The Siena School (www.thesienaschool.org) in Silver Spring, Maryland, is in its 15th year with an expanding enrollment. The Siena School has become a national leader in educating bright, college-bound students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences. With 130 students in grades 4-12, including 40% students of color, the school has completed a new wing, increasing capacity to over 150 students. The school focuses on the professional development of its staff who have presented at national and international conferences, including the NAIS Annual Conference. Siena is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
The Siena School is seeking a full-time upper elementary teacher who is passionate about teaching and an advocate for children with learning disabilities. We are looking for a highly collaborative teacher committed to designing and adapting instruction to meet a range of student learning needs and interests and committed to multisensory and differentiated instruction. Start date of January 4th, 2021.
At The Siena School, teachers encourage students' creative expression, incorporate student interest and passions, and develop critical thinking by creating a vibrant, student-centered environment that supports the learning and personal growth of each student. Siena faculty and staff work collaboratively with students, parents and professionals to create a nurturing but rigorous learning environment. We know our children well and engage them on a daily basis in exciting, intellectual dialogue. Through individualized, multisensory instruction, students develop critical thinking skills and acquire the tools and strategies needed to become successful and independent learners. A positive learning experience inspires our students to have confidence in themselves and their abilities.
Siena teachers work with students in small classes of 10:1 and address their individualized needs through both small-group and individualized instruction. They are skillful in establishing a strong relationship with students and creating learning opportunities that motivate and inspire students to develop all aspects of their learning needs.
Teaching on-site and via Zoom in synchronous and asynchronous models
Sharing teaching responsibilities with other teachers in the 4th/5th grade classroom
Advising students and working with students, parents, and other teachers to fully develop a picture of students’ strengths and learning needs
Creating lesson plans and adapting curriculum to teach Language Arts, math, social studies, and science
Regular and consistent communication with students, parents and colleagues
Demonstrated career interest in education
Bachelor's degree with strong academic track record. Advanced degree and 2-5 years of classroom experience preferred
Strong language skills and a desire to make a difference for students whose intellect is ahead of their literacy skills
Promoting joyful student engagement and a commitment to the education of dyslexic students are essential.
For immediate consideration, interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone inquiries, please.
Comfort level with elementary-age children, student-advocacy practices, and inquiry-based instruction
Training or classroom experience with elementary grades, differentiation and/or students with learning differences/dyslexia
Training in multisensory, structured language education desirable but not required since Siena has targeted and on-going professional development in reading instruction/learning differences
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Citizenship, residency, or work VISA in the United States are required.
Additional Salary Information: Additional Salary Information: The position includes a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience including but not limited to: health, dental and vision insurance, retirement plan, and professional development opportunities
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The Siena School has become a national leader in educating bright, college-bound students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences. With growing enrollment of 130+ students in grades 4-12, including 40% students of color, the school has completed a new wing, increasing capacity to over 150 students. The school focuses on the professional development of its staff who have presented at national and international conferences, including the NAIS Annual Conference. Siena is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.