The Atlanta Speech School provides an unmatched opportunity to learn from both peers and experts in the field. Beyond seeking proficiency, we work to construct a Deep Reading Brain for each child. Deep reading requires learning to make connections between what we read to what we think, feel, and do.
Founded over 85 years ago, the Atlanta Speech School has evolved into four school divisions, clinical programs, and the Rollins Center for Language & Literacy (a professional development program) with Rollins’ free online Cox Campus. Across all our programs we are driven to ensure that each child can find their voice. We do this through our mission, to help each child develop their full potential through language and literacy.
We are the educational equivalent of a teaching hospital. We lead change through the extension of our work - what occurs in the classroom for each child at the Atlanta Speech School is extended to every child through our free online learning platform, Cox Campus, on which we have more than 240,000 members nationwide and in 80 countries.
The School, across all its programs, including the Wardlaw School, attracts a staff of the most gifted and committed teaching professionals who apply the research of the nation’s leading brain development and educational experts to achieve transformational language and literacy outcomes for children.
Our focus on language and literacy is through the construction of the Deep Reading Brain. This means that:
We believe in connection over compliance. Rather than silencing children, we teach them to listen - and to think, to question, and to solve.
Our staff works together to know and serve each child from within an intentional learning ecosystem that is as joyful as it is rigorous.
Our practices are grounded in structured literacy and built on the sciences of healthy brain development, language acquisition, and the construction of the deep reading brain.
The School has never turned away a child in need of services based on his or her family’s financial circumstances.
Current Career Opportunities:
Start Date: PRN/As needed.
The Atlanta Speech School has evolved over its 85 years into the nation’s most comprehensive center for language and literacy – earning a rising national reputation as the educational equivalent of a teaching hospital. The School attracts a staff of the most gifted and committed teaching professionals who apply the research of the nation’s leading brain development and educational experts to achieve transformational language and literacy outcomes for children through its four school divisions, five clinical programs, and Rollins Center for Language & Literacy (“Rollins Center”) professional development program. The School has never turned away a child in need of services based on his or her family’s financial circumstances. All of the School’s efforts are interrelated and intentional, creating a circle of impact that is continually refined and strengthened across all programs. Our mission is to help each person develop his or her full potential through language and literacy. Please visit our website for further information: www.atlantaspeechschool.org.
The Atlanta Speech School is seeking candidates for our substitute school nurse. The substitute school nurse oversees all health and safety issues in the school related to students and staff and serves in the roles of direct care provider, collaborator/advocate, and health counselor for the entire school.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES OF THE POSITION:
- Provide health care consultation and direct care for Speech School students and staff
- Administer medication to students with written permission from parents; maintain log and accurate records of treatments and medication dispensed
- Maintain contact with parents regarding student medical information, referrals and reports
- Participate in the implementation of school health services, policies and procedures
- Document, compile, and analyze data for reports as needed on school health services
- Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
- B.S. degree in nursing and current Georgia registered nurse license
- Current CPR/first aid certificate and first aid instructor certificate
- Minimum of two years experience working with children, preferably in a school setting
- Ability to adapt to rapid transitions between varied tasks
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Strong interpersonal and organization skills
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Director of Human Resources (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject line: Substitute School Nurse
Start Date: Immediate availability
The mission of the Atlanta Speech School is to help each person develop his or her full potential through language and literacy. The School is now the nation’s most comprehensive center for language and literacy, with four schools, five clinics, summer programs and a professional development center. Each day extraordinarily dedicated and talented individuals make profound differences in the lives of the children and adults we serve here and across our state in partnership with other organizations.
The Atlanta Speech School is currently seeking applicants for the position of Learning Lab Provider. This person would work in person as needed and as determined by the Clinic Director. There is flexibility in the specific weekdays and time frame worked each day.
The Learning Lab offers individual academic intervention in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics for students in preschool through high school. Intervention to improve executive functioning and study skills is also provided. Students receiving services in the Learning Lab typically have language-based learning challenges or learning disabilities such as dyslexia. Learning Lab clients may be current or former Atlanta Speech School students or students from the community, which creates a diverse clientele of children from varied backgrounds.
