Director of the Jane Frieder Wilf and Marc Wilf Learning Resource Center, Full-Time
The Jane Frieder and Marc Wilf Learning Resource Center at Abington Friends School is a hub that enriches student learning for Upper and Middle School students. The Center helps students develop skills of engagement, discernment, initiative, leadership and lifelong learning — all designed to develop resourceful learners who will be well equipped for their 21st century lives.
Students come to the Center, located adjacent to the school’s Faulkner Library, to receive mini-lessons that support their learning in all subjects; brush up their skills in specific subjects; study in groups with or without teachers; and tutor fellow students.
The Director position includes the following responsibilities:
As Middle and Upper School Learning Specialist:
●consult with faculty members, administration, parents and outside professionals
●serve on the Student Support Team under the supervision of the Director of Student Support, along with the Consulting Psychologist, School Counselor, advisors and division administrators
●interpret psycho-educational testing results and create Formal Learning Plans for individual students based on report recommendations
●coordinate temporary learning accommodations based on physician instructions for students recovering from concussions and other medical conditions
●meet with students individually and in groups to help them develop strategies for effective and independent learning
●guide teachers in using current best practices to support students with a range of learning styles and challenges
●oversee administration of ERB testing in Middle School and accommodations plans for standardized tests for college
As Administrator of the Wilf Center:
●oversee and build programming to meet the changing needs of the student body, such as peer tutoring, junior mathletes, writing center support, etc.
●teach study skills workshop sequence for all 9th graders as part of their transition to the Upper School and develop grade-specific programming for Middle School students as needed
Qualifications needed for this position:
Education: Masters of Education in Reading and/or Special Education or related area, including a thorough understanding of cognitive and psychological development and how they impact teaching and learning
Experience: at least 7 years teaching experience students in regular education settings; experience observing and teaching students with mild to moderate learning disabilities; experience consulting with classroom teachers in a broad range of disciplines; experience collaborating with psychologists, counselors, and other learning specialists.
Abington Friends School is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.