The Wooster School Bridge Program supports high-achieving mainstream students with language-based learning disabilities. The Bridge teacher will work with a student cohort to support students with different learning styles by providing intervention and remediation; collaborate with teachers and students in a mainstream classroom setting in an effort to advance students with different learning needs; partner with parents, students, and outside professionals in order to better support students with special needs, and collaborate with colleagues to support students’ learning. Communication with colleagues and parents is essential. The ideal candidate will have a background in multi-sensory language-based instruction (ie: Orton Gillingham based approaches) as well as a knowledge of best practices in executive functioning study skills.
Founded in 1926, Wooster School is a co-educational, 3-12, college preparatory day school with an enrollment of approximately 375 students. The school is located in Danbury, Connecticut and, by design, educates a diverse population of students in terms of academic ability, socioeconomic background, and ethnicity. Wooster is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools.
While Wooster’s traditions of self-help and relationship-building have long been recognized as strengths, our more recent commitment to innovative approaches to teaching and learning are making us a leader in the independent school world. We are committed to a learner-centered environment for our students, and to exploring the full potential of competency-based and personalized teaching and learning.
Full-time Wooster Bridge teachers:
Participate in our advisory program
Play a role in our extracurricular programming
Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through continued professional development
Salary & Benefits
This is a full-time, exempt position. Salaries are competitive with local independent schools. A competitive benefits package includes retirement, health insurance, tuition remission, short and long-term disability, and life insurance.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to:
Antoinette Fornshell, Director of Lower School & Student Learning Support