Brookstone seeks to employ an Intermediate School teacher (4th and 5th grades) who is energetic, enthusiastic, and dedicated to a whole child approach. An expert in both child development and the content and best practices appropriate for teaching adolescent learners is a must. In addition, a desire to be both innovative and accepting of the division's approach to learning is essential. Collegiality and cooperation are hallmarks of the Brookstone Intermediate School teachers, as well as a proactive mentality and a commitment to being “all in” when needed.
Responsibilities for this position include:
Teaching and executing lessons for Language Arts & Writing (Background in social studies and science is a bonus) that fosters engagement, goal setting, and a love of learning; is familiar with the Being A Writer Curriculum
Differentiating instruction to meet the needs of ALL students in the classroom; Plan for the different needs of students and seek support when needed
A focus on the academic and social-emotional experiences of students through intentional lessons on core values, individual development and leadership, and community commitment
Effective use of technology to enhance student learning in the classroom and for virtual lessons; keeps abreast of changes in technological innovation as it relates to curriculum and instruction
Assess student performance, provide quarterly academic updates and grades and comments for report cards in a timely manner
Works collaboratively with parents to strengthen the educational experiences of the student; leading and facilitating parent conferences, keeping parents abreast of student progress, and establishing an overall positive rapport
Collaboration with division and department members in a respectful and professional manner; Actively participates in collaborative planning for both academic and social purposes
Demonstrate habits of being a lifelong learner which includes staying current with research and best practices and continuing professional growth through attendance at workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced coursework at institutions of higher learning.
Supervision of clubs, class trips (possible overnight), and daily recess and lunch duties
Uses effective oral and written expression
Upholds and enforces board policy, administrative procedures, and school rules and regulations, and is supportive of them to the public
Make appropriate adjustments in the instructional program as required by the Head of Intermediate School
The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree or higher in Elementary Education or Masters in a related field with experience, certification, and/or undergraduate degree in elementary education, and at least 3 years experience teaching upper elementary grades or middle school.
About Brookstone School
Since its inception, Brookstone School has been stretching the minds and developing the talents of its students. The Brookstone experience provides the foundation for students to reach beyond the classroom and gain an understanding of their own unique abilities and ambitions. The school has built a distinct reputation for extraordinary quality in educating college bound students and for guiding them toward a life of personal fulfillment as well as service to others.
Brookstone's students consistently rank among the top in the country, with 100% of graduating seniors attending college. In addition to academic accolades, students leave Brookstone enriched with the skills and values that will serve them for a lifetime of exemplary leadership, not just at work but in the community as well.