Congressional School seeks a full-time Third Grade Teacher to join our Lower School for the 2019-2020 school year. The Third Grade Teacher is responsible for providing an effective learning environment through planning, organizing, developing, and assessing a comprehensive instructional program for third grade students. The Lower School Teacher is knowledgeable about the cognitive and social-emotional development of children this age and have a passion for elementary education. In addition to the below duties and responsibilities, the Teacher will be positive, collaborative, innovative, and passionate.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Implements and delivers a dynamic program for third grade students that aligns with Congressional School’s mission, vision, and values
Uses a variety of methods, materials, and techniques to teach mathematics, language arts and social studies to third grade students
Builds a safe and engaging classroom community
Organizes classroom systems and procedures and manages student behavior to ensure that all students are fully engaged and learning
Establishes and communicates clear objectives for all learning activities
Implements instructional activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences
Assesses students’ knowledge for the purposes of refining classroom activities and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding students’ progress, expectations and goals
Actively seeks opportunities for professional development
Listens and responds to student and parent concerns in a responsible, constructive and resourceful manner
Integrates meaningful and appropriate use of technology within the curriculum
Actively supports the school philosophy, community, and policies
Other related duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in elementary education; Master’s degree in elementary education or related field preferred
Minimum 3 years of experience teaching primary grades, preferably in an independent school
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in child development and educational practices
Strong initiative and organizational skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
An ability to work in a joyful, collegial and collaborative environment
A sense of humor, warm personality, and growth mindset
Congressional School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age or disability.
About Congressional School
Founded in 1939, Congressional School is a co-ed independent day school in the heart of Falls Church, VA. Dedicated to young learners—infants through eighth graders—Congressional School serves more than 340 students and 2,000 campers annually through its academic and summer programs. The school develops great thinkers and leaders by encouraging students to explore, embrace challenge, and grow through an innovative academic program —all in a diverse and inclusive community. Well-prepared for excellent secondary schools, Congressional School graduates have confidence, a sense of ethics, and the desire to continually and respectfully question, collaborate, create, and lead.