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Employment at The Siena School

The Siena School is always interested in speaking with highly qualified teachers, staff, and administrators who share our passion for teaching children with different learning styles. While we may not always have a position available, we are happy to learn more about your interests and keep your information on file. Given our continuing growth, it is likely that we may have a position of interest available in the future.  
 
If you are interested in applying for a position at our Silver Spring or Northern Virginia locations, or as a tutor with Siena Tutors, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@thesienaschool.org.

PLEASE NOTE: Siena requires full COVID vaccination for employees for whichever COVID vaccination has been approved by the FDA. 


Cross-Campus Employment

The Siena School (www.thesienaschool.org) in Silver Spring, Maryland, is in its 16th year with an expanding enrollment and a second campus in Oakton, Virginia, which opened in fall of 2021. The Siena School has become a national leader in educating bright, college-bound students (grades 3-12) with mild to moderate language-based learning differences. Siena enrolls approximately 40% students of color. The school focuses on the professional development of its staff who are regularly published and have presented at national and international conferences, including the NAIS Annual Conference. Siena is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Siena School is committed to equitable hiring practices, and enthusiastically encourages professionals of all backgrounds to apply.

Please check back for full- and part-time openings.


Northern Virginia Campus

The Siena School opened a second campus in Northern Virginia in Fall 2021. This new campus in Oakton (Fairfax County) allows us to serve more students with language-based learning differences like dyslexia. It also allows us to train more leaders and teachers. Siena Northern Virginia replicates the current Siena curriculum, core values, and framework. 

Mission: The mission and educational model would be identical to Siena's highly successful program in Silver Spring, MD, empowering students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences.

Grades: Accepting applications for grades 3-10 for Fall 2022.

Location: Oakton, VA

Please note that COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement to work at The Siena School.

Full-Time Employment

The Siena School in Oakton, Virginia, is seeking an Office Manager and Registrar to become a key member of our team. Available start date is July 1, 2022. This person will fulfill a variety of roles, including supporting reception, office management, business and administrative functions, educational activities, and more.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Reception and front office support, including answering door and phone; greeting and registering visitors, and coordinating admissions information; 
  • Office Management functions, including purchasing, organizing supply room and storage room, mailings to parents, event management, food orders, etc.
  • Administrative support for staff and faculty. Maintaining student records and databases, transcripts; office administration; coordinating activities and events; assisting with staff recruitment, hiring, training, assisting coordination between two campus locations, assisting with transportation and field experience planning, assisting with special programs;
  • Communication with the Siena community, parents, visitors, and public through email, phone, newsletter; 
  • Educational Support as needed, including covering student breaks, carpool arrival/dismissal, etc.; managing student health records. Willingness to serve as a Medication Technician, training to manage basic student health and first aid.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in the education sector;
  • Bachelor's degree with a strong academic track record;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and interest in working closely with a team;
  • Written and verbal communication; 
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, including managing multiple priorities;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment;
  • Strong computer skills;
  • Experience with data management and project management; and
  • Several years of work experience, preferably in education or related field.

Compensation and Benefits

  • 12-month position. Work schedule follows the school calendar and holidays
  • Competitive benefits, including health, dental, vision and 401K

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification forms upon hire.

About The Siena School
The Siena School (www.thesienaschool.org) has two campuses, one in Oakton, VA, which opened in fall 2021 and one in Silver Spring, Maryland, which is in its 16th year. Both campuses are experiencing expanding enrollment.  The Siena School has become a national leader in educating bright, college-bound students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences. Siena enrolls approximately 40% students of color. The school focuses on the professional development of its staff who are regularly published and have presented at national and international conferences, including the NAIS Annual Conference. Siena is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Siena School is committed to equitable hiring practices, and enthusiastically encourages professionals of all backgrounds to apply.

Please note that COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement to work at The Siena School.

