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Associate Teacher- New Avenues Dyslexia Program

The Walker School
Marietta, GA 30062
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Position Title: Associate Teacher -New Avenues Dyslexia Program

Reports to: Head of New Avenues Dyslexia Program

Employment Status: Part-time, 10-month employee

FLSA Classification: Exempt


The New Avenues Associate teacher position is a unique opportunity to work in a school within a school setting. The mission of the program is to serve children with dyslexia who have above-average academic aptitude and a strong desire to fulfill their abundant potential. The program serves elementary-age students. New Avenues teachers are able to hone their knowledge and experience instructing students with dyslexia while simultaneously participating in a larger school community and expanding their own professional growth through collaboration with the Lower School and Walker faculty at large. The New Avenues Associate teachers work alongside the other teachers in the program as well as grade-level teachers to create a child-centered, multisensory learning environment. The selected teacher will have the primary responsibility for planning, teaching, evaluating, and reporting for students in his/her Structured Literacy groups. The selected teacher will be responsible for providing structured literacy instruction to students in small groups of approximately 3-6 elementary students. The teacher is responsible for establishing relationships with students, encouraging them to communicate respectfully and to optimally develop their self-advocacy and problem-solving skills, along with individual interests and enthusiasm for learning


The ideal candidate will be an energetic, compassionate, self-starter who embraces the opportunity to nurture students in fulfilling their abundant potential. The ideal candidate will have formal training and experience with age and skill-appropriate teaching methodologies for students with dyslexia or other language-based learning difficulties. A vast knowledge of multi-sensory and research-based diagnostic skills and teaching methodologies is necessary to be a successful teacher in Walker's New Avenues Dyslexia Program. He or she will work with other teachers and staff as a contributing team member to create and sustain a cooperative and positive work environment. All Walker teachers are expected to model professional standards and commitment as they teach and pursue duties within the school.


  • Utilize students' individual psycho-educational testing to develop instructional plans
  • Plan and teach small group reading classes, 3-6 students in the New Avenues
  • Communicate with families about student progress
  • Complete quarterly individualized student comments
  • Participate in parent-teacher conferences and other conferences as required
  • Maintain student literacy records
  • Perform required supervisory duties (i.e. recess, carpool, lunch, etc.) as required
  • Participate in admission-related activities (i.e. Open Houses, Admissions Evaluations, etc.) as needed
  • Participate in the life of the school by attending and advising Walker community events


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in special education, learning disabilities, reading, or speech and language pathology
  • Formal multisensory reading instruction training
  • Experience teaching students with dyslexia using multi-sensory reading instruction
  • Experience interpreting individual psycho-educational testing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standardized diagnostic assessment tools
  • Able to develop, plan, and implement curriculum using a variety of resources
  • Demonstrated knowledge of assistive technology applicable to students with dyslexia or other language-based learning differences


  • Orton-Gillingham certification
  • Advanced university degree
  • Understanding of independent schools


The Walker School is metro Atlanta's top Pre-K (3)-12th-grade school open to all faiths, and our commitment to diversity provides a safe atmosphere for students to discover who they are and how to navigate an ever-changing world successfully. At the Walker School, the infinite worth and dignity of each student define our approach to learning. With an average class size of 15 students, each child is known, challenged, supported, and encouraged to explore. The Walker School is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. Cultural competence is an expectation of employment for all professional staff at Walker. Our core value of the infinite worth and dignity of the individual undergirds our mission as faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to teaching and working in a diverse, multicultural setting.


The Walker School's salary and benefits are competitive and include medical, vision, dental insurance, a retirement plan, a smoke-free environment, and a daily prepared lunch.

Interested applicants must complete the online application on the Careers Page at www.thewalkerschool.org/about/careers


Posted: 2023-03-02 Expires: 2023-04-03

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Associate Teacher- New Avenues Dyslexia Program

The Walker School
Marietta, GA 30062

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