This is a temporary, full time position for a skilled and dedicated individual to be a part of an outstanding faculty. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, student-centered, success-oriented individual who embraces the mission of Charlotte Preparatory School and upholds the Four Pillars of Leadership - Respect, Integrity, Perseverance and Courage. He or she will be responsible for establishing a positive, encouraging, appropriate relationship with students in which they are both held to high standards and supported in their attempts to meet them. He or she will work with other teachers and staff as a contributing team member to present a cooperative and positive work environment.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:
To teach language arts, social studies, mathematics, and science to students in a classroom, utilizing the course of study adopted by Charlotte Preparatory School.
Instruct students in citizenship and character development.
Develop lesson plans and instructional materials to provide differentiated and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
Use a variety of instructional strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, lecture, discovery, etc to facilitate higher level thinking.
Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional and positive learning atmosphere in the classroom.
Evaluate students’ academic and social growth, keep appropriate records, and prepare progress reports (if applicable) and report cards.
Communicate with parents through conferences, phone calls, and e-mail to discuss students’ progress and interpret the school program.
Identify student needs and collaborate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, behavioral, and learning challenges.
Create an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, interest centers, and use of technology as appropriate.
Participate cooperatively with the Lower School Head to develop the method by which the teacher will be evaluated in conformance with guidelines.
Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day such as recess, lunch or traveling to specials.
Maintain and modify pacing schedules as part of the curriculum mapping.
Participate in grade level, divisional and full faculty meetings.
Attend divisional and school-wide required events as requested.
Dress professionally as outlined in the faculty handbook.
Present a positive image of Charlotte Preparatory School to the outside community, including social networking sites.
Other duties as assigned by Head of Lower School or Head of School.
A bachelor’s degree of related subject from an accredited university is required.
A valid teaching certificate is preferred.
A minimum of 3 years teaching experience in a lower school and independent school is preferred.
Team orientation – able to work effectively with all members of the school, including the administrative team, other faculty members, parents, and students.
Strong communication and organizational skills with high levels of attention to detail.
Positive, enthusiastic, flexible and warm personality.
Strong work ethic, proactive, and success-oriented.
Directly reports to the Head of Lower School
Please direct resume and cover letter to Mimi McKeon, Co-Interim Head of Lower school, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Charlotte Preparatory School
Charlotte Preparatory School is Charlotte, North Carolina's leading independent TK-8 school. The entire school, from its Montessori Early School to its Middle School leadership program, is built upon three guiding principles: Charlotte Prep is research-based, it is student-centered, and it is carefully designed for student success.
For an in-depth look at this dynamic school, visit the Charlotte Prep website at www.charlotteprep.org.
"Charlotte Preparatory School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, or any other legally protected classification applicable to Charlotte Preparatory School in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid, athletic and other school-administered programs."