The Siena School in Oakton, Virginia, is seeking a full-time elementary teacher (grades 3-5) who is passionate about teaching and our mission of serving bright children with dyslexia and similar language-based learning differences. The position is for the 2022-23 school year. We are looking for a highly collaborative teacher committed to designing and adapting instruction to meet a range of student learning needs and interests. Siena relies heavily on multisensory and differentiated instruction.

The Siena School is one of the nation’s leading independent schools serving bright, college-bound students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia (www.thesienaschool.org). In response to ongoing enrollment growth and significant parent and professional interest, Siena opened a second campus in Northern Virginia, just outside Washington, DC, for grades 3-8 and will add grades through high school in the future.

At The Siena School, teachers encourage students' creative expression, incorporate student interest and passions, and develop critical thinking by creating a vibrant, student-centered environment that supports the learning and personal growth of each student. Siena faculty and staff work collaboratively with students, parents, and professionals to create a nurturing but rigorous learning environment. We know our children well and engage them on a daily basis in exciting, intellectual dialogue. Through individualized, multisensory instruction, students develop critical thinking skills and acquire the tools and strategies needed to become successful and independent learners. A positive learning experience inspires our students to have confidence in themselves and their abilities.

Siena teachers work with students in small classes of 10:1 and address individual needs through both small-group and individualized instruction. They are skillful in establishing a strong relationship with students and creating learning opportunities that motivate and inspire students to develop all aspects of their learning needs.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@thesienaschool.org. No phone inquiries, please.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching in-person at the school and via Zoom in synchronous and asynchronous models if needed
  • Sharing teaching responsibilities with other teachers in the classroom
  • Advising students and working with students, parents, and other teachers to fully develop a picture of students’ strengths and learning needs  
  • Creating lesson plans and adapting curriculum to teach Language Arts, math, social studies, and science
  • Regular and consistent communication with students, parents, and colleagues

Qualifications:

  • Master's/advanced degree (preferred) and 2-5 years of classroom experience (preferred), or Bachelor's degree with a strong academic track record and demonstrated career interest in education.
  • Strong language skills and a desire to make a difference for students whose intellect is ahead of their literacy skills.
  • Promoting joyful student engagement and a commitment to the education of students with dyslexia and language-based learning differences are essential.
  • Comfort level with elementary-age children, student-advocacy practices, and inquiry-based instruction.
  • Training or classroom experience with elementary grades, differentiation, and/or students with learning differences/dyslexia.
  • Training in multisensory, structured language approaches is desirable (but not required) since Siena has targeted and ongoing professional development in reading instruction/learning differences.
  • Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Citizenship, residency, or work Visa in the United States is required.

The position includes a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and benefits package including but not limited to: health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plan, and professional development opportunities.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification forms upon hire.

About The Siena School

The Siena School (www.thesienaschool.org) has two campuses, one in Oakton, VA, which opened in fall 2021 and one in Silver Spring, Maryland, which is in its 16th year. Both campuses are experiencing expanding enrollment. The Siena School has become a national leader in educating bright, college-bound students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences. Siena enrolls approximately 40% students of color. The school focuses on the professional development of its staff who are regularly published and have presented at national and international conferences, including the NAIS Annual Conference. Siena is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Siena School is committed to equitable hiring practices, and enthusiastically encourages professionals of all backgrounds to apply.
 

Please note that COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement to work at The Siena School.

The Siena School in Oakton, Virginia, is seeking a full-time middle and high school mathematics and science teacher for the 2022-23 school year who is passionate about teaching and an advocate for children with learning differences. We are looking for a highly collaborative teacher committed to designing and adapting instruction to meet a range of student learning needs and interests and committed to multisensory and differentiated instruction.

Siena’s inquiry-based courses challenge students with rigorous curricula while providing them with tools and strategies to help them understand and apply mathematical and scientific concepts. Siena’s math/science courses focus on more than theory, exploring practicalities as they relate to real-world and 21st century applications. With a passion for their subject, the successful applicant will enjoy working with other educators in a collaborative environment, integrating technology in a 1:1 Chromebook environment. 

