Sacred Heart Greenwich has been empowering girls and young women since 1848 in a stimulating and developmentally appropriate educational environment in accordance with the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education. This mission provides opportunities to develop spiritual, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills. Sacred Heart Greenwich integrates technology into the learning process through enhanced collaboration, exploration, discovery, and creativity.
We aim to form students of faith, intellect, and awareness, who will use their gifts in service to others. Relationship and mentoring are at the heart of the student experience, which is grounded in student centered learning, inquiry, problem solving, interdisciplinary connection, collaboration, and an understanding of social justice. Student leadership and well-being are connected to every academic discipline, as all full-time teachers are also grade level advisors.
The school offers a coed program for young children at the Barat Center for Early Childhood Education and then an all-girls experience from K-12 on our 110-acre campus in Greenwich, Connecticut. We are proudly part of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.
We are currently seeking a Director of Upper School Learning Support to join in the vision of our Upper School for the 2023-2024 school year.
Position: Director of Upper School Learning Support Reports to: Head of Upper School FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Summary The Director of Upper School Learning Support/Director of Student Success is responsible for meeting the needs of individual students through academic support and educating faculty on the needs of neurodivergent learners. This position coordinates with the Head of Upper School, the Upper School Academic Deans, Faculty and Parents.
Provide support to girls for whom the diagnosis of a learning difference has been shared with the school.
Interpret educational evaluations and make appropriate recommendations, and develop an educational plan.
Serve as SSD Coordinator for the ACT and College Board, process applications for accommodations and supervise on-site testing.
Attend Upper School team meetings and help create and ensure academic action plans are executed.
Work with the faculty to design and implement lesson plans to meet the needs of students and their learning styles.
Additional key responsibilities:
Observe the learning needs of all students in grades 9 - 12 and make appropriate recommendations to parents and teachers.
Maintain contact with parents, teachers, outside tutors or other support personnel to implement recommended learning accommodations and coordinate services.
Support teaching staff by offering resources, advice, and training to enable faculty to better meet the needs of all learners.
Keep teachers thoroughly informed of the student's specific learning needs and how they can be managed within the regular classroom.
Conduct meetings with and prepare written summaries of the educational evaluations for each teacher emphasizing the specific accommodations that can be implemented into the regular classroom setting.
Help content area teachers integrate study skills into their curricula.
Create, maintain and update individual student learning profiles.
Create and update extended time list and ensure that individual testing is up to date each year.
Assist in reviewing and analyzing standardized testing.
Serve on the Upper School Admission committee.
Work with the Admissions team to support incoming students with learning profiles.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years experience, a Masters degree in Special Education or related field, and experience working with upper-school aged students is preferred.
Broad understanding of the research around learning differences, neurodiversity, and effective learning strategies
The candidate should be able to provide lesson plans and a portfolio of assignments that reflect current and research-supported educational practices.
Candidate is energetic, approachable, knowledgeable, and eager to be an active member of a dynamic learning community.
As members of the international network of Sacred Heart schools, we are committed to attracting and retaining faculty with a passion for teaching, who demonstrate an active faith, practice a deep respect for intellectual values, promote social awareness, build community, and value personal growth and responsibility. Sacred Heart Greenwich is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes candidates who will enhance the cultural diversity of our community.
To Apply: Interested candidates must complete the on-line application on our website:
Sacred Heart Greenwich provides an empowering learning environment for girls and young women from kindergarten through twelfth grade to prepare them to become confident, intelligent and compassionate global leaders. The school offers a coed program for young children at the Barat Center for Early Childhood Education.
Located on a beautiful 110-acre campus at 1177 King Street, in Greenwich, Connecticut, Sacred Heart is an all-girls’ Catholic, independent college-preparatory day school that offers a rigorous academic program which challenges students to take on a variety of leadership roles on campus and beyond.
Sacred Heart offers a global educational experience that encourages girls and young women to develop, practice and showcase their own style of leadership with confidence. The school’s focus on inter-nationality includes an exchange program, which begins in the Middle School with visits to Sacred Heart schools located in the United States and Canada. It expands in sophomore year of high school with educational trips to our schools in Australia, Austria, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Latin America, Spain, and Taiwan.