Westminster Schools of Augusta seeks to glorify God by providing an excellent education that emphasizes academic, athletic and artistic excellence that equips students to live extraordinary lives for Jesus Christ. The Lower School Academic Support Coordinator collaborates with students, teachers, parents and administration to support students in their academic courses at Westminster.
?Student Support Responsibilities:
Reviews psych/ed evaluations.
Observes students in the classroom to gather information for accommodations.
Determines the individual action plans or accommodations for students needing support beyond what the classroom teachers are able to provide. These plans should be made in consultation with teachers, principal, and other members of the academic support committee.
Coordinates academic coaches for students during both the school year and the summer.
Coordinates alternative exam testing arrangements for students.
Serves as an academic coach.
Regularly assesses the effectiveness of action plans and accommodations and formally assesses progress annually.
Evaluates as needed: Kindergarten Readiness, Vocabulary Development, Oral Reading Fluency, Silent Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Spelling Ability and Memory
Parents Support Responsibilities:
Leads initial meeting with parents to discuss Action Plan.
Regularly communicates with parents the on-going assessment of academic support plans.
Serves as a point of contact for parents.
Manages the academic support contracts.
Faculty Support Responsibilities:
Provides and maintains current list of individual student accommodations for classroom teachers.
Meets with teachers at the beginning of each year and throughout the year as necessary to discuss action plans and accommodations.
Works with teachers to evaluate classroom accommodations and action plans for students.
Supports teachers who need strategies and ideas to help students.
Provides written summaries of psychologicals.
Meets weekly with Lower School principal to discuss student progress.
Provides written reports to principal and teachers of any in-house testing.
Maintains Academic Support files for Lower School Students receiving Academic support.
Maintains accurate and complete accommodation records.
Makes referrals to Educational Psychologists and follows progress of reports.
Coordinates the Academic Coaching services for the lower school.
Supervises and meets with the academic coach staff weekly.
Collaborates with the Lower School principal regarding accommodations and support.
Attends faculty and designated committee meetings.
Initiates meetings with parents and teachers.
Assists with planning and professional development training of faculty regarding academic support.
Serves on the Academic Support Committee.
Manages the transition to the Middle School for academic support students.
Collaborates with the middle school and upper school academic support coordinators.
Seeks professional development
Makes recommendations for new student academic support in the admissions process.
Completes other duties as assigned.
Researches and purchases curriculum to support the individual needs of students.
Manages coach contracts.
Interviews and makes recommendations for prospective coaches.
Formal training and/or experience in LD instruction.
Bachelor's or Master's degree in an academic discipline.
Lower school teaching experience.
Excellent organizational, collaboration and communication skills.
Proficiency with educational technology.
Oral Expression- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Speech Recognition- The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Oral Comprehension- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension and Expression- The ability to understand and communicate information and ideas in writing so others can understand.
Selective Attention- The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Vision- The ability to see details at a close range as well as at a distance.
Environment- The ability to work in a potentially stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
The ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
The ability to occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.
Generally works in climate controlled environment, but may be required from time to time to work outdoors in extreme conditions.
Westminster seeks faculty and staff who are passionate for our missions and embody our core values. Faculty are competent in their field and dedicated to growing and developing. They must genuinely love teaching and working with young people. Most importantly, they must love Jesus Christ and have a compelling Christian faith.
Westminster Schools of Augusta is a Pre-K through 12 regionally-accre...dited, coeducational, college- preparatory, Christian day school enrolling 625 students. The 34-acre campus is located in a residential section of Augusta, which is Georgia’s second largest metropolitan area. The school is affiliated with First Presbyterian Church of Augusta (PCA), but the student body and faculty include members from more than almost 90 different local churches of various denominations.
We offer an excellent college-preparatory program including honors and Advanced Placement options. The average SAT I score for all Westminster students taking the SAT last year was 1832. Students also enjoy opportunities for participation in clubs, athletics, the arts and various academic and artistic competitions.
We are interested in receiving inquiries from applicants with sound academic credentials who desire to work in an academically challenging environment with capable, cooperative students. Requirements include voluntary agreement with a biblically-based statement of faith and membership in a compatible Christian church. Westminster Schools of Augusta does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender or disability in its educational programs or activities, including admission or employment.