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220 East 50th Street
New York, NY 10022

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Special Education Instructor

The Beekman School/The Tutoring School, a private high school for grades 9 through 12, founded in 1925, provides a competitive college preparatory curriculum with the advantage of offering highly individualized instruction. Class size is limited to 10 students in The Beekman School and 3 students in The Tutoring School, which also has the option of 1:1 courses. The school’s mission is to provide a supportive environment in which students can realize their academic potential and achieve their educational goals. The Tutoring School educates students who require private or semi-private classes. Students who request such classes are: student actors or dancers who need to be out of school at a certain time, students who want to accelerate and graduate early or catch up to graduate on time, students who need slight remediation in certain subjects as well as students who would like to take any type of Advanced Placement course or create an individualized honors program, or students who would benefit from a smaller classroom or from a reduced course load.

Learning Specialist Responsibilities
•    Develop systems and processes to increase our school’s ability to support students with identified learning needs.
•    Expand the current student support model through creation and coordination of individual accommodation plans.
•    Coordinate the development of academic accommodations for students with identified learning needs through communication with parents, teachers, and staff.
•    Educate faculty on interpreting and understanding Neuropsychological Evaluations and IEPs.
•    Support general education teachers in the execution of accommodation plans and  differentiating instruction.
•    Coordinate with new students and families to identify if students have been evaluated; update school records accordingly.
•    Demonstrate understanding and application of models of student support.
•    Develop processes to tier student support, with a concentration on developing students who are confident self-advocates.
•    Coordinate with the Headmaster, Director of The Tutoring School, and College Guidance Counselor to support students in filing for accommodations for college entrance exams, including the ACT, SAT I, SAT IIs, and AP exams.
•    Serve as Special Testing Coordinator for ACT, SAT, and AP exams.
•    Prior to midterm and final exams, ensure that all students on caseload have access to accommodations for exams.
•    Collect, analyze, and apply data in making decisions about school and student programs and processes.
•    During staff meetings, conduct professional development sessions on topics such as effective pedagogical approaches and best practices to enhance the learning of all students.
•    Partner with parents to understand students’ learning needs and opportunities for growth.
 

Teaching Responsibilities
•    Teach one section of ninth grade and one section of tenth grade English.
 

Additional Responsibilities
•    Assist Outreach Coordinator to establish contacts, build and maintain strong working relationships with educational consultants, high school placement directors, heads of upper school, and admissions directors via phone calls, emails, and face-to-face visits, both on- and off-campus.
•    Distribute information about our programs, including updates, to our community of stakeholders.
•    Publicize enrollment options to professionals who work with teenagers.
•    Coordinate opportunities for on-site visits to our school.
•    Maintain an accurate contact list of stakeholders.
•    Create social media posts, draft blogs and other web-related materials for promotional purposes.
•    Research our school’s audiences and generate, maintain, and update a yearly outreach strategy.
 

Requirements
•    At least two years of classroom experience.
•    Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
•    Content specialist with a proven track record of successfully teaching students with disabilities.


Full time position; 8:30-4:30, M-F. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Full benefits program. Please see school calendar for paid holiday/vacation schedule; 7 paid personal/sick days.

To apply, please mail a resume and a cover letter to:

George Higgins
The Beekman School
220 East 50th St.
New York, NY 10022