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Part Time and/or Full Time Teacher

Part-Time and/or Full-Time Teacher

Founded in 1996, The Highlands School is a leading private school that provides an outstanding education for students with learning differences and achievement gaps. Our vision is to teach students how to learn using a multi-sensory curriculum and researched-based teaching methods.

The responsibility of the Teacher is to instruct in a classroom setting. Duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Conducting morning and afternoon homeroom activities for an assigned classroom of students
  • Instructing classroom students for social studies, science, executive function, and social confidence
  • Working with one or more small groups in Math and/or Language Arts
  • Following prescribed curriculum scope and sequence using multi-sensory techniques
  • Planning and creating rich units and lessons by accessing all available resources –on-line, in person, through textbooks and other print or digital media
  • Assessing students in all areas following The Highlands School’s philosophy and approach
  • Teaching and reinforcing appropriate basic organizational, study, and social skills


  •  Using developmental constructs to recognize students’ strengths and weaknesses
  •   Striving for student mastery at each level of instruction
  •   Developing strategies to move students beyond an academic or social challenge
  •   Creating a learning profile for each student in the classroom
  •   Using social skill autopsy philosophy and approach to assist students in meeting social success

Additional responsibilities:

  • Working with a Teacher Assistant to provide appropriate support for classroom students
  • Recording and posting unit plans, tests, and daily lesson plans
  • Conducting Parent Conferences twice a year and meeting or talking with parents as needed
  • Issuing quarterly Interim Reports on a timely basis as needed
  • Updating grades in the school’s database on a regular basis
  • Preparing quarterly report cards; submitting grades and comments
  • Attending in-service training and participating in the annual summer reading program                                     
  • Preparing for special programs, events, and chaperoning field trips
  • Participating in focus groups or other school committees as needed
  • Support the mission, vision, and philosophy of the school 
  • Foster a spirit of collaboration and collegiality 
  • Works to maintain a positive school climate and culture 
  • Communicating on a regular basis with the Classroom Teacher 
  • Chaperoning field trips and special programs 
  • Attend in-service training and professional development opportunities offered by the school 
  • Attend evening and weekend events as needed 
  • Assuming other duties as assigned


  • College degree, formal OG training is preferable.
  • Organized and responsible
  • Able to comply with confidentiality

The Teacher is responsible to the Director of Instruction.


Substitute Teacher


Substitutes needed for all areas; upper, middle and elementary classroom teachers, small group math and language arts instructors, specials area (Art, Music, P.E.) and teacher assistants. Substitutes provide classroom instruction (12:1 with an assistant) in Social Studies, Science and Social Skills or small group instruction (2-4:1) in Language Arts and/or Math on an on-call basis.


Substitutes needed for all areas; upper, middle and elementary classroom teachers, small group math and language arts instructors, specials area (Art, Music, P.E.) and teacher assistants. Substitutes provide classroom instruction (12:1 with an assistant) in Social Studies, Science and Social Skills or small group instruction (2-4:1) in Language Arts and/or Math on an on-call basis.

Interest in the whole child; ability to maintain structured routines, behavior management and social skill support; strong knowledge of the English language/grammar, mathematics, executive functions, organization and study skills; understanding of learning profiles including Dyslexia, ADHD, language processing disorders; ability to follow a structured, sequential, systematic multi-sensory approach to learning; familiarity with Microsoft Office products and classroom technology.


Bachelors’ degree required for all teaching positions; a high school diploma for teacher assistant positions. Training provided in The Highlands School routines, methodologies and techniques.

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Job Summary

The Highlands School Tutoring Program provides individualized instruction for children aged 6 and older in Phonics, Math, Reading, Comprehension, Written Expression, Study Skills, and/or Executive Function Skills based on the student’s needs and academic levels. Tutors work with children one-on-one for a full hour session, generally for once or twice a week. This position reports directly to the Tutoring Coordinator. Academic guidance is also provided by the Educational Directors.


  • Use only Highlands School approved programs such as Wilson, Lindamood Bell, Institute for Excellence in Writing, etc. as approved by the Director of SGI and PD
  • Following prescribed Orton-Gillingham scope and sequence using VAKT techniques
  • Following prescribed THS Math scope and sequence
  • Utilize multi-sensory techniques and multiple modalities in instruction when possible
  • Create lessons utilizing all available resources
  • Strive for student mastery at each level of instruction
  • Develop strategies and assist students to overcome academic and/or social challenges

Additional Responsibilities

  • Support the mission, vision, and philosophy of the school
  • Communicate with parents as needed
  • Communicate with Tutoring Coordinator

This is an hourly part-time position.

Interested candidates should click here to complete the application.

Facilities Manager

Job Title: Facilities Manager   Supervisor: Head of School

Job Classification: Full Time, 12-month




This position ensures that the school property presents in a manicured, clean, and organized fashion.  Additionally, this position will be responsible for standard operating/production procedures, safety, quality control, cost, delivery, and continuous improvement initiatives within the Maintenance Department. This position provides maintenance support to all areas of operation.


Duties & Responsibilities


  • Assist in troubleshooting, repairing or working to contract repairs including, but not limited to, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, etc. 
  • Develop and maintain all required regulatory compliance, and OSHA safety standards.
  • Maintain company-required performance and maintenance records for identified equipment.
  • Perform preventive maintenance.
  • Will promote and maintain a clean, organized and safe work environment and be responsible for proper material storage and waste disposal. 
  • Perform janitorial duties as needed including, but not limited to floor cleaning and care, window cleaning and care and restocking supplies
  • Aid in the moving of furniture and/or other school equipment as needed to support educational or programmatic goals.
  • Successfully lead and function within a team environment and be able to adapt to change. 
  • Responsible for all necessary reporting and required paperwork.  
  • Receptive to training and performing functions in multiple areas.  
  • Communicate effectively with others at various levels using both oral and written communication skills.  
  • Perform other duties as required. 


Personal Qualifications 


  • Possess the ability to work gracefully with administration, faculty, parents, and students and be willing to address any conflict
  • Demonstrate the ability to accept and carry out responsibilities and make competent, professional decisions.
  • Respectfully submit and be loyal to constituted authority. Shall notify the administration of any policy noted in the staff handbook he/she is unable to support. 


Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications



  • Ability to perform multiple tasks, prioritize duties and be willing to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.
  • Strong problem-solving skills using a variety of statistical and root cause tools.
  • Display resiliency – the ability to recover from, or adjust to, misfortune or setbacks.
  • Positive attitude to support company policies and must be able to create and maintain a high-morale environment.  
  • Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices, and operating equipment used in building maintenance trades.



  • To schedule activities; collate data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required
  • To work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with specific, job-related

data; and utilize specific, job-related equipment.

  • Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: 
    • adapting to changing work priorities;
    • displaying mechanical aptitude; 
    • meeting deadlines and schedules; 
    • setting priorities; and working as part of a team; 
    • lift, carry, push, pull, or guide up to 50 pounds individually or more than 50 pounds with assistance.


Working Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; frequent climbing and balancing; significant stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling.   The job is performed under conditions with exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.


Education: High School diploma or equivalent.

Experience: Job-related experience is required.

Required Testing Certificates & Licenses: Valid Driver’s License and Valid CDL or ability to obtain one.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. This position will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the Head of School.

Click here to access the application. Email cover letter and resume to Suzanne Lippa (