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Star Academy is a non-profit, non-public school, located in San Rafael, CA, serving students with learning differences in grades 3 through post-high school. Star Academy provides a comprehensive, individualized education program for students with learning differences. Star Academy’s mission is to help students experience academic success through a multisensory approach.
Our students face mild to moderate challenges such as: dyslexia, executive functioning deficits, dyscalculia, auditory processing, dysgraphia, ADHD and Asperger’s. Elementary, middle and high school students all benefit from Star’s calm, nurturing, and supportive environment, which is conducive to learning.  High school students earn their high school diploma or certificate of completion and prepare to transition to college and/or other pursuits.
Star Academy is a highly collaborative and supportive workplace environment offering a competitive salary and excellent medical, dental and vision benefits. Contract duration: 203 days, 200 of which are teaching/student days.
Every employee of Star Academy will be required to pass an FBI/DOJ criminal background check and achieve a negative tuberculosis screening.
Star Academy provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetics.

Current Openings

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  • Full Time Assistant Elementary Teacher

    The position involves working with students with learning differences in grades 3-5. Applicants must be organized, professional, collaborative, positive and creative. Strong preference given to candidates with a California Teaching Credential, experience in literacy instruction, Language Arts specialists and experience working with students with learning differences. The position has possibility for growth and expansion of responsibilities.

    The Assistant Teacher is responsible for supporting the Head Teacher in managing all classroom responsibilities for a group of students with a variety of special education needs.

    Essential Duties include:

    •Provide academic support to designated students
    •Implement Lesson Plans that have been developed by the Head Teacher
    •Assist Head Teacher in maintaining classroom student records accurately and completely, including weekly evaluations of student progress towards meeting IEP goals
    •Assist in developing and maintaining behavioral approaches and discipline
    •Communicate regularly with parents regarding student progress and needs
    •Collaborate with Star Academy staff regarding student goals and progress
    •Monitor students at all times, including field trips
    •Know and enforce all school rules and policies at all times

    Related duties:
    •Know and understand Public Law 94-142 and SB 769
    •Maintain a neat, organized, visually appealing classroom space
    •Supervise student events as needed
    •Attend staff meetings and professional development trainings

    We have a supportive multidisciplinary staff, phenomenal work environment, excellent salary and benefits.

    To apply email resume, cover letter, credentials and three references in PDF format to Sheila Reilly, Head of School.

    Position will be posted until filled.
  • Full Time Multi-Sensory Literacy Specialist

    The Multi-Sensory Literacy Specialist will deliver literacy remediation and instruction to students in grades K-12 either via 1:1, small groups or in a whole small class setting. The Multi-Sensory Literacy Specialist will be responsible for developing daily lessons that are explicit, systematic, and cumulative and which incorporate the Lindamood Bell ® methodology especially Seeing Stars® and Visualizing Verbalizing®.

    Candidates must have the following qualifications:
    • Experience in the Lindamood Bell® methodologies.
    • Experience in a Lindamood Bell® center as a clinician with pacing and testing experience, consultant preferred.
    • Experience with learning differences in students grades 3-12.
    • Strong collaboration and communication skills.
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to write lesson plans and clinical notes.

    Duties will include but may not be limited to:

    • Case management of students involving assessing, writing measurable goals, and regularly reporting on goal progress for all students whether on IEPs or privately funded.
    • Planning, preparing and delivering instructional materials that facilitate a positive and effective learning experience.
    • Adapting teaching methods and materials to meet varying student needs and interests.
    • Collaborating with specialists and other teachers to enhance student outcomes
    • Participating in full staff and team meetings.

    Star Academy is a highly collaborative and supportive workplace environment offering a competitive salary and excellent medical, dental and vision benefits.

    Contract duration: 203 days, 200 of which are teaching/student days.

    To apply submit:
    • Resume, cover letter and three references
    • Copy of credentials

    Documents, in pdf format, can be emailed to Sheila Reilly, Head of School.

    Position will be posted until filled.

    Star Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

    DISCLAIMER: Star Academy is NOT Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes nor is it affiliated with, certified, endorsed, licensed, monitored or sponsored by Lindamood-Bell, Nanci Bell, Phyllis Lindamood or Pat Lindamood. Lindamood-Bell – an international organization creating and implementing unique instructional methods and programs for quality interventions to advance language and literacy skills – in no way endorses or monitors the services provided by Star Academy. Star Academy may not recommend and/or provide the Lindamood-Bell methodologies at the same frequency and/or duration as the methodologies recommended and/or provided at the Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes Centers.