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FRENCH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Learning Specialist in San Francisco, California

Our School

French American + International is a PK-12 independent school in San Francisco.  Founded in 1962, the school is a multicultural, multilingual educational institution with over 1,100 students across an urban campus in the heart of the city. 

Mission and Values

Guided by the principles of academic rigor and diversity, the French American International School offers programs of study in French and English to prepare its graduates for a world in which the ability to think critically and to communicate across cultures is of paramount importance. Our international community brings together people from many backgrounds. Together we strive to create a shared culture that develops compassionate, confident, and principled people who will make the world better. We base our community on these values: Respect, Integrity, Inclusion, Collaboration, and Curiosity.


Working at French American + International opens up a myriad of opportunities – both personal and professional. Critical to our Strategic Plan in creating a proud, engaged community; we appreciate our faculty and staff by fostering a community of ongoing learning, respect, and collegiality and by providing competitive compensation and benefits. It is also of paramount importance to us that we continue to foster an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion as we build a school community of individuals who are an actual representation of the world in which we live.

Position Overview

The Learning Specialist supports students encountering academic difficulties by working with students, teachers, and families to devise and coordinate plans for accommodations, strategies, and remediation using the school and outside resources. The Learning Specialist collaborates closely with the classroom teachers, the counselor, the administration, and the parents.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide 1:1 academic coaching, small group instruction, and push-in support in classrooms

  • Support students in developing study skills, organization skills & reading and writing skills in French

  • Consult with teachers and parents to interpret and report screenings/evaluation results, make recommendations for further outside evaluation or support, ensure adhesion to mandated accommodations, recommend additional strategies for the classroom or at home, and provide specific referrals, as needed

  • Support teachers by offering resources, assistance, advice, and training to enable Faculty to better meet the needs of all learners

  • Administer initial psycho-educational screening of students referred by teachers or parents for academic concerns

  • Liaison between parents and outside support services

  • Manage all accommodation needs for standardized tests and assessments


  • A Bachelor degree and/or professional coursework or certification indicating training applicable to the responsibilities of the position

  • Experience working as a Learning Specialist in a school or in private practice

  • Experience with administering and interpreting screening/testing instruments

  • Ability to work in a team

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Commitment to early adolescence education and social-emotional well-being

  • Commitment to working in an inclusive and diverse community

  • Ability to promote the French American International School mission and values


Salary Range for this position: $60,953 - $101,276 depending on experience and qualifications



French American International School is committed to providing an open, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory environment for all individuals across differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, socio-economic status, ethnicity, age, physical ability, or medical condition. We seek to increase the presence, representation, and inclusion of U.S. historically under-represented people of color, international, bilingual, and bicultural students, faculty, and staff; and, to provide an environment that will attract and retain individuals identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQQI).


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