- Acts to build each teacher’s capacity to serve their unique learners, empowering every student’s team to capitalize on student strengths, nurture their social-emotional development, and work diligently to address any vulnerabilities or challenges that may impact their learning.
- Assists the student’s team in supporting parents through the educational process, providing support in understanding child development, trajectory of skill development, and individual academic and social-emotional student needs.
- Follows current research and its practical application in supporting neurodiversity and learning disabilities, as well as by evidence-based practice related to Response to Intervention.
- Seeks out and gains knowledge and understanding of the commonality in children’s development and learning, their individuality reflecting unique characteristics and experiences, and the context in which children’s development and learning occur.
- Assists in creation of documents supporting the Learning Specialist role, learning expectations, and student support guidelines.
- Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a demonstrated record of professional engagement or leadership in this arena.
- Works in partnership with the DEIJ Director and all school leaders to act against prejudicial and discriminatory practices and systems, and to advance equity initiatives in all areas of the school.
Oak Meadow School was founded in 1977 as a Montessori school for early childhood students. Over the years, elementary and middle school, and most recently, toddler grade levels have been added. Oak Meadow now has a reputation for one being one of the finest independent schools in the country, matriculating its graduates to the most selective independent high schools in New England.
Oak Meadow School has dedicated their focus and commitment to professionalism, transparency, excellence, and inclusivity. The school’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) Task Force (composed of teachers, staff, parents, and trustees) has significantly advanced the school’s commitment to equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and justice.
Littleton, Massachusetts is located just northwest of Concord, in one of the top growth areas outside of Boston, and attracts families who value the best educational options available. Train service to Boston is easily accessible, and the beautiful outdoor resources of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Cape Cod, and the Berkshires are a short drive away.
OAK MEADOW SCHOOL’S MISSION AND HIRING STATEMENT:
Oak Meadow School is rooted in the child-centered Montessori philosophy, which fosters academic excellence, personal growth, and cultural awareness while nurturing children’s spirits. A diverse community of life-long learners, we cultivate confident, independent, and compassionate human beings by providing the tools and experiences needed to embark on rich, meaningful journeys as responsible citizens of the world.
We commit to being equitable and inclusive, providing all candidates equal opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of the world in our educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring, and other school-administered programs. Our goal is to actively recruit, reach, identify, hire, promote, and retain the best people possible.
- Bachelor’s degree in Special Education or a related field; graduate degree preferred
- 3+ years of teaching experience
- Knowledge of learning disabilities, social-emotional disabilities, psycho-educational tests, reports, and assistive technology
- Knowledge of administering and interpreting assessments and test results, academic achievement, and diagnostic testing
- Proven success as a leader in program and professional development
- Full understanding of differentiated instructional strategies across the curriculum
- Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills
- Strong networking skills to ensure access to resources in the broader community
- Detail-oriented and resourceful
- Tactful and discreet, with knowledge of and commitment to privacy standards as well as Oak Meadow policies and procedures.
- Technologically savvy, with willingness to learn and employ classroom technology as well as adaptive technology as needed.