Lower School Small Group Instructor (2nd Grade) - Immediate Hire
Reports to: Mrs. Kate Remillard, Director of Lower School Part-time | 22.5 hours per week (8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. daily) | 10-month Exempt
St. George’s is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic Small Group Instructor for immediate hire to join our second grade team. We are seeking candidates who demonstrate a passion for teaching elementary students, enjoy collaboration with fellow colleagues and possess strong verbal and written communication skills. The Small Group Instructor teaches their own reading and math small groups and is responsible for learning and implementing the curriculum, writing progress reports and report cards, attending parent-teacher conferences, supporting lunch/recess duty and collaborating cohesively with their grade level teammates. As a Small Group Instructor, the candidate will also push into the classroom to support instruction as needed and embed themselves in the grade-level culture by joining Morning Meeting. This candidate will be seen as an integral member of the second grade team and will work closely with their teaching team and students’ families to support the growth and development of each child in second grade.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Curricular and Teaching Responsibilities:
Teach reading and math in small groups, planning and implementing the curriculum.
Assess student data, reflect on student progress and modify the curriculum to best support the strengths and areas of growth for the students in assigned small groups.
Write progress reports and report cards for reading and math small group students; support the report card process for all homeroom students.
Attend Morning Meeting to develop positive relationships with the students and become embedded in the classroom and grade-level culture.
Share recess and lunch duties with the other grade-level team members.
Attend events and functions that take place outside of the typical part-time schedule, which include:
Workshop Week (full-day professional development in August and June)
Parent-Teacher Conferences four times a year (some conferences occur after school).
Curriculum Night in the fall (evening event).
Scheduled professional development days (full day, usually 2-3 per year).
Division meetings: On Wednesdays until 2:15 p.m., stay for an additional professional development session regarding Lower School-specific curriculum and information.
Communication and Collaboration Responsibilities:
Communicate with families as needed regarding their student's progress and throughout the school year with updates on your groups’ progress in the curriculum.
Collaborate with teammates regarding students’ strengths, areas of growth and strategies implemented to ensure a cohesive educational experience for each student.
Show a commitment to the social, emotional and character development of each child.
Engage with students, parents and colleagues with a warm and collaborative nature that reflects St. George’s core values.
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education.
Experience teaching elementary education; experience in special education and/or reading/math interventions preferred.
Willingness to learn curriculum programs based in the Science of Reading; expertise in teaching foundational skills including phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics-based decoding and encoding, handwriting, etc. preferred.
An understanding of child development, developmentally appropriate teaching practices and social and emotional development for elementary-age students.
St. George’s Episcopal School is a coeducational, independent school serving approximately 400 students from Nursery through eighth grade in a family-like atmosphere with a highly trained and dedicated faculty. Educational excellence at St. George’s begins with the premise that everyone learns differently. Our version of personalized learning, our nurturing environment and our low student-to-teacher ratios ensure that we challenge and support every child. This is why our graduates develop into lifelong learners and consequently find acceptance and success in the finest high schools in New Orleans.
St. George’s Episcopal School as an Equal Opportunity Employer
St. George’s aims to employ a collaborative, creative, joyful and diverse faculty and staff. We hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other category protected by applicable law. We are committed to an inclusive school culture and to recruiting and hiring faculty of diverse backgrounds and experience.