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Middle School Learning Specialist

Roycemore School seeks a Middle School Learning Specialist for the 2023-2024 school year. Now entering its 108th year, Roycemore is a highly regarded, co-educational independent school for students from 3 years old through 12th grade. Located in Evanston, Illinois, on the north side of Chicago.

Roycemore School Mission

Roycemore: Our diverse and intimate community, rooted in academic excellence, inspires each student to discover their passions, think without limits, find their voice, and live courageously.

Roycemore School Vision

Launching responsible citizens, innovative thinkers, and compassionate leaders.

We are currently seeking an experienced Middle School Learning Specialist Teacher for the 2023-24 school year. This person will be working with children from grades five through eight.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Identifies, monitors, and remediates students who learn differently
  • Conducts quarterly formal screenings & assessments as well as informal screenings and assessments, on a regular basis.
  • Actively participate in weekly/bi-weekly student-support team meetings with teachers, the School Social Worker, and Division Head.
  • Assume an active role in Team Student and Student Support Team meetings.
  • Collaborate with Roycemore  School Social Worker to support studentsʼ social-emotional needs.
  • Works with Grade Level teachers to ensure optimal learning of students being served. This includes assisting with the implementation of models of differentiated instruction that provide specialized, small-group instruction in reading, writing, and mathematics
  • Support teaching staff by offering resources, assistance, advice, and training to enable
  • faculty to better meet the needs of all learners.
  • Works with students who qualify for support in reading, writing, and mathematics by creating a learning plan while progress monitoring to ensure targeted goals are being met (push-in/pull-out, 1:1/small group)
  • Works with faculty, parents, and private contractors on behalf of students who require specialized academic instruction
  • Read and summarize neuropsychological evaluation reports for faculty as necessary.
  • Works with the Student Support Team at Roycemore, especially during the transition to Middle School, for students who have Individualized Learning Plans and/or students for whom faculty have growing concerns
  • Supports Admissions by reading and consulting with the division head and admissions director on incoming student evaluations when asked
  • Offers occasional faculty and parent educational programs or training
  • Establishes and maintains frequent communication with parents about their child’s academic, social and emotional, progress and needs. This includes Progress Reports, phone calls, and emails
  • Makes recommendations for home interventions
  • Fulfill assigned duty responsibilities (morning arrival, lunch/recess, and or dismissal duty)
  • Sponsor and facilitate a club or sport after school
  • Teach and/or co-teach a class

Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Reading, Special Education; ( M.A. in Education preferred with a special education endorsement or a M.Ed in Special Education)
  • Possess a math aptitude
  • Demonstrate understanding of early intervention, RTI, MTSS, assessments, acquisition of reading, and be current on the general teaching of reading, writing, and mathematics
  • Trained and certified in multi-sensory approaches to reading interventions such as SLANT, Wilson Language Program, Orton-Gillingham, and Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Program; and background with the Lucy Calkins Reading and Writing programs
  • Working knowledge of Individuals with Disabilities Act, including Individual Education Plans, 504 plans, etc.
  • A very high level of energy, creativity, and flexibility
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills as well as a proven ability to work with a diversity of colleagues and stakeholders at all levels
  • Enthusiasm for professional development
  • Enthusiasm for embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising, and supporting students outside the classroom
  • Embraces authentic assessment, innovative pedagogies, and project-based learning
  • Working knowledge of Windows and/or Macintosh operating systems
  • Experience with G-Suite/Google Apps for Education (preferred)
  • Comfortable using online texts, iPads, student information systems, and other computer systems
  • Able to use basic office equipment


Roycemore is an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

For best consideration please email or send a cover letter and resume with three references to Adrienne Floro by July 24, 2023:

Middle School & Upper School Division Head

Roycemore School

1200 Davis St.

Evanston, IL 60201

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