Laboratory Schools: Homeroom Teacher, Lower School
University of Chicago
March 30, 2018
Location: Hyde Park Campus
Homeroom Teacher - Lower School: The Lower School (3rd - 5th grades) homeroom teachers receive direction and support from the Lower School Principal and administration.
Build deep relationships with students, families, and staff to foster a culture of community. Maintain strong lines of communication with families about student progress, and go above and beyond to support and collaborate closely with teammates in the united pursuit of Labâ™s mission. We are looking for team members who will emanate optimism, share feedback to solve problems, reflect on how your actions impact others, and take ownership over creating the culture you want to show up to each day.
The anticipated start date for this position is 9/1/2018.
Duties include instructing and supervising a group of Lower School students and providing homeroom instruction including language arts, math, social studies and social emotional skills.
Interact and collaborate with parents and other members of the faculty and administration on a daily basis.
Head Teachers are responsible for building a nurturing, challenging, and supportive classroom environment that fosters mutual respect and age appropriate levels of independence. Create activities and curriculum that supports mathematical and spatial thinking, literacy, knowledge about the physical world and the development of empathy. Develop curriculum to support play and exploration and the construction of relationships and ideas.
All teachers are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and are expected to work a 40 hour work week and the required 178 days or days as stipulated in that agreement.
Ability to be agile and flexible required.
Ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents required.
Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues and dynamics in the classroom and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students.
Strong knowledge of course subject matter required.
Knowledge of instructional methodologies required.
Strong knowledge of child development required.
Ability to develop curricula, lesson plans and assessment tools required.
Analytical skills required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Decision-making skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Organizational skills required.
Computational skills required.
Verbal and written communication skills
Interpersonal skills required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Ability to manage stressful situations required.
Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
Ability to use standard productivity software (Microsoft Office, calendar/schedule software, etc.) required.
Bachelor's degree required.
Master's degree in education or related field preferred.
Prior teaching experience required.
At least three years of teaching experience in grades 3-5 preferred.
Experience developing curriculum preferred.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Ability to carry or lifts loads of at least 5 lbs and up to 25 lbs
Ability to sit for up to 2 hours
Ability to use computers extensively for up to 2 hours
Ability to Use Standard Office Equipment
Ability to move around building/classroom to interact with students, staff, faculty, and extended community
Brief statement of philosophy regarding:
Ways in which your qualifications can help Lab achieve its goals of inclusivity, equity, and diversity.
Approach to teaching
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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