At The Siena School, teachers encourage students' creative expression, incorporate student interest and passions, and develop critical thinking by creating a vibrant, student-centered environment that supports the learning and personal growth of each student. Siena faculty and staff work collaboratively with students, parents and professionals to create a nurturing but rigorous learning environment. We know our children well and engage them on a daily basis in exciting, intellectual dialogue. Through individualized, multisensory instruction, students develop critical thinking skills and acquire the tools and strategies needed to become successful and independent learners. A positive learning experience inspires our students to have confidence in themselves and their abilities.

Siena teachers work with students in small classes of 10:1 and address their individualized needs through both small-group and individualized instruction. They are skillful in establishing a strong relationship with students and creating learning opportunities that motivate and inspire students to develop all aspects of their learning needs.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated career interest in education
  • Bachelor's degree with a strong academic track record. Advanced degree and 2-5 years of classroom experience preferred
  • Promoting joyful student engagement and a commitment to the education of dyslexic students are essential
  • Training or classroom experience with high school students, differentiation and/or students with learning differences/dyslexia 

Additional Salary Information: The position includes a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and benefits package including but not limited to: health, dental and vision insurance, retirement plan, and professional development opportunities.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification forms upon hire.

About The Siena School

The Siena School (www.thesienaschool.org) has two campuses, one in Oakton, VA, which opened in fall 2021 and one in Silver Spring, Maryland, which is in its 16th year. Both campuses are experiencing expanding enrollment.  The Siena School has become a national leader in educating bright, college-bound students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences. Siena enrolls approximately 40% students of color. The school focuses on the professional development of its staff who are regularly published and have presented at national and international conferences, including the NAIS Annual Conference. Siena is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Siena School is committed to equitable hiring practices, and enthusiastically encourages professionals of all backgrounds to apply.

Please note that COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement to work at The Siena School.

The Siena School in Oakton, Virginia, is seeking a middle school Language Arts/Social Studies teacher (grades 6-8) who is passionate about teaching and our mission of serving children with dyslexia and similar learning differences. We are looking for highly collaborative teachers committed to designing and adapting instruction to meet a range of student learning needs and interests. Siena relies heavily on multisensory and differentiated instruction.

The Siena School is one of the nation’s leading independent schools serving bright, college-bound students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia (www.thesienaschool.org). 

At The Siena School, teachers encourage students' creative expression, incorporate student interest and passions, and develop critical thinking by creating a vibrant, student-centered environment that supports the learning and personal growth of each student. Siena faculty and staff work collaboratively with students, parents and professionals to create a nurturing but rigorous learning environment. We know our children well and engage them on a daily basis in exciting, intellectual dialogue. Through individualized, multisensory instruction, students develop critical thinking skills and acquire the tools and strategies needed to become successful and independent learners. A positive learning experience inspires our students to have confidence in themselves and their abilities.

Siena teachers work with students in small classes of 10:1 and address individual needs through both small-group and individualized instruction. They are skillful in establishing a strong relationship with students and creating learning opportunities that motivate and inspire students to develop all aspects of their learning needs. Siena's humanities curricula focuses on building written and oral language skills. The successful candidate will have experience providing individualized feedback and support during the writing process, and be proficient in providing experiential instruction that builds knowledge as well as skills. With a passion for their subject, the successful applicant will enjoy working with other educators in a collaborative environment, integrating technology in a 1:1 Chromebook environment. 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@thesienaschool.org. No phone inquiries please.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching in-person at the school and via Zoom in synchronous and asynchronous models
  • Advising students and working with students, parents, and other teachers to fully develop a picture of students’ strengths and learning needs 
  • Creating lesson plans and adapting curriculum to teach language arts and social studies
  • Regular and consistent communication with students, parents and colleagues


Qualifications:

  • Masters/advanced degree and 2-5 years of classroom experience (preferred), or Bachelor's degree with a strong academic track record and demonstrated career interest in education.
  • Strong language arts/social studies content knowledge and teaching skills.
  • Promotes joyful student engagement. 
  • Strong interest in the mission of serving students with dyslexia/language-based learning differences.
  • Experience/comfort level working with middle-school students. 
  • Training or classroom experience in student-advocacy practices, differentiated instruction, and inquiry-based teaching.
  • Training or classroom experience teaching students with learning differences/dyslexia. 
  • Training in multisensory and individualized teaching approaches is desirable, but not required, since Siena has targeted and ongoing professional development.

