Mackintosh Academy– Boulder, a co-educational independent school serving gifted students in grades K through 8th, is seeking a Kindergarten Lead Homeroom Teacher for the 19/20 academic year. Mackintosh Academy presents an exceptional opportunity to work with bright, dedicated, and creative students and colleagues in a highly innovative and naturally beautiful setting.
We seek a candidate who values the balance of intellectually challenging and creative program with developmentally appropriate and research-based practices. Our excellent student-teacher ratios allow for individualized instruction and education of the whole child. This lead homeroom teacher would be responsible for teaching in a self-contained classroom, working collaboratively with an Assistant Teacher to implement an academically strong, child-centered and differentiated curriculum to gifted learners. Preference will be given to candidates with experience and training in working with children at this level.
Works closely with colleagues and an Assistant Teacher to coordinate homeroom instruction using a variety of best curricular approaches including: reading readiness via a balanced literacy program, conceptual and manipulative-based math approaches, inquiry/hands-on science, and integrated and thematic social studies.
Coordinates IB planning and implementation via a highly collaborative relationship with other grade-levels, specialist teachers, and curriculum coordinators.
Implements growth in classroom design and practices via best practices in early childhood.
Facilitates the social and emotional development of the students. Key components of our daily life include: morning meetings, class meetings, service and leadership opportunities, class and school-wide agreements, rituals, routines, and all-school gatherings.
Implements a variety of instructional and assessment methods including integrated use of educational technology, design-thinking, experiential education, and project-based learning.
Maintains solid frequent and effective communication with home, colleagues and administration.
Participates in staff meetings, retreats, and on various committees.
Supports the overall mission of Mackintosh Academy.
Bachelor’s Degree required. Masters preferred. Knowledge of gifted children a plus.
About Mackintosh Academy– Boulder
Mackintosh Academy is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.For more information about Mackintosh Academy, visit our website: http://www.mackintoshacademy.com and
Why Mack Matters to Students: https://youtu.be/oBOKfPYbiQE
Why Mack Matters to Parents: https://youtu.be/iX5yFstfNHM