Charles Armstrong School unlocks the unique potential of students with dyslexia and related learning differences, changing the trajectory of their lives.
Currently Charles Armstrong School is looking for a 4th Grade Teacher with extraordinary vision: to inspire, guide and teach students with language based learning differences so that they can meet their full academic and emotional potential.
Position description: Teacher will work in conjunction with a credentialed teacher, in a co-teaching model, to create an educational setting where students have the opportunity to fulfill their cognitive and social/emotional potential.Candidates will possess a knowledge base and passion for teaching students with language based learning differences. Teacher will be responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program that will capitalize on student strengths and result in students achieving academic success in accordance with Charles Armstrong methodology and mission.
• Using direct instruction, teacher will implement differentiatedinstructional activities in both small and whole group settings that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.
• Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and learning needs.
• Maintain effective and efficient documentation.
• Use classroom management systems that are effective with students with learning differences.
• Work in a collaborative professional learning environment.
• Provide a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process.
• Communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers, teaching partner and other professionals on a regular basis.
• Model professional and ethical standards when working with students, parents, peers, and community.
• Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating and planning.
Charles Armstrong School offers:
• Competitive salaries commensurate with experience
• Attractive medical, dental and vision package, 403b plan
• Tuition reimbursement
• Team-teaching model
• Instructional coaches
• Professional development program
• Collaborative teaching environment with seasoned professionals
Charles Armstrong School is the premier school for children with dyslexia and learning differences in the San Francisco Bay Area with a national reputation for excellence. Charles Armstrong School is a non-profit, independent, coeducational day school of approximately 240 students in grades 2-8.
Charles Armstrong School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Charles Armstrong School is committed to the principle of equal opportunityEmployment. It is the school’s policy to employ faculty, staff and administrators on the basis of the qualifications, experience, knowledge and ability to perform essential functions of the job. Decisions regarding recruitment, selection, placement and transfers are based on job-related criteria without regard to the individual‘s race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, height, weight, veteran or marital status, sexual orientation, or any handicap which is unrelated to the individual’s ability to perform the job.Charles Armstrong School observes all applicable federal and state laws regarding employment.Inquiries concerning equal opportunity employment shall be directed to the Head of school.Charles Armstrong School, 1405 Solana Drive, Belmont, CA 94002 Phone: (650) 592-7570 Fax: (650) 591-3114
Education, Certifications, and Work Related Experience:
• Valid teaching credential (Special Education certification or Master’sDegree preferred)
• Three to five years of classroom teaching experience (preferred)
• Knowledge of multi-sensory teaching methodologies
• Training in a structured reading and literacy program such as Wilson, Slingerland, Orton-Gillingham, or Lindamood Bell.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work on a team
• Accepts responsibility and is self-motivated
• Demonstrates strong work ethic to achieve academic goals
• Displays effective multi-tasking and time management skills
• Ability to communicate with students, teachers and teaching partner
• Ability to form parent partnerships
• Strong organizational skills
• Willingness to work in a collaborative professional learning environment
• Flexible and positive attitude
• Ability to motivate and engage thriving learners
• Ability to identify and improve student outcomes
• Understanding students according to strengths and challenges
• Experience with technology integration in the classroom
About Charles Armstrong School
Charles Armstrong School was founded in 1968 and enrollment has grown to approximately 250 students serving grades 1-8. Charles Armstrong serves high potential students with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia, empowering them to strive as learners in school and life. Armstrong is recognized as the premier school for LD students in northern California.