Academy Director

Academy Director


Provide leadership for implementing dyslexia programs that advance achievement for students identified with dyslexia. Provide support and maintain standards of the dyslexia-training curriculum program and accreditation standards.



  • Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of the Academy programs and implement changes based on findings.
  • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of assigned students.
  • Compile budget and cost estimates based on documented program needs, ensure that programs are cost-effective, and that funds are managed wisely.
  • Supervise Academy teachers who implement programs designed to instruct students with dyslexia.
  • Work cooperatively with classroom teachers to modify regular curricula as needed.
  • Collaborate with the Director of the Individual Learning Center in analysis of student data and achievement.
  • Oversee support and training in the assessment, evaluation, and instruction of students with dyslexia.
  • Provide resources and materials to aid staff in accomplishing program goals.
  • Assist in the admissions process to determine student eligibility for the Academy program.
  • Create and provide professional development.
  • Establish and maintain a professional relationship and open communication with administration, teachers, and parents.
  • Communicate and collaborate with parents, students, and administration to convey respect, concern, and high expectations.
  • Offer information about additional resources available to students and their familiesArticulate the mission, instructional philosophy, and instructional programming to the community.



  • Have a passion for serving children and families through the high calling of Christian education.
  • Completion of a Dyslexia certification/testing program.
  • Minimum 3 years of exemplary experience as a classroom teacher.
  • Willing to participate in ongoing Orton-Gillingham reading training and multisensory math professional development.
  • Be of strong Christian faith in addition to the aforementioned academic expectations and qualifications.
  • ACSI certification, or work toward attaining it upon hiring.
  • Master's Degree in related area from an accredited institution.



BLS/CIU provides a benefits package that includes:

  • Health Plan;
  • 401(k) plan with match opportunity;
  • 100% of employee’s cost of group life insurance;
  • Long term disability insurance;
  • Vacation days, holidays, sick leave, family leave;
  • Educational benefits: tuition reduction for PreK3-Graduate.


Interested and qualified candidates will need to fill out the Ben Lippen Employment Application. The application must be downloaded, printed and completed and submitted to the Headmaster’s office as shown on the last page of the application.

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Time Period
40 hours/12 months

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Supplemental Form and Instructions

CIU faculty positions will need to submit a curriculum vitae (CV). Once you have completed your online application, you will have an opportunity to submit a cover letter and resume.

Instructional Staff Supplement Form (PDF)

Ben Lippen Employment Application (PDF)

BLS Online Studies Adjunct Application

If you are applying for a Ben Lippen position and are unable to download the Ben Lippen application, please contact Human Resources at or 1-800-777-2227 ext. 5009.