benefits package including but not limited to: health, dental and vision insurance, retirement plan, and professional development opportunities.
4 Year Degree
The Siena School in Oakton, VA, is seeking a full-time Paraprofessional/Substitute Teacher for the 2023-24 school year who is passionate about teaching and an advocate for children with learning differences. We are looking for a highly collaborative individual committed to meeting a range of student learning needs and interests, and multisensory and differentiated instruction. This position includes daily supervision duties, such as recess, lunch, and carpool, as well as administrative tasks to support the office manager and receptionist. We promote a culture of belonging where students, staff, and families of The Siena School feel heard, seen, supported, and valued so that all members of the community can thrive.
At The Siena School, teachers encourage students' creative expression, incorporate student interests and passions, and develop critical thinking by creating a vibrant, student-centered environment that supports the learning and personal growth of each student. Siena faculty and staff work collaboratively with students, parents, and professionals to create a nurturing but rigorous learning environment. We know our children well and engage them on a daily basis in exciting, intellectual dialogue. Through individualized, multisensory instruction, students develop critical thinking skills and acquire the tools and strategies needed to become successful and independent learners. A positive learning experience inspires our students to have confidence in themselves and their abilities.
Siena teachers work with students in small classes of 10:1 and address their individualized needs through both small-group and individualized instruction. They are skillful in establishing a strong relationship with students and creating learning opportunities that motivate and inspire students to develop all aspects of their learning needs.
Demonstrated career interest in education
Bachelor's degree or minimum 120 college credit hours preferred
Strong communication skills
Promoting joyful student engagement and a commitment to the education of dyslexic students are essential.
Demonstrate commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
Take pride in being part of a team that collectively works to bring together diversity of backgrounds, thoughts, perspectives, and expressions
Engage in positive cross-cultural interactions and an understanding of the nuances that exist among and between diverse groups as well as a willingness to learn, grow, and confidently work through challenges that might arise in this area
Please note that COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement to work at The Siena School.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification forms upon hire.
The Siena School (www.thesienaschool.org) has two campuses, one in Oakton, VA, which opened in fall, 2021, and one in Silver Spring, Maryland, which is in its 17th year. Both campuses are experiencing expanding enrollment. The Siena School has become a national leader in educating bright, college-bound students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences. Siena enrolls approximately 40% students of color. The school focuses on the professional development of its staff who are regularly published and have presented at national and international conferences, including the NAIS Annual Conference. Siena is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Siena School is committed to equitable hiring practices, and enthusiastically encourages professionals of all backgrounds to apply.
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