Bullis School seeks a Lower School Learning Specialist to cultivate effective learning habits and support the academic growth of all kindergarten through fifth grade students in our caring and inclusive community. Candidates should have deep knowledge of learning differences, current and accepted brain research and methodologies and demonstrate cultural competency in their work with students, families, and faculty.
The Bullis Academic Support Department is a highly collaborative team that fosters a culture of continuous growth and improvement for themselves and the students they work with. The Lower School Learning Specialist supports all students in the Lower School with a focus on students with different learning needs and styles to ensure that each student may learn and flourish academically, socially, and emotionally in a nurturing and responsive environment. The Learning Specialist works in partnership with homeroom teachers and the other specialists to support and advance students with different learning needs within the classroom. This Specialist communicates with families and professionals outside of Bullis School to provide coordinated support on behalf of students who learn differently. In collaboration with the Lower School Students of Concerns Support Team, the Lower School Learning Specialist plays a key role in identifying emerging learning differences through administration of formal and informal assessments of student skills as well as facilitating communication regarding possible evaluations with families.
Bullis is a community that welcomes new people and ideas, embraces diversity, and shares a common vision. Bullis is proud of its culture of innovation and growth and supports faculty with ample professional development opportunities that include a commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training and education. Bullis School is an independent, coeducational college preparatory day school for grades K-12 situated on a beautiful 102-acre campus in Potomac, MD. It is home to a full range of state-of-the-art facilities for learning, arts, discovery, and athletics. To learn more about teaching and learning at Bullis School, please click here.
Qualities of a Bullis Lower School Learning Support Specialist
Appreciates and respects elementary-aged students as learners and people through challenging and joyful moments alike.
Knowledgeable about developmental milestones and possesses a deep belief in learning through hands-on lessons and activities.
Demonstrates a consistent commitment and knowledge to work with, teach, and lead groups of diverse individuals in respectful, equitable, and inclusive ways.
Collaborates; able to work smoothly and closely with homeroom teachers, counselors, subject specialists, learning specialists in other divisions, and school administrators.
Exchanges accurate information in a professional manner with families, students, faculty, staff, and other professionals. Demonstrates excellent writing and speaking skills.
Displays good cheer, humor, listening skills, patience, and warmth balanced by professionalism and sound judgment.
Detail-oriented and organized with the capacity to manage multiple tasks, record-keeping, and demands for attention effectively and efficiently.
Exhibits a high degree of discretion and confidentiality, as necessary and appropriate.
Education and Experience
Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, Psychology, or related field.
Minimum of three years experience in the field of learning differences.
Deep and current knowledge of learning differences, accepted brain research, and instructional methodologies.
Knowledge of and experience with cultural competency in work with students, families, and faculty.
Experience teaching in a technology-rich environment, including Accelerated Reader and iPad integration.
Experience with Responsive Classroom, Orton-Gillingham instruction, Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, Singapore Math, Bridges or similar math curriculum, Readers and Writers Workshop.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and current resume along with an application through the Bullis Career site. The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidate materials immediately. We will keep applicants informed of their status throughout the process.
Bullis School is committed to staff diversity, equality, and continued professional growth. Bullis School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Bullis School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
Bullis School is an independent coeducational college preparatory day school for students in grades K-12 situated on a beautiful 102-acre campus in Potomac, MD, and is home to a full range of state-of-the-art facilities for learning, arts, discovery, and athletics.