Preference for teachers with skills and interest in teaching Specials classes (art, music, drama, PE, etc.) as the school grows.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Citizenship, residency, or work visa in the United States are required. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification forms upon hire. 

Additional Salary Information: The position includes a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and benefits package including but not limited to: health, dental and vision insurance, retirement plan, and professional development opportunities.

About The Siena School

The Siena School (www.thesienaschool.org) in Silver Spring, Maryland, is in its 16th year with an expanding enrollment and a second campus in Oakton, Virginia, which opened in fall of 2021. The Siena School has become a national leader in educating bright, college-bound students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences. Siena enrolls approximately 40% students of color. The school focuses on the professional development of its staff who are regularly published and have presented at national and international conferences, including the NAIS Annual Conference. Siena is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Siena School is committed to equitable hiring practices, and enthusiastically encourages professionals of all backgrounds to apply.

Please note that COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement to work at The Siena School.


Silver Spring Campus

The Siena School in Silver Spring, Maryland, is in its 16th year with an expanding enrollment. The Siena School has become a national leader in educating bright, college-bound students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences. With approximately 150 students in grades 4-12, including 40% students of color, the school focuses on the professional development of its staff, who have presented at national and international conferences, including the NAIS Annual Conference. Siena is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Siena School is committed to equitable hiring practices and enthusiastically encourages professionals of all backgrounds to apply.

Please note that COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement to work at The Siena School.

Full-Time Employment

The Siena School in Silver Spring, Maryland, is seeking a full-time elementary teacher (grades 4-5) who is passionate about teaching and our mission of serving bright children with dyslexia and similar language-based learning differences. The position is for the 2022-23 school year. We are looking for a highly collaborative teacher committed to designing and adapting instruction to meet a range of student learning needs and interests. Siena relies heavily on multisensory and differentiated instruction.

The Siena School is one of the nation’s leading independent schools serving bright, college-bound students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia (www.thesienaschool.org). In response to ongoing enrollment growth and significant parent and professional interest, Siena opened a second campus in Northern Virginia, just outside Washington, DC, for grades 3-8 and will add grades through high school in the future.

At The Siena School, teachers encourage students' creative expression, incorporate student interest and passions, and develop critical thinking by creating a vibrant, student-centered environment that supports the learning and personal growth of each student. Siena faculty and staff work collaboratively with students, parents, and professionals to create a nurturing but rigorous learning environment. We know our children well and engage them on a daily basis in exciting, intellectual dialogue. Through individualized, multisensory instruction, students develop critical thinking skills and acquire the tools and strategies needed to become successful and independent learners. A positive learning experience inspires our students to have confidence in themselves and their abilities.

Siena teachers work with students in small classes of 10:1 and address individual needs through both small-group and individualized instruction. They are skillful in establishing a strong relationship with students and creating learning opportunities that motivate and inspire students to develop all aspects of their learning needs.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@thesienaschool.org. No phone inquiries, please.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching in-person at the school and via Zoom in synchronous and asynchronous models if needed
  • Sharing teaching responsibilities with other teachers in the classroom
  • Advising students and working with students, parents, and other teachers to fully develop a picture of students’ strengths and learning needs  
  • Creating lesson plans and adapting curriculum to teach Language Arts, math, social studies, and science
  • Regular and consistent communication with students, parents, and colleagues

Qualifications:

  • Master's/advanced degree (preferred) and 2-5 years of classroom experience (preferred), or Bachelor's degree with a strong academic track record and demonstrated career interest in education.
  • Strong language skills and a desire to make a difference for students whose intellect is ahead of their literacy skills.
  • Promoting joyful student engagement and a commitment to the education of students with dyslexia and language-based learning differences are essential.
  • Comfort level with elementary-age children, student-advocacy practices, and inquiry-based instruction.
  • Training or classroom experience with elementary grades, differentiation, and/or students with learning differences/dyslexia.
  • Training in multisensory, structured language approaches is desirable (but not required) since Siena has targeted and ongoing professional development in reading instruction/learning differences.
  • Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Citizenship, residency, or work Visa in the United States is required.

