Teaches Lower School students academic, social-emotional, and motor skills.
Builds and maintains collaborative working relationships with colleagues.
Prepares course objectives and outlines course of study following curriculum guidelines and any school requirements as mentioned in the mission statement.
Demonstrates, models, and designs learning experiences to present subject matter to class.
Integrates technology in student learning experiences.
Prepares, administers, and corrects tests and records results.
Tailors instruction to meet the needs of students.
Provides students with a variety of formats to demonstrate skill mastery.
Provides timely feedback on students’ progress toward skill mastery.
Teaches rules of conduct and creates a warm and welcoming learning environment.
Maintains order in classroom and throughout common areas of the campus, including playground.
Counsels pupils when adjustment and academic problems arise.
Discusses pupils’ academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements with parents on a consistent basis.
Prepares formal written reports on students’ progress.
Keeps attendance and records of students’ progress.
May coordinate field trips.
May evaluate prospective students for admission.
Initiates continued professional development experiences.
Assumes other job-related duties assigned by the division head.
Excellent communication, both oral and written.
Ability to develop and implement curriculum, assessments, and utilize teaching methodologies/best practices.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Knowledge of content, curriculum, methods, materials, and equipment for elementary education.
Ability to provide/facilitate activities for children that encourage healthy growth.
Knowledge of applicable safety procedures.
Ability to provide a supportive and caring environment for children.
Ability to exercise control and maintain classroom discipline.
Knowledge of child development theory and practice.
Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
Ability to persuade and influence others.
Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies used for internal communication and enhancement of curriculum.
Comfortable with a team-based work structure; ability to demonstrate flexibility on the job.
Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious, and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility.
At minimum, a bachelor’s degree in education, elementary education, or equivalent.
At least three years of experience working with young children.
About SCH Academy
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s Pre-K–12 program is informed by what today’s students need to thrive in college and beyond and is supported by nearly 300 combined years of academic leadership in boys’ and girls’ education.
Through a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum grounded in project- and passion-based learning, SCH students build resilience and a sense of agency while gaining an unparalleled intellectual foundation for lifelong learning and growth.
Students who attend SCH experience a robust, state-of-the-art academic program intently focused on preparing them for their future. The SCH experience is designed for those who are willing to be challenged, work hard, cultivate an independent mind, and exercise their creativity and curiosity will find the curriculum engaging and rewarding. At the same time, they will discover a nurturing and stimulating learning environment led by a dedicated, passionate, and highly educated faculty. At SCH, the community created by students and faculty is authentic and strong. It is a community in which each student’s unique gifts and capabilities are respected and valued and given just the right combination of challenge and support to... ensure that each student thrives.
SCH’s educational model is distinguished by single-sex education for the lower grades (Pre-K through 8) followed by a coed Upper School. This unique structure expresses SCH’s belief in the benefits of single-sex academic instruction in the lower and middle grades and recognition of the value of coeducation in a student’s final preparation for college and beyond.
Through this unique structure, SCH is able to offer age-appropriate learning environments for every stage of a child’s social and intellectual development. Faculty in the Lower and Middle Schools are experts in the different ways that boys and girls learn and have designed their curriculum to support these different learning styles. Beginning with the merging of gender cultures in Upper School, students are exposed to an ever-widening array of perspectives and opinions as part of their final preparation for becoming citizens of a global community.