Position: St. Matthew’s, an independent Episcopal day school for students in Preschool through grade 8, is seeking a Lower School (K-4) homeroom teacher.
K-4 grades are each team-taught by two educators who take joint responsibility for planning, teaching and monitoring the success of all learners in their class. The two teachers work together and share their expertise to build a dynamic learning environment. The school provides a challenging academic program and places a strong emphasis on building character and empathy as well as a focus on service learning. To learn more about St. Matthew’s Parish School please view our website: http://www.smps.net
St. Matthew’s has a 70-year record of supporting teachers through a strong professional development program. Compensation is highly competitive.
Essential Responsibilities, Duties and Skills include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
Plan and conduct an effective, developmentally appropriate program to meet the social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs of each child – in the classroom, outside and in both small group and large group activities.
Communicate thoughtfully and professionally with parents and colleagues regarding curriculum, students, and development issues, verbally and in written form.
Create a pleasant, inviting classroom atmosphere in which children feel comfortable and secure, along with an atmosphere of support and safety to encourage children to experience new skills.
Provide experiences that promote individual self-expression in conversation, imaginative play and creativity.
Maintain accurate observations of students.
Provide positive guidance to help children develop self-control.
Confer with principal, school counselor and teaching partner to resolve student issues.
Demonstrate professionalism through reliability, participation in school obligations, and a respectful attitude in professional relationships.
Demonstrate integrity, patience, openness, sensitivity, enthusiasm and friendliness.
Uphold and enforce school rules, administrative regulations and board policies.
Inquiries should be directed to Juana Ochoa, Director of HR: firstname.lastname@example.org
Education and Experience
BA or higher degree in area of education or related field (Master’s Degree preferred)