UPPER SCHOOL LEARNING RESOURCE SUPPORT (PART-TIME)
Devoted to intellectual inquiry, a collaborative spirit of learning, and an appreciation for the diversity of human experience, The Park School of Baltimore is a community founded on positive expectations of our students and respect for individual differences.
We cultivate children’s innate curiosity by nurturing their interests and engaging them as active participants in their own education.
We support young people in becoming confident questioners and responsible citizens of the world. ~The Park School Mission
The Park School is a non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school of 848 students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Founded in 1912 as one of the early progressive schools, The Park School continues to practice a distinct educational philosophy. The core values today, as in 1912, are a belief in children’s capacity to love learning, to grow academically and emotionally when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers, and to develop self-discipline, confidence, and creative problem-solving skills through deep exploration and constant challenge. At every grade level, from Pre-Kindergarten through Upper School, Park actively encourages questioning and conversation as essential elements of the learning process. The school
philosophy emphasizes a belief in positive expectations and expects that students, as they mature, will take increasing responsibility for their own learning.
The Park School seeks a part-time Learning Resource Support position for immediate start.
This position will support the current Office of Learning Resource, which includes a full-time Learning Resource Teacher.
- Provide direct student support, teaching study skills and executive function strategies to support time management, planning, and organization, in addition to academic-specific skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. Preference is given to those who can offer support in math.
- Proctor work sessions for small groups of students who need accountability and support during free time.
- Oversee tri-weekly feedback for students of concern.
- Serve as Accommodations Coordinator–submit accommodation requests to the ACT and College Board; create and monitor temporary medical accommodation plans for students recovering from concussions, surgery, etc.
- Oversee on-campus tutoring–communicating with tutors, coordinating letters of agreement, assigning work locations, processing invoices.
- Create and maintain a database of approved school-based accommodations, test registrations, and language waivers.
- Collaborate with teachers regarding the implementation of learning plans in the classroom.
- Distribute learning plans to teachers each semester based on class lists.
- Experience working with neurodiverse students, Upper School age preferred.
- Knowledge of assistive technology, online resources, and apps that support executive functioning and academic success.
- Passionate about Park’s progressive mission, and an advocate for diversity work and the promotion of health and wellness.
- Must have the ability to form relationships based on a high degree of trust with all types of people and help those in the most challenging of situations: the students, the faculty, the parents, and administration.
- Must be highly organized, an excellent communicator, and able to respond promptly to student issues and faculty needs.
- Candidates from diverse backgrounds or who have experience in cultural competency work are strongly encouraged to apply.
Park’s Upper School is committed to progressive principles of education. Respect for children, and confidence in their natural capacity to learn are key. The program at all grade levels centers on experiential learning within an integrated curriculum. Our approach emphasizes open-ended inquiry and problem solving, collaborative projects, and exposure to a wide range of learning activities and materials, anchored by a focus on essential understandings and attention to basic skills.
Administrators and faculty collaborate in developing programs to meet students’ academic and social/emotional needs. The faculty role is a fully professional one: in addition to taking full responsibility for students’ learning in core subject areas and their emotional growth, classroom teachers individually and collectively are the creators of the curriculum. With oversight by the Upper School Principal, they engage in ongoing curriculum development and review, both as grade level teams and in cross-grade level and division-wide initiatives. Faculty and administrators are also very involved in divisional and school-wide diversity initiatives.
Salaries and Benefits
Park salaries and benefits are highly competitive with those in other leading area independent schools. For new appointments, salaries reflect experience and training equated to Park’s scales.
Application Process: Due to the large volume of incoming resumes, we cannot accept phone calls. Interested candidates are asked to send a letter of interest, personal statement, resume and list of references via email or US mail.
Associate Head of School
The Park School of Baltimore
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
FAX (410) 339-4125
The Park School of Baltimore does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or any physical or mental disability unrelated to a reasonable performance of an employee’s duties.