also lead a section of the Executive Groups. As well, this position will include one season of coaching, student advising, and residential duty in our upper-school dormitories.
At Dunn School, teacher effectiveness and impact are measured and aligned to the Dunn School Characteristics of Professional Excellence. The CPEs describe an educator who is committed to the following: Professional Growth, Collegiality/Community, Mission and Core Values, Student-Centered, Academic Excellence, Individualized Instruction.

Roles and Responsibilities
- Teach 6 sections of Learning Strategies
- Teach 1-2 Wednesday afternoon enrichment classes
- Coach 1 season of after-school athletics or activities
- Residential duty in the dormitories (2-3 nights/month Sunday-Thursday)
- Weekend duty (approximately five weekend duty shifts and five Friday night duty shifts)
- LS student advisor (6 students)
- Participation in the Dunn School Leadership Program
- Other duties and roles to be determined

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following professional skills and characteristics
- Experience working with students who have learning differences in a 6th- through 12th-grade educational environment
- Master's degree in special education or a closely related field
- Ability to work collaboratively
- A breadth of knowledge of high-school curricula
- Superior communication and organization skills
- The ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
- A desire to learn and grow professionally

How to Apply:
Please email a letter of introduction and your resume to Dunn School Associate Head of School, Gene Vachon. Your cover letter should highlight any education, previous experience, or desire to work in a boarding school environment.
Contact
Gene Vachon
[email protected]

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