Position Title: Classroom Teacher -New Avenues Dyslexia Program
Reports to: Head of New Avenues Dyslexia Program
Work Status: Full-time, Benefits Eligible, 10-month employee
Employment Status: Exempt
The New Avenues Classroom teacher position is a unique opportunity to work in a school-within-a-school setting. The mission of the program is to serve children with dyslexia who have above-average academic aptitude and a strong desire to fulfill their abundant potential. The program serves elementary-age students. New Avenues teachers are able to hone their knowledge and experience instructing students with dyslexia while simultaneously participating in a larger school community and expanding their own professional growth through collaboration with the Lower School and Walker faculty at large. The New Avenues Classroom teacher works alongside the other teacher(s) in the program as well as grade-level teachers to create a student-focused multisensory learning environment. The selected teacher will have the primary responsibility for planning, teaching, evaluating, and reporting for students in their class. The selected teacher will be responsible for a self-contained classroom of approximately 8–10 elementary students, teaching a structured literacy small group, math, and all other core academic areas. The teacher is responsible for establishing relationships with students, encouraging respectful communication, fostering the development of self-advocacy and problem-solving skills, and nurturing individual interests and enthusiasm for learning.
The ideal candidate will be an energetic, compassionate, self-starter who embraces the opportunity to nurture students in fulfilling their abundant potential. The ideal candidate will have formal training and experience with age and skill-appropriate teaching methodologies for students with dyslexia or other language-based learning difficulties. A vast knowledge of multi-sensory and research-based diagnostic skills and teaching methodologies is necessary to be a successful teacher in Walker's New Avenues Dyslexia Program. He or she will work with other teachers and staff as a contributing team member to create and sustain a cooperative and positive work environment. All Walker teachers are expected to model professional standards and commitment as they teach and pursue duties within the school.
Demonstrated knowledge of standardized diagnostic assessment tools
Able to develop, plan, and implement curriculum using a variety of resources
Demonstrated knowledge of assistive technology applicable to students with dyslexia or other language-based learning differences
Orton-Gillingham or Wilson certification
Advanced university degree
The Walker School is a leader among independent schools in the metro Atlanta area and has long been recognized for its strong academic program, close relationships between students and faculty, and abundant opportunities for students to engage in meaningful experiences both in and out of the classroom. Walker enrolls students from Pre-K3 through Grade 12 and is open to all faiths. Our commitment to diversity provides a welcoming and safe atmosphere for students to discover who they are and to successfully navigate an ever-changing world. The Walker School is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. The best candidates will be able to demonstrate a proven commitment to working in diverse, multicultural settings.
SALARY and BENEFITS
The Walker School's salary and benefits are competitive and include medical, vision, and dental insurance, tuition remission, and a retirement plan through TIAA-CREF.