Charles Armstrong School unlocks the unique potential of students with dyslexia and related learning differences, changing the trajectory of their lives.
Charles Armstrong School is the premier school for children with dyslexia and related learning differences in the San Francisco Bay Area and has a national reputation for excellence. Charles Armstrong School is a non-profit, independent, coeducational day school of approximately 240 students in grades 2-8. Charles Armstrong School is an equal opportunity employer.
Currently Charles Armstrong School is looking for a Lower School Teacher with extraordinary vision: to inspire, guide and teach students with language based learning differences so that they can meet their full academic and emotional potential. Armstrong has a co-teaching model which includes: team teaching, one lead/one support, parallel teaching and alternative teaching. With this model, our homeroom co-teachers work closely to plan, develop and deliver differentiated instruction to students.
The teacher will work in conjunction with a credentialed teacher, in a co-teaching model, to create an educational setting where students have the opportunity to fulfill their cognitive and social/emotional potential. Candidates will possess a knowledge base and passion for teaching students with language based learning differences. The teacher will be responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program that will capitalize on student strengths and result in students achieving academic success in accordance with Charles Armstrong methodology and mission.
Using direct instruction, the teacher will implement differentiated instructional activities in both small and whole group settings that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.
Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and learning needs.
Use classroom management systems that are effective with students with learning differences.
Work in a collaborative professional learning environment.
Provide a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process.
Communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers, teaching partner and other professionals on a regular basis.
Model professional and ethical standards when working with students, parents, peers, and community.
Education, Certifications, and Work Related Experience:
Valid teaching credential (Special Education certification or Master’s Degree is a plus)
Three to five years of classroom teaching experience
Knowledge of multi-sensory teaching methodologies
Training in a structured reading and literacy program such as Wilson, Slingerland, Orton-Gillingham, or Lindamood Bell.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work on a team
Accepts responsibility and is self-motivated
Demonstrates strong work ethic to achieve academic goals
Displays effective multi-tasking and time management skills
Ability to communicate with students, teachers and teaching partner
Ability to form parent partnerships
Strong organizational skills
Willingness to work in a collaborative professional learning environment
Flexible and positive attitude
Ability to motivate and engage thriving learners
Ability to identify and improve student outcomes
Understanding students according to strengths and challenges
Experience with technology integration in the classroom
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Charles Armstrong School
Charles Armstrong School was founded in 1968 and enrollment has grown to approximately 240 students serving grades 2-8. Charles Armstrong serves high potential students with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia, empowering them to strive as learners in school and life. Armstrong is recognized as the premier school for LD students in northern California.