A place of hope - where lives are changed, not just occasionally - but every day! The Briarwood School is a K-12 independent school specializing in educating children with diagnosed learning disabilities. We believe that Every child CAN learn and deserves to be taught in the way he or she learns best. The Briarwood School is a place where YOU can make a difference in the lives of children and families - every day!
Using a diagnostic-prescriptive approach, the Briarwood School identifies each student’s areas of need and develops a plan to fill in the gaps while building upon strengths. Faculty provide direct instruction with evidence-based interventions to provide highly effective remediation. Speech and language therapists offer additional individual intervention to students. School-wide strategies and procedures are aligned to provide classroom structure, direct instruction, and comprehensive support including all necessary accommodations. Executive function skills are directly taught and reinforced to contribute to the student’s academic success.
This intense remediation in an environment that offers many of the same opportunities available in a traditional school setting makes Briarwood unique. The school provides a variety of enrichment and extracurricular activities including athletics, arts and technology to develop strengths and talents. In an affirming and respectful environment that supports the social-emotional development of the whole child, the school focuses on enabling students to develop attributes that contribute to life success, such as self-awareness, self-advocacy, perseverance, and growth mindset.
The Briarwood School equips our dedicated and passionate faculty and staff with robust professional development, including the latest research, technology and best practices in the fields of learning disabilities and child development.
The Lower School Math Teacher reports to the Lower School Head and will facilitate the mathematical growth of students through direct, multi-sensory instruction utilizing evidenced-based curriculum.
Skills and Knowledge
Commitment to Briarwood’s mission, purpose, and culture
Passion for working with students who learn differently
Eagerness to continue learning through robust professional development opportunities
Provides a safe, nurturing, inclusive and structured classroom environment
Develops strong rapport with students, parents and colleagues
Enthusiastic collaboration with a department/team
Strong oral and written communication skills
Follows research-based curriculum and strategies adopted by the school
Aligns routines and procedures across grade-level and vertically
Maintains a structured, consistent and yet flexible approach to classroom management
Skilled at differentiating instruction and providing individualized accommodations
Educational Background and Experience
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred)
Current teaching certification is preferred
Prior teaching experience required
Experience teaching students with LD a plus
Strong content knowledge
Proficient with technology, especially Google Suite
Strong work ethic required
Additional Salary Information: The Briarwood School offers a competitive health insurance program, retirement benefits, paid time off, and robust professional development opportunities.
About The Briarwood School
The Briarwood School is a not-for-profit, independent co-ed day school devoted to educating students in grades K-12 with diagnosed learning disabilities, language disorders and/or ADHD. Founded in 1967 and accredited by Cognia/AdvancED, the Briarwood School now serves over 300 students in small class sizes of 10 or fewer students. All of the students in Lower School and Middle Upper demonstrate average to above-average intelligence with a broad range of learning disabilities that include dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, speech/language disorders, along with written and expressive language disorders. Additional diagnoses addressed through accommodations include attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and processing disorders as they relate to academic issues. The Briarwood School does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, handicap or disability, religion, age, sexual orientation or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.