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2024-2025 Learning Specialist Grade 6-12 - Location TBD

West Linn-Wilsonville School District
Closing date: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

Learning Specialist - Location TBD.

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This position is for the 2024-2025 school year.

The Salary listed is based on the Current Salary Schedule and does not reflect a yet to be negotiated Cost of Living Adjustment for the 2024-2025 School Year.

Special Education Endorsement Required.

Position Description:
Create a vibrant learning community for students receiving special education support. Establish positive relationships with students, parents, and staff. Educate the whole child academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. Flexibly provide instruction to students either in the general education setting or in a special education setting depending on the individual needs of the student. Plan instruction using a constructivist approach enhanced by explicit instruction techniques as appropriate. Use a variety of assessments to understand student learning and plan next instructional steps. Demonstrate a commitment to improving instructional practices, creating more inclusive cultures, and increasing student voice. Collaborate with general education teachers, instructional assistants, teaching specialists, administration, and parents to create and implement cohesive individualized educational plans. Communicate progress around student learning. Attend all pertinent faculty, parent, and school meetings. Fulfill other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities Include:
Planning for the instructional needs of all students; Attending to the special needs of students; Teaching high expectations for student achievement and behavior;
Implementing state and district curriculum; Providing instruction that promotes all skill development, knowledge, and reasoning;
Using a variety of assessments to inform instruction; Creating an environment that maximizes student learning with a focus on character development;
Developing partnerships that enhance student learning;
Modeling and teaching a growth mindset;
Providing culturally responsive instruction;
Modeling and teaching respect with an awareness of diversity; Demonstrating continuous professional growth.

Knowledge of best practices in teaching;
Masters Degree preferred;
Oregon teaching license in assigned area(s) and proper endorsements;

A teacher in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District joins a community of professionals who embrace the district's mission and six guiding vision themes:

How do we create learning communities for the greatest thinkers and most thoughtful people for the world?

Six Guiding Vision Themes
Demonstrates personal and academic excellence;
Provides a personalized education to improve student performance;
Establishes community partnerships and expands the classroom beyond the school;
Creates a circle of support for each student;
Educates the whole person-intellectually, emotionally, physically, and ethically;
Integrates technology in daily living.

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District offers a competitive benefits package, including Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance, an Employee Assistance Program, and Professional Development & Tuition Reimbursement (prorated based on FTE). For a full list of benefits offered to our employees, please click here.
At present time the district pays the 6% contribution to PERS on the employee's behalf.

Please note, Temporary staff are not eligible for Professional Development & Tuition Reimbursement.

Community and District Information:
The West Linn-Wilsonville School District is nestled within two thriving cities, West Linn and Wilsonville, within the rural area of Clackamas County. Both communities have a strong legacy of support for their schools, music and arts endeavors, and the overall well-being of their patrons. The school district and surrounding communities have experienced steady, constant growth over the past three decades. The estimated student population of the District as of December 2023 is 9,706.

It is the policy of the West Linn-Wilsonville Board of Education and School District (WLWV) that no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veterans' status, genetic information, or disability shall occur if the employee with or without reasonable accommodation, is able to perform the essential functions of the position. These protections apply to students, employees, and other members of the public. West Linn-Wilsonville School District is committed to equal access and equal opportunity in all activities/services, educational programs, and employment. Persons having questions regarding equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Director of Human Resources at the West Linn-Wilsonville School District, 503-673-7095.