The position includes a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and benefits package including but not limited to: health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plan, and professional development opportunities.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification forms upon hire.

About The Siena School

The Siena School (www.thesienaschool.org) in Silver Spring, Maryland, is in its 16th year with an expanding enrollment and a second campus in Oakton, Virginia, which opened in fall of 2021. The Siena School has become a national leader in educating bright, college-bound students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences. Siena enrolls approximately 40% students of color. The school focuses on the professional development of its staff who are regularly published and have presented at national and international conferences, including the NAIS Annual Conference. Siena is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Siena School is committed to equitable hiring practices, and enthusiastically encourages professionals of all backgrounds to apply.

Please note that COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement to work at The Siena School.

Based at the Silver Spring campus, the Events Coordinator is an integral role, leading and supporting events at the Silver Spring campus, as well as the Siena Parents Association across both the Silver Spring and Northern Virginia campuses. Beginning mid-August 2022 (10-month, part-time position).

The Events Coordinator will:

  • Oversee the logistics, calendar, and RSVP management for all internal and external school events, including but not limited to the Back to School picnic, Siena Celebration, Teacher Appreciation Week, and the Graduation and Rising Up Ceremonies;
  • Work with the Siena Parents Association (SPA) on their monthly meetings, Fall/Winter Parent Potlucks, and other events; 
  • Attend SPA Executive Committee meetings as well as some general meetings; help to identify/hire speakers for general meetings; recruit parents to fill leadership roles; and work with SPA treasurers to determine how budget is spent;
  • Support the Admissions office for internal school events and external fairs and conferences for professionals;
  • Work with the Fundraising office to help plan events, including logistics and fundraising event details for Homecoming, the Spring Fundraiser, and special informational and/or fundraising evenings for the Scholarship Fund;
  • Collaborate with administrators, including the Heads of School for Silver Spring and Northern Virginia, as well as the head of the Board of Directors, as needed;
  • Plan faculty and staff meals for special occasions and professional development days;
  • Act as the Siena Representative to the Parents Council of Washington, attending orientation and other events and promoting PCW programs to the Siena community;
  • Perform other administrative support duties as assigned, including front desk coverage and student supervision.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be highly organized, detail-oriented, and capable of managing a range of responsibilities while maintaining a friendly, positive attitude;
  • Communicate clearly and enthusiastically to all staff and prospective families with superb verbal and written communication skills;
  • Possess excellent written communication and organizational skills, as well as the ability to meet deadlines, create and track multiple events simultaneously, and use various platforms (e.g., Google Sheets, Google Forms, ParentSquare, and Paperless Post);
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and be a team player, knowing that—as part of a small school—staff often wear many hats;
  • Have a flexible, confident, and outgoing personality and the ability to work well with many types of people;
  • Have genuine support of the Siena mission, a sense of humor, and the ability to work well within a collaborative environment;
  • Be prepared for occasional early morning, evening, or weekend work;
  • Be able to perform physical labor for events (including setting up/breaking down tables, chairs, and decorations).

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification forms upon hire. 

About The Siena School

The Siena School (www.thesienaschool.org) in Silver Spring, Maryland, is in its 16th year with an expanding enrollment and a second campus in Oakton, Virginia, which opened in fall 2021. The Siena School has become a national leader in educating bright, college-bound students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences. Siena enrolls approximately 40% students of color. The school focuses on the professional development of its staff, who are regularly published and have presented at national and international conferences, including the NAIS Annual Conference. Siena is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Siena School is committed to equitable hiring practices, and enthusiastically encourages professionals of all backgrounds to apply.

