Thank you for your interest in exploring employment opportunities at AIM.
In choosing potential faculty and staff, AIM administrators look for candidates who possess strong language skills, a passion for working with children with learning disabilities, and the dedication necessary to become an outstanding teacher. AIM Academy teachers are lifelong learners. We are seeking educators with a strong work ethic, an intellectual curiosity, and a desire to be part of an organization that brings the research into the classroom on a daily basis. Nancy Hennessy, former President of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and former national LETRS trainer stated the following, "Learning is the work at AIM, not just for students but also for staff."
AIM is searching for candidates who are willing to be engaged members of our professional learning community. We believe in a professional learning system grounded in research and effective professional learning practices that are sustained, content-embedded, and collegial. Participation in professional learning opportunities occurs as soon as employment begins and continues as long as a teacher remains on the faculty. Seminars, webinars, workshops, and presentations offered by consultants, faculty members, and nationally and internationally recognized educators support faculty in their professional growth and provide up-to-date research findings. The AIM Institute for Learning & Research offers comprehensive literacy training courses, workshops, and lectures throughout the school year that are available to AIM faculty and staff.
AIM is committed to providing faculty with a meaningful continuum of learning opportunities whether it is AIM Pathways IDA-accredited literacy training, Wilson Reading System® Level I or II Certification, math and writing training ,or participating in a variety of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). All faculty members complete AIM's Pathways to Proficient Reading Course which was designed based on AIM Academy's Integrated Literacy Model and provides comprehensive structured literacy training. New faculty members are supported by a scaffolded system that includes the assignment of a critical friend, coaching and guidance of an experienced instructional leader and membership in collaborative grade level teams throughout their first two years as an AIM educator.
A coaching model validated by the latest implementation science serves to help all faculty members, but especially those new to the school, to be reflective of their teaching skills. The friendly and dedicated AIM faculty provides a nurturing professional environment in which all members are encouraged to develop into outstanding educators.
We hope that you see a challenging and exciting opportunity in the prospect of becoming part of the AIM professional community. For more information, please review our website.
Resumes received missing a cover letter will receive less consideration.
All teachers at AIM must have Pennsylvania Teaching Certificates, either Public or Private Academic Teaching Certificates. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Enterprise Portal outlines the requirements for Private Academic Teaching Certification.
Teacher-Scholar ProgramAIM Academy is pleased to partner with Saint Joseph's University to offer their Special Education Teacher-Scholar (High Incidence) Master's Program. This is an excellent opportunity to become a Teacher-Scholar in a unique clinical program based on the world renowned Lab School of Washington, D.C. Professional Education Model.
Candidates chosen will earn a Master's degree in Special Education by taking online and face-to-face course work at Saint Joseph's University while completing a clinical experience at our AIM Academy in Conshohocken, PA.
Equal Opportunity Employer
AIM Academy does not discriminate in any term or condition of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Continuing to learn and grow as an educator is an important way AIM Academy teachers continue to be innovative teachers and stay connected to literacy research. All of our AIM staff have the opportunity to pursue training in our AIM Pathways literacy courses and all new teachers are required to complete Pathways to Proficient Reading training.
We are proud that 20 of our staff members have completed comprehensive AIM Pathways training and are Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialists having passed the KPEERI certification exam administered by The Center for Effective Reading Instruction.