Congressional School, an independent day school for infants through eighth grade in Falls Church, Virginia, seeks a First Grade Teacher for the 2019-2020 academic year. The First Grade Teacher is a part of the Primary School Team and reports to the Early Childhood & Primary School Director.
The First 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 six and seven-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 six and seven
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
Congressional School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age or disability. Congressional School's campus is a smoke-free work zone.
About Congressional School
Founded in 1939, Congressional School is a co-ed independent day school in the heart of Falls Church, VA. Dedicated to young learners—infants through eighth graders—Congressional School serves more than 320 students and 2,000 campers annually through its academic and summer programs. The school develops great thinkers and leaders by encouraging students to explore, embrace challenge, and grow through an innovative academic program —all in a diverse and inclusive community. Well-prepared for excellent secondary schools, Congressional School graduates have confidence, a sense of ethics, and the desire to continually and respectfully question, collaborate, create, and lead.