Please note that COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement to work at The Siena School.

The Siena School, Silver Spring, is seeking a full-time Humanities Teacher for the 2022-23 school year who is passionate about teaching and an advocate for children with learning differences. We are looking for a highly collaborative teacher committed to designing and adapting instruction to meet a range of student learning needs and interests and committed to multisensory and differentiated instruction.

Siena's humanities curriculum focuses on building written and oral language skills. The successful candidate will have experience providing individualized feedback and support during the writing process, and be proficient in providing experiential instruction that builds knowledge as well as skills. Classes are conducted seminar-style with a focus on analyzing primary source texts to engage students and personalize their understanding of each topic studied. Students learn how to annotate and dissect primary sources and to use evidence to support their verbal and oral discourse. With a passion for their subject, the successful applicant will enjoy working with other educators in a collaborative environment, integrating technology in a 1:1 Chromebook environment. 

At The Siena School, teachers encourage students' creative expression, incorporate student interest and passions, and develop critical thinking by creating a vibrant, student-centered environment that supports the learning and personal growth of each student. Siena faculty and staff work collaboratively with students, parents and professionals to create a nurturing but rigorous learning environment. We know our children well and engage them on a daily basis in exciting, intellectual dialogue. Through individualized, multisensory instruction, students develop critical thinking skills and acquire the tools and strategies needed to become successful and independent learners.  A positive learning experience inspires our students to have confidence in themselves and their abilities.

Siena teachers work with students in small classes of 10:1 and address their individualized needs through both small-group and individualized instruction. They are skillful in establishing a strong relationship with students and creating learning opportunities that motivate and inspire students to develop all aspects of their learning needs.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated career interest in education;
  • Bachelor's degree with a strong academic track record. Advanced degree and 2-5 years of classroom experience preferred;
  • Strong language skills and a desire to make a difference for students whose intellect is ahead of their literacy skills;
  • Promoting joyful student engagement and a commitment to the education of dyslexic students are essential; and
  • Training or classroom experience with high school students, differentiation and/or students with learning differences/dyslexia. 

Additional Salary Information: The position includes a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and benefits package including but not limited to: health, dental and vision insurance, retirement plan, and professional development opportunities.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification forms upon hire. 

About The Siena School

The Siena School (www.thesienaschool.org) in Silver Spring, Maryland, is in its 16th year with an expanding enrollment and a second campus in Oakton, Virginia, which opened in fall of 2021. The Siena School has become a national leader in educating bright, college-bound students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences. Siena enrolls approximately 40% students of color. The school focuses on the professional development of its staff who are regularly published and have presented at national and international conferences, including the NAIS Annual Conference. Siena is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Siena School is committed to equitable hiring practices, and enthusiastically encourages professionals of all backgrounds to apply.

Please note that COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement to work at The Siena School.

The Siena School, Silver Spring, is seeking a full-time Music Teacher for the 2022-23 school year who is passionate about teaching and an advocate for children with learning differences.

Music is an integral component of the Siena curriculum, and the ideal candidate should be a skilled musician with aptitude in a range of instruments—ideally piano, guitar, drums, and voice—and demonstrate a wide array of musical interests and experiences. The successful applicant will enjoy working with other educators in a collaborative environment (such as by planning and executing performances) and provide student-centered learning experiences that are engaging and differentiated to meet the needs of students with language-based learning differences.

The Music Teacher will:

  • Provide a range of musical opportunities to students across all divisions (elementary through high school);
  • Run Choir and Band Clubs during the last period of the day (incorporated into schedule);
  • Support the annual musical.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated career interest in education;
  • Bachelor's degree with a strong academic track record and 2-5 years of classroom experience preferred;
  • Strong language skills and a desire to make a difference for students whose intellect is ahead of their literacy skills;
  • Promoting joyful student engagement and a commitment to the education of dyslexic students are essential; 
  • Training or classroom experience with elementary, middle, and high school students, differentiation, and/or students with learning differences/dyslexia.

