Sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, the Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys is a tuition-free Episcopal school for children from traditionally underserved communities. The School nurtures the spiritual, intellectual, social-emotional, artistic and physical development of its students in a Christian community of learners that welcomes boys of all faiths and beliefs. Working in close partnership with students and families, the School strives to create an environment where each boy is challenged to reach his full academic potential and receives the structured support necessary to develop his unique gifts. The Bishop Walker School seeks to foster a love of learning, intellectual curiosity, spiritual foundation, and moral character that each boy will need as a student, as a citizen and as a child of God.
The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys seeks a dynamic 4th/5th Grade Humanities Lead Teacher (Long-Term Substitute) immediately to educate and encourage the intellectual and social development of boys. The 4th/5th Grade Humanities Lead Teacher (Long-Term Substitute) is responsible for teaching 13, 4th graders and 10, 5th graders with the support of an assistant teacher who has been at BWS for two-years. The educator should have a commitment to urban education and inspiring excellence.
Establish high expectations for student academic performance and behavior.
Design and implement respective grade curriculum.
Instruct students in reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science.
Collaborate with other Lead Teachers and Specials Teachers.
Form and maintain positive partnerships with parents.
Clearly articulate both verbally and in writing students’ progress.
Promotes inquiry, creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking
Designs curriculum which recognizes children’s interests and strengthens their skills
Creates engaging, hands-on learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom
Incorporates differentiated instruction and flexible grouping
Assesses content, process, and product of curriculum continuously
Recognizes the physical, cognitive and emotional needs of boys
Bachelor's degree in English, History or related field, a teaching certificate or credential or equivalent professional experience which would translate to successful classroom teaching. Advanced degree preferred but not required.
Candidates should be familiar with Responsive Classroom/Time to Teach, Guided Reading, Writer’s Workshop, EngageNY, and IXL.
Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills with the ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with all constituents.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
Collaborates well with colleagues of diverse backgrounds on pedagogical approaches, curricular alignment, and instructional strategies.
Promotes the use of multiple methods in solving problems, identifying more efficient strategies and generalizing principles to a broad variety of applications.
Encourages collaborative teamwork in the classroom, teaching students to communicate effectively and thoughtfully, justify their reasoning and consider multiple perspectives when solving problems.
Demonstrated professional behavior, including discretion, judgment, and integrity. Effectively interacts with a diverse population of students and faculty.
Note: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.