Lower School (K-4) Speech-Language Pathologist

Lower School · Potomac, Maryland
Department Lower School
Employment Type Full-Time

McLean School, a K-12 co-educational independent school in Potomac, Maryland, seeks applicants for a 10-month, Lower School Speech & Language Pathologist to begin immediately. McLean School has for over sixty-five years been helping bright students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. Through our Abilities Model® we embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning challenges. We recognize and teach to individual strengths, responding to areas of challenge, but never defining students by them.


The Lower School is seeking an energetic and collaborative Speech & Language Pathologist (SLP) with a passion for early intervention to join our team. The SLP will screen, evaluate, and provide appropriate services to students in kindergarten through grade 4 with communication disorders. In addition, the Lower School SLP will demonstrate effective communication skills and the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team so that all speech and language approaches and strategies are generalized into the classroom and students’ goals are met. Areas of speech and language disorders include articulation, language, voice, fluency, and phonemic awareness. Experience with reading instruction and literacy is also an advantage.



  • Understanding and applying McLean’s Abilities Model®
  • Being committed to meeting the needs of a diverse student population
  • Providing high quality direct speech and language therapy services to K-4 students
  • Conducting assessments, analyzing results, and writing reports to determine strengths and challenges
  • Assisting and guiding teachers in observing, describing, and referring suspected and identified speech and language delays/disorders
  • Consulting with teaching teams to develop and implement curriculum modifications and appropriate classroom strategies  
  • Ensuring students’ skills are generalized across settings by collaborating with teaching teams and related service providers
  • Keeping abreast of and sharing best practices in speech and language therapy and language development
  • Contributing productively to the school as a whole
  • Attending and participating in school events outside of regular school hours
  • Other duties as assigned


Education and Certification Requirements

  • Have a Master’s degree in Speech & Language Pathology from an accredited school of speech and language pathology
  • Have a Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) license
  • Have a American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC)


McLean School is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, genetic status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please contact Executive Support Manager, Robin Speller.

Interested applicants should fill out an online
Application, and upload their Cover Letter and Résumé.

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  • Location
    Potomac, Maryland
  • Department
    Lower School
  • Employment Type