Employment

Positions Available

#1 – Special Education Teacher
#2 – Administrative Support Part-Time Position
#3 – Qualified Nurses

#1 – Special Education Teachers
POSITION: Full-time Special Education Teacher with start date August 24, 2020.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree and Eligible for Connecticut Certification in Special Education or Remedial Reading.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Villa Maria School is a private state approved and accredited program for students in grades K-9 who are learning disabled. It strives to promote the growth of the whole child by providing a small, structured, success oriented learning environment. Teachers utilize a variety of instructional techniques including multi-sensory approaches, repetition to reinforce learning, and ability to engage students in active learning. Most classes have a teacher/student ratio of 1 to 4. Familiarity with computer programs and ability to learn new technology programs quickly using Mac Laptops, Chromebooks, Smartboards, and Promethean Boards (e.g. Reading Plus, RazKids, Bookshare, ALEKS, Google Classroom) is a plus. Experience with research-based reading programs, such as PAF and Wilson is desirable.

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience, degrees, and certifications

APPLICATION PROCESS: All applicants must submit a letter of application, resume, teaching certificate(s), transcripts and three letters of recommendation. These may be sent in regular mail or emailed to employment@villamariaschool.org


#2 – Administrative Support Part-Time Position
Villa Maria School in Stamford, CT seeks a capable, well-rounded person to provide clerical support for the school. Villa is a school for students with language-based learning challenges. The person selected for this position should have strong computer skills, know Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and Power Point), and be efficient, organized, energetic and flexible. He/She should have a welcoming phone manner and be open to new learning including Google products (Google Docs, Google Drive). Suggested but flexible hours 10:00-2:00 (but these can be adjusted). Hourly pay, $15-$20 depending on experience and skill. Send letter of interest and resume to: Villa Maria School, 161 Sky Meadow Drive, Stamford, CT 06903.


#3 – Qualified Nurses – Villa Maria School in Stamford, CT seeks qualified nurses (we will consider Registered Nurses (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) to serve as substitutes when our nurse is absent. Please send letters of interest and resume to: Dr. Marjorie E. Castro, Head of School, 161 Sky Meadow Drive, Stamford, CT 06903 or via e-mail to employment@villamariaschool.org.

Process

Villa Maria accepts applications for Special Education Certified teachers throughout the year in the event our hiring needs change.

Forward cover letter and resume to Marjorie Castro, at employment@villamariaschool.org or mail to Marjorie Castro at Villa Maria School, 161 Sky Meadow Drive, Stamford CT 06903.

Fact Sheet

Total Enrollment: 65
Teaching faculty and staff: 39

Accreditation

Villa Maria School, founded in 1973 is a State approved school for children with learning disabilities from grades K-9 and is also accredited by the Connecticut State Department of Education and the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).

Villa Maria’s Mission

The Villa Maria School is dedicated to developing the full potential of students who are learning disabled by providing its students with an education marked by excellence and enriched by love.

Goals

Villa Maria strives to promote the growth of the whole child by providing a small, highly structured, success oriented learning environment. The goals of Villa Maria include helping the students to grow a strong self-image, to return to and succeed in the main-stream classroom, and to participate fully as caring members of the world community. The student’s day is from 8:00 AM – 2:50 PM except for First Fridays of the month, dismissal is at noon, for the teachers’ professional development meetings.

Teacher Schedule

The teachers’ day is from 7:30 AM – 3:15 PM on regular days.
Faculty meetings or professional development is on Wednesdays from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, and on the first Fridays of the month from 12:15 PM – 3:00 PM.
Teachers report 3 days before the beginning of the students’ school year, and 3 days after the students’ last day of classes.

Villa Maria School hires employees of any race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation in administration of its hiring policies, educational policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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