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Middle School Learning Specialist (Part-Time)

Middle School Learning Specialist (Part-Time)

Middle School Learning Specialist (Part-Time - 10 hours/week)

Opportunity starting immediately. Alta Vista Middle School is seeking an energetic, learner-centric learning specialist.

The learning specialist will work effectively with teachers and Student Support Team to provide support for students with learning needs. Strong communication skills and professional ethics are essential. Additional responsibilities may also include supervisory duties, participation in professional development, and other school support. 

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Collaborate with the Head of Middle School and Student Support Team to provide support for students with learning needs..
  • Work closely with the Dean of Students to meet with teachers on a regular basis to develop collaborative, proactive, and responsive plans. 
  • Communicate effectively with parents to cultivate a strong home-school partnership.
  • Analyze neuro-psych assessments and work with various teams (administrators, teachers, grade-level) to design support plans accordingly. 
  • Hold an in-depth knowledge of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) curricula, assessment tools, and best teaching practices to support, implement, and evaluate differentiated instruction.
  • Coach classroom teachers to meet the individual needs of students and to spark student motivation and love of learning.
  • Collaborate with teachers and parents to recommend outside testing, tutoring, or other indicated special services.
  • Cultivate a network of external resource providers, as well as partner with current providers, such as tutors and doctors.
  • Proficiency and interest in technology to support differentiated learning.
  • Work cooperatively and collegially with the school’s administration, other faculty and staff, and the parents to create and maintain an exemplary school environment.
  • Cultivate collaboration, transparency, inclusion, curiosity, fun, innovation, and excellence in a dynamic learning community.


  • Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Special Education or a related field.
  • Preferred experience working in independent school environments. 
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience reviewing psychoeducational testing, developing related student accommodation plans, and tracking progress over time.
  • Experience working with middle school age students and parents preferred.
  • Commitment to ensuring that recommended student supports/accommodations are accessible and equitable for all students 

$20,000-$25,000, based on experience

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter, detailing your educational philosophy and why you believe you would be a good fit at Alta Vista, to 

We are committed to being a safe and welcoming place for all families, students, and faculty. Our school does not discriminate against employees on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, or disability.