Sequoyah's learning program schoolwide, and in each classroom, is developed through close collaboration with others. In the K-8 program this collaboration includes Lead Teachers, Associate Teachers, the Director of Curriculum and subject-area Specialists. The Lead Teacher is primarily responsible for the academic, social and emotional learning program in a mixed-age classroom. The Lead Teacher creates a class culture with routines and expectations defined by Sequoyah’s mission and Habits of Mind.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Plan and implement language arts and social studies curriculum that includes high quality projects that engage students in deeper learning and changemaking
Look for opportunities to integrate specialists’ instruction with other classroom activities
Understand individual students’ learning interests, strengths and needs
Continuously document student progress keeping in mind subject-area grade level goals
Help students to set goals and reflect on their understanding and skills through the use of portfolios
Prepare for student-parent conferences that provide families with specific feedback regarding student understanding, skills and practice of the Habits of Mind, including feedback from other teachers
Write curriculum updates
Look for opportunities to create emergent curriculum, responsive to student interests & current events
Chaperone overnight camping trips
Promote good citizenship and mindful behavior among students
Represent the school in its values and mission.
Perform other duties as assigned by Head of School.
Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the Head of School
Desired Expertise and Experience
Master’s degree in Education or a related field
passion for learning and demonstrated interest in child development
3+ years of experience teaching full time
Strong written and oral communication skills
Detail-oriented and resourceful
Tactful and discreet
High-energy and enthusiastic about working in an academic atmosphere
Additional Salary Information: Sequoyah School has a rich history of diversity and seeks candidates to enhance that tradition. Sequoyah offers competitive salary and benefits.
Interested candidates please send a resume and completed job application (https://tinyurl.com/SeqApp):
Director of Curriculum and Student Support
For more information about Sequoyah School please see our website at sequoyahschool.org
About Sequoyah School
A progressive, K-12, independent school based in Pasadena, California.
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