Congressional School, an independent day school for infants through eighth grade in Falls Church, Virginia, seeks a Second Grade Teacher for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Second Grade Teacher is a part of the Primary School Team and reports to the Early Childhood & Primary School Director.
The Second Grade Teacher will work collaboratively to plan and implement a challenging academic curriculum that encourages each student to reach his or her full potential. The teacher will also work to create a warm, nurturing and inclusive classroom environment in which each child is known, valued and loved. Qualified candidates will be knowledgeable about current research relevant to the learning needs of seven and eight-year-old students.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plan, develop, implement, asses and modify curriculum to reach all students
Employ a variety of teaching methods to ensure optimal learning
Exhibit a high level of engagement and enthusiasm throughout the day
Establish positive home/school partnership with each family in the classroom
Understand the developmental milestones of children ages seven and eight
Actively seek opportunities for professional development
Perform divisional responsibilities expected of faculty (for example, assisting with writing report card comments, supervising students outside of class times, attending faculty meetings, etc.)
Ensure proper supervision for the safety and well-being of all students
Aid in Integrating meaningful and appropriate use of technology and STEM activities in the classroom
Attend school events
Actively support the school’s vision, mission and core values
Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Ideal candidates must have:
Bachelors degree in Elementary Education, Masters preferred
Minimum of 2 years’ experience teaching primary grades, preferably in an independent school
Strong initiative and organizational skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
An ability to work in a joyful, collegial and collaborative environment
A sense of humor, warm personality, and growth mindset
About Congressional School
Founded in 1939, Congressional School is an independent, co-ed, day school in Falls Church, Virginia, serving 350 students and 2,000 campers annually through our academic and summer programs. A diverse and caring community, Congressional draws families from all over Northern Virginia and prepares students through a rigorous, but developmentally appropriate, curriculum infused with numerous opportunities for exploration and growth. Our graduates find success in high school and matriculate to local public, private, magnet and faith-based schools, as well as, boarding schools.
We ignite the spark in young learners to become great thinkers and leaders who will positively impact our world.
We provide an inspirational and challenging student-centered educational experience within our diverse and supportive community where children question, collaborate, create, and lead.
We believe that strong character is essential to being a great thinker and leader. These core values reflect our aspirations as individuals and as a community: Integrity, Kindness, Perseverance, and Respect.