Empowering students with language-based learning differences
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northern Virginia Campus
The Siena School is opening a second campus in Northern Virginia in Fall 2021. This new campus in Oakton (Fairfax County) will allow us to serve more students with language-based learning differences like dyslexia. It will also allow us to train more leaders and teachers. This new campus will replicate 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 3-8 for Fall 2021. Expanding to high school in Fall 2022.
Location: Oakton, VA
Opening: Fall 2021
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 has completed a new wing. 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.
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.
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.
- 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 15th 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 130 students in grades 4-12, including 40% students of color, the school has completed a new wing, increasing capacity to over 150 students. 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.
Siena School is committed to equitable hiring practices, and enthusiastically encourages professionals of all backgrounds to apply.
How to Apply / Contact
For immediate consideration, interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to Ann Mullen at email@example.com. 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