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.
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. Lower school homeroom teachers are responsible for leading daily morning meetings with students and co-teacher.
In the classroom, the teacher will work to create an educational setting where students have the opportunity to fulfill their personal and academic potential. Candidates will possess an interest in teaching students with language based learning differences, such as dyslexia. 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, 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.
Maintain effective and efficient documentation.
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.
Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating and planning.
Education, Certifications, and Work Related Experience
Valid teaching credential
Experience with and understanding of adolescent children in grades 6-8
Three to five years of classroom teaching experience
Knowledge of multi-sensory teaching methodologies, such as:
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 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
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.