AIM Academy is excited to announce the opening of a Long Term Substitute Position as the Middle School Writing Teacher teaching position for the Winter/Spring of 2020. AIM’s Middle School is an innovative and collaborative environment where teachers have smaller than usual caseloads so they can focus on the individual needs of their students. Teaching faculty in the Middle School enjoy a good deal of autonomy in the material they teach, as well as developed support structures to employ key research based practices for comprehension, writing, critical thinking, vocabulary, and engagement with various forms of text.
This position will largely focus on the foundations of Writing and Writing for research, as well as one 60-minute comprehension class. The department is supported by a team of instructional leaders, speech language pathologists, and knowledgeable administrators. An ideal candidate will have experience teaching writing and comprehension skills to students with language based learning differences like dyslexia and dysgraphia. An ideal candidate will also have experience working with students who may have processing or attention issues. Those with Wilson or Orton-Gillingham certification or training are highly desirable. AIM’s Institute for Learning and Research will provide a myriad of opportunities for professional development, and employees are often given first preference for these opportunities.
Because AIM is dedicated to creating a culture of equity and inclusion, candidates should value engaging in open dialogue, questioning, confronting assumptions, and attuning to all voices.
Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills at both the student and parent levels.
Ability to positively and productively relate to students
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Deep respect for children as learners and individuals
Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively with students and staff
Demonstrated commitment to professional development and lifelong learning
Experience in providing responsive, evidence-based instruction to students who learn differently
Strong technology skills and familiarity with assistive technologies
Adaptive learner and self-starter
Sense of Humor
About AIM Academy
AIM Academy is an independent co-educational college prep school serving bright students with language-based learning differences in grades 1-12. AIM was founded in 2006 and moved to its current location in Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania in 2012.