The Langley School, a PS-8 independent school in McLean, Virginia seeks an academic resource teacher/instructional coach for our middle school division to begin in September 2021. Since September 2020, we have been operating in a phased approach to school opening that includes on-campus instruction with periods of virtual learning for all students, based on safety needs of the community. The position will support students with diverse learning needs through instructional coaching as well as direct support to middle school students with specific learning profiles. Specifically, the resource teacher/coach will: ? Teach sections of Academic FLEX, a class designed to support students who need additional time, attention, and skill development ? Work with middle school students and teachers on executive functioning skills such as organization, planning, and study skills ? Coach teachers across middle school grade levels and disciplines to support differentiated instruction in an inquiry-based curriculum (co-planning, co-teaching and/or observations with reflection) ? Attend grade levels meetings to support instructional and intervention planning ? Analyze evidence of student learning in partnership with teacher teams to identify areas of need and targeted responses for students with diverse learning needs ? Assist students with specific learning profiles throughout the high school application process, in collaboration with middle school leadership and students’ families Grounded in a deep respect for childhood, The Langley School offers an exceptional community and an inquiry-based academic curriculum paired with a unique social-emotional program for students in preschool through eighth grade. Since 1942, The Langley School has shaped confident, kind, self-aware learners who are prepared to thrive in the nation's top high schools and beyond. Langley remains committed to attracting and retaining exceptional faculty as members of our community who demonstrate a deep respect for childhood, are excited about being leaders in teaching and learning, and want to work in a highly collaborative environment. The Langley School offers highly competitive salaries, excellent benefits, robust professional development opportunities, and tuition remission for faculty and staff
Master’s degree (courses and/or concentrations in special education preferred), experience teaching at the middle school level, expertise in supporting diverse learners, instructional coaching experience, excellent written and verbal communication skills, skill and interest in collaborating with colleagues, and a passion for working with children required. Given the current global context, specific risk mitigation strategies are in place to ensure the safety of all community members, including small, cohorted classes and other CDC best practices. Applicants must be willing to follow our COVID-19 Handbook policies, and should expect to teach both in-person and virtually, depending on our school operating status. Detailed information will be provided as part of the application process. To Apply, please send a cover letter and resume via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please write “Academic Resource Teacher/Instructional Coach” in the subject line.) No phone calls, please.