Our Learning Lab Providers offer high-quality individual intervention using research-based, structured programs. While most children who enroll in the Learning Lab have received a psychoeducational evaluation, some additional assessment is typically completed by the Learning Lab Provider to help guide intervention planning and allow for progress monitoring. When appropriate, Providers consult with classroom teachers to gather and share information that can support the clients’ progress. Written goal summary and discharge summary reports are completed for each client at the beginning and end of their treatment period. Parent conferences at the beginning of the treatment period allow the Learning Lab Provider to review the goals with the parents and establish a pattern of ongoing communication. Parent conferences are also completed when clients are discharged or discontinue services.
Essential candidate qualities, preferences, and skills
- Experience utilizing structured, research-validated academic remediation programs (e.g., Orton-Gillingham, Wilson Reading System, Lindamood Bell, Making Math Real) and providing one-on-one remediation
- Training in assessment and interpretation of results
- Experience working with children with spoken language disorder and learning disabilities
- Ability to outline a structured individualized program of intervention based upon a child’s learning profile
- Ability to establish rapport with children of various ages and backgrounds
- Skill in providing feedback to parents and school personnel
- Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
- A commitment to ongoing professional development
- Master’s degree in reading, education, special education, speech-language pathology, or a related instructional field
- Certificate of completion of an Orton-Gillingham-based reading program and the associated practicum and/or an evidence-based mathematics instruction program
- Eligibility for Georgia teaching certification
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
- Ability to meet established deadlines
Among the many programs at the Atlanta Speech School, children and adults with hearing loss and language processing difficulties are served. Therefore, the clarity and accuracy of an applicant’s speech and language may be part of the hiring decision as they relate to performing the essential functions of the position.
hourly rate: $55.00 per hour
Please submit the following to Iris Goodson at email@example.com: Please provide a resume, certification, and writing sample. The writing sample should be an example of a progress report for a student who struggles in reading, writing, and/or math that addresses the following: academic strengths, areas in need of intervention, present level of performance, intervention goals, interventions used, and next steps/recommendations.
Subject line: PRN Learning Lab Provider
Director of Human Resources
- Rollins Center for Language & Literacy Georgia Early Literacy, PK-5 SOR Coach
- GA DOE Project Coordinator and Administrator
- Rollins Director of Communications
About the Rollins Center for Language & Literacy at the Atlanta Speech School
The Rollins Center for Language & Literacy is a professional development center founded in 2004 at the Atlanta Speech School, with the singular purpose of breaking the cycle of illiteracy for children who have been denied access to educational opportunity. Rollins does this by extending the science-based instruction received by each child at the Atlanta Speech School to every child through facilitation and coaching in regional schools and, on a global scale, through the free online Cox Campus. Cox Campus (www.coxcampus.org) democratizes the sciences of healthy brain development, language and literacy – making accredited professional coursework, content and community free to all. We are committed to literacy and justice for all. We do this through an equity-based learning platform where together we build the expertise and agency needed so that every adult can play a role in helping each child find their voice and live boldly to reshape the world. Our team at the Speech School and Rollins Center represents decades of educational experience, ranging from Ph.D.’s in neuroscience, Speech-Language Pathologists, Elementary Principals, classroom teachers and bilingual and special educators. Together, we are a talented and diverse group of change agents committed to overcoming the illiteracy crisis and redefining access to learning through free, innovative and transformative teaching practices based on the science.
