2023-24 Learning Specialist, Middle School EDGE Program
About Gulliver Preparatory School
Established in 1926 by Arthur Gulliver in Coconut Grove, Gulliver was likened to the prestigious academies of the northeast and initially attracted families who wintered in Florida. In late 1953, Marian Krutulis purchased the school. A pioneer in education, Mrs. Krutulis envisioned Gulliver as grand home where both students and teachers would feel part of a caring, inspiring family of learners. Over the course of 25 years, she relocated the school to Coral Gables, built an upper school for high school students in Pinecrest and achieved ‘Blue Ribbon School of Excellence’ designation by the US Department of Education. In 2000 Gulliver became a non-profit. Today, Gulliver Preparatory School serves approximately 2,200 students in Grades PK–12 on three campuses. Despite its significant growth over the last 60 years, Gulliver still upholds Marian Krutulis’ vision to maintain the physical and social-emotional health of its students and trains them to become people of integrity in everything they say and do.
Gulliver Prep is seeking to hire a Learning Specialist to serve middle school students in grades 5-8 within our EDGE program for the upcoming 2023-24 school year. The learning specialist will work closely with the administration to coordinate the instructional support program, which provides academic and organizational support for students. Depending on their level of need, students may work individually or in a small group with the learning specialist. The ideal candidate will have teaching experience supporting students of all abilities in many subject areas. We are especially excited about candidates who can support mathematics as well as language arts needs. Experience in teaching strategies in executive functioning skills, study skills, time management, and organization is necessary. Other requirements include exceptional verbal and written communication skills; attention to detail, record keeping, and follow up; being self-directed, a team player, flexible, and highly organized.
In addition, the learning specialist supports teachers in their efforts to advance students within the classroom; and work with parents, students, and outside professionals in order to better support academic progress. Experience conducting student assessments, classroom observations, and family meetings (which may include tutors, psychologists, or therapists) is required. Reading and interpreting psycho-educational testing, using student achievement data to monitor academic progress, providing information to teachers to understand students’ learning issues; supporting those teachers with observational data about students’ experience and performance in classes are part of this job.
- Bachelors is Degree in Special Education or related field.
- A minimum of three to five years of experience working with children at the middle school level is required.
- An advanced degree in Learning Disabilities, School Psychology, or a closely related field is strongly preferred.
Criminal Background Check, Level II Fingerprint Screening(s), and Drug screen
Gulliver is deeply committed to the principles of equity and diversity and seeks to create an inclusive community for all faculty and staff. Gulliver is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and a Drug Free Workplace.
Job Status: Full Time