Additional Salary Information: The position includes a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and benefits package including but not limited to: health, dental and vision insurance, retirement plan, and professional development opportunities.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification forms upon hire.

About The Siena School

The Siena School (www.thesienaschool.org) in Silver Spring, Maryland, is in its 16th year with an expanding enrollment and a second campus in Oakton, Virginia, which opened in fall of 2021. The Siena School has become a national leader in educating bright, college-bound students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences. Siena enrolls approximately 40% students of color. The school focuses on the professional development of its staff who are regularly published and have presented at national and international conferences, including the NAIS Annual Conference. Siena is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Siena School is committed to equitable hiring practices, and enthusiastically encourages professionals of all backgrounds to apply.

Please note that COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement to work at The Siena School.
 

The Siena School in Silver Spring, MD, is seeking a full-time Paraprofessional/After School Supervisor for the 2022-23 school year. The ideal candidate is passionate about education and an advocate for children with learning differences, is able to work in a highly collaborative environment to meet a range of student learning needs and interests, and is committed to multisensory and differentiated instruction. During after school, the supervisor will work collaboratively with other team members to implement a structured environment to support students’ academics, and will communicate with families as needed. 

Additional duties as assigned, including recess and lunch supervision, and other tasks as needed. Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:45am–4:45pm.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated career interest in education
  • Bachelor's degree or minimum 120 college credit hours preferred
  • Strong communication skills
  • Promoting joyful student engagement and a commitment to the education of dyslexic students are essential.
  • Experience supporting individual or small students with their academics

Salary Information: $40,000 and benefits package including but not limited to: health, dental and vision insurance, retirement plan, and professional development opportunities.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification forms upon hire.

About The Siena School

The Siena School (www.thesienaschool.org) in Silver Spring, Maryland, is in its 16th year with an expanding enrollment and a second campus in Oakton, Virginia, which opened in fall 2021. The Siena School has become a national leader in educating bright, college-bound students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences. Siena enrolls approximately 40% students of color. The school focuses on the professional development of its staff who are regularly published and have presented at national and international conferences, including the NAIS Annual Conference. Siena is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Siena School is committed to equitable hiring practices, and enthusiastically encourages professionals of all backgrounds to apply.
 

Please note that COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement to work at The Siena School.

The Siena School in Silver Spring, MD, is seeking a full-time Paraeducator/Substitute Teacher for the 2022-23 school year. The ideal candidate is passionate about teaching and an advocate for children with learning differences, is able to work in a highly collaborative environment to meet a range of student learning needs and interests, and is committed to multisensory and differentiated instruction.

When substitute teaching, Siena paraeducators are responsible for managing the classroom goals, expectations, and directives of the absent teacher for the given period(s) or day(s). The ideal candidate uses effective classroom management techniques to establish quick and effective working relationships with students. Candidates must be eager to work with students in a collaborative, student-centered environment. 

Additional duties as assigned, including recess and lunch supervision and other tasks as needed. Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00am–4:00pm.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated career interest in education
  • Bachelor's degree or minimum 120 college credit hours completed
  • Strong communication skills
  • Promoting joyful student engagement and a commitment to the education of dyslexic students are essential.

Salary Information: $40,000 and benefits package including but not limited to: health, dental and vision insurance, retirement plan, and professional development opportunities.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification forms upon hire. 

About The Siena School

The Siena School (www.thesienaschool.org) in Silver Spring, Maryland, is in its 16th year with an expanding enrollment and a second campus in Oakton, Virginia, which opened in fall 2021. The Siena School has become a national leader in educating bright, college-bound students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences. Siena enrolls approximately 40% students of color. The school focuses on the professional development of its staff who are regularly published and have presented at national and international conferences, including the NAIS Annual Conference. Siena is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Siena School is committed to equitable hiring practices, and enthusiastically encourages professionals of all backgrounds to apply.