In partnership with the Georgia Dept. of Education (GaDOE), the Rollins Center will support the implementation of the Georgia Early Literacy Act (and previously passed legislation on dyslexia, SB48, and a statewide literacy council, SB211). This critical scope of work includes the development and delivery of high-quality, researchedbased professional learning, collaborative communities, and coaching to support the science of reading and structured literacy efforts statewide. The Georgia Early Literacy, PK-5 SOR Coach “SOR Coach” is part of our K3 Field Team who are responsible for leading the transformation of literacy practices with state, regional, district and school-based educators. The scope of work includes building a shared literacy infrastructure at the state level. Specifically, the SOR Coach will work closely with state, regional, district and school leaders to design and execute a plan to realize literacy and justice for all across the state of Georgia including tiered instruction, intervention, professional development, data, and assessment – among other key components. Based on the Rollins Center model, the SOR Coach will help lead the implementation of evidence-based practices into instruction and assessment, educator training, modeling and consultation. The SOR Coach in partnership with GaDOE, state, regional and district leaders, will create opportunities that will transform knowledge, skills and agency, positively impacting literacy outcomes for Georgia’s children. Overview of the Rollins Center & GaDOE
Scope of Work
Provide coaching and support to Georgia districts, aligned with the Georgia Early Literacy Act, leveraging the free, online Cox Campus.
- Engage education leaders through access to national literacy experts, district best practices, and in-person professional development opportunities.
- Design, develop, and organize additional Cox Campus coursework to support the implementation of K-5 Foundations domain that’s part of the newly adopted K-12 English Language Arts (ELA) standards.
- Provide contracted literacy coaches with tools to enhance and extend the online learning modules in Cox Campus.
- Train existing coaches (i.e., instructional coaches, department heads/team leads, and regional) staff) in structured literacy and the science of reading.
- Establish a learning collaborative network, especially in rural areas, to connect resources and training as well as to support the implementation of foundational literacy skills.
- Identify statewide literacy needs and collaborate with districts and GaDOE to develop effective strategies to address gaps.
Essential Job Duties
The Rollins Center uses a framework for Equitable Literacy Outcomes with six elements: Professional Learning, Instructional Coaching, Data & Assessment, High-Quality Instructional Materials, MTSS & Intervention and Culturally Responsive Practices. In addition to a focus on professional learning on Cox Campus and through coaching, our team leverages all aspects of equitable literacy outcomes in our partnerships.
We believe that each element is a necessary part of transforming practice in a systemic and sustainable way.
- Serve as coach (i.e., trainer, facilitator, mentor and consultant) for the leadership, instructional coaching team, faculty and staff at assigned sites.
- Establish clear goals for professional development in assigned sites consistent with scientifically based early literacy/language research.
- Serve as an expert of early literacy/language development to model effective strategies for district and regional leaders supporting Pre-K through 5th grade.
- Assist the leadership for literacy at the site level in formulating their professional development goals to ensure that language and literacy instruction is research-based and effective.
- Deliver content knowledge about language and literacy through in-person and virtual PLCs including workshops, book studies, demonstration lessons, etc.
- Coach and support leaders, instructional coaches, reading specialists at assigned sites to implement explicit and systematic instruction based on the Science of Reading.
- Lead the development of training modules and accompanying materials (e.g., curriculum, video, etc.)
- Establish timelines and priorities for training and consultation for assigned sites in collaboration with the team.
- Collaborate with literacy leaders the Georgia Department of Education and state level leaders on a continuous basis to support implementation of Georgia’s Early Literacy Act.
- Stay abreast of federal, state, and LEA mandates, policies, and procedures regarding literacy education, early childhood education and special education.
- Actively seek new information as it becomes available to remain informed of the most current scientifically based literacy research.
- Participate in evaluation of Rollins Center programs as needed.
- Participate in research and program evaluation design meetings as needed.
- Assist in data collection for progress monitoring and needs assessments in collaboration with partners and the Rollins Center data team.
- Deliver training sessions on interpreting student and teacher data to inform instruction, particularly progress monitoring data.
- This is a Georgia-based role at the Rollins Center. Living in Georgia is preferred.
