- Employment Opportunity
The Langley School, a preschool through eighth grade coeducational day school in McLean, VA, seeks a collaborative, passionate, experienced, child-centered educator to serve as the director of academic resource. This role supports students’ academic development through partnerships with many school constituencies. It also supports faculty professional development as teachers seek to meet the needs of all of our students. At Langley, we know the academic and social-emotional development of students is intertwined; the director of academic resource will work with students, families, teachers, and administrators across these very connected domains.
As a member of Langley's Academic Leadership Team, the director of academic resource reports to the director of curriculum and instruction. This position will contribute significantly to achieving goals of the school’s strategic plan. This is a full-time, 11-month position beginning August 1, 2021.
More specifically the director will:
- Oversee the work of the Academic Resource Department, including supervising our learning, math, and reading specialists
- Partner with division heads, director of social and emotional learning, and director of curriculum and instruction to ensure divisional practices support the growth of all students
- Coordinate all aspects of psychoeducational testing
- Coordinate benchmark assessments and standardized testing administration
- Partner with division heads, department members, teachers, and the director of curriculum and instruction to analyze student data and implement instructional support
- Lead divisional Academic Resource Department meetings
- Coordinate our Middle School academic FLEX program and teach small groups of students with learning differences within the program
- Work with Middle School students with learning or executive functioning challenges
- Support teachers as they strive to meet the needs of their students through coaching, professional development, and team-level collaboration
- Support high school outplacement work by consulting with families of students with learning differences on life after Langley as well as helping eighth-grade students prepare for high school interviews
- Support eighth-grade families with SSAT and HSPT (High School Placement Test) accommodations for outplacement
- Support the onboarding of new faculty
- Partner with fifth- and sixth-grade teachers around the teaching of executive functioning skills
- Serve as a member of the Academic Leadership Team, Leadership Cohort Team, Instructional Task Force Committee, and other groups as assigned
- Deep respect for the limitless potential of all students
- Evidence of a growth mindset
- Strong collaborative, communication, and problem-solving skills
- Classroom teaching experience
- Experience leading teams
- Familiarity with reading and interpreting psychoeducational testing reports
- Training in equity and inclusion work
- Master’s-level study in psychology, special education, reading, math, and/or learning disabilities preferred
Grounded in a deep respect for childhood, The Langley School offers an exceptional community and an inquiry-based academic curriculum paired with a unique social-emotional program for students in preschool through eighth grade. Since 1942, The Langley School has shaped confident, kind, self-aware learners who are prepared to thrive in the nation's top high schools and beyond. Langley remains committed to attracting and retaining exceptional faculty as members of our community who demonstrate a deep respect for childhood, are excited about being leaders in teaching and learning, and want to work in a highly collaborative environment.
The Langley School offers highly competitive salaries, excellent benefits, robust professional development opportunities, and tuition remission for faculty and staff.
Bachelor’s or master’s degree in education, three to five years of previous teaching and/or leadership experience preferred, excellent written and verbal communication skills, comfort with technology, interest in collaborating with colleagues, and a passion for working with children required.
Given the current global context, specific risk-mitigation strategies are in place to ensure the safety of all community members, including small, cohorted classes and other CDC best practices. Applicants must be willing to follow our COVID-19 Handbook policies, and should expect to teach both in-person and virtually, depending on our school operating status. Detailed information will be provided as part of the application process.
To Apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:
Interim Head of Lower School
Director of Curriculum & Instruction
Via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please write “Director of Academic Resource” in the subject line.)
No phone calls, please.
- Director of Academic Resource