Upper School Learning Specialist

  • Brentwood School
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Full Time Academia Education Strategy Training OTHER

Job Description

Brentwood School inspires every student to:

Think critically and creatively.

Act ethically.

Shape a future with meaning.



Upper School Learning Specialist

Brentwood School, a vibrant and diverse K-12 independent school, is looking for a full-time Upper School Learning Specialist. This is a 10-month position. The Upper School Learning Specialist reports to the Upper School Director and qualified candidates should have a Master’s degree or Ph.D. in psychology or educational psychology and a minimum of three years experience.


The responsibilities of this position include:


  • Collaborate with administration regarding various discussions and decisions related to students and families
  • Work closely with the Chair of the Learning Services Department to implement departmental and school policies and strategies.
  • Attend all Concern and Support meetings for students
  • Follow up on discussions and/or specific implementation strategies
  • Attend all faculty meetings
  • Assist with the administration of and preparation for final exams, AP exams, and PSAT
  • Engage and support students of varied identities, lifestyles, and beliefs
  • Additional duties, such as student advising and chaperoning events, as needed
  • Other duties as determined by the Upper School Director



  • Identify learning styles of individual students based on:
  • Observations
  • Teacher meetings
  • Parent conversations
  • Conversations with outside resource providers
  • Psychoeducational reports
  • Interpret psycho-educational evaluations to families if clarification is needed
  • Monitor student progress
  • Demystify learning differences to parents and students who are aware of their learning profile
  • If a psycho-educational evaluation is recommended, provide the family with an appropriate referral and coordinate contact
  • Engage and support students of varied identities, lifestyles, and beliefs
  • Counsel students as needed with regard to learning and emotional issues
  • Apply for accommodations with standardized testing companies for students, as needed



  • Interpret psycho-educational evaluations to faculty
  • Speak with resource specialists regarding progress and plan for communicating concerns during the meeting
  • Distribute current/new accommodations to teachers and assist them in implementing recommendations
  • Work as the liaison between school and any additional service providers


In addition, a candidate should possess the following personal qualities:

  • Strong collaboration and cross-cultural competency
  • An interest in and openness to professional development
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion
  • A sense of humor, warmth of personality, and energy
  • Flexibility


Brentwood School is dedicated to the creation of a diverse faculty and staff that better represents our student body and the city of Los Angeles.  Information about our school can be found at www.bwscampus.com. Please submit a letter of interest and a resume to the contact person listed below. In your letter, highlight your education and experience specifically related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Corisa Moreno

Administrative Assistant to the Upper School Director

100 S. Barrington Place

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Fax 310-476-5844


Education Requirements

Master's Degree, Ph.D