- Travel within Georgia and nationally is expected for this role on a monthly/regular basis.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
- Master's degree in special education, Speech Language Pathology, Early Childhood Education, Reading, or a related field required
- Trained in at least one structured literacy program (e.g., Cox Campus, OG, LETRS, Wilson)
- Experience in PK-5th educational programs and/or programs for language and literacy required
- Experience in structured literacy training at the district, regional, state or national level
- Unwavering commitment to high quality instructional programs and data-driven program evaluation
- Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent public speaking skills
- Action-oriented, collaborative, flexible, and innovative approach to coaching and mentoring
- Commitment and alignment to our vision of literacy and justice for all
- Proven leadership skills and the ability to understand the comprehensive language and literacy issues of young children in a variety of settings
- Ability to work with district and regional leaders across Georgia, work effectively remotely from home, work collaboratively onsite at the Rollins Center – must be able to self-manage and be effective in-person as well as through video conferencing platforms Compensation and Benefits
This is a full-time position, offering a generous benefit package including PTO, health/dental/life/vision and long-term disability insurance. The Speech School subsidizes health insurance premiums for staff and families. Other benefits include Flexible Spending Account; 403(b) Plan; cost reduction of some Atlanta Speech School services; complimentary meals during working hours; and accrued sick leave. Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience. To Apply To ensure that your application is considered, please submit a cover letter and resume.
To Apply: To ensure that your application is considered, please submit cover letter and resume to Iris Goodson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject line: GA PK-5 SOR Coach
Atlanta Speech School
Please no phone inquiries.
Rollins Center for Language & Literacy
Project Coordinator and Administrator
About the Rollins Center for Language & Literacy at the Atlanta Speech School The Rollins Center for Language & Literacy is a professional development center founded in 2004 at the Atlanta Speech School, with the singular purpose of breaking the cycle of illiteracy for children who have been denied access to educational opportunity. Rollins does this by extending the science-based instruction received by each child at the Atlanta Speech School to every child through facilitation and coaching in regional schools and, globally, through the free online Cox Campus.
Cox Campus (www.coxcampus.org) democratizes the sciences of healthy brain development, language and literacy – making accredited professional coursework, content and community free to all. We are committed to literacy and justice for all. We do this through an equity-based learning platform where together we build the expertise and agency needed so that every adult can play a role in helping each child find their voice and live boldly to reshape the world.
In partnership with the Georgia Dept. of Education (GaDOE), the Rollins Center will support the implementation of the Georgia Early Literacy Act (and previously passed legislation on dyslexia, SB48, and a statewide literacy council, SB211). This critical scope of work, funded by federal ESSER dollars, includes the development and delivery of high-quality, research-based professional learning, collaborative learning communities, a statewide literacy conference and district-level partnerships to support the science of reading and structured literacy efforts in Georgia.
The Project Coordinator and Administrator (PCA) will work closely with all of our teams – including our Operations Team, Field Team and Content Team. The scope of work includes building a shared literacy infrastructure at the state level to support the vision of GaDOE. Specifically, the PCA will coordinate all components of the ESSER grant funding, including but not limited to field work, fulfillment of partnership goals and deliverables, assist in the development of implementation plans, and other dues as assigned. This person will manage the process of maintaining federal grant documents, workflow management, timelines, coordinating site visits and events, and scheduling meetings. This person will work across the Rollins Center, including operations, content, finance and accounting, development, and other departments as needed to ensure continuous communication and effective coordination of the work. Start date for this position is on or before September 1, 2023.
In collaboration with team members, develop project implementation plans that will achieve the goals and objectives of the GaDOE partnership and support the organization’s overall strategy.
Project planning and coordination responsibilities include:
- Sequence of events: develop calendars/timelines for implementation that outline benchmark dates, deliverables and team ownership responsibilities
- Scheduling: scheduling various meetings, site visits and events; tracking progress and ensuring on me completion of project components
- Communication: communicate with a wide range of external partners and internal staff to ensure streamlined scheduling and communication. Provide note-taking and email follow-up communications.
- Reporting: provide regular updates to the Speech School and Rollins leadership teams, as well as with the operations, field, and content teams. Support the creation of formal reports as needed by GaDOE.
- Assist in budget and expense tracking, as needed.
