Milton Academy is an independent college preparatory K–12 school, boarding and day in grades 9–12, located just outside Boston.
Milton Academy cultivates in our students a passion for learning and a respect for others. Milton students grow by developing their own identities, learning from and listening to the lived experiences of others, and living and working among peers whose differences they accept with respect and care.
In our ongoing work to create an environment that confronts bias, injustice, and bigotry, we encourage each other to be open to learning, explore our histories and identities, and seek to understand the world around us with a critical lens. At Milton, we prepare students to partner with their future communities to create a more just world and to have the courage to speak up and live by our motto, “Dare to be true.”
Summary of Position:
The Middle School at Milton Academy is seeking a full-time sabbatical leave coverage for the Middle School learning specialist to begin January 23, 2022 through June 2023.
The learning specialist will provide learning support to individual students; help teachers with instructional strategies for students with specific learning needs; and create accommodation plans for students with identified learning issues. In addition, the learning specialist will teach a weekly class to sixth- seventh- and eighth-grade students about cognitive development with specific focus on organization, time management, study skills, test preparation, test-taking strategies and other academic skills.
We are looking for someone who is deeply committed to teaching adolescents and who loves working with this age group. In addition to the requirement of a bachelor’s degree, qualified candidates will have three years of classroom experience at the middle school level and the ability to work in a diverse community. Full-time faculty members participate fully in the life of the Middle School including advising a group of about 5 students in addition to other responsibilities.
Qualified candidates will have demonstrated skills in differentiating instruction and incorporating cultural competency into their teaching practices. Flexibility, creativity, a sense of humor, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to being a collaborative team member within the faculty are all critically important. Academic or professional experience with language-based learning disabilities is preferred. A qualified candidate will also possess excellent communication and writing skills; technological proficiency is assumed.
Milton Academy is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin or ancestry, age, veteran status, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice are fundamental elements of Milton’s mission. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds.