Job Title: Lower School Teachers (K-4th)
Reports to: Director of Lower School
10-month position (Part-time position only, 8:30-1:00 p.m.)
St. George’s Episcopal School is searching for an experienced, enthusiastic, and creative Lower School Teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. St. George’s is seeking candidates who demonstrate a growth mindset and possess strong verbal and written communication skills. Candidates who are organized, patient, flexible, warm, energetic and engaging are likely to be successful team members at St. George’s.
St. George’s is a preschool to eighth grade independent school serving 370 students and employing approximately 100 faculty and staff. At St. George’s, each child grows academically, creatively, emotionally, and spiritually, while developing a sense of self-worth and moral responsibility. We recognize that no two children are alike; each one possesses a fascinating combination of gifts and challenges. We serve a blend of learning profiles in a family-like atmosphere of care and concern with a highly trained and dedicated faculty. Together, we embody perseverance, integrity, compassion and respect -- values that foster lifelong learning and success.
- 2+ years of teaching experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education required; Master’s Degree preferred
Candidates must be committed to using innovative educational practices such as:
Working with Children and Families
- Warm and nurturing character that supports the applicant’s ability to connect with children and their families
- Dedication to social emotional and character development of each child
- Ability to set learning goals which are integrated within a child-centered curriculum for each child, develop appropriate challenging curriculum to meet the needs of the students, and provide a variety of ongoing assessments
- Ability to continually listen to children, reflect, and document children's process and their work
- Exceptional communication skills which prove effective in communicating with parents and establishing a team approach with the child’s family
- Excellent knowledge of child development, latest education theories and practices, and current trends in education and professional development.
Curriculum and Teaching Methods
- Understands the academic, social, and emotional needs of elementary-aged students
- Knowledge of engaging and innovative teaching practices in a variety of subjects: reading, mathematics, science, social studies, and writing
- Experience with or appreciation for project/constructivist learning approach and an ability to integrate real-life learning experiences into the curriculum
- Ability and willingness to differentiate instruction for students
- Understanding of the environment as a teaching tool
- Familiar with Lucy Calkins reading and writing workshop, a balanced literacy approach, and teaching foundational skills in reading
- Experience with Responsive Classroom approach preferred
- Ability to integrate technology into the curriculum in a meaningful way
- Using data to inform and guide instruction and knowledge of authentic assessment practices
- Proficient in Google Docs, Smartboard, and iPad as a communication and teaching tool
Work with Teaching Team
- Experience working in a teaching team; positive attitude and eager to work collaboratively with peers and colleagues in developing curriculum and planning for instruction
- A desire to respond to and initiate the solving of problems through clear and open conversation
- Open to feedback and able to take risks
- Highly interested in pursuing professional development opportunities and dedicated to lifelong learning and possessing a growth mindset
St. George’s Episcopal School is committed to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local discrimination laws.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter detailing their educational philosophy and resumé to Lower School Director, Dr. Emma Whitman, firstname.lastname@example.org.