Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is an independent coeducational, college preparatory day school serving Pre-Kindergarten (including 2 year olds) through grade 12. Founded in 1966, the school has a current enrollment of approximately 900 students and 175 employees located on our 100 acre Main campus or our three acre Harbour View campus, both in Suffolk, Virginia. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.
We are currently seeking candidates to teach Kindergarten through Grades 3 who possess the following education, experience, capabilities and qualities:
Provide a safe and nurturing classroom environment conducive to learning
Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences and lead to the development of those skills identified as being critical for living in the 21st century.
Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet the varying needs of young children.
Lead students to develop critical thinking and process skills.
Exhibit excellent classroom management skills essential for guided discovery and teacher directed activities.
Possess experience in teaching language arts through a balanced literacy approach, including the use of Word Study.
Utilize current assessment methods to guide instruction and plan appropriate interventions.
Utilize technology to facilitate instruction and enhance learning.
Participate in grade level, divisional and whole school meetings and professional development activities.
May be required to teach Spanish, Music and movement, Art, and/or other resources, as needed.
May be required to teach enrichment offerings, sponsor afterschool clubs and/or assist with morning and/or extended care programs.
Perform additional duties as assigned by the Head of Lower School – Harbour View campus.
Possess at least a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, Master’s Degree preferred.
Hold current teaching certification in the state of Virginia? certification from other states will be considered as well.
Proficient with technology including use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and the use of SmartBoards and digital projectors, preferably in an Apple environment. Proficient with G Suite for Education Apps, Blackbaud and FA Web preferred.
Understanding of “Math in Focus” curriculum preferred.
1 – 5 years teaching experience preferred.
Previous successful experience working with elementary age children.
Current CPR and First Aid certification.
Willing to become EMAT or MAT certified.
Familiarity with teaching 21st Century skills and possesses a student centered outlook.
Understands the mission of the school and the need to focus on the education of the whole child.
Takes initiative and is self-motivated and creative.
Seeks opportunities for continuous professional growth.
Values parents as a vital resource in educating a child.
Represents the school positively in the community.
Is flexible, patient, and compassionate.
Understands the critical nature of building positive working relationships with students, parents and community.
Works collaboratively, not only with teachers in Lower School, but also school-wide.
Working familiarity with technology.
Excellent organizational skills and communication skills, both verbal and written.
Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, current resume, a personal philosophy of teaching children and completed NSA application (application form is posted online) to Amy Morrell, Executive Administrator, Office of the Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, students are engaged in personal growth, inspired to discover their passion
and empowered to make a difference in the world.
About Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, founded in 1966, is an independent, non-profit, coeducational, college-preparatory day school, which offers an academic program to approximately 880 students encompassing pre-kindergarten through the twelfth grade. Governed by a Board of Trustees, the Academy seeks to admit students who are prepared to enter an academically challenging educational environment. To prepare students for success in a pluralistic society, the Academy pursues diversity as a component of a selective enrollment process.
The City of Suffolk, Virginia, located twenty miles from Norfolk and thirty-five miles from Virginia Beach, retains the charm of tidewater community living while offering easy access to urban and ocean-resort attractions.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer