Hebron Academy welcomes students with a variety of learning profiles and prior academic experiences. The Academic Guidance Center (AGC) offers a wide array of services to students in need of additional academic support. These services include long-term academic/EF skill development, new student onboarding, short-term interventions for struggling students, and concussion management. The AGC also provides guidance and PD to Hebron's teaching faculty around issues pertaining to learning differences and classroom instruction.
The Director of Academic Guidance (Grades 6 - PG) is a full-time faculty position reporting to the Director of Student Success. In this position, the Director of Academic Guidance will collaborate with the administration in furthering the learning support framework for the school. The director is responsible for leading the learning support program in grades 6 - PG and overseeing a team of Learning Specialists. In addition to leading the program, the Director of Learning Support will manage a student caseload of his/her own, ensuring students receive the tools and support necessary to succeed. An ideal candidate will be familiar with recent research and development in educating students with learning differences.
Provide leadership to, collaborate with, and act as a resource to the community, faculty, and administrative team on all matters pertaining to learning support in the Middle and Upper Schools.
Oversee and guide a process of systematic, intentional and developmentally appropriate learning support as students transition from the Middle to the Upper School.
Articulate and execute a process for managing students' individual academic plans
Coordinate school-wide professional development in the areas of learning differences and learning support for teachers and staff
Provide leadership and supervision in the day to day operations of the Academic Guidance Center program
Serve as a resource for families and facilitate regular conversations around the school's learning support program, accommodations, and students' individual academic plans
Remain current in the research and act as a resource to faculty and administration in the areas of curriculum, assessment practices and instruction, including their implications for the school's programs
Demonstrate professionalism and a strong work ethic and the ability to serve as a strong team member both inside and outside the classroom
Collaborate with Admissions Team to work with prospective students and families to provide overview of ACG programming, to determine prospective students' academic support needs, and to create comprehensive onboarding plans of academic support for students with academic support needs
Serve as a key member of the administrative Student Support Teams
Manage a caseload of students and provide direct student support through small group and/or one-on-one instruction
Apply knowledge of learning disabilities and psychoeducational tests and assistive technology
Review testing, create and update individual academic plans, and facilitate and assist in discussions related to learning differences
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of differentiated instructional strategies across the curriculum
Deliver content and instruction to students by building strong relationships
Support faculty in differentiating plans for students based on their unique learning profiles to ensure that students are engaged and challenged and that each student has the opportunity for success.
Collaborate with teachers and develop effective whole group practices, small group interventions, and individualized learning activities.
Assist teachers with determining the effectiveness of interventions and accommodations
Advise faculty on accommodations and processes for school-wide assessments
Work with college counseling office to provide information needed for eligibility with standardized testing
Be accountable for students' mastery of academic standards and individual academic plan goals
Assume other responsibilities as assigned by the school
Bachelor's degree required; master's degree in related field preferred
At least 5 years prior experience in the field of learning support with a record of high achievement
Expertise in interpretation and application of neuropsychoeducational testing, individual academic plan processes, reporting, and coordination of neuropsychoeducational testing services
Effective communication skills that promote positive relationships with students, families and colleagues
Strong work ethic and high level of integrity
Understanding of independent schools
About Hebron Academy
Hebron Academy, founded in 1804, is an independent, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades six through postgraduate. Hebron Academy's prime location offers access to the best in outdoor recreation as well as a place apart from distraction, where students have time and space to discover oneself and make true friends. Professional, caring teachers and coaches are dedicated to inspiring and guiding students to reach their highest potential in mind, body, and spirit. Visit our site at www.hebronacademy.org