Elementary School Teacher – Specializing in Language-Based Learning Differences

Elementary School Teacher – Specializing in Language-Based Learning Differences

The Hillside School, a renowned K-8 independent educational institution in Macungie, PA, is seeking a dedicated and skilled Elementary School Teacher specializing in Language-Based Learning Differences to join our esteemed faculty. If you have a profound commitment to empowering students with language-based learning challenges, possess exceptional teaching abilities, and are passionate about creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment, we invite you to apply for this rewarding opportunity.


  • Develop and implement specialized instructional plans tailored to meet the unique needs of students with language-based learning differences.
  • Create a nurturing and inclusive classroom environment that promotes active participation and encourages student growth and self-advocacy.
  • Utilize evidence-based strategies and multisensory techniques to facilitate language development, reading, writing, and communication skills.
  • Collaborate with other educators, specialists, and support staff to design and deliver comprehensive intervention programs.
  • Employ assistive technology and adaptive tools effectively to enhance learning experiences for students.
  • Regularly assess student progress using a variety of diagnostic tools and provide individualized feedback to students and parents/guardians.
  • Foster positive relationships with students, parents, and colleagues, and maintain open lines of communication regarding student progress, accommodations, and strategies.
  • Stay abreast of current research and best practices in the field of language-based learning differences and actively pursue professional development opportunities.
  • Adhere to school policies and procedures to ensure a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Special Education, or a related field (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Valid teaching certification/license in Pennsylvania or ability to obtain certification.
  • Specialization or additional training in teaching students with language-based learning differences (LETRS, Orton-Gillingham certification, Wilson Reading System, etc.) is highly preferred.
  • Proven experience working with students with language-based learning differences in a school setting.
  • In-depth knowledge of language development, literacy instruction, and evidence-based interventions for students with learning challenges.
  • Ability to differentiate instruction and adapt teaching strategies to meet individual student needs.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in using assistive technology and adaptive tools for students with learning differences.
  • Dedication to ongoing professional development in the field of language-based learning differences.

To apply for this position, please submit the following documents:

  • Cover letter highlighting your experience and commitment to teaching students with language-based learning differences.
  • Updated resume/CV, emphasizing relevant qualifications and expertise.
  • Copies of teaching certifications or proof of eligibility.
  • Contact information for at least three professional references.

The Hillside School offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. We value diversity and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

To apply, please send your application materials via email to jharakal@hillsideschool.org or mail them to:

Hillside School

Attn: Associate Head of School

2697 Brookside Road

Macungie, PA 18062

The Hillside School is an equal-opportunity employer. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. We appreciate your interest in joining our team and making a difference in the lives of students with language-based learning differences!