Lower School Learning Specialist

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-797447
    • Job Location: Wayzata, MN
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: November 11, 2021
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: August 17, 2022
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Job Description:

The Blake School is looking to hire an imaginative, caring and talented Lower School Learning Specialist to support kindergarten through fifth grade students beginning in the 2022-23 school year. The ideal candidate will have a passion for working with elementary students, experience implementing best practices in instruction for students with learning differences, such as Orton GIllingham (or related curriculum), the Writing Revolution (or other research based approaches to writing instruction), the Concrete Representational and Abstract (CRA) approach to mathematics, and the assistive technologies that support the learner in these areas. This candidate will also be eager to work with classroom teachers and families to support students with learning differences. This is a 1.0 FTE position on the Highcroft campus.

Committed to recruiting a diverse faculty and to creating a culture that supports continuous growth and development, Blake seeks an educator who is reflective, open to feedback and eager for professional collaboration. Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experience and thinking that makes our community strong and empowers students to engage productively with those who are different from them.

The search committee will begin reviewing resumes on Nov. 30 and welcomes applications after that date as well. Blake covers the travel and lodging costs for finalist candidates visiting from out of town.


Experience and Skills:

The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-educational, nonsectarian, independent day school enrolling 1,366 bright, talented students from nearly 56 Twin Cities-area communities. Founded in 1900, The Blake School has the advantage of three campuses (Minneapolis, Hopkins and Wayzata) each with its own facilities designed for specific ages, schedules and activities. The mission of the school is to provide students with an excellent, academically challenging education in a diverse and supportive community committed to a common set of values.

The Blake School believes that a diverse society enriches all individuals and communities. Diversity of race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and marital, parental or economic status forms the fabric of our society. As a result of these beliefs, The Blake School actively seeks students, families and employees who value and contribute to the fullness of a diverse community within the context of its mission. In doing so, we recognize our responsibility to help make each person's experience a success. EOE