ABOUT COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Nestled among five mountain ranges in the heart of iconic Sun Valley, Idaho, Community School is an independent pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade day and boarding college preparatory school of 390 students.
From our campus to the wilderness, Community School’s mission is to inspire students to think critically, engage confidently, embrace challenges, and lead impactful, purposeful lives.
We seek to accomplish this mission through six guiding principles, which include: Using student inquiry and the application of critical thinking as our primary learning modalities; developing and facilitating students’ personal interests and passions; using the whole environment to promote a global perspective; creating inclusive learning environments; instilling a love of nature and environmental stewardship; encouraging students to seek new challenges and to push beyond their comfortable limits.
Community School in Sun Valley, Idaho, is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Learning Specialist to join the school’s existing staff for the 2018-19 school year. This is a full-time position, with benefits, beginning August 2018. The successful candidate must have a love for working with a range of student ages, commensurate skills, and demonstrate a willing and flexible approach to education.
Responsibilities include conducting supported classroom sessions, evaluating and providing direct support and instruction to students with identified needs, and working to strategically support the general education of faculty through the implementation of each enrolled student’s Accommodation Plan.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to connect with students and communicate clearly, and in a timely manner, with students, faculty, and parents. Candidates also should understand and embrace the unique Community School culture of a small independent school in a mountain resort town. Above all, the successful candidate must be flexible, dynamic, and able to work collaboratively. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, experience working with students with learning differences, and be able to work across multiple grade levels.
Interested candidates should electronically send a cover letter, resume, and at least two letters of reference by Friday, April 27 to:
c/o Sam Herrick
Middle School Head
PO Box 2118
Sun Valley, ID 83353
My colleagues inspire me daily; from their creative ideas in the classroom to their seemingly superhuman passions outside of the classroom. It is such a healthy and positive group of adults to be around.Naomi Goldberg, Eighth Grade Team
Community School seeks qualified applicants and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, religion/spirituality, nationality or any other group.