Project administration responsibilities include:
- Create a variety of documents to support the Rollins Center in communications and implementation work with a variety of partners
- Support the Rollins Center in preparation, set-up, and run of show for in-person events
- Support the Rollins Center in inventorying and distributing various materials to support the implementation of program elements
- Maintain documents related to all aspects of the work within SharePoint
- 5+ years of professional experience as a Project Administrator, Project Coordinator, Events/Project Manager or similar role; preferably with complex project management experience and a variety of external partners
- Experience with federal grants is preferred
- Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), or equivalent certification, a plus
- Experience coordinating and scheduling multiple projects and teams
- Proficient in MS 365 (Office, Outlook, SharePoint, Forms, Teams) and Project Management software (preferably MS Project)
- Ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously within a fast-paced and dynamic environment where you may experience moving deadlines, ambiguity, and varying risk factors
- Embody these characteristics:
- A relentless work ethic and personal drive
- Strong decision-making with collaborative working style
- Exceptional organization skills – both detailed and thorough
- Skillful at prioritizing and independent me management
- Excellent communicator, both written and verbal
- Intentionally listen and seek to understand others
- Ability to drive work to completion
- None. Project Coordinator reports to the Director of Field Implementation
Physical Demands and Work Environment
This is a Georgia based hybrid role, with in state travel expected. The PCA will work at the Rollins Center at the Atlanta Speech School, as well as have the opportunity to work remotely from home when possible. Additionally, the PCA will work in the field at various locations/districts across Georgia.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Light physical effort equal to frequent lifting or moving of lightweight materials
- Regularly required to sit or stand, bend and reach. Generally, works in an office environment but may occasionally be required to perform job dues outside of the typical office setting
Compensation and Benefits:
This is a full-me Rollins Center position, funded by federal ESSER grant dollars, offering a generous benefit package including health/dental/life/vision and long-term disability insurance. The Speech School subsidizes health insurance premiums for staff and families. Other benefits include Flexible Spending Account; 403(b) Plan; cost reduction of some Atlanta Speech School services; complimentary meals onsite during working hours; vacation and accrued sick leave. Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience.
To Apply: To ensure that your application is considered, please submit cover letter and resume.
Contact: Iris Goodson, Director of Human Resources
Subject line: Project Coordinator and Administrator
Please, no phone inquiries
Director of Communications
Rollins Center for Language & Literacy
A program of the Atlanta Speech School
The Rollins Center for Language & Literacy, a program of the Atlanta Speech School, is currently seeking an exceptional leader for the position of Director of Communications.
The Atlanta Speech School has evolved over its 85 years into the nation’s most comprehensive center for language and literacy – earning a national reputation as the educational equivalent of a teaching hospital. Through four distinct academic programs and a multidisciplinary clinic, the School provides an unmatched educational experience for more than 1,400 children on our campus.
The Rollins Center for Language & Literacy is a professional development program founded in 2004 at the Atlanta Speech School, with the core purpose of breaking the cycle of illiteracy for children whose families have experienced generational denied access to educational opportunity. The Rollins Center does this by extending the science-based instruction received by each child at the Atlanta Speech School to every child through facilitation and coaching in regional schools and, on a global scale, through the free online Cox Campus. Cox Campus democratizes the sciences of healthy brain development, language acquisition, literacy and the deep reading brain – making accredited professional coursework, content and community free to all in collaboration with the nation’s top scholars. Since the Cox Campus was launched in 2014, more than a quarter million practitioners have joined us online as Members, completing more than 459,575 courses, representing a total market value of $68.94 million in continuing education at no cost to teachers, leaders or families.
We are committed to literacy and justice for all. We pursue this purpose through an equity-based learning platform where together we build the expertise and agency needed so that every child finds their voice, defines their own future and makes the greatest difference in the lives of others. Our team at the Speech School and Rollins Center represents decades of educational experience, ranging from Ph.D.’s in neuroscience, Speech-Language Pathologists, Elementary Principals to classroom teachers and bilingual and special educators. Together, we are a talented and diverse group of change agents committed to overcoming the illiteracy crisis and redefining access to learning through free, innovative and transformative teaching practices based on the science.
Please visit the following pages to learn more about our shared vision for each and every child.
