Careers at GDS

High School Learning Specialist Long-Term Substitute

Georgetown Day School, an independent school in Washington, D.C. seeks a long-term substitute learning specialist for the 2019-2020 school year. The position will begin November 18, 2019 and run to approximately until the end of May.

Primary responsibilities include:
  • Working with High School students individually and in small groups on cross–curricular academic skills, note taking, organization, and time management
  • Planning and implementing  programming for the Hopper Academic Learning Lab (HALL) in conjunction with colleagues
  • Coordinating with student advisors and teachers to interpret diagnostic testing, gather feedback regarding students, and provide specific learning strategies to the teachers
  • Coordinating accommodations for College Board and ACT
  • Working closely with high school counselor, Dean of Academic Life, and other members of the student support team to support students with and without documentation.
  • During the AP testing weeks of  May 4th-May 15th, the position will have altered hours that will require the learning specialist to be on campus by 7:00 am and to stay until 5:00 pm on certain days to be determined with the student support team. 

As a diverse, inclusive school devoted to social justice and preparing our students to live and work in an increasingly globalized and multicultural society, GDS is particularly interested in professionals with demonstrated interest and experience in working in such a school setting. 

  • M.A. in Special Education is required.
  • An M.A. coupled with at least five years experience in school settings is preferred. 

Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and list of references using our online job application portal found on the GDS career webpage. For more information regarding GDS and our application process, please visit our website at

Georgetown Day School does not discriminate in its educational, admissions, and personnel programs and policies or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.



4530 MacArthur Boulevard, NW, Washington, DC 20007


4200 Davenport Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016

Georgetown Day School is a coed, preK-12, non-sectarian private school in Washington, DC with small class sizes and a diverse school community. Our comprehensive, innovative curriculum includes hands-on learning, honors and AP classes, as well as advanced-level math and STEM courses. An education is not just college prep and SAT scores. GDS teachers focus on providing the best education for each child, from elementary grades through high school. The school performing arts program includes theater, dance, and music. The athletics program offers competitive sports for student athletes, including cross-country, track, soccer, lacrosse, and crew/rowing. With our strong commitment to financial aid, an independent school tuition is affordable.