Language Specialist

Position Description: 

 

Job Description

The Greenwood School is seeking a Literacy Specialist preferably with an advanced certification in the Orton Gillingham instructional methodology to join our Language Literacy Department. 

The Greenwood School in Vermont is a boarding and day school for boys in grades six through twelve. For over forty years Greenwood has empowered talented young people who face dyslexia and other related language-based learning differences, attentional, and executive function challenges. 

Our staff of skilled professionals teach the necessary foundations in reading and other areas of academics to bridge the gap between a student's outstanding promise and current skills.

Greenwood teachers excel in the areas of student-teacher connection, collaboration, and on-going professional development. It is critical that our teachers are open to constructive feedback and are committed to working as a team to provide the best possible education for each of our students. This is a highly connected group of professionals who are supportive of each other both professionally and personally.  An authentic connection is essential to the culture of our school.  

Job Requirements

  • Plan and teach 5 fifty-five minute/day  academic sessions in the areas of structured language and reading
  • Administer assessments and progress monitoring tools to measure progress and develop student academic goals in reading and writing
  • Provide written reports three times a year to parents documenting student strengths, challenges, and current levels of performance 
  • Attend weekly faculty meetings, conferences, informational meetings, school events, and professional growth activities as required
  • The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:
  • Have the desire to work collaboratively with a team of educators who are committed to ongoing professional development and advancement of one’s teaching practice
  • Bring a positive attitude and curiosity towards problem solving to best understand and meet the needs of each student
  • Prioritize authentic, supportive connection with your students and their families
  • Be able to work flexibly between in-person and remote learning as current Covid-19 guidance dictates
  • Have an undergraduate and/or graduate degree in special education or related field
  • Be trained and certified in Orton-Gillingham or an Orton-Gillingham based program and have experience implementing the program with individuals or small groups
  • Be familiar with profiling students according to their strengths and challenges

Contact Information

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to: 

Susan Schmitt, Dean of Academics at sschmitt@greenwood.org

School Type: 
Day/Boarding
Grade Level: 
6-12
School: 
The Greenwood School

Location

Location: 
Putney
Vermont