The Idea School is a co-ed, modern Orthodox high school located at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly, NJ. The Idea School opened in 2017 with our first class of 13 freshmen and is now in our fourth year of operation, with a student body of 77 students across all four grades. For the academic year of 2022-23, we are eagerly anticipating growing our talented faculty.
We are currently seeking a PT or FT Learning Specialist.
A B.A. and M.A. in Special Education
At least five years’ experience in academic support in a high school setting with a range of learning needs that include executive order functioning.
Work closely with the Head of Academic Support and the school guidance counselor to support the learning and executive functioning needs of the students in grades 9-12
Help faculty differentiate lessons in order to accommodate diverse learning needs of students
Collaborate with faculty and staff in a flexible manner
Communicate effectively with faculty, parents, and students
Participate in school-wide professional development and see it as an ongoing dynamic process
Coordinate with Bergen County Special Services on support for eligible students including initial student evaluations, re-evaluations and ongoing support.
Utilize the school’s learning management system to successfully support classroom learning
All of the educators we hire must:
Have a passion for nurturing growth and excitement for learning in each child
Be creative, innovative, and curious
Have a constructivist approach to education
Understand a project- and problem-based learning (PBL) model
Be willing to collaborate with partner teachers and across disciplines in the creation of meaningful, engaging, and real-world learning experiences for students
Have a start-up mentality and a willingness to iterate and fail forward
Be problem solvers
Be thoughtful and self-reflective