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Learning Specialist
Posted 02/16/2018 10:51AM

Lawrence Academy seeks a full-time learning specialist for the 2018-2019 academic year to work in the Academic Support Office.  The learning specialist will: 

  • Work 1:1 with students on study skills, taught in the context of a student’s coursework, that address a student’s learning needs and lead to independence and acceleration.  Closely monitor student progress and communicate with advisors, teachers, and families to strategize plans for student success. 
  • Interpret evaluations, write learning profiles, and oversee implementation of recommendations and accommodations for a cohort of students with a diagnosed learning disability or disorder.  Educate and guide the students and their parents through the process of re-evaluation, nonstandard testing, and the college transition.  
  • Collaborate with teachers and the Academic Support Office team to design and deploy professional development opportunities to serve the needs of students with learning differences. 
  • Depending on academic background there is the direct possibility of teaching in an academic department.

 Candidates should be willing to work within a flexible boarding school schedule that includes some afternoon, evening, and weekend duties. 


A degree in special education, reading, educational psychology, social work, or related discipline is preferred.  Experience working individually with high school students, collaborating with teachers on differentiation strategies, and working knowledge of educational and assistive technologies is highly desired.  

Lawrence Academy is seeking candidates with a commitment to cultural competence which enables individuals to work and communicate across social and cultural differences. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Further, the Academy does not discriminate and does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran or Uniformed Service status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

To apply for this position please e-mail a single PDF with resume, cover letter, and list of references to Colin Igoe, Dean of Faculty, at with “Learning Specialist” as the subject line. No phone calls please. 

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