Director of Academic Support
Suffield Academy seeks a full-time Director of Academic Support starting August 15, 2018.
The Academic Support program at Suffield Academy is designed to teach and support compensatory study strategies to students who have been identified as having atypical learning styles.
Students are scheduled for academic support two to four times per week in group settings of approximately five to eight students. Student participation is voluntary as only through the diligence and commitment on the part of the student will the staff’s recommendations work.
Our program does not involve content or specific curriculum tutoring. The Academic Support Program utilizes assignments from a student’s coursework to develop appropriate compensatory strategies. Additionally, the students in our program generally have educational testing in the above average and average range, and need help with executive skills, attention strategies, or auditory processing.
The Director of Academic Support oversees the progress of each student in our program, creates individual goals for each student, and manages classroom accommodations for each student. Additionally, the Director works with faculty on professional development as it relates to understanding atypical learning styles and oversees the academic support staff.
The Director also manages standardized testing paperwork and requests for accommodations through the College Board and ACT.
Additional Expectations for full-time faculty members:
-Being involved in dormitory or other evening coverage
-Coaching a season or covering an approved equivalent activity
-Serving as an advisor to approximately five to eight students
This is a ten-month, academic year appointment, although managing standardized testing paperwork may require time during the summer.
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a value system that embraces the whole child, an educational philosophy based on the individual growth of students, and a deep understanding of adolescent learning styles.
A Master’s degree in special education is preferred.
If interested, please send a letter of application and resume to: Sara B. Yeager, Academic Dean; Suffield Academy; 185 N Main Street; Suffield, CT 06078. firstname.lastname@example.org