The faculty member will be responsible for a classroom of 13 to 17 fifth grade students and will develop, plan and teach language arts, mathematics, social studies, elements of an affective curriculum, study skills, and any other relevant curricular areas deemed to be important. The faculty member will coordinate and administer effective and timely assessments of students’ learning and prepare reports to students and parents clearly explaining the results of the assessments.
RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:
Using approved curricular materials and methods consistent with Applewild’s philosophy and ethos, the faculty member plans and teaches language arts, mathematics, and social studies
Develops new curricula to better meet the needs of students.
Uses, understands, updates, and analyses the curriculum map to assess the effectiveness of curriculum materials and methods for excellence at the grade level and for consistency and continuity throughout each department and division.
Develops, plans and teaches study skills
Assesses and reports on student progress by actively communicating with students’ families using email, telephone, notes, checklists, grades, comments and parent conferences
Communicates effectively and sensitively with parents
Communicates effectively and collaboratively with fellow faculty and administration on student progress and concerns
Attends and participates in faculty meetings and other school committee responsibilities
Creates a welcoming, supportive, nurturing classroom by teaching an excellent affective curriculum using approved materials. Currently, Applewild faculty members in grades K-6 use the Responsive Classroom curriculum for these purposes.
Acting as coach or assistant coach for two (2) class periods/week for a minimum of two out of the three available sports seasons in Middle School
Non-teaching responsibilities as part of the Middle School team which may include, but are not limited to:
Lunch table supervision
Study Hall supervision
Morning Hallway supervision
Morning Locker Room supervision
Afternoon Bus line supervision
Afternoon Car Pool supervision
REQUIRED SKILLS, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in elementary education
3+ years of teaching experience
Demonstrated respect for children and different learning styles
Demonstrated skill in developing curricula and balancing published materials with individually, personally created curricula
Demonstrated familiarity with current “best practices” in education
Willingness to be trained in and apply the acquired skills of Responsive Classroom
Demonstrated skills in working effectively and collaboratively as a team player
Effective communication skills, both oral and written
Equivalent combination of education, training and experience
PREFERRED SKILLS, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE:
Master’s degree in education or related discipline