Minimum Education: Master's degree in education, human and organizational development and/or related fields preferred

Minimum Experience: 3-5 years

Website: mountvernonschool.org

Founded in 1972, The Mount Vernon School is a leading private school of inquiry, innovation, and impact.

Anchored in Christian values — love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control — relationships at Mount Vernon are foundational to learning. Preparing students to be college ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders calls us to lean into inclusion, diversity, equity, and action.

Creating and cultivating connections between all people, ideas, and sectors, the School welcomes all learners to wrestle with voices and perspectives that challenge our assumptions, biases, stereotypes, and privileges. Not allowing our differences to divide us requires each of us to engage in honest, vulnerable, and courageous conversations through empathy, reflection, examination, and action. Being real agents of change is a continuous journey.

Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, our trust in each other strengthens our sense of identity, autonomy, and interdependence. As a school of inquiry, innovation, and impact, we are committed to creating and sustaining a school culture where all members feel valued and safe, sharing their authentic selves to design a better world…together.

Summary

The Mount Vernon School seeks a versatile, dedicated, and forward-thinking educator to serve as a Preschool Learning Coach. This person will support all learners by partnering with teachers, students, and families to guide the development of our youngest learners and to facilitate early intervention student services.

The learning coach is responsible for helping all students to be successful in their learning journeys through small-group, differentiated instruction, student progress monitoring, student support accommodations, and family support in conjunction with the classroom teacher.

Role & Responsibilities 

This individual will:

  • Collaborate with Lower Campus Head of Learning and Innovation to plan and support professional learning
  • Collaborate with the team of Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School Learning Coaches to build and model innovative instructional approaches and student support services in the Preschool program.
  • Model research based student-centered, interdisciplinary, and curiosity-driven learning experiences
  • Participate in co-teaching experiences and facilitate small group, differentiated instruction
  • Document important milestones in students’ learning journeys using the School’s ePortfolio and standards-based grading digital platforms.
  • Collaborate with teachers, parents, and outside providers to support students’ individual needs
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive records of each student’s performance and progress
  • Share knowledge of early childhood pedagogy, curriculum, child development, and emergent literacy and mathematics best practices with Preschool teaching teams
  • Provide small group training in Handwriting Without Tears and related multisensory, fine motor development and instruction
  • Assist teachers to structure environments, routines, and interactions that contribute to positive behavioral and social-emotional outcomes for the children and families in a program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Current Pedagogical Influences include:

  • Competency-Based Education and Standards-Based Grading
  • Inquiry-Based Learning
  • Comprehensive focus on knowledge, skills, and dispositions
  • Neuroscience and human development
  • Social and Emotional Learning

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in education, human and organizational development and/or related fields preferred
  • Early Childhood classroom experience preferred
  • Training in Orton-Gillingham or other systematic phonics instruction
  • Effective communication skills in both written and spoken mediums
  • Capacity to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively in a fast-paced and ambitious environment

The faculty and staff of The Mount Vernon School believe the fair and equitable treatment of employees is critical to fulfilling its mission and purpose. It is the policy of The Mount Vernon School is to conduct business and provide equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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