Charles Armstrong School unlocks the unique potential of students with dyslexia and related learning differences, changing the trajectory of their lives.
Currently, Charles Armstrong School is looking for a Middle School Teacher with an extraordinary vision: to inspire, guide, and teach students with dyslexia and related learning differences so that they can meet their full academic and emotional potential.
Position description: The teacher will work in a co-teaching model, to create an educational setting where students have the opportunity to fulfill their cognitive and social/emotional potential. Candidates will possess a knowledge base and passion for teaching students with dyslexia and related learning differences. The teacher will be responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program that will capitalize on student strengths and result in students achieving academic success in accordance with Charles Armstrong’s methodology and mission.
Using direct instruction, the teacher will implement differentiated instructional activities in both small and whole group settings that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.
Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and learning needs.
Maintain effective and efficient documentation.
Use classroom management systems that are effective with students with learning differences.
Work in a collaborative professional learning environment.
Serve as an advisor for a small group of students, work to support their academic and social-emotional needs, serving as the liaison between the school and advisee’s family.
Provide a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process.
Communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers, teaching partners, and other professionals on a regular basis.
Model professional and ethical standards when working with students, parents, peers, and the community.
Meets professional obligations through efficient work habits such as meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating, and planning.
Education, Certifications, and Work-Related Experience:
Experience teaching middle school or high school humanities and history
Valid teaching credential (Special Education certification or Master’s Degree)
Three to five years of classroom teaching experience
Knowledge of multi-sensory teaching methodologies
Experience with and understanding of adolescent children: Grades 6-8
Understanding of interactive multisensory instructional strategies
Training in a structured reading and literacy program such as Wilson, Slingerland, Orton Gillingham, or Lindamood Bell
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work on a team
Accepts responsibility and is self-motivated
Demonstrates strong work ethic to achieve academic goals
Displays effective multi-tasking and time management skills
Ability to communicate with students, teachers, and teaching partner
Ability to form parent partnerships
Strong organizational skills
Willingness to work in a collaborative professional learning environment
Flexible and positive attitude
Ability to motivate and engage thriving learners
Ability to identify and improve student outcomes
Understanding students according to strengths and challenges
Experience with technology integration in the classroom
About Charles Armstrong School
Charles Armstrong School was founded in 1968 and enrollment has grown to approximately 240 students serving grades 2-8. Charles Armstrong serves high potential students with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia, empowering them to strive as learners in school and life. Armstrong is recognized as the premier school for LD students in northern California.