Please note that COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement to work at The Siena School.


Siena Tutors

The Siena School is hiring tutors for elementary, middle and high school students to provide targeted instruction and support in reading, writing, math, executive functioning skills, and other core subjects. Our Tutors work 1:1 with students outside of school hours to target skill development, support knowledge and use of student learning strategies, and promote healthy self-confidence. We are looking for tutors who understand the connections with language and learning, have excellent people skills, and are enthusiastic about helping children who learn differently. 

Part-Time Employment

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual, regular tutoring sessions with students in a specific area of support  (executive function skills/organization, the writing process, reading development, math, and/or other subject specific support such as science or social studies).
  • Consistent and regular parent communication regarding student’s progress.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to tailor the tutoring experience to the individual needs of each student with focused comments on important aspects of a student’s progress, and clearly identified goals for further progress in the specific area of focus.
  • Accurate record keeping, including logging hours.
  • Regular feedback to the Director of Tutoring.
  • Develop learning plans, implement assessments, and report student progress under the direction of the Director of Tutoring Services.

Qualifications:

All Tutors

  • Bachelor's degree with a strong academic track record. 
  • Advanced degree and 2-5 years of classroom experience preferred.
  • Experience teaching/tutoring elementary, middle and/or high school students including students with learning differences/dyslexia; training or classroom experience working with students one-on-one or in small groups and with differentiation strategies.
  • Training in multisensory, structured language education desirable. 
  • Available after school, evenings and/or weekends; hours are flexible.
  • Engage in professional development provided by The Siena School.
  • Strong language skills and a desire to make a difference for students whose intellect is ahead of their literacy skills.
  • High degree of reliability and consistency and strong organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail regarding work schedule, assessment, and paperwork.
  • Able to work remotely with reliable internet access and computer to provide on-line tutoring. Some tutoring positions will transition to in-person work as is deemed safe to return due to Covid-19, while other Siena tutors will continue to work virtually with students as family and schooling needs dictate.
  • Strong technology skills (especially Microsoft OS, MS Office programs, Google Suite).
  • Comfortable with and uses technology tools for instruction, planning, and communication. Willing to learn new uses/applications of technology tools to support individual student’s needs.
  • Personable and joyful working with school-age children.

Specific to Reading Tutors

  • Reading training (e.g., Orton Gillingham).
  • Knowledge in the core processes, skills, and content of reading and its relationship to listening, speaking, and writing.
  • Understand the reading process, particularly phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, decoding, strategic reading, and the application of these skills.
  • Experience teaching specific elements of reading instruction in 1:1 and/or small groups.

Hourly pay dependent on experience and qualifications.

The Siena School (www.thesienaschool.org) in Silver Spring, Maryland, is in its 16th year with an expanding enrollment and now a second campus in Oakton, Virginia, which opened in Fall 2021. Siena has become a national leader in educating bright, college-bound students with mild to moderate language-based learning differences, with nearly 150 students at its Silver Spring campus (grades 4-12) and nearly 30 at its new Northern Virginia campus (grades 3-8; adding grades 9-10 in Fall 2022). Siena enrolls approximately 40% students of color. Siena focuses on the professional development of its staff who have presented at national and international conferences (including the NAIS Annual Conference) and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Siena School is committed to equitable hiring practices and enthusiastically encourages professionals of all backgrounds to apply. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification forms upon hire.

How to Apply/Contact

For immediate consideration, interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to Ann Mullen at amullen@sienatutors.org. No phone calls please.

What do Siena parents say about our faculty?

"We had a wonderful and very encouraging experience meeting with all of her teachers. I continue to be amazed and grateful at how clearly her teachers see her for all of her gifts and can clearly identify ways to address her challenges." - Siena Parent

"We have seen our son grow into a self-confident and mature young man thanks to the dedication and support of all the amazing staff at Siena and the programs they offer." - Siena Parent

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