"We believe that the school’s programs are affected by a talented, enthusiastic and loving collegial faculty. These men and women are recruited and retained based on their professional skills, their willingness to model the highest standards in every respect, and their commitment to professional and personal growth."
-Cathedral’s Statement of Philosophy
Main Purpose of the Role
The Co-Lead Teacher is responsible for planning instructional lessons and curriculum, as well as teaching, and assessing students in the core subject areas at the kindergarten elementary level.
(The primary tasks, functions and deliverables of the role)
Overtly support and act in accordance with the school’s mission and values
Work collaboratively with co-lead teacher to plan, teach, and assess
Demonstrate appropriate planning and preparation for instruction
Develop and maintain a classroom atmosphere centered on intellectual inquiry and student engagement.
Foster classroom community through inclusionary, compassionate, and supportive practices
Uphold professional standards of personal presentation, punctuality, professional courtesy, and discretion
Appropriately carry out specific responsibilities as designated by the division (i.e. duties)
Honor the confidentiality of school and student information
Communicate effectively with co-lead, students, families, and colleagues
Engage in self-reflection and professional development through goal setting, Professional Development opportunities, and ongoing dialog with division directors.
Lead week-long Kinder Camp in August for incoming kindergarten students
Support admissions’ work through tours, preschool visits and screenings
Attend Student Support Meetings
Skills and Competencies
(The abilities that the individual needs in order to perform this role effectively)
A passion for working with kindergarten students
A desire to collaborate in a dynamic community of teachers
An openness to professional development and continuous learning
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
A pleasant and collegial approach to work and, ideally, a sense of humor
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Advanced degree in education and content area
1-2 years’ elementary classroom experience
Lead teaching experience
3-5 years’ experience grade-level experience
Experience with Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop curriculum and instruction;
Bridges’ Math program; phonics instruction, differentiated learning, backwards planning and creating performance assessments; and Project Based Learning methodology
Responsive Classroom Training
Google Suite for Education
About Cathedral School for Boys
Cathedral School for Boys, founded in 1957, strives to provide education in the best tradition of the Episcopal Church and in consonance with the mission of Grace Cathedral. We believe that this education is derived from three main sources: the highest academic and personal standards humanely applied; building a diverse community united in its concern for the school and for the world; and an active engagement with religion and the spiritual dimension.
To provide an excellent education for boys at the elementary level.
To attract a diverse student body of strong academic potential.
To provide a school committed to intellectual inquiry and rigor, centered in the Episcopal tradition, respectful of and welcoming to people of all religious traditions and beliefs.
To develop social responsibility through exemplary programs of outreach and service.
To create a community bonded by open-heartedness, hope, compassion and concern.