Chandler School is a co-ed, K-8, day school enrolling 450 students.
The mission of Chandler School is to provide each student with the highest quality and most academically challenging education in a nurturing, balanced, and diverse environment. We strive to have our students gain a love of learning, a means of thinking independently, and an ability to work collaboratively. A Chandler education seeks to develop good character, self-reliance, and a commitment to community in students as a foundation for academic and personal success.
Primary Responsibility: The teacher will be a member of the lower school faculty serving grades K-5 in a K-8 configuration. There are three classes of approximately 15 students in grades K-1 and two classes of approximately 22 students in grades 2-5. Lower school faculty members report to the Lower School Director.
Responsibilities Include:Teach math, social studies, language arts and developmentally appropriate study skills in a self-contained classroom. Collaborate with grade-level colleagues to plan and implement curricula.
Address students’ social-emotional needs and with daily lessons and activities to promote student well-being and belongingness. Support Chandler’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Use Chandler’s informational and educational technology resources to assist in teaching, curriculum development and mapping, grading and reporting and record keeping.
Monitor and impact student progress and effectively communicate with parents through a variety or platforms, including scheduled parent-teacher conferences and report cards.
Organize and accompany students on field trips. Coordinate co-curricular activities with room parents and colleagues. Support schoolwide events and promote school-home and school-community partnerships.
Coordinate, review and develop lesson plans and curriculum maps with grade-level colleagues under the direction of the Lower School Director. There are three classes or approximately 15 students in grades K-1 and two classes of approximately 22 students in grades 2-5.
Fulfill supervisory duties, attend meetings, engage in professional development and participate on committees as assigned by the Lower School Director.
Skills and qualifications required:
Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution
Experience teaching in an independent school is preferred.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Fluency in MS Office Suite and Google Suite required; proficiency with Mac; comfortable with technology or demonstrated ability to learn quickly.
Familiarity with Illustrative Mathematics and Reading and Writing Workshop preferred.
Demonstrate a strong understanding of child development and current educational trends.
Physical requirements and work environment:
Regularly sit, walk, talk, hear
Ability to occasionally lift and carry up to 35 lbs.
Regularly uses close and distance vision
Turns, bends and reaches
Works in environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and varied and diverse array of contacts
Organization and Mission
Chandler School is a K-8 Pasadena independent school set on a knoll adjacent to the Rose Bowl and founded in 1950. Chandler School abides by its mission to provide each student with the highest quality and most academically challenging education in a nurturing, balanced and diverse environment. Chandler strives to have its students gain a love of learning, a means of thinking independently and an ability to work collaboratively. A Chandler education seeks to develop good character, self-reliance and a commitment to community in students as a foundation for academic and personal success.
Chandler seeks to sustain a diverse community in which the empathy of every member guides our understanding of human differences. The differences that the School seeks to embrace reflect those in our Pasadena community, our nation, and our world.