The Potomac School seeks an Intermediate School English Teacher (Grade 7-8) to fill a maternity leave for the beginning of 2019-2020 school year, from late August through end of September. This position reports to the Head of the Intermediate School and is responsible for teaching grades 7 & 8.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach assigned curriculum, evaluate students progress, inform parents of progress.
Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans and instruction in a manner that facilitates active, student-centered learning using various teaching methods such as discussions, group activities, and occasional lectures.
Work with students to encourage and facilitate each individuals growth as writers.
Foster student progress in expository and analytical writing.
Work closely with members of the English Department, developing curriculum and teaching strategies.
Maintain accurate attendance records; manage classroom and discipline procedures to ensure an environment conducive to learning; meet with parents to discuss student progress and concerns.
Participate in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and training workshops.
Work in an organized, dependable, patient, and creative manner.
Advise a small group of Intermediate School students by developing meaningful relationships with them and supporting their academic and social-emotional growth.
A minimum of two years of experience, preferable at the Intermediate (grade 7&8) level.
Ability to communicate, motivate, and understand the students educational and emotional needs.
Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with other teachers, support staff, parents and members of the community.
Ability to recognize and respond to individual and cultural differences in students and use different teaching methods that inspire high student achievement.
In striving to fulfill its mission, The Potomac School seeks many different voices, viewpoints, and backgrounds. We recognize that differences are a source of strength, and we know that everyone is enriched when each person's contributions and perspectives are valued.
About The Potomac School
The Potomac School is an independent K-12 day school located in McLean, Va. While we are a K-12 school, we are more accurately described as a K through lifetime experience. We nurture the development of our students as unique individuals and as contributing members of a vibrant learning community.
Our school comprises four distinct yet interconnected divisions, joined through a shared mission, integrated curriculum, and deeply rooted communal ties. We enjoy the beauty and natural resources of our 90-acre campus, our athletic fields, woods, streams, and ponds providing a rare and wonderful setting for each student's educational journey.
Mission: At The Potomac School, we believe that intellectual development, love of learning, and strength of character are complementary, and equally essential, educational goals. With a firm commitment to our core values and a rigorous academic program, we prepare students to lead lives of purpose, achievement, and generosity of spirit.