Forsyth Country Day School provides time for students to develop the skills needed to independently navigate Middle School by offering a Fifth Grade Academy. The Academy focuses on developing executive functioning skills, supporting the social and emotional transition to Middle School, and building a community of learners. An Academy teacher at Forsyth Country Day School provides a safe, nurturing environment for students in his or her classroom and utilizes the school’s instructional program. The teacher works to create meaningful, developmentally appropriate learning experiences in order to continue to build strong foundational skills for lifelong learning. Teachers are committed to growth as professionals and individuals, and value and respect every member of the community.
With a co-teacher, develops a balanced, interdisciplinary program that is designed to encourage students to develop skills and attitudes, draw conclusions, achieve improved interpersonal relationships, and make value judgments based on scientific methods of inquiry.
Employs a variety of teaching methods including individual and small group instruction to meet the needs of students with varying abilities, attitudes, and backgrounds.
Supports students as they develop study and organization techniques.
Encourages an inclusive classroom that accepts the different perspectives and backgrounds of the students and elicits a greater understanding of the world around them with a global perspective.
Provides tutorials as necessary for students in need of extra academic support.
Advises a homeroom section
Communicates regularly with parents of students including conducting conferences.
Identifies pupil needs, and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
Participates in divisional, team, department, and all-school faculty meetings.
Maintains a positive attitude and conducts oneself professionally with respect to students, faculty, parents and the community.
Vigorously pursues knowledge of the areas and level taught.
Ability to positively contribute to a team environment and to our school community
Knowledge of and ability to support middle school students’ social, emotional, physical and intellectual development