Position Purpose: The student growth and learning (SGL) team is part of Mountain Academy and their role is to inspire curiosity, enagement and leadership by supporting access to high quality learning opportunities for all students. The SGL team will support faculty members in prioritizing student-centered, personalized learning within place-based contexts, whenever possible. The SGL team will build strong relationships with colleauges, students and families. Within the collaborative work environment of TSS, faculty members should expect to be contributing team members, while also taking the initiative to work autonomously.
Qualifications: • Master's Degree in Special Education or related field preferred • At least 5 years experience in special education, including experience with evaluations, benchmark assessments, IEPs or ILPs, and student support services • Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external constituents • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products and Google Apps • Strong speaking and written communication skills • Familiarity with Place-Based Education preferred
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements: • Combination of indoor and outdoor learning environments • Able to drive 15 passenger vans & minibuses with participants • May be expected to work evenings, weekends or overtime to support special programs/events
Responsibilities: 80% Learning Specialist • Engage and collaborate with other members of the SGL team to discuss and evaluate practices and protocols • Provide 1:1 and small group support to students, including evaluation, intervention and assessment • Monitor and report on student progress frequently and regularly, using appropriately normed assessment tools • Support classroom teachers in implementing accommodations and implementing strategies for success • Manage Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) for assigned students • Arrange and facilitate ILP meetings with parents of assigned students • Maintain regular communication with teachers, parents and students • Communicate additionally with parents about individual student updates, as needed
15% Team • Complete duties to integrate with students and general community support including hands to work • Offer to cover classes for others, if possible, when substitutes are not available • Take part in SGL team and Mountain Academy faculty meetings • Participate in all-school groups • Support administrative duties associated with successful implementation of program including open house.
5% One TSS Responsibilities • Further development of practice and implementation of place based education pedagogies • Take part in various greater TSS programs - PBE symposium, engagement sessions, etc. • Contribute to inclusive work and learning environments through continually developing cultural competency. Cultural Competence is one’s ability to interact effectively across various dimensions of diversity. It lies at the intersection of awareness of others, self-awareness, and applying skills & knowledge to promote inclusion and equity.
This job description is not meant to state or imply that these are the only duties performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their manager in compliance with federal and state laws.
About Mountain Academy of Teton Science Schools
Teton Science Schools' (TSS) mission is to inspire curiosity, engagement and leadership through transformative place-based education. TSS is an organization in northwest Wyoming and Idaho comprised of six program areas sharing a common vision of education. TSS is deeply rooted in the outdoors as place anchors and enriches our understanding of the world. Our organization has educated, trained and inspired thousands of children, youth and adults, bringing them together through the study of place-based education. We serve students from across Wyoming, the Intermountain West, the nation and around the world.