The Shefa School is a Jewish community day school in Manhattan serving students in grades 1-8 who benefit from a specialized educational environment in order to develop their strengths while addressing their learning challenges. We specifically serve students with language-based learning disabilities who have not yet reached their potential levels of success in traditional classroom settings. Shefa is a pluralistic community school, serving families across the range of Jewish involvement and observance. At Shefa, we believe that differences are a source of strength and that we are all enriched by the diversity of perspectives.
About the Position
The Shefa School is seeking a full-time Writing Coordinator to oversee the writing program in grades 1-8. The Shefa School uses The Writing Revolution (TWR) as the foundation for all writing instruction across the school. Also known as the Hochman Method, TWR is an explicit set of evidence-based strategies for teaching expository writing. The position will begin in the summer of 2023.
Key Responsibilities: • Oversee the writing curriculum and instruction school-wide (Grades 1-8) o Maintain and refine curriculum maps and curricular materials o Oversee administration of assessments for Writing o Oversee grouping of students for Writing o Assist with the editing of progress reports • Support Writing teachers o Observe Writing classes on a regular basis and provide feedback to teachers o Meet regularly with Writing teachers to support lesson planning, curriculum development, and instruction o Lead group professional development workshops related to the Writing program • Teach writing class(es) • Collaborate as part of the Instructional Leadership Team • Collaborate with History, Judaic Studies, and Science faculty on developing interdisciplinary writing projects and on incorporating writing strategies into daily instruction (e.g. note-taking, outlining, etc.)
Qualifications: • Experience and expertise in implementation of The Writing Revolution at a range of grade levels • Master’s Degree in Special Education, Literacy, or Speech-Language Pathology • At least 5 years of relevant teaching experience (Middle School experience strongly preferred) • Experience teaching students with language-based learning disabilities • Strong background in curriculum design • Experience with coaching, mentoring, and leading professional development • Exceptional communication skills with a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of individuals
Salary Range: $80,000 - $120,000 (commensurate with experience)