The ideal candidate will be an empathetic teacher with experience managing small class sizes (12students) and who can work collaboratively with a learning specialist. During morning intervention blocks for reading, writing, and math, the Head Teacher will support the Learning Specialist, who leads intervention instruction in language and math. He or she understands the importance of supporting the social/emotional needs of all students and can identify triggers and offer solutions that minimize attentional and/or anxiety issues often present in our students. Preferably, this person has experience with project-based teaching and is able to frame essential questions in an engaging way to encourage deeper student learning. Comfort with assistive technologies (keyboarding, text to speech, iPad math and reading apps) is desirable.
To create and maintain a climate of trust and positive regard for students
To collaborate with Learning Specialist to plan ELA and Math instruction and projects
To provide standards-based, project-based instruction in Social Studies
To support the social/emotional needs of our students by implementing SEL or Mindfulness curriculum throughout the day
To present content in a multi-sensory, explicit fashion while providing scaffolding where needed
To maintain ongoing parent correspondence
To accurately assess each student's progress and complete quarterly Progress Reports
To collaborate with the school staff (Learning Specialist, Homeroom Teachers, Curricular Lead, Operations Manager and Head of School) and parents to tailor instruction best suited for the individual needs of that child
To supervise students in transition to enrichment classes or at lunch or recess
To plan field trips
At North Bridge Academy we teach dyslexic students. Our mission is to close their learning gaps and to develop their potential. Every day we provide opportunities for our students to see themselves as capable learners, encouraging them to develop their strengths.
North Bridge Academy ( www.northbridgeacademy.org ) is a non-profit school in Mill Valley, CA. We serve high-functioning dyslexic learners in grades 2 - 8.
Bachelor's degree in Education or related field
Two years of formal experience working with children
Proficiency with technology
Previous experience teaching students that fit our profile
Single Subject Teaching Credential – Reading/Literacy or Math
Masters of Arts in Special Education (Mild/Moderate)
Masters degree in Math
Training in multi-sensory methodologies such as Slingerland and Wilson
Training in Making Math Real
Training in Responsive Classroom or Zones of Regulation
Additional Salary Information: minimum 64K
About North Bridge Academy
At North Bridge Academy (www.northbridgeacademy.org) we teach elementary and middle school aged students with dyslexia. Our mission is to close their learning gaps and to help them learn at the level of their potential. Every day, we provide opportunities for our students to see themselves as capable learners, and we encourage them to develop their strengths.