Assistant Varsity Boys' Lacrosse Coach/ Academic Support
Location: ASHBURNHAM, Massachusetts
Preferred Education: Masters
Salary: Full time faculty
Academic/Faculty - Faculty
High School Sports
Cushing Academy is seeking an experienced learning specialist who is ready to contribute to our well-established Academic Support Program. An integrated part of teaching and learning at the Academy, the Academic Support Program was established nearly 50 years ago and serves a wide range of students. Student learning profiles may include (1) mild to moderate learning disabilities (e.g. dyslexia, dysgraphia), (2) ADHD/executive functioning deficits, and/or (3) academic anxiety. Along with five other full-time learning specialists, the ideal candidate will carry a caseload of five classes, representing a combination of individual (1:1) and small group (4:1) classes. Utilizing a strengths-based coaching model and tapping into the wide range of resources available in the boarding school environment, the ideal candidate will embrace neurodiversity and brain-based research to integrate best practices and advance effective methods within the department and the broader school community. Familiarity with independent high schools is necessary, and boarding school experience is particularly helpful.
Successful candidates will have highly effective verbal and written communication skills and an exceptional ability to develop and maintain positive and healthy relationships with a diverse range of adolescents. Candidates should demonstrate an ongoing commitment to creating and supporting an inclusive educational environment, and a willingness to examine their own educational practices through an anti-oppression and anti-racist framework. Housing is provided with associated residential life duties. Boarding school faculty provide leadership for (2) afternoon activities per academic year that match experience and interest.
Coaching responsibilities include assisting with all aspects of the Varsity Boys' Lacrosse program at Cushing, which is a member of the competitive New England Prep School Athletic Conference. Working with the Head Coach, the assistant will engage potential student-athletes and their families in the admissions process, assist with planning and executing regular team practices and game strategy, and assist in travel for all regular-season games and post-season play
Please send a cover letter and resume to: Jen Viana, Director of Athletics, email@example.com.
Cushing Academy is a coed day and boarding school with a postgraduate option located one hour from Boston in Ashburnham, MA. For over 150 years, Cushing Academy has transformed students as scholars, athletes, artists, and individuals who are endlessly curious and actively engaged in discovering new talents and interests.Rigorous Academics: Our innovative curriculum prepares students well for college and life by emphasizing essential skills such as collaboration, communication, and global awareness. Widely recognized as a leader in educational innovation, our real strength is in the commitment of every teacher to the success of every student. As pioneers in Academic Support, we strive to meet students where they are and provide them with a powerful toolkit for academic success. Our internationally renowned ESL Program provides 360 -degree support, which is tailored to students' needs, and prepares them to take full advantage of our curriculum.Spectacular Arts: Our expansive and renowned visual and performing arts offerings attract accomplished artists to Cushing, while at the same time, our "give it a try" philosophy allows the entire community to explore creativity and discover new... talents.Exciting Athletics: With 26 teams in 14 sports, we offer opportunities for athletes at every level of experience and thrilling competition that binds us together as Penguins for life. In the past 17 years, Cushing teams have won 25 NEPSAC championships in 6 sports.