The Rollins Center Director of Communications is responsible for all marketing, communications and public relations of the Rollins Center and our free, online Cox Campus. The Director will be an effective and relentless spokesperson for our vision, literacy and justice for all, and will precisely and passionately communicate with a wide range of audiences. This position requires the ability to think and plan strategically while managing daily operations. Collaboration with educators, civic and business leaders, philanthropic partners, community partners and other stakeholders is essential, as is the ability to work independently on major projects.
The position of Director of Communications, a valued member of the Rollins Leadership Team, offers ongoing responsibilities and opportunities to promote the mission and communicate its impact upon educators, advocates, families and children across our city, state, nationally and internationally. Meeting our mission creates countless new possibilities for children and adults. Proficiency in language and literacy creates a change in the course of children’s lives and transforms their futures. We are seeking a person who will help expand our reach and deepen national understanding of the powerful impact of this work. This person will help us change children’s potential into reality.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
• Create, implement and measure the success of comprehensive marketing, communications and public relations programs across all functions to enhance our visibility and position within the marketplace and the general public; facilitate internal and external communications; and help elevate the Rollins and Cox Campus brands by extending the reach of our expertise through support of our vision of literacy and justice for all.
• Collaborate with the other members of the Rollins Center Leadership Team as well as with Director of Communications of the Atlanta Speech School.
• Develop and maintain a communications strategy that aligns with all functions of the Rollins Center for Language & Literacy, including field and web-based teams, their programs and execution of activities and initiatives within those programs.
• Create and execute social media strategy.
• Develop communications framework for Cox Campus course launches and other professional learning opportunities and events.
• Write and manage production of internal and external communications, including by not limited to direct email campaigns, stakeholder communications, blogs/op-eds, and collateral materials.
• Work with community organizations, academic institutions, and government entities to advocate for our mission and to build partnerships to effect large scale change.
• Monitor and adjust data-informed communications activities.
• Ensure that the mission and vision are pertinent and evident across all communication forms in every instance.
• Oversee Atlanta Speech School Rollins Center microsite and Cox Campus marketing website strategy and updates.
• Ensure the Cox Campus site is the best representation of the Rollins and Cox Campus brands and expertise and carries consistent brand identity.
• Coordinate media interest in partnership with the Director of Communications at the Atlanta Speech School and ensure regular contact with target media and appropriate response to media requests.
• Provide guidance on best use of marketing, communications and PR budget, including awareness of and recommendations for presence and sponsorship at conferences and symposiums.
• Lead projects as assigned, such as cause-related marketing and special events.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
• Minimum of 10 years of experience in the design and execution of marketing, communications and public relations activities with demonstrated success, preferably in the not-for-profit sector
• Bachelor’s or advanced degree in journalism, marketing, public relations preferred
• Proficiency in a variety of forms of communication with special emphasis in state-of-the-art use of social media, video, web design, and technology
• Clear understanding of search engine optimization (SEO).
• Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills
• Strong creative, strategic, analytical and organizational skills
• Foster productive relationships with a wide range of people
• Ability to manage multiple projects at a time
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
This is a full-time Rollins Center position, offering a generous benefit package including health/dental/life/vision and long-term disability insurance. The Speech School subsidizes health insurance premiums for staff and families. Other benefits include Flexible Spending Account; 403(b) Plan; cost reduction of some Atlanta Speech School services; complimentary meals onsite during working hours; vacation and accrued sick leave. Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience.
Please submit the following to Iris Goodson, email@example.com
- Cover letter
- Response to the following prompt: We have just launched two new courses on Cox Campus: Implicit Bias & Trauma-Informed Practice. Please review the landing page (Social Emotional Health - Cox Campus) and each course description. Prepare a one-page communications plan for school districts, early learning networks and other opinion leaders in the field to integrate these courses into practice as a new standard of care for all children.
Email Subject line: Rollins Dir. of Communications
CONTACT: Iris Goodson, Dir. of Human Resources
Please, no phone inquiries
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The Atlanta Speech School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. All of our programs are built upon a foundation of caring instruction, based on proven research, and strengthened with a depth of academic and clinical knowledge. At the Atlanta Speech School, language is the link that connects all of our services.